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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Three PhD student positions in theoretical philosophy, logic and philosophy of science, Gothenburg, SWEDEN cycle/postgraduate-subjects/

The Department of Philosophy, Lingustics and Theory of Science announces 
three fully funded PhD-positions, one in each of the subjects Theoretical 
Philosophy, Logic, and Theory of Science. The positions are proper 
employments, subject to the favourable conditions of standard Swedish 
social benefits, such as e.g., paid parental leave.

To find out if you are eligible to apply, see the general syllabi: 

To find the announcement (with all the relevant links) go here: 

The successful applicant will be expected to work on a research-subject 
for which we can provide highly skilled supervision. We therefore 
recommend that you visit the research webpages of the relevant subjects to 
find out more about the research they do:

Theoretical Philosophy:
Theory of Science (in Swedish):

The successful candidate is expected to be highly skilled (both orally and
in writing) in English.

Applications are assessed by our own researchers, an assessment that may
include interviews. The head of department will make decisions in June, and
all applicants will be informed of the outcome. The first day of employment
is September 1, 2014.

The application is webbased. For instructions on what you need to do in
order to apply, go here:

Applicants must be aware that the University's principle of announcing full
postgraduate positions, rather than stipends, means that the postgraduate
as employee is required to be physically present at the workplace,
interacting actively with the research environment in order to benefit from
the education provided there.

A complete application must be submitted no later than Monday May 12, 2014
(local time) via The University of Gothenburg?s net-based Job Application
Portal (

We especially encourage women to apply.

If you have questions of a general nature about this announcement, please
contact the department's deputy head of department with responsability for
third cycle eduction, Fredrik Engstrm (

If you have questions concerning the respective subjects, please Contact:
(for theoretical philosophy) professor Anna-Sofia Maurin (anna-
(for logic) professor Ali Enayat (
(for theory of science) Fredrik Bragesj (