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The Institute for Philosophy II at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) invites applications for a PhD research position in the domain of nonmonotonic logics and formal argumentation.

The candidate is supposed to have an MA degree (or equivalent) in philosophy, computer science or mathematics. Candidates with a background in formal logic and/or formal argumentation are preferred.

For the sake of internationalization and gender-equality, applicants from abroad as well as non-male candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Mastering the German language is not required.

The position is part of a research project on formal argumentation and defeasible reasoning (see for details). The project is funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in the context of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Prize. By means of the funding a research centre on formal argumentation and nonmonotonic reasoning has been established at the Institute for Philosophy II at the Ruhr-University Bochum (see

The candidate is expected to actively contribute to the project and to activities of the research group. Research collaborations with other team members and with external members are encouraged. The candidate will also be encouraged to participate in international workshops and conferences, for which the standard traveling expenses will be covered.

For the application, please submit the following documents:

Please submit your documents electronically to under the subject line "Application Kovalevskaja PhD 2" by latest 17. May 2015. For any further inquiries please contact

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. For candidates from abroad the interview may be held in terms of a video-conference.

Author: Workgroup for Non-Monotonic Logics and Formal Argumentation

Created: 2015-04-10 Fri 11:37

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