Jobs in Philosophy in Europe
The Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS, www.cells.uni-hannover.de) invites applications for a position of
Research Assistant (PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Biology)
(salary scale E-13 TV-L, 65% FTE, tenable for three years) to be appointed on February 1st, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Responsibilities and duties: The Research Assistant will conduct research on the ontology of Genome Edited Organisms (GEOs) with a view of providing ontological foundations for legislation regarding GEOs. The research is expected to lead to a PhD dissertation, written under the supervision of Professor Thomas Reydon. The research will be conducted in the context of the project Legal Issues of Genome Editing in Plants and Animals, which is part of the cooperative project Ethical, Legal and Socio-Economic Aspects of Genome Editing in Agriculture (ELSA-GEA), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A brief project description can be downloaded from www.reydon.info/research-profile.
Employment conditions: To qualify for the position, applicants should hold a degree in philosophy, philosophy of science, or other relevant field, with special emphasis on the philosophy of the life sciences. Knowledge in the areas of ontology / formal ontologies, genome editing technologies, as well as the legal and regulatory aspects of genetic modification technologies is desirable.
Part-time employment is possible. As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz Universität Hannover intends to promote women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.
For further information please contact Professor Thomas Reydon by email. The deadline for applications is December 31st, 2016. Please send your application (cover letter, CV with list of publications and presentations, one writing sample) by email to CELLS / Institute of Philosophy, Prof. Thomas Reydon (reydon [__at__] ww [dot] uni-hannover [dot] de).
The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint a non-fixed-term full-time lecturer. His/her principal research interests will be in post-Kantian European philosophy, and they will be able to provide high quality research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels that area. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the vibrant research culture of the Department and will also take on administrative responsibilities.
The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint two non-fixed-term full-time lecturers. Their principal research interests will be in ethics (including applied or professional ethics), political philosophy or philosophy of public policy, and they will be able to provide high quality research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in one of these areas. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the vibrant research culture of the Department and will also take on administrative responsibilities.
The School of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanitiesof the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor inPhilosophy of Science / Epistemology.Knowledge of Russian is not required as teaching and research are both conducted in English.
The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian researchuniversity. Over the past twenty years, the HSE has become one of Russia's largest universities in the fields of economics, social sciences and humanities, and has earned the reputation of a national leader in higher education. One of its unique features has been its direct involvement in socioeconomic reforms in Russia, which has allowed HSE to develop as a “project and research university” where education, fundamental and applied research, and "think tank" activities are combined for the comprehensive development of society. Committed to high-quality research, HSE now has a considerable number of international research laboratories, led by eminent professors from all over the world; more such laboratories were opened in 2016.
Candidates must hold a recent Ph.D. in philosophy with AOS in Philosophy of Science / Epistemology or related fields, or to be in receipt of the PhD before the starting date of the contract. The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research support provided by the University. The appointments will be made for three years in the first instance, starting in September 2017, with reviews of teaching and research during the third year.
The salary is competitive, indexed to inflation annually, and subject to a 13% flat income tax. The university offers health insurance (free of charge), language assistance, and other social benefits; travel support and other research assistance are generous. Since we have heavy emphasis placed on high quality research, the teaching load of newly hired faculty is relatively low and service is minimal.
Application and Interviews
Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest, a recent research paper and at least 2 letters of reference via online application form.
The deadline for accepting application materials is December 02, 2016.
Two Ph.D. positions in Philosophy (University of Bern)
“The conceptual space of the affective mind”
The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Bern invites applications for two PhD scholarships lasting for three years. These scholarships are linked to the project “The conceptual space of the affective mind”, led by Dr. Kevin Reuter and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). The aim of the project is to advance our understanding of affective states like pains and emotions.
