Department of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover
|Job category||Postdoc or similar / Fixed term|
|AOS||Philosophy of Science, especially values in science, trust in science, health sciences, climate science, or replication crises|
Philosophy of Science
|Location||Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany|
|Start date||October 2023|
The Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Position funded by the German Research Council (DFG). Applicants should have a PhD in philosophy or philosophy of science with a proven research record in at least one of the following areas: science and values, trust (in science), philosophy of climate science, philosophy of medicine, or philosophical issues of the replication crisis. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Prof. Mathias Frisch and Prof. Torsten Wilholt as part of the new Center for Advanced Studies (DFG-Kollegforschungsgruppe) “SOCRATES – Social Credibility and Trustworthiness of Expert Knowledge and Science-Based Information”. The appointment will be for 4 years (48 months), starting October 2023. PhD diploma required by time of appointment.
By providing a forum for interactions among philosophers across subdisciplines as well as a forum for discursive interdisciplinary engagement among philosophers, sociologists, researchers in communications and media studies, and other social scientists, SOCRATES aims to work toward a comprehensive and coherent philosophical treatment of scientific credibility and trust in science. The center will focus on the following issues: (i) Trust, trustworthiness, and social values; (ii) Consensus, controversy, and uncertainty-management; (iii) Tthe spread of information, and the mediatization of science and (iv) Trust and the globalization of science. During the first funding period, the Centre will combine theoretical analyses with an investigation of the problem of scientific credibility in three focal areas: (1) climate science and the climate crisis, (2) scientific expertise in the health sciences, and (3) credibility within and of the behavioral sciences.
• Cover letter (no more than two pages) describing the applicant's specific qualifications for research in the Center;
• curriculum vitae including publications;
• a sample of the applicant's written work (no more than 7500 words);
• at least two letters of reference
The project will be conducted in English. No proficiency in German is required.
The postdoctoral position will be offered as a 100% position on salary scale E13.
The following information is intended to give you a rough orientation on the salary and is not legally binding. Currently, a 100% E13 position amounts to a gross salary of ca. 52 000 € p.a. Taxes and deductions for mandatory health and retirement plans apply, so that a single person may initially expect a monthly net salary of ca. 2540 €. Note that this means that you are automatically insured within German statutory health insurance (“gesetzliche Krankenversicherung”).
Leibniz University Hannover aims to promote gender equality within the scope of the statutory provisions and emphatically invites qualified women to apply for this position. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.
|How to apply|
please also send application materials to: [email protected]
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||January 31, 2023, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.philos.uni-hannover.de/en/|
|Contact name||Mathias Frisch|
|Time created||December 22, 2022, 4:41pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||January 31, 2023, 11:59pm CET|
|Expired on||Yesterday, 12:46am CET|
|Last updated||February 1, 2023, 11:46pm UTC|
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