Postdoc in Practical Philosophy in Lund

Lund University announces a one-year position as a postdoctoral researcher in practical philosophy (with a possibility of prolongation with another six months) at the Department of Philosophy, practical philosophy unit, starting January 1, 2011.

Registration number: 1666

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Department Chairman Christian Balkenius (+46 46 2223251, Christian.Balkenius@lucs.lu.se) and/or Professor Wlodek Rabinowicz (+46 46 2227595, Wlodek.Rabinowicz@fil.lu.se).

Information about salary and employment conditions: Lena Kandefelt (+46 46 2227224, Lena.Kandefelt@kansliht.lu.se).

The department consists of three units: Practical Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy and Cognitive Science. The units are to a large extent autonomous when it comes to research and teaching profiles. A common ambition for the department’s researchers is to contribute to the international development of their fields, by publishing articles in peer-reviewed international journals of high quality, by publishing books with international publishers, and by co-operating with researchers at other departments in Sweden and abroad.

Research profile in Practical Philosophy: Main areas in which the unit conducts research are value theory, including formal axiology, reasons and normativity, practical rationality, decision theory, quality of life, concepts of desert, rights, and equality, social ontology, group action and shared responsibility, neo-Kantian ethics and virtue ethics.

See this page , pp. 137ff, for a recent external research evaluation of the department, and this one, for the department’s self-evaluation.

The employment is a full time research position. The successful applicant is also expected to plan and give a one-week intensive course for doctoral students on a subject of the researcher’s own choice.

The research is supposed to be conducted at the department in Lund, and the successful applicant is expected to take part in and contribute to the research environment in the practical philosophy unit by participating in seminars and other research related activities.

The selection process will focus on scientific merits, as demonstrated in the applicant’s earlier research related to practical philosophy and the applicant’s research plan.

Eligibility

A person is eligible for this employment if s/he has a PhD exam in philosophy, which at the end of the application period is not more than three years old, and if s/he has not had a postdoc position previously. Exceptions for earlier exams can be made in special circumstances, such as a documented parental leave or illness in the post-examination period.

Application

The application must include:

– a complete and signed Curriculum Vitae and verified copy of the PhD exam.

– a list of publications (including their ISBN and ISSN numbers).

– a research project proposal no longer than three pages (not counting the reference list).

The applicants should be prepared to provide upon request copies of their work. The application, including attachments and with the reference number clearly indicated, is to be sent in two copies to the following address:

Vice Chancellor, Lund University, Box 117, 221 00 Lund, Sweden. It must reach the addressee by 15 September 2010 at the latest. In accordance with the university’s gender equality plan we particularly welcome female applicants for this employment.

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