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Postdoc 3 years

Department of Philosophy, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ancient Greek Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Philosophy of Mind
AOC categories Philosophy of Mind
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Start date October 2022 (ideally)
Job description

Applications are invited for the post of a

postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d, 75% employment, Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L*)

in the Department of Philosophy, working with Prof. Dr. Klaus Corcilius. This vacancy is connected to the award of an ERC Advanced Grant, entitled "TIDA – Text and Idea of Aristotle's Science of Living Things", for the period 2022-27. The project will be based at the University of Tübingen. In total, the group will consist of five postdoctoral researchers, one PhD student, student assistants, and guest researchers. See the project homepage (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/fakultaeten/philosophische-fakultaet/fachbereiche/philosophie-rhetorik-medien/philosophisches-seminar/forschung-1/erc-projekt-text-and-idea-of-aristoteles-sciencs-of-living-things/)

The principal activity of the postdoctoral researcher will be to undertake research in

Aristotle's theory of the soul and living things, and on the impact of Aristotle's physical theory on his treatment of the phenomena of the mental in particular.

A solid background and experience, including a PhD in a relevant discipline, is required:

- Ancient Philosophy
– Philosophy of Mind
– Classics

The successful applicant is expected to engage in the collaborative efforts of the project and invited to teach in their area of specialisation at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen (teaching load 2 hours per week / semester, not mandatory).

Tübingen University (https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/) and the Tübingen Department of Philosophy in particular (http://www.https://uni-tuebingen.de/fakultaeten/philosophische-fakultaet/fachbereiche/philosophie-rhetorik-medien/philosophisches-seminar/seminar/) offer a stimulating research environment.

The period of employment will be for 3 years, ideally beginning in October 2022. The holder of the position will be subject to one interim evaluation after 12 months.

Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, a specimen of their written work, as well as names and email addresses of up to three references. Applications should be sent by email to the address below. The position will be filled as soon as possible. Review of the applications will begin on September 1, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as non-disabled applicants. The University of Tübingen strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages qualified female researchers to apply.

Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to [email protected]

The contract will be made by the central administration of the university.

* According to the general pay scale of German universities, the salary will be “E 13TV-L”. This corresponds to a monthly salary of at least EUR 4,600,-** (75% position, gross pay, before tax). Your income will increase annually if you remain employed. Information regarding cost of living in Tübingen: https://tuebingenresearchcampus.com/tuebingen/

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: September 1, 2022, 12:00am CET

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/fakultaeten/philosophi...
Contact name Klaus Corcilius
Contact email
Time created July 27, 2022, 2:10pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 23, 2023, 12:36pm CET
Last updated July 27, 2022, 7:45pm UTC
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