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2 PhD vacancies - NWO Vidi Project Inequality Against Freedom (Feb 2020)

2 PhD vacancies - NWO Vidi Project Inequality Against Freedom (Feb 2020)

Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil), Erasmus University Rotterdam offers two fully-funded, four-year PhD vacancies in Political Philosophy/Theory, in the frame of Inequality Against Freedom.



2 PhD vacancies - NWO Vidi Project Inequality Against Freedom

Erasmus School of Philosophy (ESPhil) currently has a vacancy for 2 PhD Positions (1.0 fte, 4 years) within the NWO Vidi Project Inequality Against Freedom

Inequality Against Freedom: Economic Power, Markets, and the Workplace studies the relationship between individual freedom and economic inequality. It undertakes to re-evaluate recent arguments about the freedom of market and workplace transactions in the context of mounting social and economic inequality.

Job description
Your primary responsibility will be to write a PhD dissertation in political philosophy under the supervision of dr. Nicholas Vrousalis. Your dissertation will advance a thesis related to the political theory of work, markets, and the workplace, against the background of recent debates about the relationship between freedom and economic inequality.

Secondary responsibilities include assisting dr. Vrousalis in the organization of project-pertinent workshops and conferences, contributing as a tutor and junior lecturer to the Erasmus School of Philosophy’s (ESPhil) educational programme and presenting papers at academic and popular meetings related to the project.

Job requirements
We are looking for two enthusiastic and clear-headed PhD candidates with a background in moral/political philosophy and/or economic ethics, who know some economics, have a professional command of English and a demonstrable interest in the project theme. A Master’s thesis on a related subject in moral/political philosophy and/or economic ethics would be a boon.

In return, we offer a first-rate scholarly research environment in the academic setting of the PhD programme of the Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics (EIPE) within the Erasmus School of Philosophy.

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