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  • Emmy Noether Group
    The Emmy Noether Research Group Understanding and the A Priori Philosophy Department University of Cologne, Germany is seeking to fill a Research Fellow
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 2, 2010
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      The Emmy Noether Research Group
      "Understanding and the A Priori"
      Philosophy Department
      University of Cologne, Germany

      is seeking to fill a Research Fellow position at one of the following two levels:

      Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (full-time, 12 months, salary level 100% TV-L E13)


      Doctoral Research Fellow (half-time, 24 months, salary level 50% TV-L E13)

      The position starts on 1 March, 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. The duties of the position include participation in the research activities of the project of the Emmy Noether Group "Understanding and the A Priori," presentation and publication of research results, participation in the organization of workshops and conferences, and assistance with the day-to-day administration of the project. The working language of the research group is English.

      Further information about the research group can be found here: http://fromthearmchair.net

      Applicants should meet the following criteria at the time of employment: A completed university education with outstanding qualifications in philosophy (Doctoral Research Fellow), or a completed doctoral degree in philosophy with outstanding qualifications (Post-Doctoral Research Fellow); fluency in spoken and written English; a solid grasp of the foundations and methods of analytic philosophy; a promising research project; and good organizational skills. We are seeking candidates with research strengths in the following areas:  epistemology,  philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and/or metaphysics. Competence in linguistics, psychology and/or cognitive science is also welcome.

      Applications from women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged. Applications from women and people with disabilities will be favored over other applications with equivalent qualifications, abilities and professional achievements, unless outweighed by further individual considerations.

      To apply, submit the following materials: a cover letter stating your research interests and plans (Post-Doctoral Fellow) or your dissertation plan (Doctoral Research Fellow); a curriculum vitae; degree certificates; a sample of written work in philosophy (e.g. a dissertation chapter, published or unpublished article, etc.); and at least 2 letters of reference. All materials should be submitted in English, except for letters of reference, which can be submitted in English or German. Letters of reference can be sent independently. The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 January 2011.

      All application materials should be sent to:

      Dr. Magdalena Balcerak Jackson
      Emmy Noether Research Group
      Philosophy Department
      University of Cologne
      Richard-Strauss-Strasse 2
      50931 Köln

      Or by email to: mbalcerakjackson@....

      If you have any questions, contact Dr. Balcerak Jackson at mbalcerakjackson@....
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