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WAB DISCOVERY PhD research scholarship announcement

PhD research scholarship at Wittgenstein Archives

The Wittgenstein Archives at the Department of Culture, Language and Information Technology (AKSIS (since 2009 "Uni Digital") ) at Unifob/University of Bergen has a 3 year PhD research fellowship position open. This research fellowship is dedicated to the project: DISCOVERY – Digital Semantic Corpora for Virtual Research in Philosophy (http://wab.uib.no/wab_discovery.page). The research fellow will be employed at the University of Bergen Philosophy Department, and the workplace will be at the Wittgenstein Archives. The research fellow will work closely with the local research team and the international DISCOVERY consortium.

The work of the research fellow will primarily consist in conducting his/her own PhD project in philosophy within the framework of the DISCOVERY project. The project must be related to the development of an ontology system (“ontology” or “concept design” as used in AI) for semantic enrichment of transcriptions of the Wittgenstein Nachlass. Applicants must hold a master’s or corresponding degree. The successful applicant will enter the Faculty of Arts’ PhD program (see http://www.hf.uib.no/fakultet/forskerutdanning/default.html).

The research fellow must have an excellent mastery of German and English. Acquaintance with Wittgenstein research is considered an advantage, as is also acquaintance with the “semantic web”, ontology languages such as OWL and tools such as PROTÉGÉ or RACER.

The aim of DISCOVERY is to enrich with markup and group together a significant amount of philosophical content into a federation of interoperable web sites, and to set up a peer-to-peer (p2p) network of desktop client applications that enables the generation of new knowledge by applying and testing different conceptual grids.

More information on the position can be obtained by contacting AKSIS (since 2009 "Uni Digital"), tel. +47-55-582970.

Salary level 41 (LR20/code 1017) upon employment (NOK 310 700). The salary follows ordinary meriting regulations (wage levels 41/46). From the gross wage a 2% law-enforced membership fee in the State Pension Fund (“Statens Pensjonskasse”) is deducted.

State employment shall to the highest possible degree reflect the diversity of the population at large. The University of Bergen has therefore adopted a personnel policy objective to ensure achieving a balanced age and sex composition and the recruitment of persons of various ethnic backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

The University of Bergen applies the principles of public access to information related to appointments in academic positions.

The research fellow must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at any time.

Written application must include (in 3 copies) a CV with a complete overview of the applicant’s education and professional activities, confirmed copies of diplomas and certificates, a list of publications and other scholarly work, references and a selection of publications. The application should be sent to AKSIS (since 2009 "Uni Digital"), Allégt. 27, 5007 Bergen, Norway.

Applicants are asked to submit a description/sketch for their intended PhD project (maximum 10 pages) attached to the application. A project progress plan can also be attached, but is not obligatory.

The deadline is February 9, 2007.

The application should be marked: 06/6361