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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

PhD student position in "Science beyond Scientism", Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS


For 1.0 fte
Vacancy number 13184
VU unit: Faculteit der Wijsbegeerte

The PhD student will work in the research project ?Science Beyond 
Scientism? which investigates how scientism influences our thinking about 
rationality, free will, morality and religious belief and explores the way 
in which science can be taken seriously without succumbing to scientism. A 
description of the project, as well as of the PhD project can be found at 

The PhD student is expected to:
? write a PhD thesis;
? write at least 2 articles for international peer reviewed scientific journals;
? collaborate in a research group;
? participate in international conferences.

? M.A. Philosophy or Theology and preferably also a Bachelor or Masters degree in one other field, 
such as biology or psychology;
? good English language skills.

Further particulars
The initial appointment will be for a period of one year. After satisfactory evaluation of the 
initial appointment, it can be extended for a total duration of four years. The starting date is 
March 2013, or as early as possible. Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday July 16, 2013. You can 
find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at 
www.workingatvu.nl like:
? remuneration of  8,3% end-of-year bonus and  8% holiday allowance;
? a minimum of 29 holidays In case of full-time employment;
? generous contribution (70%) commuting allowance based on public transport;
? discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance).

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and amounts 
 2.062,- gross per month in the first year up to  2.664,- in the fourth year (salary scale 85) 
based on a full-time employment.

For additional information please contact:

Prof. Dr. R. van Woudenberg
phone +31 20 5986678
e-mail: R.van.Woudenberg@vu.nl

Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they describe their 
abilities and motivation, accompanied by a curriculum vitae with two 
references, a writing sample (ranging from 3-7.000 words) and a 2.000 word 
statement about the content of the PhD project. Written applications 
should be sent before July 4, 2013 to:

VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Philosophy
Attn.: Mr. A.W. Mulder, managing director
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It is also possible to apply by e-mail to: 

Please mention the vacancy number and the number of the subproject (PhD 
project 1, 2, 3 or 4) in the e-mail header or at the top of your letter 
and on the envelope.

Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be 
dealt with.