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PhD Position in Practical Philosophy, Sweden

The PhD position is four years and is financed by education grant the first year, and by employment the following three years. The main task of the student is to focus on his/her doctoral studies. Some additional work at the institution, involving teaching etc., can be part of the position (max 20%).
Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents as well as a research plan (4-5 pages). The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance among its staff and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Application Deadline:26 April 2011

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2011 PhD Position in Philosophy of Law, Radboud University, Netherlands

The PhD project involves writing a dissertation on the following topic: ‘Human Rights and Human Duties: Assessing the Obligations entailed in Human Rights’. You have an MA in Philosophy and/ or Law with a clear interest in a philosophical and conceptual approach to legal questions. Furthermore you should have excellent analytical and writing skills in English and Dutch. You have teaching skills or are willing to obtain these skills.The initial contract will be for one and a half years, which then will be renewed if the progress made under this first contract is satisfactory. An employment of 0,8 FTE is negotiable. Commencement date: 1 July (at the latest).

The research aims at the following objectives:
1. Analysing the conceptual link between human rights and human duties.
2. Developing a normative theory of human duties.
3. Proposing practical guidelines for the assessment of the legal implications of human duties.
Alongside the PhD research, the candidate is required to make a small contribution to the teaching of the Philosophy of Law department in the Bachelor of Law programme of the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 April 2011
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British Society of Aesthetics PhD Studentship 2011, UK: Philosopher in Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art

The British Society of Aesthetics proposes to award one Ph.D. studentship full-time maintenance grant of £13,590 (or within the City of London or the Metropolitan Police district: £15,590) plus tuition fees up to a maximum value of £3,500 from September 2011 for up to 3 years. The studentship is designed to support a promising philosopher in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, by enabling him or her to pursue full time doctoral research. Candidates for the studentship should already be accepted on to a Ph.D. programme at a British university at the time of application, to research on a subject that falls within the remit of the British Society of Aesthetics. It is a condition of application to the BSA that: (a) candidates are eligible to apply to the AHRC’s PhD studentship scheme [2],  (b) they have done so if a studentship is available, and  (c) they have applied to any other funding schemes available at the relevant institution. If any such applications are successful, the amount of the BSA scholarship, if awarded, will be reduced by the amount of the other award(s).
The successful candidate will be expected to complete a PhD, or be very close to completion, by the end of the award period, and to provide brief progress reports to the Society at the end of each year. construction and inference would also be investigated to ensure model validity. Having constructed the market model, the study would then proceed to consider how this model could be applied to examine real estate markets internationally, nationally, and regionally. It would examine additional factors that have differing levels of importance at different spatial scales and the drivers of investment across national boundaries. Issues of market efficiency, liquidity, market size, and the wider capital market would be considered (see Dunse et al, 2007 and 2010). Real estate investment decision making would then be evaluated in light of the evidence from market models applied at different scales of analysis. The models would also be used as a basis for identification of the importance of key factors and to simulate and forecast market performance.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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