Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

The University of Sydney,
Sydney,
Australia
November 25, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philosophy
December 21, 2015

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Reference no: 2362/1115

• Utilise your expertise in ethical and political philosophies concerned with the imagination (as well as reason), embodiment, and difference in ethical and political life
• Develop your academic career alongside supportive colleagues
• Full-time, fixed term for three years: $79K - $109K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology; Classics and Ancient History; Gender and Cultural Studies; History; and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Philosophy is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including the history of ancient and early modern philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; ethics; philosophy of science; and philosophy of mind, logic, and critical theory.

The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of philosophies of imagination, embodiment, and difference. The successful applicant will work with Professor Moira Gatens and will maintain their own high-quality research project while contributing to collaborative research, also assisting with the organisation of research seminars, workshops, and conferences.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

• a PhD in Philosophy (awarded by time of commencement of appointment)
• research expertise in social and political philosophy and ethics (with particular emphasis on the role of the imagination, embodiment, and difference)
• an outstanding capacity for research and writing.

Desirable for appointment is your:

• administrative experience, particularly in organising workshops and/or seminars
• ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
• publication record in social, ethical, or political philosophy.

The preferred starting date is 29 February 2016 (negotiable).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 21 December 2015 (Sydney Time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

The University of Sydney,
Sydney,
Australia
November 25, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philosophy
December 21, 2015

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Reference no: 2362/1115

• Utilise your expertise in ethical and political philosophies concerned with the imagination (as well as reason), embodiment, and difference in ethical and political life
• Develop your academic career alongside supportive colleagues
• Full-time, fixed term for three years: $79K - $109K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology; Classics and Ancient History; Gender and Cultural Studies; History; and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Philosophy is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including the history of ancient and early modern philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; ethics; philosophy of science; and philosophy of mind, logic, and critical theory.

The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of philosophies of imagination, embodiment, and difference. The successful applicant will work with Professor Moira Gatens and will maintain their own high-quality research project while contributing to collaborative research, also assisting with the organisation of research seminars, workshops, and conferences.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

• a PhD in Philosophy (awarded by time of commencement of appointment)
• research expertise in social and political philosophy and ethics (with particular emphasis on the role of the imagination, embodiment, and difference)
• an outstanding capacity for research and writing.

Desirable for appointment is your:

• administrative experience, particularly in organising workshops and/or seminars
• ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
• publication record in social, ethical, or political philosophy.

The preferred starting date is 29 February 2016 (negotiable).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 21 December 2015 (Sydney Time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC),
Berlin,
Germany
November 2, 2015
Post-doc position ethics or political philosophy of natural resource management
December 15, 2015

Post-doc Position in Philosophical Ethics of Natural Resource Management

MCC's Working Group “Scientific Assessments, Ethics, and Public Policy” (SEP) offers a Post-doc position (2016 – 2018) to foster the philosophical-ethical reflection on the (property) rights over and management of natural resources, in particular regarding land and forests in the context of global climate change. The successful candidate is expected to contribute prominently to the scientific output of the group, mostly in terms of peer-reviewed publications. Research questions may include, for example, whether these natural resources should be regarded as (global) commons and what this would more precisely imply for their appropriate management from a social welfare perspective.

Within a few years the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) in Berlin has already established itself prominently in the climate policy research landscape, ranked as No. 2 of climate think tanks worldwide. MCC follows a unique research agenda that focusses on assessing the opportunities and risks of policy pathways regarding global commons, and their implications for sustainable development. MCC's research is driven by policy relevance and is largely interdisciplinary in nature. MCC is a joint initiative of the Mercator Foundation and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Cooperation with high-profile international partner organizations provides a network of excellence.

Inspired inter alia by John Dewey’s philosophy, the working group SEP examines design options for integrated scientific assessment-making in the context of public policy processes, and in particular how ethical aspects and conflicting stakes can be treated appropriately in these assessments in the case of highly complex, disputed policy issues, such as, for instance, land use and forest management.

Required background and qualification

• Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in philosophy (or be close to completion at the time of application) and should particularly be trained in interdisciplinary-ethical argumentation or political philosophy.
• A background in economics and/or public policy analysis would be an additional asset, but is not obligatory;
• The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals, and is expected to seriously take an interest in public policy, particularly the management of natural resources such as forests and land;
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
• Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary research team, to conceptualize a broad and ambitious research agenda, to plan and execute specific research projects; to meet task deadlines and goals; and to conduct research independently and publish results in peer-reviewed academic journals;
• Contributions to enhancing the research profile of the working group; potentially taking over responsibilities of supervising PhD student (depending on funding, however); potentially contributing to acquire third-party funding.

