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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in logic and theoretical philosophy, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam has a vacancy for a

     PhD candidate in logic and theoretical philosophy
     vacancy number W12-180

This position is connected to the LogiCIC project which is funded by the European Research Council,
under the ERC Starting Grant awarded to Dr. Sonja Smets.

The PhD position is part of the larger LogiCIC project on "The Logical Structure of Correlated 
Information Change". The overall project aims to develop a uniform logical system that centres 
around correlated information change and can be used to explain and model various interactive 
scenarios. The project is interdisciplinary in nature and will combine insights and techniques 
from a range of research domains, including logic, quantum mechanics, philosophy of science, 
belief revision theory, truth approximation and learning theory. In total two PhD students, one 
postdoctoral researcher and the principal investigator will participate in the LogiCIC project.

For the Detailed Job Description and Further information see:


Candidates should have a Master's degree in Logic, Theoretical Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence 
or related areas. Fluent English is a prerequisite.

Job Profile:

We are looking for a candidate with a strong outspoken interest in Logic (especially in any of the 
areas such as Modal Logic, Epistemic Logic, Dynamic Logic, Linear Logic, Logic for Multi-Agent 
Systems in AI, Quantum Logic) and at least one of the following areas of research: Philosophy of 
Science and/or Philosophy of Quantum Mechanics, Game Theory, Belief Revision Theory, Formal 
Epistemology, Learning Theory, Truth Approximation Theory.

Applications should include:

a curriculum vitae;
a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) explaining why you are interested in this position; a 
Research Statement (at most 2 pages), explaining your research interests and how you think they 
can be related to the topic mentioned in the given Job Description; a list of all university 
courses taken, including a transcript of grades; a short summary of your Master thesis in maximum 
2 pages. names and contact details (including email address) of two referees who can provide 
details about your profile (one of which could be the main supervisor of your Master thesis).

Applications should be sent by email to the personnel department of the Faculty of Science at with subject line:"Vacancy number W12-180: PhD ERC Smets". Please send 
your information in a single PDF file.

The closing date for application is 8th October 2012.