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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD scholarship in philosophy (epistemology), Utrecht, THE NETHERLANDS,

1 Full time PhD scholarship in Philosophy
from October 1st, 2013, at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
(4-year duration)

On his budget of a Distinguished Professor at Utrecht University, The 
Netherlands, Prof. dr. Herman Philipse will appoint one full-time PhD 
student from 1 October 2013.

Job category:  PhD position

Duration:  Maximally 4 years

Workload:  Full time

Disciplines:  Epistemology/Philosophy of Biology/Meta-ethics

Salary:   2.062,- gross per calendar month in the first year, increasing 
to a maximum of  2.638,- gross per calendar month in the fourth year and 
is in accordance with the current pay scales as indicated in the 
Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Dutch Universities. An appointment 
with Utrecht University includes a pension build-up and facilitates other 
benefits such as an annual holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year 
bonus of 8.3%

Location:  Utrecht, The Netherlands

Deadline for receipt of applications: June 2nd, 2013

Further Inquiries:  Professor Herman Philipse 

Job Description: Candidates are asked to apply on the basis of their own 
research proposal, which should be situated within one of the following 
sub-disciplines of (analytic) philosophy: epistemology, the philosophy of 
biology, and meta-ethics. During the first year, relevant literature will 
be studied and the research proposal will be further developed. During the 
remaining 3 years, a dissertation and two articles for an A or B journal 
will be written. Some teaching will be involved (not more than one seminar 
a year), and the PhD student will be the convenor of the Dutch Research 
Seminar for Analytic Philosophy, which meets once a month in Utrecht. At 
least once a month there will be a tutorial with the supervisor (Prof. 

Eligibility: Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree in a 
relevant subject and to have obtained a good result (merit or distinction 
or equivalent) in a postgraduate qualification (MA or equivalent) in 
Philosophy and, preferably, also in another discipline relevant to their 
research project. They should be ambitious and aim at a career in 

Application procedure: Go to the website of Utrecht University at, 
and submit the following material before June 2nd, 2013.

1. A personal statement stating clearly why you wish to prepare your doctorate at the Department 
of Philosophy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
2. Your curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications and a list of publications
3. An official university transcript of your grades
4. Two academic references
5. A description of your research project of 1500 words (references to literature included).