Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Graz,
Post date: March 17, 2023
Climate Change Graz Post Doc Fellowship Program 2023
Deadline: April 15, 2023

The Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz is offering 5 post-doctoral fellowships at University of Graz, Austria, for 3 months. Dates for stays can start as early as June 2023 or latest in March 2024, but ideally run from October to December 2023, in order to encourage collaboration among the fellows. The fellowship will cover costs of travel, housing and subsistence up to € 8,000 in total. Fellows are responsible for their own insurance, which should be covered for EU citizens by their insurance in their country of employment, but is also quite affordable for those abroad. The program will assist in finding suitable housing close to the university.

The program is designed for PostDoc researchers (up to 5 years after receiving their PhD; applicants after their submission of their PhD thesis can be considered as well) from all academic fields working on climate change - including philosophy - who wish to collaborate with one (or more) of the research groups of the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz ( External candidates are strongly encouraged.

Participants will work under the direct mentorship of an experienced Uni Graz scientist in a unique inter- and transdisciplinary research environment. The research stay should be focused on a specific project, e.g. a joint research program, paper, or grant proposal. Fellows will have the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz's international network.

While the call is open for all topics of climate change – including improved understanding of the processes of climate change, observed impacts and projected risks for natural and human systems, questions of mitigation, adaptation and resilience, or related ethical and legal dimensions – we are particularly interested in contributions to the following interdisciplinary research field, among others:

• Interdisciplinary Approaches for Assessing the Fair Allocation of Benefits and Burdens of the Transformation to Climate Neutrality, see Research Group Economics of Climate and Global Change and Working Section Moral and Political Philosophy (EconClim Research Group - Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change ( and Projects - Section Moral and Political Philosophy and
• Intertemporal Dimensions in Climate Litigation, see Research Center ClimLaw: Graz and Working Section Moral and Political Philosophy (Research Center ClimLaw: Graz ( and Projects - Section Moral and Political Philosophy ( and

Applicants can choose to work with two research groups and should indicate their preferred host. We encourage contacting the research group representative(s) who you would like to choose as your host before submitting your application.
All fellows will need to be present at University of Graz, Austria (i.e. no working remotely) for the full duration of the fellowship. Ideally, the fellows will start in October 2023, but earlier or later starts will be possible if agreed upon with the host and coordinator of the program.

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in scientific positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Applications process
Applicants are required to submit a 2-page research proposal for the work they intend to conduct during their fellowship. In addition, a short motivation letter (stating your preferred host and indication of interdisciplinary linkage you want to deepen) and a CV with a complete list of publications is required. Please provide contact information for three people that could give recommendations, but do not include reference letters in the application as these will not be considered.
Applications to the 2023/24 program are possible until 15h April 2023 by sending their application material to harald [dot] stelzer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at (midnight CEST). Online interviews with the most suitable candidates will be held by an interdisciplinary selection committee in late April and beginning of May, so that the decision is available in mid May 2023.

Dr. Harald Stelzer (Research Manager), harald [dot] stelzer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at, +43 316 380-1295

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Post date: March 2, 2023
Full Professorship (W3) for Theoretical Philosophy
Deadline: March 12, 2023

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Theoretical Philosophy

at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The professor will be responsible for carrying out research into and teaching the subject of philosophy with a sufficiently broad scope. The successful applicant will have an excellent track record in central areas of theoretical philosophy (metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology). An additional focus in research and/or teaching in the area of logic and the philosophy of science, as well as a focus in research and/or teaching in the history of philosophy would also be desirable.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired these necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). We would prefer experience in interdisciplinary collaborative research and expect your research to tie in with the key research priorities at FAU and the faculty. The successful candidate will also be expected to be willing to take an active part in shaping the department’s profile.

FAU expects applicants to demonstrate academic leadership, engage in early career development and to drive FAU’s strategic agenda. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at by March 12, 2023, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-berufungen [__at__] fau [dot] de with any questions.

University of Warsaw, Faculty of Philosophy,
Post date: February 22, 2023
Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor
Deadline: February 28, 2023

Call for Applications - Research Position in Philosophy of Perception & Cognitive Science

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow/Assistant Professor
Duration: 12 months with a option of extension for up to 12 more months
Number of positions: 1 (full time)
Location: University of Warsaw, Poland
Start date: As soon as filled, Spring 2023

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw will hire a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz on the interdisciplinary research project ‘Perceptual Objects in the Unimodal and Multimodal Settings’ funded by the National Science Centre, Poland.

