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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two PhD student positions and one postdoctoral position in Natural and Computational Logic, THE NETHERLANDS

Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS), Netherlands

The Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) invites applications for two four-year 
full-time PhD positions and one two-year postdoc position, commencing June 1st, 2011:

1 PhD student in Natural Logic and Linguistic Semantics
1 PhD student in Computational Logic and Natural Reasoning
1 postdoc researcher in Natural Logic and Natural Reasoning

Individuals are encouraged to apply who have an interest in logical and computational theories of ordinary
reasoning, natural logic, and/or linguistic semantics and who want to investigate these topics in a setting
of tableau theorem proving and model checking. The positions are part of the program  "Towards Logics that
Model Natural Reasoning", funded by a Free Competition grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific 
Research (NWO) and led by Reinhard Muskens. More information about this program and about the projects can be
found at

The two PhD students are required to complete a PhD thesis within maximally four years. These positions are open
to candidates with a master's degree or equivalent. The successful candidate for the postdoc position must have
a PhD in a relevant area.

We expect the willingness to work in an international interdisciplinary research environment. The PhD candidates
will receive a starting salary of 2042 Euro gross per month in the first year. The salary in the last year is 2612
Euro. The postdoctoral researcher will receive a starting salary ranging from 2977 to 3195 Euro gross per month,
depending on experience.

Applications (in English) should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a two-page research proposal, and the
names of two references. Only applications made with the help of our Application Wizard will be taken into consideration:

- Go to
- Click on the relevant vacancy
- Click "apply directly".

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. For more information about TiLPS,