Applications

The institute's management and staff alike are committed to a working environment that promotes equality, diversity, and tolerance. Salary for the position is according to the German TV-L (E14, fulltime-position). The contract duration would be 3 years with extension depending on funding. The envisaged starting date is 01 January 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

To apply, please send a Ietter of motivation (including ideas for your future research), resumé and a sample text via e-mail at your earliest convenience to:

Dr. Martin Kowarsch: kowarsch [__at__] mcc-berlin [dot] net

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Martin Kowarsch in order to learn more about this position.

Higher School of Economics,
Moscow,
Russia
October 22, 2015
Assistant Professor
December 2, 2015

The School of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities of the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia invites applications for full-time, tenure-track positions of Assistant Professor in Philosophy and sub-fields. Applications for Associate and Full Professorships can also be considered in exceptional cases. Knowledge of Russian is not required as teaching is done in English.

About HSE
The HSE is a young, dynamic, fast-growing Russian research university. 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 over twenty international research laboratories, led by eminent professors from all over the world; more such laboratories are expected to be opened by early 2016.

Requirements
Candidates must hold a recent Ph.D. in philosophy, cultural studies, visual studies, or a related field, or be within a year of completion at the time of application. The successful candidate is expected to conduct high-quality research publishable in reputable peer-reviewed journals with research support provided by the university’s Centre for Advanced Studies. The appointments will be made for three years in the first instance, starting in September 2016, 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 and a recent research paper via online application form here: http://cas.hse.ru/expresspolls/poll/155920133.html.

At least 2 letters of reference should be forwarded directly to the attention of Philosophy Review Committee at cas [__at__] hse [dot] ru.

The deadline for accepting application materials is December 02, 2015.

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

University of Cambridge,
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
October 14, 2015
Research Associate (Fixed Term)
November 12, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at CRASSH is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the project Managing Extreme Technological Risk, to work on the evaluation of extreme technological risk. Nuclear power, bioengineering, geoengineering and artificial intelligence are all examples of dual-use technology: technology that gives us power to bring great benefits to the world, but that may also pose great risks, whether from accidents or from deliberate misuse. Any reasonable policy regarding these new technologies has to weigh up those benefits against those risks.

This subproject proposes to examine issues such as: * the use and limitations of approaches such as cost-benefit analysis when evaluating extreme technological risk * the importance of mitigating extreme technological risk compared to other global priorities * issues in population ethics as they relate to future generations; * challenges associated with evaluating small probabilities of large payoffs; * challenges associated with moral and evaluative uncertainty as they relate to the long-term future of humanity. Relevant disciplines include: Philosophy (especially moral philosophy, applied ethics, and formal decision theory) and Economics (e.g., the economics of sustainability, the theory of future discounting), although suitable candidates outside these fields are welcomed.

Candidates will normally have a PhD in a relevant field or an equivalent level of research experience and accomplishment. The research associate will join a team of researchers developing a general methodology for the management of extreme technological risk. The RA will report to the Centre's Academic Director, Professor Huw Price, and will work under the direction and guidance of Professor Partha Dasgupta.

Post-holders will be expected to:

Conduct independent and collaborative research to be published as papers in leading academic journals;
Organise, participate in, and speak at workshops, lectures and conferences;
Develop collaborations with leading research groups;
Lead and collaborate on further funding applications relevant to the project and CSER's broader research aims.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8287/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application process involves a two-stage registration (applicants must complete and submit both stages of the application process). Applicants should also register/log-on to the CRASSH Application system on the CRASSH website, www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/applications and follow the detailed instructions there.

Please quote reference VM07248 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

University of Cambridge,
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
October 14, 2015
Research Associate (Fixed Term)
November 12, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at CRASSH is seeking to appoint an academic project manager, who will play a central role in developing CSER into a world-class research centre. We seek an ambitious candidate with initiative and a broad intellectual range for a postdoctoral role combining academic and administrative responsibilities. The Academic Project Manager will work with CSER's Executive Director and Academic Director to co-ordinate and develop CSER's projects and the Centre's overall profile, and to build and maintain collaborations with academic centres, industry leaders and policy makers in the UK and worldwide. This is a unique opportunity to play a formative research development role in the establishment of a world-class centre.