- a doctoral degree in philosophy, cognitive science, or psychology, obtained not earlier than 7 years before the time of employment;
- publications in the field of sensory research within philosophy of mind/perception, psychology, cognitive science, or neuroscience;
- research interests relevant to the project topic (sense perception, object perception, sense modalities, multisensory integration);
- fluency in English.

Applications should be sent by 28 February 2023 to: pracowniczy [dot] filozofia [__at__] uw [dot] edu [dot] pl
For more information on the advertised position please see:
All details concerning application documents available here:
For inquiries please contact PI Dr Aleksandra Mroczko-Wąsowicz (aleksandra [dot] mroczko-wasowicz [__at__] uw [dot] edu [dot] pl).

Erasmus University Rotterdam,
Post date: February 21, 2023
Erasmus Collection Fellowship
Deadline: April 1, 2023

The Erasmus of Rotterdam Research Centre and the Rotterdam Public Library have recently launched a new fellowship with regard to the uniqe Erasmus Collection that is being preserved in the library. Interested scholars are able to apply for this position as of now.

The Rotterdam Public Library hosts the world's largest Erasmus Collection which goes back to 1604. The Collection includes more than 3000 early-modern editions of Erasmus' works and handwritten letters, and a vast range of modern translations, editions, articles and books related to Erasmus and his reception from the 16th century to the present. This provides a unique opportunity for junior and senior researchers to engage with Erasmus Studies in the context of (neo-latin) philology, philosophy, typography, book history, Renaissance Studies, and related fields.

ERRC and the Rotterdam Public Library aim to facilitate international researchers to study the world's largest Erasmus Collection. We invite scholars from all over the world to apply for an Erasmus Collection Fellowship and engage in research related to the Collection. We encourage all interested academics, journalists and independent researchers to apply.

For further information on the application, see:

Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Post date: November 2, 2022
2 Research Fellowships in Philosophy or Ethics of AI
Deadline: November 25, 2022

The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU, est. 1742) has been awarded a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Professorship (Prof. Vincent C. Müller) and is setting up a new Centre for Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence Research (PAIR) within a new department of Science and Technology Studies (STS). At PAIR, we are looking for two post-doctoral research fellows on a 3-year contract (with the possibility of extension).

One of the fellows is funded by the Humboldt Professorship and will work in any area relevant to PAIR, the other is funded by a project with the Germany Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and will work on AI ethics.

Research Environment & Tasks

With long-term funding from the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship and other projects, we are building the Centre for Philosophy and AI Research (PAIR) to be one of the internationally leading institutions in the ethics of AI and philosophy of AI. We aim to have deep impact on normative and theoretical issues in both AI and philosophy. The initial team at PAIR will be 3 research fellows, 1 visiting fellow, 4 PhD students, 1 manager, 1 secretary and 1 professor. We are planning to grow with additional funding and a perspective for permanent contracts. We offer a stimulating, supportive and pleasant research environment - situated in a high-grade centrally-located office environment in beautiful Erlangen. The working language at PAIR is English.

What matters to us is your contribution to intellectual progress in research, plus contributions to the team overall (publications, funding, visibility, cooperation, ...). Academic excellence is assumed, as are teamwork, an international outlook and fluent English (for the BMBF project, some knowledge of German would be an advantage.). The position involves co-supervision of PhD candidates at the Centre and possibly contributions to classroom teaching (jointly not more than 20% FTE). Research fellows are expected to be mostly working on-site.


Salary at level TV-L E13, full-time (currently ca. €50-73000/year, before tax). The employment includes social security benefits, health insurance (1/2 employer, 1/2 employee), pension, sick pay, etc. Sufficient funds for technical equipment, travel, events, etc. are available from PAIR.


PhD in a relevant field, by the time of appointment.

We do not require that applicants already have a visa & work permit for the EU/Germany.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. The PAIR Centre encourages applications out of groups that are currently underrepresented in philosophy. We aim to have team members with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.


Applications via e-mail to pair-jobs [__at__] fau [dot] de with a single PDF that includes: cover letter including research plans (1-2 pages), CV, one publication/text.

We will run a single application procedure for both posts. This will involve speaking to a long-list of candidates over video-link, and then invite a short-list of candidates to the PAIR Centre. Starting dates can be negotiated, but sooner ist preferred.

