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NOVA LINCS Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Principles and Techniques for Dynamic Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
Knowledge-Based Systems research group
(NOVALINCS/KBS/2015/BPD.2)

The NOVA Laboratory of Computer Science and Informatics is a Portuguese leading research unit hosted at Departamento de Informatica – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (see http://nova-lincs.di.fct.unl.pt). NOVA LINCS was awarded the highest research rating by the last (2013) FCT/MEC evaluation exercise (Excellent), among all national units focused exclusively in Computer Science and Informatics. We are currently pursuing an ambitious research program at the highest international level on principles and engineering for global software systems as a collaboration of our four groups Computer Systems, Knowledge-based Systems, Multimodal Systems and Software Systems. In the context of the 2015-20 strategic project NOVA LINCS seeks to appoint 1 post-doctoral research associate to become part of the Knowledge-Based Systems research group.

Admission Requirements: To apply for this position, the candidate is required (more…)

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Official call (in Spanish): http://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2015-6508

A pre-doctoral research assistant is desired for a 4-year project on the uses of presumption in argumentative discourse. The selected candidate will join a research project having as its target the following questions:

  1. What’s the relationship between presumptions and presumptive inferences? Does the making of a presumption involves the making of a presumptive inference?
  2. Is it possible to provide a speech-act account of presumptions?
  3. How should we deal with the semantics of an epistemic modal such as “presumably”?
  4. What’s the difference between presumptions and other linguistic and argumentative phenomena such as presuppositions and assumptions?
  5. What are the argumentative conditions and consequences of making a presumption? What are the possible roles of presumptions in argumentative discourse?
  6. What are the correctness conditions for presumptions and for presumptive inferences?

For further information contact Lilian Bermejo-Luque: lilianbl@ugr.es

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Announcement via diskursanalyse.net

The Department of Linguistics is a sub-unit of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies, consisting of four chairs (Applied Linguistics, General Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Language Teaching and Learning Research). The announced post doc position will be the area of Applied Linguistics.

Applied Linguistics deals with language in social context and practice. In the context of the Viennese Institute, the discipline primarily covers sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, text and media research (the main foci of the chair) as well as conversation analysis, institutional communication, multilingualism, language policy and pragmatics. Applied Linguistics is conceived as an empirically driven, theory-building discipline which is also participating and taking stand in public discourse on linguistic matters. In the context of the Department of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics is furthermore committed to the common institutional goal of exploring language in a comprehensive sense (as a system, competence and social practice).

Application deadline: 10 June 2015
Identification number of advertisement: 5819

For more information (in German and in English) visit the online job posting at the University website.

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The Department of Communication in the College of Media, Communication and Information at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 3-year renewable appointment as instructor, with expertise in the following areas: public debate, deliberation, and dialogue. The position includes teaching two courses a semester (50%) in areas related to this specialization as well as the development and administration of a program in deliberation, dialogue, and noncompetitive public debate (50%) that will serve the interests of undergraduates at CU generally but especially in the newly formed College of Media, Communication and Information. The person hired into this position will be instrumental in giving the new program a distinctive shape and mission and will be responsible for program administration including overseeing relevant graduate student appointments. The program is expected to cultivate skills in, and support the practice of, deliberation, dialogue, argumentation, and debate in co-curricular sites such as the College’s Communication and Society Residential Academic Program, and with student organizations like the Multiethnic Media Organization or the Association for Women in Communications. The Program may also plan and/or partner with other campus organizations to design and conduct events that involve debate, deliberation, dialogue, and other modes of public communication.

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As the title suggests, it’s a wiki for PhD programs in philosophical logic. Nice work here! Tip of the hat to Richard Zach’s blog for posting this, else I might have missed it!

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Scott Stroud has a new book out on Kant and rhetoric. The RSA’s announcement about the volume can be found here: New Book on Kant and Rhetoric | The Blogora.

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Just in case you’ve not yet heard about this, the folks in Windsor have done us all a great service. The proceedings of all OSSA conferences from the very first to the most recent are now available online at the OSSA Conference Archive. Papers and commentaries are available for viewing and download. Search options are up-to-date too. For those of us who want to cite these papers in our work, this is an indispensable and easy-to-use resource that compares favorably with the ISSA Conference Archive maintained by Rozenberg Quarterly. Both are laudable additions to the online resources available for argumentation researchers.

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