Focus of the dissertations: Using an experimental-philosophical approach, the project will (a) explore various theories of pain and theories of emotion, (b) study whether these theories are empirically adequate by devising vignettes to test people's intuitions about pains and emotions;(c) investigate people's use of pain and emotion language by analyzing linguistic corpora;(d) develop and test various hypotheses in regards to the influence of normative considerations on people's concepts of pain and emotion. Successful applicants will be expected to write their Ph.D. thesis either on the conception of pain or the conception of emotions and to fully participate in the project’s goals, including the experimental parts. Previous experience with experimental methods is, however, not required. More information:
We seek Ph.D. candidates with:
– an excellent Master’s degree in philosophy, psychology or other related field (completed by the date the position is taken up)
– strong promise of completing an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in three years in the project area
– good knowledge of theories of emotions and/or theories of pain
– serious interest in carrying out experimental studies, e.g. surveys on online platforms and analysis of linguistic corpora
– willingness and ability to contribute to organizing conferences
– opportunity to complete a Ph.D. in philosophy in an internationally oriented research context
– opportunity to gain a variety of research related skills and experiences in helping to organize conferences
– attractive working conditions in a highly collaborative research group
– possibility of shaping the agenda of one’s specialized research field by co-organizing workshops
Starting date for employment: December 2016 (with some flexibility).
To apply for one of the positions, please send the following documents to Dr. Kevin Reuter, kevin [dot] reuter [__at__] philo [dot] unibe [dot] ch.
– a letter of motivation
– your curriculum vitae
– certificates (copies)
– a writing sample (15 – 25 pages, e.g. chapter from the master’s thesis)
– one or two letters of recommendation (which can be sent to us directly by the referees)
Deadline: October 31, 2016.
If you have further questions, please contact Kevin Reuter.
The Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague is seeking to appoint
3 positions for postdoctoral or early career researchers in philosophy
The positions will be associated with Professor Ladislav Kvasz's research project "Formal epistemology – the next synthesis" (see the attached project bellow) funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences. The project is scheduled for 6 years, which is also the maximum duration of the appointments. The positions are differentiated according to three subject areas:
1) The first position will be devoted to the historical and philosophical study of the formalization of logic, focusing on the contribution of Gottlob Frege. Formal logic was one of the most successful examples of formalization of a (formerly) philosophical discipline. We want to understand more deeply what made this formalization possible, how it unfolded, and whether the pattern of this formalization can also be applied in epistemology.
2) The second position will be reserved for the study of the contemporary attempts at developing a formal epistemology. At present there are several groups working in this area. One of the aims of the grant team will be to establish cooperation and exchange of ideas with these groups, to map the current research in formal epistemology and to find ways of integrating the project into that research.
3) The third position will be devoted to the study of the epistemology actually employed in physical research, focusing on crucial historical episodes that are well understood from the historical point of view, preferably on Newton's or Maxwell's work, rather than on contemporary physics. The crucial question is how the actual practice of gaining new scientific knowledge in physics relates to the epistemological debates in philosophy (of a prior, contemporary or later period).
We are looking for candidates who hold a PhD degree in logic, epistemology, philosophy of science or related disciplines (obtained after January 1, 2011) with a relevant research background, strong motivation for research, and competence to carry out both independent and collaborative research. The starting date for the appointments is January 1, 2017. The positions are offered for two years, with a possible extension of up to six years on the basis of research performance and with respect to the priorities of the project. The salaries will be 42 000 CZK gross/month.
For questions and further information please contact Prof. Ladislav Kvasz, the principal investigator of the research project, by e-mail at kvasz [__at__] flu [dot] cas [dot] cz but do not submit applications via this address.
Please submit your application by e-mail by October 15, 2016 to the address fep [__at__] flu [dot] cas [dot] cz. Your application should include: CV with a list of publications and specification of language skills; a short summary of your past research (up to 400 words); and a motivational letter, including description of research plans in one of the three subject areas mentioned above (up to 400 words).
Two confidential letters of reference should be sent directly by their authors to the e-mail address fep [__at__] flu [dot] cas [dot] cz by October 31, 2016.
The Institute of Philosophy is an equal opportunity employer.
The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.
Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. This includes participating in a weekly seminar attended by fellows and Center faculty to discuss work in progress and in various other seminars, colloquia and lectures sponsored by the Center. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.
