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Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Practical Philosophy

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Lund University invites applications for a Two-Year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Practical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy. Deadline for applications 14 November.

“Practical philosophy” should be understood in a broad sense, covering meta-ethics, normative ethical theory, philosophy of law, political philosophy, philosophy of action and practical rationality, decision theory, philosophical aesthetics, etc.

Reg. no: 2838

Starting date: 1 March 2015 or according to agreement

For information on the post please contact Head of Department Björn Petersson (tel. +46 46 222 3676, email bjorn.petersson@fil.lu.se) or Professor Toni Rønnow Rasmussen (tel. + 46 46-222 94 86, email toni.ronnow-rasmussen@fil.lu.se ).

For information on the terms of employment and salary please contact human resources manager Lena Kandefelt (tel. 046 222 7224, emaillena.kandefelt@kansliht.lu.se).

The Department of Philosophy houses research and education in three subjects: cognitive science, practical philosophy and theoretical philosophy. The three divisions are autonomous in terms of specialisations for research and education but also engage in close collaboration. A shared ambition of all the department’s researchers is to contribute to their fields through publication in international peer-reviewed journals and with international publishers, and to collaborate with researchers at other departments and institutions in Sweden and abroad.http://www.fil.lu.se/en/

The current post is full-time and mainly involves research. The successful applicant will twice be expected to plan and teach a one-week intensive course (on a subject of choice) to PhD students within the national network for education in philosophy.

The successful applicant will also be expected to participate in and contribute to the research environment of the division, e.g. through active participation in the research seminars and other research activities within the discipline. The research is mainly to be carried out at the department in Lund.

The candidate must have been awarded a PhD or an equivalent international degree not more than three years before the application deadline. Candidates who completed a PhD over three years ago will be considered if they can provide certificates of parental leave, sickness or similar reasons.

The main criterion for assessment is research skills, which will be assessed on the basis of a description of a research project the applicant intends to carry out during his or her appointment (max. 3 pages).

Previous research linked to the project should be described. The project description must state the intended form for reporting the findings.

The application must include three copies of
– a complete and signed CV and a certified copy of the PhD degree transcript
– a list of publications (including ISBN and ISSN numbers)
– a signed project plan of the research project the applicant intends to pursue during the fellowship (no more than 3 pages, excluding references)

The project plan is to have the following headings:
• description of the project (issue and summary)
• relationship to the international forefront in the subject
• the most important international research in the area
• the applicant’s suitability (expertise and qualifications) for the project
• current employment

The application, in three copies, one of which is an unstapled original, should be addressed to the Vice-Chancellor of Lund University and sent to the Registrar, Box 117, S-221 00 Lund, and must arrive at the Registrar’s Office no later than Friday, 14 November 2014. The registration number of this vacancy notice must be included in the application.

Equal gender balance and diversity are explicit goals of Lund University. We welcome all qualified applicants.

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