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Post Doc Research Fellowship in Philosophy

Department of law, philosophy and international studies, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Language
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Lillehammer, Innlandet, Norway
Job description

A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1352) in Philosophy is available at the Department of Law, Philosophy, and International Studies, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (Campus Lillehammer). The position is temporary for a period of 3 years.

The position is attached to the Norwegian Research Council-funded project, Perceiving Voice and Speaker. The project investigates philosophical issues concerning voice perception and its role in linguistic communication.

The candidate’s research project is expected to be thematically relevant to the project’s central objectives (3) and/or (2), focusing on issues in social epistemology and/or philosophy of language. (see project description below)

The candidate will contribute to the project Perceiving Voice and Speaker by producing philosophical work of high quality and actively taking part in research activities and events organized as part of the project.


Head of Department Anstein Gregersen
Tel: +47 61 28 80 82
email: [email protected]

Associate professor Anna Drożdżowicz
email: [email protected]

More about the position

The advertised position is attached to the Norwegian Research Council-funded project, Perceiving Voice and Speaker. This project will investigate philosophical issues concerning voice perception and its role in linguistic communication. Voice often conveys rich information not only about a speaker’s emotional states and attitudes, but also about their identity, including information about their gender, age or background. The importance of such information in everyday social interactions that take place in multilingual and multicultural societies is hard to overestimate. The goal of the project is to provide a systematic philosophical investigation of the role of voice and speaker impressions based on voice perception in linguistic communication. The project has three central objectives: (1) to show that the auditory experience of a speaker’s voice is a fundamental element of spoken linguistic communication, (2) to investigate the nature and epistemic status of the impressions of speaker characteristics that arise when one’s experience of a speaker’s voice interacts with one’s expectations about the speaker, and (3) to investigate how some such impressions are systematically related to cases of implicit bias and discrimination against specific groups of speakers and explore the moral and societal implications of this phenomenon.

The application should contain a project description (approx. 3-5 pages) that is thematically relevant to the project’s central objectives (3) and/or (2), focusing on issues in social epistemology and/or philosophy of language. For more information about the project and its objectives, please contact Anna Drożdżowicz ([email protected]).


  • PhD in philosophy or equivalent academic qualifications
  • The candidate's research project must be connected to the project Perceiving Voice and Speaker
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position

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 assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on:

  • The project's scientific merit, research-related relevance and innovation
  • The applicant's estimated academic and personal ability to complete the project within the time frame and its contribution to the project Perceiving Voice and Speaker
  • The applicant’s ability to produce philosophical work of high quality
  • Good collaboration skills and an ability to join interdisciplinary academic communities
  • Applicants who have recently graduated with excellent results may be given preference.

For more information on the formal qualification requirements, see Regulations on terms and conditions of employment for the posts of Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and resident.

Determination of which candidate is best qualified for the position is made after a comprehensive assessment of education, experience and personal suitability and motivation for the position, as well as other qualification requirements as formulated in the vacancy text.

How to apply

Application and CV are to be registered electronically via "apply for position".

The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • Project description and progress plan (3-5 pages). The project description must present a feasible progress plan. It is expected that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • Copies of educational certificates
  • A complete list of publications
  • 1 - 3 writing samples. These can be electronically attached. If there are more than one author to a writing sample please attach a statement on the applicants contribution to the sample.
  • A maximum of three letters of recommendation. These can be sent to: [email protected]

If you have any questions about uploading an attachment or other technical matters regarding the application, Jobbnorge customer service can be contacted. Contact information is provided as a link in the application form.

Applications will be reviewed by an internal sorting committee and then an expert committee. Comprehensive CVs, certified copies of diplomasb and certificates, publication lists and documents/works to be considered must be submitted as electronic attachments or links to the application.

Potential candidates will be invited to an interview.

Requests for exemptions from the public applicant list must be clearly justified and stated via the electronic application form. Applicants will be contacted if INN University cannot comply with the request (cf. § 25 of the Freedom of Information Act).

The state workforce should, as far as possible, reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy goal at INN University to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. If necessary, the working conditions are adapted for persons with disabilities. If applicants declare in their CV that they have a disability, this information may be used for registration purposes in connection with the target employment numbers.

We offer

  • An exciting and challenging job at a developing institution, dedicated colleagues and a supportive working environment
  • The position’s salary follows position code 1352 Postdoktor in the state's wage regulations, determined according to competence and experience
  • For more information about INN University as an employer, please see here

About Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University) is home to over 16,000 students and 1,300 employees, and has campuses in Lillehammer, Hamar, Elverum, Rena, Evenstad and Blæstad.

INN University aspires to build strong and enduring academic and research environments that will spearhead regionally, nationally and internationally. We are developing a new and better institution with high academic and pedagogical quality, aiming at achieving university accreditation.

Our vision is "Stronger Together".

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/214...
Hard deadline January 14, 2022, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://eng.inn.no/about-inn-university
Contact name Anstein Gregersen
Contact email
Contact phone +47 61 28 80 82
Time created November 16, 2021, 4:37pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 14, 2022, 11:59pm CET
Last updated November 17, 2021, 10:36am UTC
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