Candidates will normally have a PhD in a relevant field or an equivalent level of experience and accomplishment (for example, in a policy, industry, or think tank setting). The postholder will join a team of researchers developing a general methodology for the management of extreme technological risk. The RA will report to the Centre's Executive Director, Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh.

Post-holders will be expected to:

Coordinate and develop the activities of CSER's research programmes ;
Organize and participate in meetings, workshops and conferences; leverage Cambridge's convening power to assemble world-leading expert meetings on topics relevant to extreme technological risk;
Act as an ambassador for the Centre's research, both within Cambridge and externally, engaging with academics, the media, policymakers, or other external audiences;
Conduct independent and collaborative research within CSER's broad focus areas, to be published as papers in leading academic journals;
Actively seek additional funding for the activities of the Centre; work with CSER's research team to develop research proposals;
The post-holder will be encouraged to set their own priorities within the role and work with a high degree of independence, as well as to bring their own ideas to the challenges of achieving the Centre's research and development objectives.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2017 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8287/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application process involves a two-stage registration (applicants must complete and submit both stages of the application process). Applicants should also register/log-on to the CRASSH Application system on the CRASSH website, www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/applications and follow the detailed instructions there.

Please quote reference VM07245 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

University of Cambridge,
Cambridge,
United Kingdom
October 14, 2015
Research Associate (Fixed Term)
November 12, 2015

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) at CRASSH is seeking to appoint a Research Associate to join the project Managing Extreme Technological Risk, to work on responsible innovation and extreme technological risk. This subproject asks what can be done to encourage risk-awareness and societal responsibility, without discouraging innovation, within the communities developing future technologies with transformative potential. What can be learned from historical examples of technology governance and culture-development? What are the roles of different forms of regulation in the development of transformative technologies with risk potential? Relevant disciplines include: Science and Technology Studies, Geography, Sociology, Governance, Philosophy of Science, plus relevant technological fields (e.g., AI, biotechnology, geoengineering), although suitable candidates outside these fields are welcomed. Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant field or an equivalent level of research experience and accomplishment (for example, in a policy or think tank setting). The research associate will join a team of researchers developing a general methodology for the management of extreme technological risk, and will work closely with CSER's industry and policy partners. The RA will report to the Centre's Academic Director, Professor Huw Price, and will work under the direction and guidance of Dr Robert Doubleday (Centre for Science and Policy) and Lord Martin Rees.

Post-holders will be expected to:

Conduct independent and collaborative research to be published as papers in leading academic journals;
Produce reports for government, industry, and other organisations based on this research, as appropriate;
Organise, participate in, and speak at workshops, lectures and conferences;
Develop collaborations with leading research groups, and with key contacts in government and industry where relevant;
Lead and collaborate on further funding applications relevant to the project and CSER's broader research aims.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2018 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please visit http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/8287/. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

The application process involves a two-stage registration (applicants must complete and submit both stages of the application process). Applicants should also register/log-on to the CRASSH Application system on the CRASSH website, www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/applications and follow the detailed instructions there.

Please quote reference VM07222 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology,
Enschede,
Netherlands
September 8, 2015
Coordinator
September 16, 2015

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is looking for a

Coordinator Ethics and Technology

About the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology

Science and technology are of paramount social, political and economic importance in the 21st century. They are not only drivers of economic and social developments; they shape our societies, practices and institutions. In order to come to grips with science and technology and to make adequate and appropriate political and policy decisions regarding them, we need to reflect on the ethical aspects of their development, the moral acceptability of their application, and their contribution to the quality of life and well-being. It is now widely recognized that technologies must be developed and used responsibly, as many choices are involved with major implications for health and safety, environmental quality, civil liberties, social justice, and the quality of life.

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu) is a cooperation of the philosophy departments of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft and Eindhoven Universities of Technology and the University of Twente). The bundling of forces in the field of ethics and technology in the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology accommodates the increasing need for balanced, high quality and comprehensive reflection and judgment on moral, political and policy issues associated with science and technology.

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology is one of the eight Centres of Excellence of the 3TU.Federation (http://www.3tu.nl/en/). It currently comprises more than sixty researchers. It has a PhD programme with currently 15 PhD students enrolled. The Centre has a Scientific Director, Managing Director and Coordinator, joinly comprising the Daily Board of the Centre, a Management Team, consisting of two representatives of each of the three philosophy departments, and a Board of Deans, consisting of the deans of the respective faculties. The philosophy department of the University of Twente is responsible for the daily management of the research centre and houses the Daily Board.

