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Research Position in Philosophy of Language

The Department of Philosophy at the Università degli Studi di Milano invites applications for a three-year RTD-A appointment (non-permanent researcher) in Philosophy of Language. After three years, the candidate will be eligible to apply for a three year RTD-B position (whose opening is contingent upon departmental approval and availability of funds). RTD-Bs are eligible for a tenured Associate Professor position (contingent upon achieving “abilitazione” and university approval).

Research. The candidate is expected to conduct research in philosophy of language, broadly construed as involving areas such as philosophy of mind, formal semantics, or metaphysics.

Teaching load: one course (60 hours) per year in philosophy of language.

Monthly salary (net): approx. 1850 euros

Requirements for application:

— basic knowledge of Italian at the interview stage (around November 2018)

— Ph.D. at hand by August 3rd, 2018

Application Deadline: August 3rd, 2018.

How to apply: the complete text of the call and the link to the online procedure are available at the address below, under the label “n. 1 posto – s.c. 11/C4, ssd M-FIL/05 (Codice 3867)” (At the moment only an Italian version of the call is available, but an English version will be published shortly):

http://www.unimi.it/ateneo/valcomp/93997.htm

For further inquiries, please write to alessandro.zucchi@unimi.it

VISITING the CPT

Visit us and the Doctoral School in Philosophy and the Human Science at the Department of Philosophy, University of Milan!

Calls for four visiting positions (2 junior and 2 senior) will be issued twice a year.

PAST NEWS

Call for PhDs

The new Call for Applications to the Doctoral Programme 2018-2019 (Cycle XXXIV) in Philosophy and Human Sciences is now available at the following link http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/dottorati/1280.htm (8 three-year, fully funded, scholarships available). Documentation required for application will include:

– Certification of English (level B2)
– Two reference letters
– A research project (between 2.000-4.000 words, bibliography not included)

For a complete description of the research topics and activities of the doctoral school see:

http://eng.dipafilo.unimi.it/ecm/home/doctoral-school

Projects on the philosophy of time (within metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science) are the welcome.

Visiting Fellowship Programme (2018-2019)

The Department of Philosophy “Piero Martinetti”, Università degli Studi Milano, invites applications for:

  • 2 Senior Visiting Fellows
  • 2 Junior Visiting Fellows

The Department is committed to world-leading research in all areas of Philosophy with particular strengths in:

  • The history of philosophy and science;
  • Logic, epistemology, philosophy of language and mind;
  • Theoretical philosophy, ethics and aesthetics;
  • Anthropology, geography and social sciences.

In addition, the Department has been traditionally very active in forging and consolidating interdisciplinary links ranging from the arts and humanities, to pure and applied sciences. In recognition of this, the Department has been selected by the Italian Ministry of Research and Education to benefit from a 5 year Excellence scheme (2018-2022). This will further enhance the wide range of ongoing research activities.

The Department of Philosophy is located in a beautiful historical building right in the centre of Milan (5 minutes walk to the Duomo and La Scala). The fellows may enjoy the thriving life of the city and the exciting and friendly environment in which the philosophical activities of the Department are carried out.

More info available here.

Dr Iaquinto and Dr Young

The CPT would like to announce that two of our members have been awarded funds for postdoctoral positions and so will continue working at the centre. Samuele Iaquinto has received funds from the Confalonieri Foundation, for a one year position, on his project ‘Fuzzy Future in an Indeterminist Universe’, while Nick Young has obtained a two-year position on the project ‘Time and Emotion’.

Dr Ingram and Dr Andreoletti

The CPT would like to announce that two of our members are leaving for pastures new. Dr David Ingram has just started his position as Associate Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of York, UK, while Dr Giacomo Andreoletti will be leaving for a postdoctoral position on Louis Vervoot’s project on Free Will at the Centre of Advanced Studies, University of Tyumen in Siberia (!). Although we are sad to see the both of you go, we wish you every success in your new endeavours.

Postdoctoral Position at the CPT

The CPT would like to announce a 2 year fellowship on the research project “Time and Emotion”, coordinated by Giuliano Torrengo and Clotilde Calabi.

Description of the research project: We propose an investigation into the temporal nature of the emotions. Every waking moment is coloured by positive or negative feelings of varying intensities. Emotions can be about the past or future, unfold over time (anger gradually dissipating) and modify our experience of time itself. These connections between time and the emotions has not received significant attention. The aim of this project is develop a comprehensive account of the relation between emotions and temporality.

The deadline is October 16th 2017. Applications have to be done through the online portal: 

https://air.unimi.it/rm/public/postDocFellowship.htm?&rand=0.540601928947054 

The complete call can be downloaded at:

http://www.unimi.it/ricerca/assegni_ricerca/1260.htm

 Dr. Tzuchien Tho

The CPT is very pleased to announce that an associate of the centre, Tzuchien Tho, has recently been hired as a permanent lecturer at the University of Bristol, UK. Many congratulations Tzuchien, Bristol is lucky to have you!

 

Università della Svizzera Italiana – 2017/18 Masters Course in Philosophy

Our friends at the Università della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland has recently announced that the topic of its 2017–18 Masters course in philosophy will be time.

https://www.usi.ch/en/map

The course will focus on various aspects of the philosophy of time, such as temporal consciousness, the metaphysics of time, the philosophy of history, the logic and linguistics of time, the nature of narratives, and time and social ontology. Classes will be taught by a number of very distinguished academics including Anna Marmodoro (Oxford), Giovanni Ventimiglia (Lucerne, Lugano), Franz Berto (Amsterdam), Erasmus Mayr (Erlangen), Kit Fine (New York), Kevin Mulligan (Lugano, Geneva), Achille Varzi (Columbia), and CPT’s own Giuliano Torrengo. We highly recommend this masters to anyone who wants to gain a firm understanding of any of these topics, and wish all tutors and students the very best for the coming academic year.

Important update: Scholarships now available for Italian citizens! For more info: www.dfae.admin.chdfae.admin.ch. Deadline: January 11, 2018.

Society for the Philosophy of Time (SPoT)

The CPT is pleased to announce that one of its collaborators, the Society for the Philosophy of Time (SPoT) has become a member of the International Association for the Philosophy of Time. For more details about these outstanding organisations go to http://s-p-o-t.weebly.com/ and http://www.centreforphilosophyoftime.it/iapt-4/.

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