Philosophy

1. An eligible candidate for the Doctoral School in Philosophy must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in any field of study.

2. Possible subject areas for a PhD project include:

−> ontology/metaphysics
−> theory of cognition
−> axiology
−> ethics
−> logic
−> philosophy of culture
−> political philosophy
−> philosophy of science
−> philosophy of art

3. The recruitment procedure is carried out in the form of a competition, where points are assigned for each step of the evaluation process:

a) A research project (0-15 pts.), which may be an outline of the prospective PhD dissertation. The project should be written in Polish or English and should contain not less than 10,000 and not more than 20,000 characters without spaces. The project is evaluated anonymously by two reviewers representing the discipline, appointed by the chairperson of the selection committee from among researchers entitled to supervise PhD projects. The average of points granted by each of the reviewers in the following categories constitutes a final evaluation of the project:

−> formulating the research objective  (0-3 pts.)
−> knowledge of the current state of research (0-3 pts.)
−> proposed research methodology (0-3 pts.)
−> originality and cognitive significance (0-3 pts.)
−> feasibility and validity of the project (0-3 pts.)

b) An interview (0-20 pts.), the aim of which is a verification of the canidate’s competence and knowledge in Philosophy and in the research area specified in the proposed project. The interview may be conducted in Polish or, by consent of the chairperson of the Selection Committee, in English. The final evaluation of the interview is the average of points awarded by each member of the Selection Committee in the following categories:

−> thematic knowledge related to the research project (0-5 pts.)
−> methodological competence (0-5 pts.)
−> knowledge of the current state of research and subject literature (0-5 pts.)
−> participating in an academic discussion (0-5 pts.)

c) Evaluation of scholarly activity in the field of  Philosophy (0-7 pts.):

−> publication in scientific journals indexed in the Scopus/Web of Science database (0-1 pt.)
−> publication in scientific journals included in the list of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (0-1 pt.)
−> publication of a monograph book or a chapter in a monograph book published in a peer-reviewed press included in the list of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (0-1 pt.)
−> participation with a paper in a scientific conference of an international range (0-1 pt.)
−> national or international internships or scholarships (0-1 pt.)
−> research projects (0-1 pt.)
−> awards or scientific honours (0-1 pt.)

For publications, submission of relevant certificates / confirmations and printouts is required.