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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

W3 Professorship in Logic and Philosophy of Language, Jena, GERMANY

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

The Faculty of Philosophy at the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena
invites applications for the following position:

- Professor of Philosophy (W3) with a focus on Logic and Philosophy of Language

The successful applicant for the position of Professor of Philosophy (W3)
with a focus on Logic and Philosophy of Language will be expected to cover
the entire fields of Philosophical Logic, Argumentation Theory and
Language Philosophy. She/he should have a strong academic record in these
areas. An active interest in the philosophy of Frege and participation in
systematic debates within contemporary philosophy are desirable. The
successful applicant will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary
research programmes of the Department of Philosophy and other university
units. She/he will moreover be involved in the development of new degree
programmes. The position involves teaching in the courses 'BA in
Philosophy' and 'MA in Philosophy' as well as in the teacher training

Requirements for application include a PhD and a Habilitation or
equivalent academic achievements as well as demonstrated teaching skills.
The Friedrich Schiller University is committed to an equal opportunity
policy in employment and strongly encourages applications from female
candidates. In case of equal qualification, preference will be given to
severely disabled applicants.

Even though the position is permanent, the initial employment status of
applicants not holding a professorship before their appointment will be
temporary. Exceptions to this rule are possible.

Applications including the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of
publications and courses taught as well as copies of diplomas and
certificates) should be sent to 30th of June 2011.

Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Frstengraben 1
07743 Jena
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