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PhD student position in Logical and Communicative aspects of Iconicity, Helsinki, FINLAND
Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki invites applications for ONE DOCTORAL STUDENT POSITION in the Academy of Finland funded project DiaMind: Logical and Communicative Aspects of Iconicity led by Prof. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen. The length of the doctoral student position is 36 months, beginning on January 1, 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 of the future and emerging forms of thought and communication. It seeks to ground scientific and technological discovery and invention on diagrammatic and iconic notions and practices of representation. The project aims at bridging the gap between meaning and expression, thought and language, and metaphor and imagination, by a close investigation of the nature 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 mental 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 Network, and the Universities of Aarhus, Tallinn, Harvard, Indiana, KAIST and Zhejiang. Duties and eligibility of a doctoral student The duties of a doctoral student consist of working on his or her own doctoral thesis and completing his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include modest teaching and other research-related tasks. A doctoral student applying for this position must hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal falling under the themes of the DiaMind project. Excellent research collaboration and organizational skills are required. Other requirements include the ability and motivation, as demonstrated in previous degree studies or otherwise, to pursue postgraduate studies and a doctoral degree according to the study plan and research proposal. The appointee must hold the right to pursue doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki by the time the appointment begins. The deadline for applications for pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Helsinki is 31 October 2013. (The registry closes at 15.45 local time.) For details of the application for the right of study, see http://www.helsinki.fi/hum/english/postgraduate/application.htm For more information on the eligible research, 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 dependent on qualifications and work experience. At the beginning of the employment period doctoral student?s salary may range from ?2141 to ?2231 gross per month, for full- time work in Finland. The appointments start with a probationary period of four months. Application period and submission of applications To apply for the doctoral student position in the DiaMind project, send an application letter with a short doctoral research plan, CV, and a writing sample (as a single PDF file) as well as arrange two confidential letters of reference to be sent directly, to Prof. Ahti-Veikko Pietarinen (ahti- firstname.lastname@example.org), by 21 October 2013 at 16:00 (Finnish local time, + 2 GMT).