30/03/2016

Doctoral Candidate Positions in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    DFG Research Training Group GRK 2073 "Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research"
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhilosophyEpistemology
    PhilosophyEthics
    PhilosophyPhilosophy of science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/05/2018 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Hannover
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    65 % (ca. 26 h/week)
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

3 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting October 1, 2018, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research.

Initial appointment will be for 1.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 1.5 years. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1500 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other one at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants should be fluent in English and be able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science). They must hold a pertinent university degree (typically an MA degree in Philosophy or HPS) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. They need to specify a dissertation project that fits the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of each holder of one of the advertised positions will be to conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and to participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program. Holders of the positions must enroll as doctoral students in philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. It is expected that they take residence in the region of their respective campus.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to admissions@philos.uni-hannover.de and must be received by May 20, 2018. Please consult by all means the application guide on our website for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered): https://grk2073.org/apply

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón: rafael.ugarte.chacon@philos.uni-hannover.de

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Benefits

Initial appointment will be for 1.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 1.5 years. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1500 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) The research training group offers a flexible qualification program. Furthermore, it facilitates the reconciliation of family life and academic career and takes measures to create equal opportunities for men and women.

Additional comments

Please consult our application guide for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered): https://grk2073.org/apply

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Philosophy: Master Degree or equivalent
    Ethics in health sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Ethics in natural sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Ethics in physical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Ethics in social sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
DFG Research Training Group GRK 2073 "Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research"
Germany
Hannover
30159
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073, Institut für Philosophie, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Lange Laube 32
1 position(s) available at
DFG Research Training Group GRK 2073 "Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research"
Germany
Bielefeld
33615
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073, Abteilung Philosophie, Universität Bielefeld, Universitätsstraße 25

EURAXESS offer ID: 94820
EURAXESS old offer ID: 34077118