University of Graz,
Post date: August 5, 2022
PostDoc in Moral and Political Philosophy ("University assistant with doctorate")
Deadline: August 24, 2022

The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Graz is looking for a

University assistant with doctorate (m/f/d)
40 hours a week fixed-term employment for 2 years* position to be filled as of 01.10.2022

The position is located at the Institute of Philosophy, working section Moral and Political Philosophy. The position holder will be a member of the Cluster of Excellence Climate Change Graz and will strengthen the cooperation between philosophers and economists at the interface of climate ethics and climate economics. During the term of this position, a tenurable position will be advertised.

Independent research in the field of "Practical Philosophy" with particular consideration of climate ethics and climate economics.
Independent Teaching
Participation in existing research projects and developing new research projects
Participation in the coordination of the Double Degree Master Program Political, Economic and Legal Philosophy (MA PELP)
Student support and supervision
Cooperation on organisational and administrative tasks as well as evaluation measures

Completed doctorate/PhD in the field of Philosophy
International experience
Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of climate ethics and climate economics
Communication, organizational and teamwork skills
(Online) teaching experience and didactic competence
Excellent knowledge of German and English
Didactic aptitude for participation in teaching
Excellent command of written and spoken English

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1
Minimum Salary
The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 4.061,50 gross/month (for full-time employment). This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

Applicants with proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be given preference if equally qualified. For further information, please refer to our general application regulations.

* Please note the limitations of § 109 UG (university act), especially in the case of short contract terms. For further information, please refer to our general application regulations.

For further information or questions, please contact:

Lukas Meyer
lukas [dot] meyer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

Please note that in order to comply with the applicable data protection regulations, we can only accept applications via our web-based applicant tool for this vacant position.

University of Innsbruck,
Post date: June 26, 2022
Senior Lecturer (Doctorate/PhD)
Deadline: July 15, 2022

Start date/duration:

from 01.10.2022
for 6 years, possibility for a permanent position depending on requirement and performance evaluation

Administrative unit:

Department of Philosophy

Extent of employment:

20 hours per week

Job Description:
Senior Lecturer with doctorate (6 years with possibility of tenure) (20 hours/week), Institute of Philosophy from 01.10.2022. As a Senior Lecturer your main duty is to teach courses and tutor students. You will also participate in administration.Required qualifications: completed doctoral or PhD studies in philosophy; teaching experience in philosophy and ethics of digitalisation, philosophy of science and at least one other area of theoretical philosophy; high-quality publications in philosophy and ethics of digitalisation and theoretical philosophy.


Job profile:

The description associated with this job duties and requirements can be found at:

The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for this position amounts to € 2.031 per month (14 times)*. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (

*as of 2022

We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 15.07.2022.

The University of Innsbruck emphasizes equal opportunities and diversity in its personnel policy.

The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the percentage of women and thus expressly encourages women to apply. This is particularely true for leading positions and scientific job offers. In case of underrepresentation women with the same qualifications will be given priority.

Following Austrian disability legislation, qualified persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

University of Twente,
Post date: June 17, 2022
Postdoc: Ethics of autonomous vehicles, with special attention to ethical analysis of human factors in trust in autonomous vehicle systems
Deadline: July 1, 2022

The Philosophy Section of the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for a postdoc (approx. 20-month position) in ethics of autonomous vehicles, with special attention to ethical analysis of human factors in trust in autonomous vehicle, This is part of a large European project on ethics of emerging technologies.

The principal aim of this postdoc will be to develop ethical guidance tools for the assessment of trust in autonomous vehicles, to help engineers, designers, regulators, civil society organizations, and researchers in assessing the trustworthiness of autonomous vehicles, and of different components and elements in autonomous vehicle systems. This will involve, amongst others, the development of a ‘trust relationship tool’ that allows actors to identify trust relationships that exist, or are likely to emerge, between key stakeholders in autonomous vehicle systems. This tool will complement technical assessments of trust in autonomous vehicles by looking at human and social factors in trust.
This postdoc project will also develop a novel approach to the ethical assessment and guidance of autonomous vehicle systems, which will build in part on the above mentioned tools. Autonomous vehicles, and the social-technical systems that support them, must factor in values like privacy, explicability, and human agency in addition to values like human safety, efficiency and so on. The postdoc will draw from an Ethics by Design approach to show how values like privacy, explicability, and human agency can increase the overall trustworthiness of a particular system. In seeking to make an autonomous vehicle system trustworthy, it must take into account a range of different values, and may need to make tradeoffs between these values. The postdoc will work closely with other members on the project to see how technical aspects of trust are being built into the system, and to what this means for developing a system that is worthy of human and social trust.
Additional time will be devoted to project coordination and research dissemination tasks. This will involve writing reports for the project (often together with others), and you will also have some time to work on academic publications.
The CONNECT Project
The CONNECT Project for Continuous and Efficient Cooperative Trust Management for Resilient Cooperative, connected and automated mobility (CCAM) is a prestigious three year project international project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe program. It has a budget of €6 million, and will start in September 2022. It has 17 participating institutions, including the University of Twente. The project is led by the Technikon Forschungs- Und Planungsgesellschaft MBH in Austria.

