PhD candidate in History and Philosophy of Logic and Mathematics

University of Amsterdam
August 22 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is looking for a PhD candidate to carry out a subproject on (the first half of) 19th century history and philosophy of logic and mathematics, with special focus on Bernard Bolzano's work. The successful applicant will be supervised by Arianna Betti and work in close cooperation with a team of researchers with a strongly methodological attitude, and experience with interdisciplinary work.

More details on the work to be conducted by the PhD researcher can be found in the complete vacancy call here.

The ideal candidate for the job has a background in philosophy and mathematics, experience with teamwork (ideally interdisciplinary teamwork), intellectual affinity with history of ideas-approaches and a strong methodological attitude and interests. We are looking for an open-minded, curious, flexible, accurate, highly team-oriented person, resilient and capable of working independently and efficiently against deadlines, of quickly adjusting to changes of plan and handle workload peaks, with outstanding social and communicative skills.

The PhD researcher is expected to

  • participate in regular and frequent interdisciplinary team meetings, and have meetings with supervisor(s);

  • conduct (traditional) research in history and philosophy of logic and mathematics working at a high degree of independence;

  • write a dissertation consisting of about four published and/or publishable papers wrapped up to form a coherent whole;

  • jointly work with other team members as software user to contribute to the development of GUIs;

  • present intermediate research results at international workshops and conferences both individually and collectively for both philosophical and computational audiences in cooperation with the PI and the other team members;

  • help with organizational tasks connected to the project, such as the organization of conferences and workshops (the list is non-exhaustive);

  • (help) disseminating results to non-specialists.

All PhD candidates enrolled in the ILLC PhD Programme are, as an important part of their doctoral training, given the opportunity to gain teaching experience.

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