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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral position "infinite regresses in philosophy", Groningen, THE NETHERLANDS

Job description The postdoc will conduct independent research on 
historical and/or systematic aspects of infinite regresses in philosophy. 
The position is situated within the research project on infinite regresses 
in epistemology, funded by the Dutch National Science Foundation NWO. The 
project is carried out in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy. Head 
of the project is Prof. Jeanne Peijnenburg.

Qualifications Candidates for this postdoc position:
  * have a PhD in philosophy or in another field that is demonstrably 
  * have a background in, or familiarity with, the regress problem in 
epistemology or in the history of philosophy
  * have an excellent command of English and are prepared to present their 
research results in English
  * are willing to take part in the activities of the research team and 
present research results at international meetings and in international 
peer-reviewed journals
  * are willing and able to teach a small number of courses.

Conditions of employment The University of Groningen offers a salary that 
is determined in accordance with the current scales as set out in the 
collective labor agreement for the Dutch universities (CAO) and has a 
range between  3,195 and  4,374 gross per month dependent on 
qualifications and experience based on a full time position. The position 
is temporary, with a maximum of three years (initial appointment of two 
years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year). A part-time 
appointment at 0.8 fte for four years is possible.

How to apply To apply for the postdoc position, please send an e-mail to 
Mrs Anita Willems-Veenstra, email: and attach:
  * in one file: a letter of application with reference to the vacancy 
number (also including an explanation of why you are particularly 
qualified for this project) and a curriculum vitae (including a list of 
publications, a short summary of your dissertation, and the names and 
contact information of two academic references)
  * a writing sample (such as a research paper or part of your 

Women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to 
apply. Interviews are planned in the the first half of May. The closing 
date for applications is 8 April 2013. Acquisition is not appreciated.