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LINGUIST List 18.1785

Wed Jun 13 2007

Jobs: Cognitive Sci & General Ling: PhD Fellow, CSMN University of Oslo

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        1.    Anders Braarud Hanssen, Cognitive Science & General Linguistics: PhD Fellow, CSMN, University of Oslo, Norway


Message 1: Cognitive Science & General Linguistics: PhD Fellow, CSMN, University of Oslo, Norway
Date: 11-Jun-2007
From: Anders Braarud Hanssen <a.b.hanssenifikk.uio.no>
Subject: Cognitive Science & General Linguistics: PhD Fellow, CSMN, University of Oslo, Norway


University or Organization: University of Oslo
Department: CSMN/IFIKK
Web Address: http://www.csmn.uio.no

Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; General Linguistics


Description:

PhD Fellow positions (Doctoral scholarships) available at the Centre for the
Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN), IFIKK, University of Oslo.

CSMN is one of eight new Centres of excellence in the Norwegian Research
Council's SFF-program, whose activities start officially on August 1st, 2007.
Its principal goal is to understand the characteristic features of human minds
and their place in nature. This understanding is to be gained though a
comprehensive study of central mental capacities as expressed in (1) rational
agency, (2) linguistic agency and (3) moral agency. CSMN's research topics lie
at the interface of philosophy and the empirical sciences; and in addition to
purely philosophical research, it will conduct interdisciplinary research
involving such subjects as linguistics, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology,
political science, economics and sociology. Intending applicants should visit
our websites for further information about CSMN's research goals.

CSMN invites applications for three-year PhD scholarships. Successful applicants
have to secure admittance to the relevant PhD programs. PhD Fellows will
undertake research training leading to the successful completion of a doctoral
degree. Up to four PhD Fellows will be appointed.

The PhD Fellows who are appointed will have their workplace and academic contact
at CSMN in Oslo. They will normally be supervised by one of CSMN's core group
members. These are Professors Cappelen, Fricke, Gjelsvik, Hansen, Hornsby,
Pogge, Ramberg, and Wilson. Arrangements for co-supervision will be made where
the principal supervisor is mainly resident outside Norway. Successful
candidates will be expected to participate in CSMN's PhD program.

Requirements:

- A Masters degree in philosophy or in a discipline related to CSMN's work.
- A project for a doctoral dissertation in a specific area of CSMN's research.
- A willingness to participate in CSMN's research activity more generally.

An application should consist of 4 documents, with the applicant's name on each.
- A CV with a complete record of education, and publications if any.
- A research proposal (of up to 1,500 words in English), which gives information
about what questions the applicant hopes to answer in his/her doctoral
dissertation, and explains how these questions fit into one or another of CSMN's
three sub-projects.
- One piece of sample work (of up to 5,000 words).
- Names and addresses of at least two referees.

Candidates may be invited for an interview at the University of Oslo.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to send confirmed copies of university
diplomas and other certificates and diplomas, and of publications, and also
information about exam grades insofar as this was not available at the time of
the application.

The University of Oslo has a goal of recruiting more women in research
positions, and women are encouraged to apply. We ask all applicants to send up
to two references together with their applications. The University of Oslo has
an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

For further information please contact centre leader Professor Christel Fricke.

REF. NR.: 07/5987/GEM


Application Deadline: 29-Jun-2007

Email Address for Applications: stillingerhf.uio.no

Web Address for Applications: http://www.csmn.uio.no/research/

Contact Information:
Christel Fricke
Email: christel.frickeifikk.uio.no
Phone: +4722844439


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