Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of linguistics|
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Science
|Location||Oslo, Oslo, Norway|
|Start date||Spring or Summer 2022 (exact start date tbd)|
A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Arts and Ideas at the University of Oslo.
The Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and is associated with the project GOODATTENTION.
This position is specifically connected to subproject 1, which studies the function of attention in our cognitive architecture, and what natural norms of attention, if any, may be derived from it (we investigate the biological function of attention both from an etiological and a systemic perspective). See here for some more details about this subproject and its relation to GOODATTENTION as a whole.
The candidate is expected to present a research project closely connected to this subproject. The candidate is expected to have expertise in the philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive science, and/or the philosophy of linguistics. Experience with collaborations within cognitive psychology, neuroscience, biology, and/or linguistics will be considered positively.
More about the position
The candidate will be situated in a strong, lively and supportive research environment, both at the GOODATTENTION project itself, the related SalientSolutions project, as well as relevant research groups, such as the Oslo Mind Group, or the Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences.
The applicant is expected to develop a project description, which must be submitted as a part of the application.
The candidate will have the opportunity also to make use of the international advisory board associated with GOODATTENTION, for research interactions, research visits, or other forms of collaboration.
The position is available for a period of 2 years.
The successful candidate is expected to become part of the research environment/network of the department and contribute to its development. The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.
The doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved. In exceptional cases, we can consider applications from candidates who do not yet have a PhD degree but who are close to completing one. If so, the degree must be awarded by the time the position is taken up.
In the evaluation of the applications, emphasis will be placed on:
How to apply
The application must include
Diplomas, certificates, doctoral thesis and other academic works may be requested later.
Please note that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system here:
Applicants with education from a foreign university must attach an explanation of their university’s grading system.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview.
Following the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) § 25, Chapter 2, information about the applicant may be used in the public list of applicants even if the applicant opts out from the entry in the public application list.
No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for the purpose of securing rights to intellectual property created by its employees, including research results.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/211...|
|Hard deadline||November 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/211...|
|Contact name||Sebastian Watzl|
|Time created||September 29, 2021, 6:19pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||November 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||September 29, 2021, 6:19pm UTC|
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