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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full Professorship of Logic, SWEDEN

Gothenburg (Sweden)

Faculty of Arts.

Closing date: 2011-12-01

Research environment: Research in logic at the department is conducted into areas such as model 
theory, arithmetized metamathematics, logics of dependence and independence, formal semantics, 
and the philosophy of logic. This takes place in a lively interdisciplinary environment with close 
links to philosophy, linguistic semantics and pragmatics (within the department), logic for 
computation including type theory (at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the 
University of Gothenburg and Chalmers), and language technology (at the Centre for Language 
Technology, in which FLoV is one of the collaborating departments together with the Department 
of Computer Science and Engineering, the Department of Swedish and Department of Applied IT).

Duties: The holder of this position should be established internationally as a researcher in 
logic, and is expected to contribute actively to the research environment of the department. 
She or he will represent logic in terms of both research and teaching in close cooperation with 
other disciplines such as philosophy, linguistics, language technology, and computer science, 
both in the department and with other departments within the University of Gothenburg and 
elsewhere. Duties include one's own research as well as overall responsibility for research and 
researcher training within the field of logic, together with teaching and supervision at basic, 
advanced, and post-graduate level. Duties also include providing information about research and 
development work, initiation of and involvement in planning of research projects, which also 
includes such tasks as actively working with applications for external research funding.

Eligibility: To be eligible for employment as a professor, the applicant must have demonstrated 
scientific and teaching ability.

Assessment criteria: For this position, strong emphasis will be placed primarily on scientific 
and teaching ability, with the greatest priority being scientific ability. The assessment process 
will give equal consideration to teaching ability and scientific ability. As to scientific ability,
special consideration will be given to recent research, as well as to the ability to initiate and 
conduct research, to lead research groups, and to successfully direct graduate training. Current 
publications in international journals (including submitted or accepted manuscripts), attention 
from the research community (e.g. through awards, visiting scholarships, etc.), and proven ability 
to obtain external funding are particularly valued. Assessment of teaching abilities will take 
account of experience of planning, implementation, and assessment of teaching, as well as of 
supervision and examination, in particular at the masters and doctoral level. Management skills 
and administrative experience, together with experience of interaction with the surrounding 
society, are also of benefit.

The university aims to achieve a more equal gender balance among its teaching staff and women are 
invited in particular to apply for this position.

Further details are available from the head of department Jan Lif, tel. +46
(0)31 ? 786 4575.

Union representatives: SACO (Swedish Confederation of Professional 
Associations) Pascale Evheden, tel. +46 (0)31 - 786 10 78, OFR (Public 
Employees' Negotiation Council) Stefan Schedin, tel. +46 (0)31 - 786 11 67, and 
the Union for Service and Communications Employees Lennart Olsson, tel. +46 
(0)31- 786 11 73.

Application process:

In addition to the application documents, candidates must provide a certified 
summary of academic qualifications and a brief written account of their 
scientific and teaching experience and the scientific and teaching work that 
the applicant wishes to refer to. Documentation for such teaching 
qualifications relating to tutoring and other types of teaching work should 
include qualitative assessments from heads of department or supervisors. In 
addition to their doctoral thesis and any teaching material, candidates may 
submit up to 10 pieces of scientific work (three copies of each). Please 
provide these pieces of work in three separate packages.

Instructions on how qualifications should be presented (qualification 
portfolios) are available at the Faculty Office (

Applications, quoting the reference number, must be received no later than 1st 
December, 2011 by the Registrar, the Faculty of Arts, Box 200, 405 30 GTEBORG, 
SWEDEN. Packages should be sent to Lundgrensgatan 5, 412 55 GTEBORG, SWEDEN.

Gteborgs universitet r ett av de stora i Europa med nio fakulteter, drygt 51 
000 studenter och 5 500 anstllda. Inom universitetet finns konst, 
samhllsvetenskap, naturvetenskap, humaniora, utbildningsvetenskap, 
lrarutbildning, IT-universitet, Handelshgskola och Sahlgrenska akademin med 
medicin, vrdvetenskap och odontologi. Unik bredd inom utbildning och forskning 
erbjuder goda mjligheter till kreativ samverkan mellan vetenskaper samt med 
nringsliv och offentliga aktrer. Hgt skandetryck och nobelpris vittnar om 
universitetets hga kvalitet.

The University of Gothenburg is one of the major universities in Europe, with 
about 51 000 students and a staff of 5 500. Its nine faculties offer training 
in the Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities, Education, 
Information Technology, Business, Economics and Law, and Health Sciences. The 
University?s unique breadth in education and research provides an 
interdisciplinary environment conducive to collaboration with private 
enterprise and public institutions. The quality of the University has earned 
recognition in the form of numerous awards, including a recent Nobel Prize, and 
a steady stream of applicants at all levels.