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PhD student position in theoretical philosophy, Stockholm, SWEDEN
PhD Position in Theoretical Philosophy (ref no SU FV-0690-14), at the Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University The Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, has one vacant PhD position in theoretical philosophy. The Department of Philosophy is Sweden?s largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and regularly hosts visiting speakers and conferences. Briefly stated, theoretical philosophy includes logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, as well as the history of these subdisciplines. The duration of the position is four years. The expected starting salary is 23 700 SEK/month. The position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as 13 months paid parental leave, child allowance, etc. (see this document for more information). Eligibility To be qualified for doctoral studies in Theoretical Philsophy you need a Bachelor?s degree in Philosophy and at least 60 ECTS credits at advanced level (which should include a thesis). Selection The basis of selection is the ability to successfully complete a PhD in theoretical philosophy. This ability is assessed primarily on the basis of the academic writing specimens submitted and the research plan. The depth and scope of previous education is also taken into account. Assessment criteria are analytical and critical ability, creativity and independence. The demonstrated ability to complete academic tasks within given time limits is also taken into account. The research plan is assessed with regard to relevance, originality and feasibility for completion within the four years of the employment. Regard is also taken to the availability of suitable supervision and tutoring resources within the department Application The application should include the following documents: application letter CV copies of diplomas or equivalent documentation of eligibility and academic qualifications research plan copies of the independent works (essays) you would like to submit for evaluation two references other documents that you wish to submit for consideration In order to apply for this position we ask you to use the web form of Stockholm University. You can find the link to this form in the announcement on the web site: www.su.se/ledigaanstallningar. You are welcome to apply until April 15, 2014. Queries can be sent to the head of department, Staffan Carlshamre, tel +46 (0)8 16 33 63 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).