sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2011

One PhD Position in Theoretical Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy from Stockholm University

The Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, has one vacant PhD position in theoretical philosophy. The duration of the position is four years. The position is available from 2012-01-20. The expected starting salary is 21 600 SEK/month. The position is a proper employment the holder of which qualifies for the standard Swedish social benefits, such as 13 months paid parental leave, child allowance, etc. Queries can be sent to the head of department, Staffan Carlshamre, tel +46 (0)8 16 33 63 (e-mail: Your application should include (a) a brief CV, outlining your academic progress to date; (b) a statement (of no more than 1000 words) outlining your proposed research; (c) sample of written work, which may be in the form of a paper or a thesis (please do not submit more than three writing samples); (d) a signed application form, available at!/DOCTORAL.pdf and (e) the names and addresses (including e-mail addresses) of two referees who are familiar with your work.

Briefly stated, theoretical philosophy includes logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and metaphysics. Decision theory and philosophy of action, as well as history of philosophy, are included in both practical and theoretical philosophy.

Please note that admission for PhD studies in philosophy at Stockholm University is highly competitive. A graduate degree in philosophy (i.e., 60 higher education credits at graduate level) or equivalent at the time of application is required for eligibility. It is expected that the Department will make the decision November 2011. Applications will not be returned and unsuccessful candidates will not be notified.

About a third of our graduate students in theoretical philosophy are female.

The application can be submitted either electronically or by hardcopy, but please do not submit both hardcopies and electronic applications.

Electronic applications should be sent to

Applications by hardcopy should be sent to Stockholms universitet, Registrator/PA, SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden (ref nr SU 617-2353-11).

Applications must be received no later than 14th October 2011.

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How many copies of the application do I need to submit? Only one.
Are skills in Swedish required? No.
Is there a form to fill in? Yes, see (d) above. The form is available at!/DOCTORAL.pdf
Can I apply electronically? Yes, you can apply either electronically or by hardcopies. Please see instructions above.

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