Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University Aberdeen,
Aberdeen,
United Kingdom
February 20, 2017
Twelve Elphinstone PhD Scholarships in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen
March 31, 2017

Dear all,

twelve Elphinstone PhD Scholarships are available at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen. If successful, the applicants will have their tuition fees waived for each year of their PhD, whether British, EU or Overseas. Selections will be made on the basis of academic merit. The Scholarships are reserved to full-time, resident students.

Further Elphinstone Fellowships might be advertised shortly.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is the 31st of March 2017.

Our Elphinstone Scholarships are related to following specific projects:

EPISTEMOLOGY
1) Liberalism versus Conservatism in Epistemology of Perception
Supervisors: Dr Luca Moretti & Dr Fed Luzzi
2) Internalism and externalism about epistemic justification
Supervisors: Dr Luca Moretti & Dr Fed Luzzi

EPISTEMOLOGY AND ETHICS
3) Varieties of Epistemic Injustice
Supervisors: Dr Fed Luzzi & Dr Luca Moretti

ETHICS AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
4) Contemporary Questions and the Western Tradition of Moral and Political Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr Michael Laffin
5) The Secular, Liberalism, and Political Theology
Supervisor: Dr Michael Laffin

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY
6) Spinoza and the Philosophy of Time
Supervisors: Dr Beth Lord & Dr Stephan Torre
7) Spinoza and German Idealism
Supervisor: Dr Beth Lord

METAPHYSICS
8) The Philosophy of Time, Metaphysics, Self and Relationships
Supervisors: Dr Paula Sweeney & Dr Stephan Torre

PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY
9) Pictorial representations in the life sciences
Supervisors: Dr Ulrich Stegmann & Dr Luca Moretti
10) Experimental and model organisms in the life sciences wider significance
Supervisors: Dr Ulrich Stegmann & Dr Luca Moretti

FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT
11) Gender Equality in Sports
Supervisors: Dr Fed Luzzi & Dr Beth Lord

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
12) Wittgenstein on Language and Mind
Supervisor: Dr Paula Sweeney

You can find detailed descriptions of the projects here

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-study/elphinstone-phd-schola...

Please use the search mask at the bottom of the page selecting the name of the relevant supervisor (or one of them if more supervisors are indicated).

If you are interested in any project, please email the relevant supervisor.

Personal profiles and contact details are here:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/philosophy/people-68.php

All the Best,
Luca Moretti

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
January 31, 2017
Postdoctoral researcher in Ethics and Governance of Research and Innovation (8 months)
February 21, 2017

University of Twente

In this postdoc, you will be working on two projects. First, you will coordinate and carry out the Ethics and Policy project, a project on making ethics research (especially ethics of technology) relevant for policy makers. This is a project funded by the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). We have done an initial survey of both ethics researchers and policy makers and now want to both develop a general approach for making such ethics-policy links (in the form of a written report) and do a couple of brief pilot projects. Upon request, we can send you more information.

Second, you will be doing work for the SATORI project (www.satoriproject.eu), an EU-funded FP7 project that aims to develop standards, approaches and best practices for the ethical assessment of research and innovation in the EU and beyond. It is directed at research ethics committees, research funding organizations, universities and research institutes, industry and other organizations that engage in ethics assessment and guidance of research and innovation. The project is in its final year, and we need someone who can help further develop and implement our proposals, help translate some of them into policies and work with policy makers and other stakeholders in strengthening ethics assessment in the EU and beyond. You will be contributing to reports, policy briefs and workshops and will participate in the dissemination of our results. You can find some of our deliverables (reports) on the website, and we can send you our most recent unpublished reports upon your request.

In addition to these two main tasks, it is possible that your contribution is asked to the development and writing of proposals for research funding in the area of ethics and philosophy of technology.

Your profile

You hold a PhD, or will acquire one by the time of appointment, in ethics, governance studies, policy studies or a related discipline. You have an understanding of and interest in ethical and/or policy issues in relation to technology and innovation. Ideally, you have first-hand experience both with the academic world (preferably with ethics groups and programs) and the policy world, preferably in an international context. You have relevant publications in peer-reviewed, international journals. You have very good command of the English language. You have good analytical skills, are creative, open-minded and possess the ability to develop new ideas and engage in multidisciplinary collaboration. You have good communication skills and are a good team player.

