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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

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 ahti-veikko.pietarinen@helsinki.fi.

 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-
 veikko.pietarinen@helsinki.fi), by 1 November 2013 at 16:00 (Finnish local
 time, + 2 GMT).