Candidates should have a doctorate or equivalent professional degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to their career stage. Typically Fellows hold faculty positions at other universities or colleges; in exceptional cases we consider applications from independent scholars when there is a high level of scholarly achievement. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship program and we do not generally consider candidates who will have held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of appointment.
The fellowship period extends from September 1 to July 1. Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic-year salaries (subject to a minimum and maximum set each fall). Ordinarily their home institutions provide a portion of their salaries in addition to all benefits, although this is not a requirement for appointment. Stipends for independent scholars will not exceed the maximum for fellows holding appointments elsewhere.
The main considerations in the evaluation of applications are the following:
• The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values (see http://uchv.princeton.edu/ for more information);
• The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through teaching and writing;
• The likelihood that the research would benefit from being conducted in the University Center environment.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number #1600504. The following materials will be required:
1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A scholarly paper (of no more than about 12,000 words) written in the past three years;
3. A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research project and including a brief working title for the project; and
4. Contact information for three referees, including at least one who was not a graduate advisor. Referees will be contacted directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, October 31, 2016. We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by November 3. The selection committee begins reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are expected to be announced by March 1, 2017.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Die Internationale Akademie für Philosophie im Fürstentum Liechtenstein (www.iap.li) schreibt aus:
Drei Promotionsstipendien (Doktoratsstipendien) im Projekt "Die Offenheit des Universums für Willensfreiheit und göttliche Eingriffe" für Promotionsvorhaben im Bereich Religionsphilosophie oder Metaphysik.
Dotierung: 2.250 SFr monatlich plus Studiengebühr.
PhD scholarship in Philosophy of Action/Intentions, Memory and Agency, University of Copenhagen
The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year fully funded PhD scholarship in philosophy of action. The successful candidate will be a member of the research project Intentions, Selection, and Agency, funded by the Danish Research Council with Associate Professor of Philosophy Thor Grünbaum as principal investigator. Applicants are expected to have a strong profile in analytical philosophy of mind/action/psychology. The successful applicant will be part of the platform for analytical philosophy in Copenhagen and the research group in theoretical philosophy at the Section of Philosophy. The candidate will be expected to begin on February 1, 2017.
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP - UNIVERSITY OF ROMA TRE
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Philosophy, Communication and Performing Arts, University of Roma Tre. The fellowship is part of a grant to Dr. Erica Cosentino and Prof. Francesco Ferretti for the project “The cornerstone of self-control. A philosophical investigation into the role of mental time travel in overcoming temporal discounting”, funded by the Templeton Foundation through Florida State University's project “The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control”. The fellow will work on joint projects with Dr. Cosentino and Prof. Ferretti that are broadly related to this topic.
Applicants must hold a PhD degree in Philosophy or other fields relevant to the topic of the project. A strong interest in interdisciplinary work and competencies in at least one of the following areas are required: Philosophy of Language and Cognition, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology and Cognitive Science.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 5, 2016.
The fellowship will be awarded for 9 months and will start on November 1, 2016. The amount of the fellowship will be about 1.600 EUR/month tax-free.
To apply please send:
outline of a project proposal (max 2 pages);
sample of scholarly work (max 20 pages, e.g., article, conference paper, or dissertation chapter);
names and e-mail addresses of two university faculty members who can serve as referees (no letters of recommendation required);
copies of certificates (e.g., MA and PhD certificates).
The application must be submitted by e-mail to:
filosofiacomunicazione [__at__] ateneo [dot] uniroma3 [dot] it (Cc: erica [dot] cosentino [__at__] rub [dot] de).
Dr. Erica Cosentino
E-mail: erica [dot] cosentino [__at__] rub [dot] de. Websites: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phil-lang/cosentino.html, www.ericacosentino.com.
Prof. Francesco Ferretti
E-mail: francesco [dot] ferretti [__at__] uniroma3 [dot] it. Website: http://www.filcospe.it/index.php/persone/docenti/20-docenti/130-francesc....