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Postdoctor in Logic

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Two years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Göteborg
First day of employment: As soon as possible
Reference number: PER 2014/146

Subject area


Specific subject description

The candidate´s specific research is expected to enhance and complement areas of research carried out by the Logic group within the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science. These areas include, but are not limited to: metamathematics of arithmetical and set-theoretical systems, interpretability theory, axiomatic theories of truth, dependence logic, and logical constants.

Job assignments

The postdoctor is expected to conduct individual research in Logic, as well as in collaboration with members of the Logic group, and to participate in the organization of seminars, workshops, and conferences held by the department. Additional duties may include mentoring graduate students, course design, and/or teaching-related activities; supplementary duties will not exceed 20% of the position´s responsibilities.

The holder of the position is expected to carry out the vast majority of her/his research in Gothenburg and to actively participate in the research group's workshops, seminars, and conferences.


A doctoral degree is compulsory for a position as postdoctor. The doctoral thesis should be in a relevant area according to the specific position stated here. Since the postdoctor position is designed to give new PhDs the opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, priority will be given to those whose doctoral degree was granted within 3 years of the application closing date.

The qualifications and eligibility for postdoctor appointment are decribed in http://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1457/1457517_appointments-procedure-for-teachers.pdf


Scientific proficiency is the most important criterion for assessment, and special attention will be given to the applicant's PhD thesis and other publications, and to her/his research plan. Priority will be given to applicants whose research plan and prior work strengthen the research group's overall approach. The candidate should provide contact information for two academics familiar with the research work of the applicant, for further contact. The recruitment process may also include an interview in its final stages. Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in “Appointment procedure for the appointment of teachers at the University of Gothenburg”.

Related information

For further information please contact

Ali Enayat, Professor
+46 (0) 31 786 4573

Fredrik Bragesjö, Head of Research
+46 (0) 31 786 4938

Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist, Head of Department
+46 (0) 31 786 4348


Labour union

OFR/S: Stefan Schedin
031-786 1167

SACO: Pascale Evheden
031-786 1987

SEKO: Lennart Olsson
031-786 1173

Closing date


Appointment Procedure

Please apply online.

The application should include the following:

1. Cover letter (section 3)

2. Two references (section 7)

3. Research statement of planned activities (max 4 pages, section 9)

4. CV, including a list of publications (section 9)

5. Copy of PhD certificate (section 9)

6. The applicant’s PhD thesis, plus no more than three scientific publications (section 9)

Complementary documents not available digitally, such as publications/books, should be sent in two copies to the following address:

Ali Enayat

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

University of Gothenburg

Box 200

SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Reference number should be clearly stated when sending complementary documents

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Vacancies in mathematics (with Chalmers University of Technology )

PhD student positions in mathematics Ref 20140010

PhD student positions in mathematical statistics Ref 20140015

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