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The Department of Philosophy, which is one of three departments of the Faculty of Humanities, is a vibrant and international community of philosophers committed to high-quality teaching and research in diverse areas of philosophy. The Theoretical Philosophy group, where the current position is based, was evaluated as the best group in theoretical philosophy among all participating groups during the last QANU research visitation.

The position is part of Dr. Catarina Dutilh Novaes’ ERC Consolidator project ‘The Social Epistemology of Argumentation’, which is devoted to investigating the role(s) of argumentation in social processes of sharing and producing epistemic resources such as knowledge, justification, defeaters etc. This postdoc project focuses specifically on formal theories of argumentation, in different disciplines: argumentation theory, logic, artificial intelligence, game theory, formal social epistemology. The postdoc will survey a number of prominent formal accounts of argumentation in order to determine how best to capture the key idea of the project, namely that argumentation is best conceived of as social epistemic exchange, within a formal framework. The postdoc project will be carried out in collaboration with the principal investigator, Catarina Dutilh Novaes, and PhD students and another postdoc to be appointed at later stages. The position includes ample funding for research and travel. A full description of the ERC project is available upon request; candidates are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the project when writing their letter of application.

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via PhilJobs

The Department of Philosophy at York University invites applications from scholars who specialize in the field of Social Epistemology and Cognitive Science to be nominated for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC). The successful CRC is expected to have the necessary qualifications to be appointed as a tenured or tenure-track professor at the Assistant or Associate level. We are interested in applicants who demonstrate the potential for major and transformative scholarship in the field of social epistemology, drawing connections with cognitive science and/or other empirically informed approaches to philosophy.

The application deadline is 30th January, 2016. For more information view the full job posting at http://philjobs.org/job/show/4105

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Vacancy for Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader

£34,576 to £55,389 Full Time, Permanent. Closing Date: 27 February 2016

The University of Dundee’s School of Science & Engineering is advertising several permanent posts including one covering the Centre for Argument Technology. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates in Computational Linguistics to expand the group’s research in Argument Mining (see argmining2016.arg.tech and arg.tech/am), but welcome applications in all areas of the overlap between argumentation and artificial intelligence. A strong publication profile is essential, and for more senior appointments, so is a track record of funding success.

For further information about the Centre for Argument Technology, please see arg.tech or contact Prof. Chris Reed; for more information about the position, see arg.tech/lecturer.

More information can be found at the ARG-tech website for the opening.

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announcement via http://www.discourseanalysis.net:

The Centre for Applied Linguistics at Warwick is looking for candidates applying for a position as Professor of Applied Linguistics/English Language & Linguistics at the University of Warwick, Centre for Applied Linguistics, Coventry, UK

Location:       Coventry
Salary: Competitive
Hours:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Placed on:      16th October 2015
Closes: 31st December 2015
Job Ref:        1509951

You will be an outstanding academic with significant international experience working in the broad field of applied linguistics, including (but not limited to) (more…)

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics

Grade 7 (£30,434 – £37,394)

Fixed Term 36 months

Applications are invited for a research assistant to work on an EPSRC-funded project in computational linguistics and argumentation. The Argument Mining project aims to develop a range of techniques in computational linguistics to exploit theories of argument structure and classical rhetoric in order to automatically identify human reasoning in unconstrained natural language texts. The project involves two commercial partners: one a local tech company, the other, IBM and the Watson team in particular.

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Two positions are open at the Institute of Logic and Cognition at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China:

1. Full-time Researcher

The Institute of Logic and Cognition (http://logic.sysu.edu.cn/english/Index.asp) at Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China (http://www.sysu.edu.cn/2012/en/index.htm) invites applications for 2 non-tenure-track, 3-year renewable appointments as full-time researcher in Argumentation Theory. The position includes mainly flexible research tasks in argumentation studies, with (preferably) a focus on studying argumentative practices from a social-cultural perspective. (more…)

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The University of Iowa’s Department of Communication Studies invites applications for a full time, tenure-track faculty position in rhetorical studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a scholar-teacher with demonstrated theoretical fluency and a research record in contemporary rhetorical criticism, rhetorical theory, and/or critical histories of rhetoric. The ideal candidate’s research and teaching program will be concerned with civic engagement and the ways in which individuals and groups use rhetorical strategies to engage public controversies at the local, national, and/or global level. Possible areas could include (but are not limited to): civic engagement, environmental rhetoric, gender and sexuality, health and technology, political communication, race and ethnicity, social justice, and transnational rhetorics. Candidates will build on existing strengths among Communication Studies faculty in the areas of health, technology and/or social change.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies or a related discipline in hand by August 15th, 2016. A strong record, or promise of, outstanding teaching and scholarship and evidence of a demonstrated or potential ability to mentor graduate students are required qualifications for this position. The ability to collaborate across specializations in the Department and with other disciplines is desirable.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community, with faculty from diverse research backgrounds. The University of Iowa is a large public university in a friendly, culturally diverse community. The Department of Communication Studies and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, two writing samples, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation through the UI’s online application system (https://jobs.uiowa.edu/faculty/view/67245). Screening will begin October 1st, 2015, with applications considered until the position is filled.

If you have questions, feel free to contact the search chair, Dr. Darrel Wanzer-Serrano, at darrel-wanzer-serrano@uiowa.edu.

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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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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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