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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two part-time (30 hours/week) postdoctoral jobs in Epistemology / Philosophy of Language, Graz, AUSTRIA

Imaginative, innovative, and international with its 3,800 employees and 
30,000 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied 
work environment. The Department of Philosophy seeks to fill the following 

 University Assistant with doctorate (2 vacancies) (30 hours a week; 
Fixed-term employment for the period of 2 years; Envisaged Job Starting 
Date 17 February 2014)

 AOS categories: Epistemology, Metaphysics, Metaphysics and Epistemology, 
Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind AOC: History of Analytic 
Philosophy, Philosophy of Logic Salary: EUR 2558.80 gross/month [Salary 
scheme of the Universit?ten-KV: B1]

 Application deadline: December 18, 2013
 Reference Number: MB/20/99 ex 2013/14 MB/21/99 ex 2013/14

 Job specification
 ▪ Independent research in the area of Theoretical Philosophy
 ▪ Assistance with courses and independent teaching of courses
 ▪ Supervising students
 ▪ Cooperation in ongoing and developing new research projects
 ▪ Cooperation in administrative duties

 Professional qualifications
 ▪ Completed doctorate or Ph.D. in Philosophy
 ▪ International experience (desirable)
 ▪ Teaching experience (desirable)
 ▪ Very good command of English (desirable)
 ▪ Very good command of German

 Personal profile
 ▪ Communicating-, organising-, teamworking skills
 ▪ Independent workstyle
 ▪ Reliability
 ▪ Teaching and supervising competence

 If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline.
 Application dossier should include: cover letter, CV, photo, writing sample, teaching record,
 recommendation letters. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application. Please
 send your dossier by email to:

 Karl-Franzens-Universit?t Graz


 Universit?tsplatz 3

 8010 Graz

 For further information contact Evelin Maierhuber, or Univ.-Prof.
 Dr. Marian David,