Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Assistant professorship in mathematical philosophy, University of Gdansk


Assistant Professorship (“adiunkt” in Polish terminology) in the Chair of Logic, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology is available at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, University of Gdansk, Poland. The position is to start some time between  July 1 and September 1, 2017, for a fixed period of time with the possibility of extension. Decisions about the exact beginning date of the contract and the number of years will be made during the hiring process.

The successful candidate will be expected to do research in mathematical philosophy, teach about 230 hrs per academic year, apply for external research funding, participate in the research activities of the Chair, in the life of the department, and in the administrative work as necessary.

Candidates for Assistant Professorship are required to:
  • have a PhD in a discipline relevant to mathematical philosophy,
  • have relevant teaching experience,
  • have carried out research in mathematical philosophy, publishing in international journals in the field.
English speakers are not required to speak Polish.

Applications should be submitted in (both) paper and digital versions.
PAPER VERSIONS should be composed of:
  1. An application letter for employment to the Rector of the University of Gdansk, Professor Jerzy Piotr Gwizdała (this is just an open-format letter stating the intention)
  2. The application form obtained from the University of Gdansk webpage:
    (titled in Polish ‘Kwestionariusz osobowy dla osoby ubiegającej się o zatrudnienie JĘZYK ANGIELSKI’, the form itself is in English).
  3. Academic CV
  4. A covering letter describing in ca 1000 words the research plans for the next two years
  5. A copy of the PhD diploma.
Paper applications are to be sent by February 28, 2017 to:

Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Gdansk, Bazynskiego 4, 80-309 Gdansk, Poland. Telephone number (+48) 58-523-45-15
With a note on the envelope „Application for Assistant Professorship” (What matters is the sending date on the stamp, as long as the digital application reaches the department by February 28).

DIGITAL VERSIONS should be sent by email, in the form of a single PDF file named 
Each digital application should be composed of the following parts (in the following order):
  1. Title page with name and contact data (including email address), listing also two referees who might be contacted with referee letter request (to be sent within two weeks from the request) if the application is shortlisted
  2. CV, including a publication list and describing relevant education and research experience
  3. A covering letter describing in ca 1000 words research plans for the next two years
  4. A sample paper, not related to the PhD thesis (if such a paper exists)
  5. PhD thesis
  6. Scanned version of the PhD diploma
Digital applications are to be sent also by February 28, 2017 to: ifis@univ.gda.pl

  • Application deadline: February 28, 2017
  • Shortlisting decisions: March 8, 2017
  • Potential Skype interviews: March 20-30, 2017
  • Decision: April 28, 2017

Applications should be made in Polish or English. Incomplete applications will be rejected without further notice. 
The decision will be made within two months from the application deadline.
The decision is final with no right to appeal. 
The University doesn’t provide housing. 
The University reserves the right to close the hiring process without selecting a candidate. Candidates whose applications have been rejected will be informed.

Further information about the University of Gdansk can be obtained at:
Further information about Gdansk can be obtained at:

For informal inquiries, please contact prof. dr hab. Rafal Urbaniak at rfl.urbaniak@gmail.com.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Call for submissions: PhDs in Logic IX, Bochum, 2nd - 4th May 2017

PhDs in Logic is an annual graduate conference organised by local graduate students. This interdisciplinary conference welcomes contributions to various topics in mathematical logic, philosophical logic, and logic in computer science. It involves tutorials by established researchers as well as short (20 minutes) presentations by PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs on their research.
We are happy to announce that the ninth edition of PhDs in Logic will take place at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, during 2nd - 4th May 2017.

Confirmed tutorial speakers are :
Petr Cintula (Czech Academy of Sciences)
María Manzano (University of Salamanca)
João Marcos (University of Natal)
Gabriella Pigozzi (Paris Dauphine University)
Christian Straßer (Ruhr-University Bochum)
Heinrich Wansing (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Abstract submission:
PhD students, master students and first-year postdocs in logic from disciplines, that include but are not limited to philosophy, mathematics and computer science are invited to submit an extended abstract on their research. Submitted abstracts should be between 2 and 3 pages, including the relevant references. Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed by the scientific committee. Accepted abstracts will be presented by their authors in a 20-minute presentation during the conference. The deadline for abstract submission is 2nd February 2017. Please submit your blinded abstract via: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=phdsinlogic9

For more information please see:

Local organisers:
Christopher Badura, AnneMarie Borg, Jesse Heyninck and Daniel Skurt