Your application should include:

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 position);
either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation.

The application deadline is July 1, 2022. Interviews will be held about one week after this date.

Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam,
Post date: April 15, 2022
Postdoctoral Researcher in Semantics: Linguistic Interpretation as Abduction (2 years)
Deadline: May 8, 2022

Are you a high potential young researcher with a PhD degree in Logic, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computational Linguistics, or a related discipline, and would you be interested to join us at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in order to investigate Linguistic Interpretation as Abduction? If so, we invite you to apply for this position.

This postdoc position is part of the NWO Open Competition project “A Sentence Uttered Makes a World Appear---Natural Language Interpretation as Abductive Model Generation”. The successful applicant will join the group of Reinhard Muskens. The aim of the project is to explore how semantic values are assigned to natural language expressions in a compositional way and how the resulting values, represented as logical expressions, are enriched by means of abductive reasoning. The latter is studied in a tableaux setting.

You will be expected to fulfill the following tasks:

* Collaborate with the other researchers working on the project (the PI and two further postdocs);

* Assist with the supervision of PhD candidates and MSc students;

* Regularly present research results at international workshops and conferences, and publish them in conference proceedings and journals;

* Participate in and contribute to the organisation of research activities and events at the institute, such as workshops and colloquia;

* While this is primarily a research position, you will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching activities.

Your experience and profile:

* a PhD degree in Logic, Linguistics, Philosophy, Computational Linguistics, or a related discipline;

* a strong background in Logic and Natural Language Semantics, as witnessed by publications in relevant conference proceedings or journals;

* a strong passion for research and the wish to learn new skills through working with or assisting in guiding PhD and MSc students;

* excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written.

In-depth knowledge of one of the following areas is a plus: 1) Resolution calculi and tableau calculi for first-order and higher-order logics, 2) Theories of abductive inference, 3) Belief Revision.

Please note that knowledge of the Dutch language is not required for this position, nor is it required for being able to live in Amsterdam. However, members of staff at the ILLC have the opportunity to attend Dutch language classes if they wish.

Our offer:
We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours a week, starting as soon as possible. You will be given an initial contract for a probation period of one year. On positive evaluation, your contract will be extended for a further year.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between €2,846 to €4,490 (scale 10). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

For further information, see

University of Leeds,
United Kingdom
Post date: April 5, 2022
Lecturer in Applied and Inter-Disciplinary Ethics
Deadline: May 2, 2022

The IDEA Centre, within the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, is an internationally recognised Centre for inter-disciplinary applied and professional ethics. For this role we seek: an academic with a strong grounding in ethics who is committed to fostering the development of ethical understanding and reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia; someone with experience of University teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online; and, someone who would thrive in a team making a major impact through innovation in ethics learning and teaching, research and consultancy.

You will be drawing on high-quality philosophical and inter-disciplinary research to design and develop excellent inter-disciplinary applied ethics teaching for students both at the University of Leeds and in the University of Leeds Joint School with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in China. Liaising with academics across the University, you will develop and deliver applied and inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across programmes of study in a range of disciplines (for example, engineering, business, and dentistry). You will work with colleagues in IDEA to develop and deliver teaching materials for the Masters programmes and for professional development activities in consultancy and training.

The role involves the development and delivery of high-quality teaching (online and campus-based) both as part of the Centre’s own MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics), and in sessions and modules integrated within programmes of study in a range of disciplines across the University. You will have the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire students from a range of discipline, professional and cultural backgrounds. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people.

You will also pursue a programme of philosophical research, both individual and, where appropriate collaborative, thereby enhancing the IDEA Centre’s international profile for research excellence in applied and inter-disciplinary ethics. In addition you will actively contribute to the impact of the Centre’s research through your part in our professional ethics consultancy.