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Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Formal epistemology or mainstream epistemology or rational choice theory
AOS categories Epistemology
Decision Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Start date 1st October 2013
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol is seeking to award two fully-funded PhD studentships from 1st October 2013.  They are funded by the European Research Council (ERC).  The studentships each provide full tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £13,590 per annum for 3 years.

The studentships are for doctoral projects on topics related to the ERC Starting Researcher Grant on Epistemic Utility Theory: Foundations and Applications, led by Dr Richard Pettigrew.  An overview of the project can be found here:  http://seis.bris.ac.uk/~rp3959/Richard_Pettigrews_homepage/Epistemic_Utility_project.html.

Applicants should have a very strong undergraduate degree and should ideally have or be undertaking a Masters degree in a relevant discipline, such as philosophy, psychology, economics, or mathematics, or have relevant research experience in a related field.  The successful candidate will work within the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol http://www.bris.ac.uk/philosophy/.

Application Process
Use the online application form specifying that you wish to be considered for one of these studentships.  In your research proposal, explain how your research interests put you in a position to make a valuable contribution to the Epistemic Utility Theory project.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Richard Pettigrew in the Department of Philosophy by telephone at +44 (0)117 928 9122 or by email at the address below.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20th December 2012.  Interviews will be held on 16th January 2013.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Web address to apply http://www.bristol.ac.uk/pg-howtoapply
Hard deadline December 20, 2012, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AFL779/phd-studentships/
Contact name Dr Richard Pettigrew
Contact email
Time created November 9, 2012, 6:51pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 20, 2012, 11:59pm BST
Expired on December 20, 2012, 11:59pm BST
Last updated November 10, 2012, 9:17am EST
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