Further information

Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente.

Contact: Prof. Philip Brey, email: p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl; phone: +31 (0)53 489 4426.

Our offer

Appointment

You are appointed postdoc (full-time) for a period of eight months. You will be embedded in the philosophy department of the university of Twente, which also holds the directorate of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, and which coordinates the SATORI project (Brey).

Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3,312 up to a maximum of € 3,786. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Starting date is April 1st or May 1st, 2017 (negotiable).

Job application

Your application should include the following documents:

a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references;
a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the postdoc area);
a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or the entire dissertation).
Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (click on “Vacancies” to look for this vacancy, which will have an upload link). The application deadline is 21 February 2017. Interviews will be held at the end of February. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

About the University of Twente

We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

The department of philosophy The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, ten PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies (including ICT and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), and the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, amongst other topics.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente, which includes the department of philosophy, strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

University of Vienna,
Vienna,
Austria
January 27, 2017
University Assistant (Predoc)
February 28, 2017

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2017 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Philosophy

Reference number: 7135

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it also has the aim to contribute, on their basis, to the clarification and solution of current problems. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and research fields of the department.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The position is assigned to the research area of Analytic Philosophy with special emphasis on Philosophy of Language (chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Max Kölbel).

The main task is to produce a publishable doctoral dissertation in the above mentioned fields at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna. A description of the doctoral dissertation project must be submitted as part of the application.
Doctoral dissertation proposals should relate to one or more of the following research areas:
a) Philosophy of Language (especially natural language semantics and its foundation, the nature of linguistic meaning, semantic content, centered- or de se content, speech acts, conversation models)
b) Epistemology (especially skepticism, contextualism about knowledge, objectivity)
c) Metaphysics (especially truth, objectivity)
d) Metaethics (especially expressivism, Frege-Geach objection, contextualism, relativism, the analysis of normative language).

Other tasks are:
Active contribution to research activities of the chair, e.g. help in organisation of workshops and conferences, contributions in research and teaching in collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Max Kölbel and independent teaching to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining agreement. Participation in administration and committees of the Department.

Profile:
To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
- a master degree in philosophy (or Magister or equivalent qualification)
- excellent marks
- knowledge of, and interest in some of the mentioned research areas
- very good command of English, written and orally
- organizational skills, ability to work as a member of a team
- the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach at the bachelor level and to participate in university committees

Published (peer reviewed) articles, as well as work experience in the academic environment are an advantage, but not indispensable.

Your application should be submitted electronically (pdf) and include the following documents and materials:
- cover letter
- academic CV
- copies of academic certificates, including transcripts (pdf)
- doctoral dissertation project outline of max. 3,000 words
- writing sample of max. 5,000 words
- names and contact details of two researchers, who we may contact for references at short notice.

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Philosophy, Ethics
Philosophy of language SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 28.02.2017, mentioning reference number 7135.

For further information please contact Wachter, Gertrud +43-1-4277-46401.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7135
E-Mail: jobcenter [__at__] univie [dot] ac [dot] at

University of Vienna,
Vienna,
Austria
January 27, 2017
University Assistant (Postdoc)
February 28, 2017

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2017 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Philosophy

Reference number: 7134

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it also has the aim to contribute, on their basis, to the clarification and solution of current problems. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and research fields of the department.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching (extent of teaching duties as prescribed by the above-mentioned wage agreement), and administration at the Department of Philosophy in the research area "Analytic Philosophy with Special Emphasis on Philosophy of Language", led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Max Kölbel. This research area currently addresses questions in:
Philosophy of language
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Metaethics

The main task is to complete a research project that leads to publications that can be successfully submitted for the award of of the degree "Habilitation" in the Austrian academic system. This would typically be a research monograph or a series of journal articles. This research project should contribute to the range of topics addressed in the research area (see above). A description of the Habilitation project (approx. 3000 words) must be submitted as part of the application.

