[FOM] Two PhD student positions in dialetheism and paraconsistent logics, Bochum (Germany), Deadline: 10 March 2019

Hitoshi Omori hitoshiomori at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 09:00:08 EST 2019

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of the leading research
universities. The university draws its strengths from both the diversity
and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single,
coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and
researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and

The Institute for Philosophy I at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum invites
applications for two PhD research positions in the domain of dialetheism
and paraconsistent logics.

Duration: 4 years
Starting date: 1 October 2019 (latest)
Public salary: TV-L 13, 65%.
Deadline for the application: 10 March 2019

The candidates (male/female/gender diverse) are supposed to have an MA
degree (or equivalent) in philosophy, mathematics or computer science.
Candidates (male/female/gender diverse) with a background in nonclassical
logic and/or philosophical logic are preferred. Mastering the German
language is not required.

Here at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, we wish to promote careers of women in
areas in which they have been underrepresented, and we would therefore like
to encourage female candidates to send us their applications. Applications
by suitable candidates with severe disabilities and other applicants with
equal legal status are likewise most welcome.

The positions are part of a research project “Dialetheism and
Paraconsistent Logics: towards a systematic view and full assessment”. The
project is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the context
of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize. By means of the funding a research group
on dialetheism and paraconsistent logics has been established at the
Institute for Philosophy I at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

The candidates (male/female/gender diverse) are expected to actively
contribute to the project and to activities of the research group. Research
collaborations with other team members and with external members are
encouraged. The candidate will also be encouraged to participate in
international workshops and conferences, for which the standard traveling
expenses will be covered.

One of the PhD students (male/female/gender diverse) is expected to work on
a project related to paraconsistent logics in general, and will be jointly
supervised by Prof. Heinrich Wansing (RUB) and Prof. Hitoshi Omori (RUB).
Possible topics may include investigations in discussive logics, infectious
logics, connexive logics and other contra-classical logics. The other PhD
student (male/female/gender diverse) is expected to work on a project
specifically related to dialetheism, and will be jointly supervised by Dr.
Zach Weber (Otago) and Prof. Hitoshi Omori (RUB). Possible topics may
include investigations in inconsistent theories and inconsistent

For the application, please submit the following documents in pdf:
-a CV
-a list of publications and talks if applicable
-a 2 page research proposal with bibliography
-a writing sample (e.g., a part of the master thesis, an essay, etc.)
-contact details of two possible referees (no recommendation letters

Please submit your documents electronically to <Hitoshi.Omori at rub.de> under
the subject line "Application SKP PhD" by 10 March 2019 at the latest. For
any further inquiries, please contact Hitoshi Omori at <Hitoshi.Omori at rub.de>.
Shortlisted candidates (male/female/gender diverse) will be invited for an
interview. For candidates from abroad the interview may be held in terms of
a video-conference. Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded.
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