Open position: Postdoctoral Researcher in PRIN Project

 

The University of Turin invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher (“assegnista di ricerca”) in the field of logic and philosophy of science.

 

The position is for a period of 18 months (12 + default extension of 6).

 

The successful candidate will work in the PRIN project Logic and Cognition: Theory, Experiments, and Applications. Prof. Vincenzo Crupi is the director of Turin local unit of the project (with Professor Lorenzo Magnani in Pavia as national coordinator). The project is funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Research. The successful candidate will be affiliated to the Department of Philosophy and Education Sciences and the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC).

 

The default starting date is 1 May 2021, but starting sooner or later can be mutually agreed.

 

 

 

Profile and evaluation criteria

 

Candidates must hold a PhD degree, or provide clear evidence of obtaining it in the next months. Candidates will be primarily evaluated on the basis of their research credentials (= publications and other research activities), their fit with the project, their motivation, and the originality and soundness of the research plan. The successful candidate will carry out research on models of rationality and cognition, with special reference to non-monotonicity and how it branches out in influential philosophical analyses of conditionals, uncertain reasoning, and inference.

 

 

 

Employment terms and conditions

 

The selected candidate will be appointed as a research fellow ("assegnista di ricerca": https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assegnista_di_ricerca) for a period of 18 months (12 + default extension of 6). The fellowship (“assegno”) is exempt from regular income tax under Italian legislation; only social security contributions apply. Monthly net salary will be of ca. 1,800 €. Sufficient travel funds are available in the project. The selected candidate should collaborate with other project members on a regular basis and contribute to the research activities of the LLC. There are no teaching obligations.

 

Knowledge of Italian language is not required.

 

 

 

Information and application

 

Applications must be made via the PICA system (Piattaforma Integrata Concorsi Atenei) under the link https://pica.cineca.it/unito/tipologia/assegni. The relevant heading is: "Bando assegni di ricerca – Tornata I 2021". Other applications cannot be considered.

 

The only way to apply is online, via the official site to apply for open positions in the Italian academic system. The official call (in Italian) can be found at https://pica.cineca.it/unito/assegni-di-ricerca-unito-2021-i/file/Bando.pdf. Applications via other ways cannot be considered. Members of groups that are underrepresented in academia are encouraged to apply.

 

Candidates should submit the following documents, preferably (= to the extent that the electronic system allows) in a single pdf file:

 

— a cover letter (not more than one page);

— a Curriculum Vitae;

— a writing sample;

— a short research plan (not more than 500 words — shortlisted candidates will be asked to elaborate).

 

Letters of recommendation will not be read; references can be provided in the CV.

 

The deadline for applications will be 22 February 2021 at 13:00 Central European Time. Interviews will presumably be held on 18 March (via Skype), and information about the outcome will be sent as soon as possible afterwards.

 

For further information on the position, please contact Prof. Vincenzo Crupi, at vincenzo.crupi@unito.it. Please make sure to include the string “PRIN postdoc” in the subject line.