Profile:
To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

- Excellent PhD / Doctoral degree in Philosophy

- International conference- and publishing activities in at least one of the above mentioned research areas, preferably Philosophy of Language

- teaching experience commensurate with stage of career

- organisational skills and team-spirit

- the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach at the Bachelor- and Master-level, and to participate in university committees.

Your application should be submitted electronically (pdf) and include the following documents and materials:
- cover letter
- academic CV including list of publications and talks
- academic and other relevant certificates (pdf)
- doctoral thesis (pdf)
- outline of research project (3000 words)
- two published articles
- names and contact details of two researchers, who we may contact for references at short notice.

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Philosophy, Ethics
Philosophy of language;Philosophy SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 28.02.2017, mentioning reference number 7134.

For further information please contact Wachter, Gertrud +43-1-4277-46401.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7134
E-Mail: jobcenter [__at__] univie [dot] ac [dot] at

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Osnabrück,
Bochum or Osnabrück,
Germany
January 18, 2017
12 PhD positions in Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or Neuroscience
February 14, 2017

The interdisciplinary Research Training (RTG) Group Situated Cognition, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), invites applications for

12 Ph.D. positions (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%; including social benefits)

for a three-year structured PhD program.

For details see: https://www.situated-cognition.de

The program and all positions will commence June 1st, 2017. The RTG is based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück University.

All PhD positions are essentially interdisciplinary with an emphasis on one of the subjects involved, i.e. philosophical theory formation, experimental psychology or neuroscience (see PhD Projects). Applicants have to apply for one of the suggested projects (max. two with indication of preference). In addition, we invite applicants to submit their own original project proposal in one of the theoretical areas, as long as the proposal fits the RTG’s guiding idea. Information about the guiding ideas of the RTG and the PhD projects, can be found here: Home

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 14th, 2017
Required qualifications:

Theoretical projects:
Candidates applying for or suggesting a theoretical project are expected to have an excellent M.A., M.Sc. (or Staatsexamen degree) in Philosophy or Cognitive Science. They should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Action, or Philosophy of Perception. Furthermore, we expect advanced knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Biology, Artificial Intelligence, or Neuroscience.

Empirical projects:
Candidates applying for an empirical project are expected to have an excellent M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or in an equivalent field. Candidates have to prove that she/he is able to work out one of the empirical projects (see PhD Projects).

Applications should include the usual documents, i.e.:

application form
a letter of motivation including the applicant’s research interests and motivation to work within the RTG: this should include a selection of one (or two) PhD Projects
curriculum vitae
copies of certificates
writing sample: the core chapter of the Diploma/Master thesis or preferably one relevant publication (if available)
optional: an outline of an original theoretical project which fits into the RTG’s framework (see PhD Projects and the websites of the PIs)

Please send all the required documents in a single PDF file, except for the writing sample which should be contained in a separate PDF file.

As certified family-friendly institutions, Osnabrück University and Ruhr-University Bochum are committed to furthering the compatibility between work/studies and family life.

Osnabrück University and Ruhr-University Bochum are highly committed equal opportunity employers and strive to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made

Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be favored.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Speaker RTG
Ruhr University of Bochum
email: RTG-SituatedCognition [__at__] rub [dot] de

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
December 20, 2016
Postdoctoral researcher in Ethics, Well- Being and Data Science (3 years)
January 29, 2017

