Uppsala universitet, Department of Philosophy

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The position is within a three year research project (full time). Start date September 1, 2019 or according to agreement. Information about the Department of Philosophy and research conducted there can be found at http://www.filosofi.uu.se.

The position is within the project ‘Aesthetic Perception and Aesthetic Cognition‘ financed by Vetenskapsrådet. The principal investigator is Professor Elisabeth Schellekens. More information about the research project can be found at http://www.filosofi.uu.se/research/research-projects/aesthetic-perception-and-cognition/. Of special interest for the project is research in philosophical aesthetics with a special focus on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of perception, and ethics.

Principal  duties: The postdoctoral associate is mainly supposed to be engaged in research and to take care of certain administrative duties associated with the project. However, some teaching and supervision of students will also be involved. The position involves presence at the department in accordance with existing collective agreements.

Requirements: To be eligible one must have shown research expertise in analytic aesthetics, completed one’s PhD at the latest in the summer of 2019, shown pedagogical expertise, and has the personal characteristics required to perform the duties associated with the post well.

Additional qualifications: Special weight will be attached to the applicant’s research expertise, but pedagogical expertise and administrative skills will also be taken into consideration. In the evaluation of research expertise the most important factor is quality. The applicant should also have the ability to plan, initiate and develop research independently. 

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

How to apply: A complete application must contain:

  • A CV including a list of the scientific works especially relevant for the project, together with information about research, teaching and other relevant work to date. Personal factors (like parental leave of absence) that might be pertinent to the assessment of the candidate’s merits should be mentioned here.
  • Three writing samples.
  • A project description (at most 4 pages) detailing the research the applicant plans to conduct during his/her time as postdoctoral associate. This description should contain an account of how the project contributes to international research on the subject. The description should also clearly state how the applicant’s proposed project relates to the general research project.
  • Names and contact information of three references.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 01-09-2019 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of position: Permanent full-time position during three years.

For further information about the position please contact: The Head of the Department of Philosophy, Matti Eklund, matti.eklund@filosofi.uu.se, or the project’s Principal Investigator, Elisabeth Schellekens, elisabeth.schellekens@filosofi.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 1 March 2019, UFV-PA 2018/4330.

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-09-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4330
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 20.Dec.2018
Last application date 02.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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