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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Lectureship in Mathematical and Philosophical Logic, Bristol (UK)

Applications are invited for the above post tenable from 1 August 2012 or a date to be agreed. 
A Lectureship is similar to an Assistant Professorship in Northern America.

We seek an outstanding researcher and teacher from any area of logic to contribute to an 
internationally leading research programme as well as to undertake teaching and administrative 
duties as appropriate.

The post will be a joint appointment made by the School of Mathematics of the Faculty of Science 
and the Philosophy Department of the Faculty of Arts. The post will be considered interdepartmental
and you will be expected to contribute to the Logic teaching in both departments as well as 
possibly set theory in the School of Mathematics. You will also contribute fully to the research 
of the Logic and Set Theory Group in Mathematics and to relevant research in philosophy in areas 
amongst philosophical logic, the foundations and philosophy of mathematics, and the foundations 
and philosophy of computation.

The relevant existing staff in mathematics and philosophy constitute one of the world?s leading 
groups in set theory and mathematical and philosophical logic; see, and for more information on staff and 
research interests. The philosophy department has strong links with researchers in other 
mathematical sciences including computer science, complexity science, decision theory and 
evolutionary game theory, mathematical biology and physics. This is an open-ended post, subject 
to the University's standard procedures.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Leon Horsten (, 
Professor Philip Welch (, Professor James Ladyman, Head of Philosophy
( and/or Professor Guy Nason, Head of Mathematics 

Laura Goodall, e-mail BY 9:00 AM, 5 DECEMBER 2011. Please note that 
it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the 
closing date. Please also note that your referees do not have to include your current or most 
recent Head of Department or Line Manager as stated on the application form. It is expected that 
interviews will be held in early January 2012. Further information

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