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Two postdoctoral positions in "Logical and Communicative Aspects of Iconicity" (16 months), Helsinki, FINLAND
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki invites applications for TWO POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS in the Academy of Finland funded project DiaMind: Logical and Communicative Aspects of Iconicity led by Prof. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen. The length of the post-doctoral positions is 16 months, beginning in 1 January 2014 / 1 September 2014. Description of the DiaMind project The project DiaMind: Logical and Communicative aspects of Iconicity (PI Prof. A.-V. Pietarinen), funded by the Academy of Finland for until 2017, investigates the logic and the theory of future and emerging forms of thought and communication, and seeks to ground scientific and technological discovery and invention on diagrammatic and iconic notions and practices of representation. It aims at bridging the gap between meaning and expression, thought and language, and metaphor and imagination, by applications of such diagrammatic and iconic notions. The relevant background studies and eligible research projects should fall within, among others, philosophy of mind, science, logic and language, diagrammatic logics and models, pragmatism, Peirce, cognitive and communication sciences, semiotics, semantics and pragmatics. The project cooperates with several units and research teams in Finland and abroad, including the Peirce Research Centre and the Metaphysical Club at Helsinki, The Nordic and European Pragmatism Networks, and the Universities of Aarhus, Tallinn, Harvard, Indiana, KAIST and Zhejiang. Duties and eligibility of post-doctoral researchers The two post-doctoral positions are meant for scholars carrying out early career post-doctoral research in individual research projects on research themes of the DiaMind project. The duties include modest teaching and research-related tasks. Preference is given to applicants in the process of forming a strong research profile and showing potential and promise for top- rate publications on one of the themes relevant to the project. Excellent research collaboration and organizational skills required. For more information, see http://www.helsinki.fi/~pietarin/research/Diagrammatic%20Mind-DiaMind- Pietarinen.pdf or contact email@example.com. Salary The University of Helsinki offers a salary commensurate on qualifications and work experience. At the beginning of the employment period a postdoc researcher?s salary will range from ?3106 to ?3275 gross per month, for full-time work in Finland. Application period and submission of applications To apply, send an application letter, CV, list of publications and a writing sample (as a single PDF file), and arrange two confidential letters of reference to be sent directly, to Prof. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (ahti- firstname.lastname@example.org), by 1 November 2013 at 16:00 (Finnish local time, + 2 GMT).