[H-verkko] Työtä: Phd-fellowship for 12 months in Philosophy of History and Historiography (including History of Science)

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To Heinä 3 22:29:50 EEST 2014

Agricolan työpaikkailmoituksiin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
Phd-fellowship for 12 months in Philosophy of History and Historiography
(including History of Science)
Faculty of Humanities


University of Oulu

Oulu, Finland


Phd-fellowship for 12 months in Philosophy of History and
Historiography(including History of Science)


The Faculty of Humanities in the University of Oulu in Finland offers one
Phd-fellowship for 12 months. The area of specialisation is the philosophy of
history and historiography widely conceived.


Philosophy has close ties and co-operates with History of Science and Ideas at
the University of Oulu. Philosophy is part of the inter-disciplinary research
community "The Age of Adjustments? Critical and historical perspectives on
governing citizens, health and environment (AgeAds)," which received the highest
mark 6 (outstanding) in the latest RAE evaluation
(http://www.oulu.fi/historyofscienceandideas/node/24760) .

This position will be associated to the forthcoming Oulu Centre for Theoretical
and Philosophical Studies of History. The areas of the centre are (1) the
philosophy of history and historiography; (2) conceptual studies on the
historiography of science and science studies and; (3) the philosophy of science
and epistemology with relevance to one or both of the previous subjects.

More information on the Faculty of Humanities, History of Science and Ideas and
Philosophy in Oulu can be found at




More information on the City of Oulu can be found at


We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a clear research plan and
promise of future publications. The Phd-candidate may be asked to teach, assist
in workshop and other event organising and in academic correspondence as well as
in maintaining a web site for the Centre. These kinds of teaching and
administrative responsibilities take 5-10% of time at maximum.


The PhD-fellowship is for 12-months. While there is no guarantee for further
funding after 12 months, the candidate is given full support in attempts to
secure further funding from external sources either as an individual applicant
or as a member of a research team. There are no university fees in Finland and
the student may continue his or her studies in any case.


The candidate may be working on any theme that falls within the three areas of
emphasis described above. All candidates with a suitable educational background
are eligible. Especially students with a degree or research experience in one or
more of the following fields are encouraged to apply: the philosophy of history
and historiography, the philosophy of science, the history of science, science
studies and the history of ideas.

Salary and start date

The salary will be set on levels 2–4 of the national salary scale for the
teaching and research staff of Finnish universities (€1 964-2 452 gross). In
addition, supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and
performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3% of the salary scale.

The starting date is negotiable. The first possible start date is October 1,
2014, and the job must be taken up by December 1, 2014, at the latest.

How to apply

The application should include the following documents:

1) A letter describing previous experience and motivation for the job (1-2

2) A research proposal (3-5 pages)

3) CV (including the details of three names of referees) and a list of

4) Transcripts of previous qualifications

The language of research proposal must be English. All other documents may be
either in English or Finnish. Applications and all attachments should be
submitted by August 15, 2014 using the electronic application form below.
Applications received after this date will not be considered.



Please direct all queries and correspondence to Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen
(jouni-matti.kuukkanen at oulu.fi) 


Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen, Associate Professor


Faculty of Humanities

University of Oulu

PL 1000

FIN-90014 University of Oulu


Ilmoituksen lähetti: Jouni-Matti Kuukkanen <jouni-matti.kuukkanen at oulu.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 15.8.2014
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