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Postdoctoral Research Scholar (up to 4 years) (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Charles University, Prague

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics OR Ancient Philosophy (Graeco-Roman or Chinese)
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Start date September 2023
Job description

We offer a full-time, research-focused Postdoc position for the duration of up to 4 years. AoS is ancient philosophy (Graco-Roman or Chinese) OR ethics. The position goes with a decent salary, plus the social security contribution of the employer (for more details, refer to the website below). 

Job description:

  • Contribution to the project “Role Ethics in Ancient and Contemporary Philosophy” (Primus funding scheme of Charles University). Altogether, there are four research positions within the project (PI, Post-Doc, two Ph.D. students). The project aims to explore the notion of social “role” (familial, professional or political) as 1) a basis for a moral theory distinct from virtue-ethics and deontology; 2) a framework for a new eudaemonist account that envisages the good human life in terms of a successful performance of different social roles one inhabits.
  • The post is available for two years initially, with the possibility of an extension for another two years. The offer of extension will be conditional upon 1) a successful review after 18 months from the start; 2) maintaining the academic age of less than 8 years from Ph.D. for the entire duration of employment (extensions possible in special cases).
  • The Post-Doc will develop and pursue, in their area of specialisation, a research agenda that is relevant to the project. This can include a purely historical research in Greek, Roman or Chinese role-ethics; a comparative research between Graeco-Roman and Chinese tradition; interventions into the contemporary debates in normative ethics; or a combination of historical and systematic approach.
  • It is expected that the Post-Doc will publish their research in highly-ranked journals or with prestigious publishers in their area of specialisation, roughly at the rate of 1-2 articles per year. We also expect regular participation in joint activities of the research team, such as organisation of an international conference or monthly research colloquia. In principle, the postholder should be based in Prague for the duration of the project.
  • The post does not include administrative or teaching duties, but the postholder will have opportunities to teach courses on subjects in the thematic vicinity of the project (in Czech or English) if that meaningfully advances their career aspirations.

Job requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or related fields (particularly Classics or Sinology)
  • Ph.D. obtained no earlier than 6 years before the start of the project (extensions possible in special cases, including previous parental leave or health issues)
  • an established or emerging publication record in good journals
  • excellent command of English
How to apply
Application type Email
Please send your application to [email protected]. Complete applications will include the following: - Application form (please access the form from the website below; the English ad follows after the Czech version) - Cover Letter with a brief outline of the research interests relevant to the project (max. 2 pages) - CV with a list of publications and a contact of at least two references - Please do NOT send reference letters or a writing sample. Only shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide these Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a Zoom interview, which will take place on April 28. The invitations for the interview will be sent out no later than on April 21.
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 10, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.ff.cuni.cz/2023/03/vyberove-rizeni-ze-...
Contact name David Machek
Contact email
Time created March 9, 2023, 3:52pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 10, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on April 12, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated May 12, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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