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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History of philosophy

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, Three years
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg
First day of employment: 2017-03-01 or upon agreement
Reference number: PER 2016/608

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Subject area

History of philosophy

Specific subject description

The holder of the appointment will be a member of the research project ‘The Medieval Reception of Aristotle’s Topics’, led by Dr. Ana María Mora-Márquez and funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

The project studies the non-formal aspects of Aristotelian logic both in Aristotle’s Topics and in its medieval reception (c.1250 – c.1350).

The candidate’s specific research shall contribute to the achievement of the aims and the objectives of the research project; see http://www.wallenbergacademyfellows.se/en/List-of-scientists/Ana-Maria-Mora-Marquez/. A copy of the research plan can be found here: http://flov.gu.se/digitalAssets/1609/1609735_wallenbergproject.pdf

Job assignments

The holder of the appointment is expected to conduct research focusing on issues related to the non-formal aspects of Aristotelian logic as found in Aristotle's Topics and its medieval reception.

Moreover, the holder of the position is expected to edit the Latin anonymous commentary on the Topics, extant in the manuscript Firenze, BNC Conv. Soppr. B.4. 1618, ff. 95a-151b.

Hence, other than reading Latin and Ancient Greek, skills in reading and editing texts from Latin manuscript sources are required. The holder of the appointment will work in close collaboration with the project's PI, Dr. Mora-Márquez. Applicants should enclose a research plan with their application.

Opportunities for teaching will be offered according to the department's needs and the holder's area of expertise. The holder of the appointment is expected to carry out her/his research in Gothenburg and to participate actively in the project's scientific activities, as well as to be an active member of the FLoV environment.


Eligible for the position are those with a PhD in medieval philosophy, medieval studies or equivalent.

We focus on candidates with a PhD not older than seven years from the application’s deadline. Eligibility for employment as postdoctoral research fellow is described in the University of Gothenburg's appointments procedure for teachers: http://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/digitalAssets/1457/1457517_appointments-procedure-for-teachers.pdf


Scholarly proficiency is the most important basis for assessment. In the assessment of scholarly proficiency, special attention will be given to the applicant's PhD thesis and other publications as well as to her/his research plan.

The applicant's own research plan must demonstrate a close affinity with the research project's stated aims.

The candidate must demonstrate a sound grasp of Aristotelian logic, of its development in the Latin Middle Ages and of the relevant philosophical issues. She/he must be able to combine a sound philosophical approach to the materials with a meticulous philological one.

Good organizational, communicative, and social skills are important criteria in the assessment of candidates. The recruitment process may also include an interview in its final stages.

Additional information

The application should include the following:

1. Research plan (max 3 pp.)
2. CV (including a list of publications)
3. Copy of education certificate (PhD exam)
4. PhD Thesis plus no more than three scientific publications.

The applicant is him- or herself responsible for submitting a complete application in line with the call and the directions of the Faculty of Arts as well as for submitting it electronically before the deadline.

We prefer applications in English since international referees may be used.

Related information

For further information please contact

Fredrik Engström, Head of department
031-786 6335

Ana María Mora-Márquez, Project leader


Labour union

OFR/S: Madelen Hansson
031-786 1171

SACO: Mikael Brisslert
031-786 1078

SEKO: SEKO Funktionstelefon
031-786 1173

Closing date


Appointment Procedure

Please apply online.

Complementary documents, such as publications/books should be sent to the following address:

University of Gothenburg
Box 200
SE-405 30 Gothenburg

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.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

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