Tasks

Together with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director, the coordinator (who also carries the title Assistant Director) forms the daily board of the Centre.

The primary task of the coordinator is to coordinate the activities of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology and the Centre’s PhD programme. The coordinator carries out the daily practical management of Centre, and works in close consultation with the Scientific Director and the Managing Director of the Centre. The coordinator is responsible for implementing the policy as outlined by the daily board. This includes the following tasks:
◾Daily management of the Centre, preparing meetings with the Centre’s Management Team and Board; coordination with other Centres of Excellence of the 3TU.Federation; communication with the secretary of the 3TU.Federation.
◾Coordination of the PhD programme, which includes course organization, administration, and evaluation; coordination with other Dutch graduate schools; evaluation of the graduate programme in relation to funding organizations; promotion of the graduate school and recruitment of new PhD students.
◾Organization of 3TU.Ethics events, including the annual research day, workshops, lectures, and conferences.
◾Coordination with international partner institutions in ethics and philosophy (a.o., The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) in Australia).
◾Promotion of the Centre’s visibility and development and execution of communication plan, which includes website maintenance, promotion of the Centre on electronic mailing lists, developing outreach materials.
◾Finances, which include the administration of budget requests and declarations, support with attracting external money from funding organizations, coordination joint research proposals (KP7, Horizon2020, NWO).

Your office will be located at the University of Twente, where the daily board meetings will also take place. If at any point in the future, the directorate of the Centre were to move to one of the other two universities, your office will move there as well.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, results-oriented, and proactive colleague. Requirements:
◾PhD in philosophy (or related discipline), with an interest in technology and engineering and ethical aspects of technology. We will also consider outstanding candidates without a PhD.
◾Excellent social and organizational skills, professional disposition, responsible, accurate, independent, and a positive attitude.
◾Ability to communicate effectively in English. Mastery of Dutch is a pro.
◾Managerial experience is a pro.
◾Knowledge of the Dutch university system is a pro

Offer

We offer an appointment for a period of two years, , with the possibility of renewal, depending on performance and availability of funds. The preferred starting date is December 1st. The appointment initially offered is for 32 hours a week (0,84 fte). Depending on your expertise and interests, we may be able to add to this a 0,1 research or teaching appointment and/or support you in attracting research funding. The gross monthly salary is between € 3324 – €4551 (fulltime, scale 11 CAO-NU), and the annual (full-time) salary is between € 46389 and € 63513. The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Information and application

Further information about the Centre can be found on the website, www.ethicsandtechnology.eu. For questions about the vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, Scientific Director of the Centre (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

Your application, including your CV and a letter of application, should be sent no later than September 16th, 2015. Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (using the button “apply here”). A limited number of suitable candidates will be invited for a job interview (Skype is a possibility). Interviews will take place in the week of September 20th.

Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt ,
Klagenfurt,
Austria
September 3, 2015
Full Professorship in Visual Culture
September 30, 2015

The Department of Media and Communications Science of the Faculty of Humanities at the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt hereby advertises a

Full Professorship in Visual Culture

(initially only temporary for five years) according to §98 UG, starting with September 1, 2016.

At about 10,000 students, Klagenfurt University is a young, lively and innovative university at the intersection of Alpine and Mediterranean cultures – in a region famous for its quality of life. As a national public university (§6 UG) it is fully funded by federal means, and its mission statement is founded on the principle of “transcending boundaries!”.

The newly established Professorship for Visual Culture is to represent this interdisciplinary field of research within the School and beyond, and to deepen it in exchange and collaboration with members of the School that are already doing research in this area. The Professor’s activity is to promote and develop the research in Visual Culture at Klagenfurt University. A person of excellent qualifications and international scientific renown is required, able to represent the topic in research and teaching with great commitment, to successfully establish co-operations, and to pursue a demanding and forward-looking research programme.

The duties of the Professorship include:
• Representation of the thematic focus on Visual Culture in research and teaching.
• Coordination and distinctive development of the transdisciplinary research cluster on Visual Culture.
• Counselling and supervision of thematically appropriate student projects from various programmes.
• Coordination of and collaboration on the development of a Master’s programme in Visual Culture.
• Promotion and support of young researchers.
• Contributions to university management.

