4 Doctoral Candidate Positions in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science in Germany, 2017

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Leibniz University of Hanover and Bielefeld University jointly offer 4 doctoral candidate positions in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science starting October 1st, 2017, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research. Initial appointment will be for 2.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 6 months.

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.

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.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study in the field of Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science.

Scholarship Award: 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 1480 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.)

Number of Scholarship: Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other two at Bielefeld University.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility:Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be fluent in English and should 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 should 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply: Applications should be sent by e-mail to admissions-at-philos.uni-hannover.de and must be received by May 28th, 2017. Please consult by any 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).

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

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