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1 two-year postdoctoral position in analytic philosophy: 'Evidence, politics, and the public sphere'

Department of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy
AOC categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Campus de Ciutadella, Roger de Llúria., Barcelona, Spain
Start date May 1st, 2024
Job description

In 2022, the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCIN) recognized the Barcelona Institute of Analytic Philosophy (BIAP) as a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence, a status involving a 2M Euro grant for a 4-year collaborative research project on the nature and role of evidence.
The project’s main objectives are to (1) explore and systematize the different roles, and scope, assigned to evidence in a variety of well-defined contexts of enquiry, (2) develop a coherent overall conception of the nature of evidence, and of evidential support, across the aforementioned contexts of enquiry, (3) determine the lessons to be drawn from this conception for the uses and roles that evidence should have in the public sphere. The project is articulated into 6 research work packages, of which one, WP6, is in legal and political philosophy (for further information, go to https://www.ub.edu/biap/). As part of its strategic research programme, BIAP seeks to attract national and international talent working on issues within the project’s remit.

The successful candidate is expected to work on issues related to evidence in legal and political philosophy, and to contribute to the pursuit of one of the following research objectives:

- to assess what kind of evidence determines the truth of our propositions of law;

- to assess the role and relevance of evidence in democratic deliberation and decision-making;

-to assess the role of evidence-based public decision-making for the effective protection of members of vulnerable groups and their human rights;

- to assess whether and why different standards of evidence may be required or acceptable in different domains of in which authority by some over others may be exercised.

The successful candidate is further expected to actively participate in BIAP's research activities and in the organization of research and outreach events.

How to apply
Application type Other
Web address to apply https://www.ub.edu/biap/2024/01/31/extended-deadli...
Hard deadline February 29, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.ub.edu/biap/2024/01/31/extended-deadli...
Contact name Chiara Panizza
Contact email
Time created December 20, 2023, 7:24pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 29, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Last updated January 31, 2024, 3:20pm UTC
Last update notification
The extended deadline for applications is 29 February 2024. The postdoctoral position is for the following research work package: [WP6] Evidence, politics, and the public sphere (Pompeu Fabra University) This call for applications is open to candidates who hold a PhD from the following departments: Law/Philosophy/Political Sciences
January 31, 2024, 3:01pm UTC

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