Philosophy with a specialization in Kant (5+3)

PhD fellowship in the field of Philosophy with a specialization in Kant (5+3)

The Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University invites applications for a fully-funded PhD fellowship in Philosophy with a specialization in Kant provided the necessary funding is available. This PhD fellowship is available as of 1 September 2017 for a period of up to three years (5+3). The candidate who is awarded the fellowship must commence his/her PhD degree programme on 1 September 2017.

The PhD fellowship will be financed by Aarhus University Research Foundation (AUFF).

The research program “The Impact of Critical Thinking: Reassessing the Kantian Legacy” at Aarhus University aims at a reconstruction of Kant’s account of human rationality and its reception in 20th century philosophy, and at a transformation of Kant’s original insights into a contemporary model of critical thinking and rationality.

The PhD involves research on Kant’s aesthetics and/or theoretical philosophy, ideally with an emphasis on how aesthetic modes of reasoning are related to theoretical rationality. The exact themes, periods and methods of inquiry will be agreed upon with the successful applicant on the basis of their research interests and background.

The PhD student will be part of an active international network on Kant and Kantian philosophy.

The PhD student must complete the studies in accordance with the valid regulations for the PhD degree programme, currently the Ministerial Order of 27 August 2013 on the PhD degree programme at the universities: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/phdstudystructure/

Rules and regulations for the PhD degree programme at the Graduate School at Arts: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

The PhD fellow will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Graduate School at Arts, Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University, with the aim of completing a PhD degree at the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University.

The PhD student will be affiliated with the PhD programme Theology, History of Ideas and Philosophy.

The PhD student’s place of work will be the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. In general, the student is expected to be present at the school on an everyday basis.

The PhD degree programme is expected to include a lengthy research stay at a foreign institution, cf. Description of the graduate school’s PhD degree programme.

School of Culture and Society’s research programme:
http://cas.au.dk/en/research/research-programmes/

 

5+3 programme

When you apply for a 3-year PhD fellowship (5+3), you must enclose documentation stating that you have submitted your Master’s thesis for assessment by the deadline for application, and you must have completed your two year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) no later than 31 August 2017.

The PhD fellow will be employed as a PhD student at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. The terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (see section 6.1.4), as well as with the protocol to the agreement covering staff with university degrees in the state sector (see enclosure 5). The agreement and the protocol including amendments are available online: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/thephddegreeprogramme/

Salary: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/rulesandforms/salary-and-employment/salary-5-3-programme-and-part-b-of-the-4-4-programme/

 

Application
If you require professional guidance regarding your application for a PhD fellowship please contact the PhD programme director at Theology, History of Ideas and Philosophy:  http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/contacts/

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Guido Kreis, School of Culture and Society, guido.kreis@cas.au.dk.

Applications for the PhD fellowship and enrolment in the PhD degree programme can only be submitted via Aarhus University’s web-based facility.

Guidelines for the application facility: http://talent.au.dk/phd/arts/application/application-guide/

 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017 at 23.59 CET
Reference number: 2017-3

During the assessments, AU can conduct interviews with selected applicants.