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18-moth Postdoc (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Metaphysics, Metaphilosophy, Explanation
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PER 2017/5
Location Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Start date Sep 1, 2017 (or by mutual agreement)
Job description

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to work done in the project Metaphysical Explanation, financed by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, and led by professor Anna-Sofia Maurin. The project group consists of four researchers, accompanied by an active scientific advisory board of nine. More information about the project theme, project activities, and project members can be found on the project website here: https://metaphysicalexplanation.wordpress.com/ 

The successful applicant is expected to do research that contributes to the aims and objectives of the project. We are especially interested in applicants able to complement the existing research group by doing specialized research on issues to do with the relationship between metaphysical explanation fundamentality and grounding, as well as applicants interested in researching the relationship between metaphysical and scientific/causal explanation.

Apart from conducting independent research on areas of relevance to the project, the successful applicant is expected to be actively involved in the research-group’s activities, including meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences; both as organizer and as participant, and to help in the writing of future research funding applications. Co-authoring of papers with other members of the research group is encouraged.

How to apply
Application type Online
Eligible applicants must not have a PhD older than 3 yrs (at application deadline). Sickleave, parental leave or military service are grounds for extending this period. For more specific application instructions, cf. the application website.
Web address to apply http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/anno...
Hard deadline March 13, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://metaphysicalexplanation.wordpress.com/
Contact name Anna-Sofia Maurin
Contact email
Time created February 9, 2017, 8:07am EST
Scheduled expiry date March 13, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Expired on March 15, 2017, 12:46am CET
Last updated May 14, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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