Vacancy temporary lecturer Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics, University of Amsterdam, 1 February – 30 June 2018

The Department of Philosophy of the Universiteit van Amsterdam is looking for a lecturer for two courses in the period February-July 2018.

-Lecturer BA Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics (April-May 2018)
-Lecturer BA Realism and Anti-Realism en BA-afronding Logica (February-June 2018)

*Lecturer BA Introduction to the Philosophy of Mathematics (April-May 2018)*

This is an elective course in the Philosophy BA. It is attended by Philosophy students, as well as Mathematics students and students from other subjects. The course focuses on metaphysical and epistemological questions from the philosophy of mathematics. See the course catalogue for further details:

http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2017-2018-en/search-course/course/37625

Level: second- and third-year bachelor students, also accessible for non-philosophy students.

Language: English

Teaching method: The course involves one three-hour session per week. Each session consists of two parts: the first part is a lecture, in which a position in the philosophy of mathematics is presented; the second part is a seminar, in which an article on the position introduced is discussed.

Qualifications: A PhD degree in Philosophy, with philosophy of mathematics among the areas of competence. Experience with undergraduate teaching is required.

*Lecturer BA Realism and Anti-Realism en BA-afronding Logica (February-June 2018)*

The first part of the course (Feb-Mar) is a specialisation course in the Philosophy BA. The course focuses on the realism/anti-realism disputes, starting from Michael Dummett’s reconstruction of the disputes. See the course catalogue for further details:

http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2017-2018-en/search-course/course/34833

During the second part of the course (Apr-June) students write their BA theses in logic or related areas (e.g. philosophy of logic, philosophy of language and philosophy of mathematics). See the course catalogue for further details:

http://studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2017-2018-en/search-course/course/31933

Level: second- and third-year Philosophy students for the Realism and Anti-Realism course, third-year Philosophy students for the remaining part of the course.

Language: English

Teaching method: From February to May, there are two two-hour sessions a week. In February and March, the Realism and Anti-realism course takes place. In this perios, sessions are used to introduce new material or for in-class discussion of philosophical texts. In March and April, sessions are used to help students out with work on their thesis, so there are, e.g., sessions in which students present material needed for their thesis, sessions in which students present chapter drafts and feedback sessions. In the last part of the course (from the end of May and in June), students receive individual supervisions on their theses.

Qualifications: A PhD degree in Philosophy, with philosophy of logic or philosophy of language among the areas of competence. Experience with undergraduate teaching is required and experience with supervising undergraduate thesis will be an advantage.

*Conditions of employment*
For teaching both courses, the department offers a temporary position of 13,6 hours a week (0,36 fte) in the period from 1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018. Applications for teaching only one of the two courses are also welcome. The salary will depend on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of €2,588 to a maximum of €4,757 gross per month for a full-time position of 38 uur per week (schaal 10/11, CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten).

*Application and Information*
The deadline for applications is 8 January 2018. Applications and requests for more information should be sent to Maria Aloni (M.D.AloniYOUKNOWWHATuva.nl) and LLA-chair-fgwYOUKNOWWHATuva.nl

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, including information about teaching and supervision experience, and contact details of two references, along with a cover letter. The subject of your email should contain the phrase: *Vacancy temporary lecturer Logic*

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Maria Aloni
Programme Director Master of Logic
University of Amsterdam
Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) and Department of Philosophy

Personal webpage: http://maloni.humanities.uva.nl
Email address: m.d.aloni at uva.nl
Tel: +31 (0)20 525 4537/2189

Visiting addresses:
ILLC: room F1.05, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
Philosophy: room 2.12 (OTM 143), Oude Turfmarkt 141-143, Amsterdam

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