[FOM] JOB: post-doc, Groningen (Roots of Deduction project)

catarina dutilh cdutilhnovaes at yahoo.com
Fri May 23 08:08:12 EDT 2014


Within the VIDI project ‘The Roots of Deduction’ led by
Catarina Dutilh Novaes, the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of
Groningen (http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/?lang=en) is advertising a 12-month post-doc position (salary
scale 11.0, EUR 3.259 gross per month), to commence in January 2015 or shortly
thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the
activities of the project (seminars, reading groups etc.) and to conduct
research related to the topics covered by the project (no teaching obligations
Given the broad scope of the project, candidates with a
number of different backgrounds will be considered, as long as they have a keen
interest in the general topic of deductive proofs in logic and mathematics. In
particular, candidates may have the following areas of expertise:
·      Ancient logic
·      Ancient mathematics (Greek as well as other
·      Philosophical logic and philosophy of logic
·      Philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of
mathematical practice (proofs in particular)
·      Dialogical logic and games in logic
·      Deductive and mathematical cognition
(psychology/cognitive science)
Candidate’s profile
Candidates will have just obtained or be about to obtain
their PhD degrees. Since it was launched in 2011, the project has been running
in a highly collaborative manner, and thus we are specifically looking for
people who like to engage in collective research. Women and members of other
underrepresented groups in philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.
To apply, send a CV (including the names of two referents),
a cover letter and a short (circa 1000 words) research statement, elaborating
on how your research interests intersect with the topics of the project, and
how you see yourself contributing to the project’s investigations. For the
latter, candidates are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the questions, results and activities of the
project by consulting the project’s website https://sites.google.com/site/therootsofdeduction/ The research statement will be the most important factor when evaluating the
Send all the application material to rootsofdeduction at gmail.com, with
subject ‘Post-doc application’. For further inquiries, contact Catarina Dutilh
Novaes at c.dutilh.novaes at rug.nl.
·      Deadline for application: July 10th 2014
·      Interviews (through video-conferencing): in the
week of August 18th to 22nd 2014
·      Start date: January 2015 or shortly thereafter

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen is a
stimulating, lively and internationally oriented community of excellent
lecturers and researchers. In the past decade, it has been consistently ranked
as one of the top philosophy programs in the Netherlands, both on research and
on teaching. The faculty has an interdisciplinary outlook and maintains strong
ties with other faculties in the university.
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