Requirements:
• The applicant is to have a background in the Humanities with a clear focus on Visual Culture (possibilities range from digital media, film/video/TV/photography, to classical fine arts). They should be familiar with the philosophical and theoretical discourses of image theory. In addition, they are to have worked on the cultural determination of seeing and visual practices in a historical and/or social perspective.
• Habilitation or equivalent qualification in:
- Art History, or
- Media and Communication Studies, or
- Philosophy, or
- any other appropriate scientific denomination,
all of the above with a focus on Visual Culture.
• Excellent relevant performance in research and publication with international visibility.
• Pertinent university teaching experience and competence in the didactics of tertiary education.
• Leadership skills and the ability to work well in a team.

Desired additional qualifications:
• Experience with international and interdisciplinary research co-operations.
• Experience with the acquisition of research funds and the execution of projects based on third-party funding.
• Experience in Gender Studies.
• Interest in interdisciplinary co-operations between Schools, especially concerning technological aspects.
• Competence in gender mainstreaming and diversity management.

The duties of the Professorship require that the future Professor move the centre of their work life to Klagenfurt.

The Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt intends to increase the number of women in high level faculty positions and specifically invites applications from qualified women. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference.

People with disabilities or chronic diseases who are qualified are explicitly invited to apply.

The salary will be individually negotiated. The minimum gross salary for a position at this level (Salary group A1 for University Staff / Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer/innen der Universitäten) is currently € 67,000 per year.

Applications should comprise a main section with a maximum length of 5 pages (see www.aau.at/faculty) together with supplementary attachments. Applications should be submitted by 30th September 2015 by e-mail to the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Senate’s Office, Mrs. Sabine Tomicich (sabine [dot] tomicich [__at__] aau [dot] at). Further information can be obtained on the website www.aau.at/faculty or by contacting the Chair of the Appointments Committee, Prof. Dr. Alice Pechriggl (alice [dot] pechriggl [__at__] aau [dot] at).

We regret that the Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt cannot reimburse applicants’ travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and/or hiring process.

Aarhus University,
Aarhus,
Denmark
August 21, 2015
2 postdocs, 1 PhD at Aarhus University (Denmark) / Intuitions in Science and Philosophy
November 1, 2015

The project Intuitions in Science and Philosophy hires

- 2 postdocs and
- 1 PhD student.

Application deadline: 01/11/2015.

The Sapere Aude project Intuitions in Science and Philosophy, funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research and led by Samuel Schindler, will investigate the role and nature of intuitive judgements in science and philosophy. Whereas intuitive judgements in philosophy have been much debated in recent years, little attention has been paid to intuitive judgments in science. This is where the project will step in. In particular, it will investigate intuitive judgements in thought experiments in physics and in the form of acceptability judgements in linguistics. The results of these investigations will be related to debates about the evidential function of intuitive judgements in philosophy.

The project will cooperate with several renowned scholars in the field and organize two major conferences and a workshop. Each of the project members will be able to visit the project’s cooperation partners abroad. The starting date is negotiable. The project duration is four years. The tasks of the team members will be roughly as follows:

Postdoc position 1 (2 years): “Justifying intuitive judgments”. Together with the PI of the project, the postdoc will, amongst other things, conduct qualitative and quantitative surveys. Knowledge of statistics, experimental design and/or experimental philosophy would be an advantage, but is not required.

http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stilling...

Postdoc position 2 (2 years): “Histories of thought experiments”. In a set of extended historical case studies the postdoc will investigate the role intuitive judgments in thought experiments have played in theory choice. The applicant can be a philosopher, but should have strong interests and competences in the history of science (and ideally, physics).

http://www.au.dk/en/about/vacant-positions/scientific-positions/stilling...

PhD student (3 years): “Justifying intuitive judgements in linguistics”. The PhD student will inquire into the justification of the use of acceptability judgements in linguistics. For that purpose, the student (trained in philosophy or linguistics) will, amongst other things, conduct qualitative and quantitative surveys. Knowledge of statistics, experimental design and/or linguistics would be an advantage, but is not required.

http://talent.au.dk/phd/scienceandtechnology/opencalls/calls-on-specific...

The project will be located at the Centre for Science Studies at the Department of Mathematics and associated with the Department of Philosophy at Aarhus University. The project members are expected to move to Aarhus. The project language is English. Also teaching in English is possible.

For further information and questions contact Samuel Schindler (sks [__at__] css [dot] au [dot] dk) or visit http://projects.au.dk/intuitions/.