The Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies (http://www.helsinki.fi/phca/) belongs to the Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki, and has a strong profile in the multidisciplinary research and teaching of the humanities.
Department’s project Rationality in Perception: Transformations of Mind and Cognition 1250-1550 invites applications for the position of
for a fixed term from November 1st, 2015 to October 31st, 2019.
The project aims to investigate late medieval theories of mind and cognition focusing on the relation between intellect and the senses, the activity of perception, and the development of a model of cognition that is characterized by the incremental reduction of all psychological function to the mind.
Candidates are expected to conduct research on the above-mentioned research project, namely by writing a dissertation on a topic related to late medieval theories of perception, especially within the Augustinian tradition. The exact topic is to be agreed upon by the selected applicant and the supervisor, who will be the project’s director (co-supervision is possible and in fact recommended). Working knowledge of Latin and medieval philosophy are obligatory requirements, and skills in reading and editing manuscripts considered an advantage. In addition to research, the successful applicant is also expected to take on some management tasks, such as maintaining the project’s website. The candidate should have a good command of the English language.
The salary will be based on levels 2-4 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal work performance. There is a four-month trial period for the position.
Upon being selected the applicant is required to apply to the University of Helsinki doctoral program and the contract will be celebrated only after acceptance to the program. (Information on how to apply will be sent to the candidate after selection.)
Applications addressed to Associate Professor Jose Filipe Pereira da Silva, the head of the project, with the required enclosures (1. a cover letter describing the candidate’s research interests and his/hers academic background, 2. list of publications, 3. CV, and 4. a one page description of the candidate’s proposed research topic for the doctoral dissertation) must be sent preferably by e-mail to the following address: (as one file). The applications can also be sent to the following address: Helsingin yliopiston kirjaamo, PO BOX 3 (Fabianinkatu 33), 00014 University of Helsinki. The application documents will not be returned.
The deadline for applications is June 11th 2015 at 15:45. The decision will be communicated to the successful candidate in early August.
For further information please contact Associate Professor Jose Filipe Pereira da Silva, +358 2941 21784, .
Apply at latest 11.06.2015