NEWEL project - The New Science of Existential Well-being:
Concepts, Ethics and Responsible Algorithms
University of Twente
The position is part of the project 'NEWEL - The New Science of Existential Well-being:
Concepts, Ethics and Responsible Algorithms,' which is jointly funded by Ahold Delhaize
and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), which also includes
researchers in data science and analytics, artificial intelligence, and economics.
The NEWEL Project
The NEWEL research agenda will
1. explore the need, relevance and justness of focusing on well-being in organizations
and organizational decision-making, also compared to achieving other objectives
within organizations;
2. explore key drivers of current and future aspects of work-related well-being, including
identification of long-term effectiveness of interventions to increase well-being within
organizations and core ethical guidelines for sustainable well-being policies, and
3. explore the ethics of using technology in gathering, processing and data driven
decision making on well-being in organizations.
Envisaged tangible outcomes of the project include guidelines for using big data and well-
being data in organizations to inform policy as well as software prototypes for analysing
work-related survey and theoretical and empirical contributions on the relationship between
employee well-being and organizational performance.
Within the NEWEL project, the work will focus on algorithms and ethics of data-driven well-
being interventions. The people on this project will be based at different academic locations
and the team as a whole will have regular meetings at Ahold Delhaize’s Zaandam offices.
Your profile
Position: Ethics of Big Data and Data Driven Well Being Interventions in Organizations
(Postdoc in Ethics)
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to contribute primarily to the third research line:
explore the ethics of using technology in gathering, processing and data driven decision making on well-being in organizations. In particular, the postdoc will explore how to
responsibly gather, analyze and interpret big data, especially related to employee behavior
and well-being. In addition, he/she will explore the need, relevance, and justness of focusing
on employee well-being in organizational decision-making, also compared to achieving other
values and objectives within organizations. For what subtypes of organizations is the pursuit
of employee well-being needed, relevant and justifiable for different groups of employees?
What kind of role work plays in the life of people and how important it is for individual well-
being or satisfaction with life as a whole, also compared to other values and goals in life?
Which questions to emphasize the most will be decided together with the other research
partners and in line with the candidates prior experience and expertise.
You hold a PhD (or will acquire one by the time of appointment) in philosophy or related
disciplines with a significant ethics component, preferably with a specialization in philosophy
and ethics of well-being, ethics of big data and/or organizational ethics. You have a track
record of relevant publications in peer-reviewed, international journals, and have relevant
international experience. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers in the field
of big data analytics, and you preferably have experience working with social scientists. You
have an excellent command of the English language. You have good analytical skills, are
creative, open-minded and possess the ability to develop new ideas. You have good
communication skills and are a good team player. You are prepared to move to the
Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.
You are expected to produce (or strongly contribute towards) the following deliverables:
 4 peer-reviewed journal papers, in addition to professional papers, on
Philosophy/Ethics of Individual Well-Being in Organizations;
 Help organize workshop for stakeholders in academia, business and public policy;
 Write paper on ethics of collection and analysis of Big Data within organizations with
a specific focus on well-being data.
Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
Contact: Prof. Philip Brey T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl)
Our offer
Appointment
You are appointed postdoc (full-time) for a period of three years. Your office and
appointment will be at the Philosophy Department at UT, but you are also expected to work
closely with Ahold Delhaize researchers. The terms of employment are in accordance with
the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Depending on relevant
background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3,312
up to a maximum of € 3,555. Starting date is April 1st, 2017 (earlier or later date negotiable).
Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an
8.3% end-of-year bonus. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as
professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on
internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.
Job application
Your application should include the following documents:
 a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for
it;
 a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for
at least two references;
 a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the postdoc area);
 a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or the entire dissertation).
Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via
www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en. The application deadline is 29 January 2017. Interviews will
be held early February. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please
combine documents if needed.
Starting date is April 1st, 2017 (earlier or later date negotiable).
About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that
matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The
University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five
faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a
strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying
out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology
research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides
bachelor, master and professional development programs.
The department of philosophy The department of philosophy at the University of Twente
(https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of
technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it
ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently
includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, ten PhD students, and
several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity
4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department
and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many
different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging
technologies (including ICT and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and
environmental technologies), and the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations,
amongst other topics.
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University o of
Twente strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating
innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and
behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the
faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business
administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational
science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is
strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and
Nanotechnology (MESA+).

Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences, Leibniz Universität Hannover,
Hannover,
Germany
December 1, 2016
Research Assistant (PhD Candidate, Philosophy of Biology)
December 31, 2016

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).

Durham University ,
Durham ,
United Kingdom
November 10, 2016
Lecturer In Post-Kantian European Philosophy
November 20, 2016

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.

Durham University ,
Durham ,
United Kingdom
November 10, 2016
Lecturer in Philosophy
November 20, 2016

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.

Higher School of Economics, School of Philosophy,
Moscow,
Russia
November 9, 2016
Assistant professor in Philosophy
December 2, 2016

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.

About HSE
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.

Requirements
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.

Benefits
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.

More information about the university is available at the www.hse.ru/en, http://phil.hse.ru/en/.