The Institute of Philosophy invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in Philosophy of Science (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 100 %) starting October 1, 2023. The position is limited to 3 years.
In the context of the project “MODEL TRANSFER – Model Transfer and its Challenges in Science: The Case of Economics,” funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Starting Grant to Catherine Herfeld (Leibniz University Hannover), we seek to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in history and philosophy of science with special expertise in integrated history and philosophy of science, philosophy of economics and/or computational and statistical methods / digital humanities. To study the phenomenon of model transfer and its challenges in science, focusing in particular on economics, the project will primarily use network analysis, blockmodeling and topic modeling to identify relevant transfer patterns as well as track and empirically map the transfer processes of models across different domains.
Find out more about the project here:
The position is also attached to the Chair of Philosophy and History of Economics (Prof. Dr. Catherine Herfeld). The position is remunerated according to salary scale “13 TV-L” (Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Länder).
Responsibilities and duties
The position is dedicated to the research that will be undertaken in the context of the ERC project. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a team, actively participate in all project events, co-organize events on the project topic and present their research at conferences and workshops on a regular basis.
Employment conditions and requirements
To qualify for the position, applicants must hold an academic degree in philosophy and/or economics. A Ph.D. in philosophy and previous research that demonstrates excellent skills in at least one of the aforementioned methods are expected. Applicants should also have a research focus in philosophy of science, integrated history and philosophy of science, philosophy of economics, and/or history of economics. They should be fluent in English; fluency in German is not required.
Leibniz University Hannover considers itself a family-friendly university and therefore promotes a balance between work and family responsibilities. Part-time employment can be arranged upon request.
The university aims to promote gender equality. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.
Please submit your application with supporting documents (cover letter, CV including a list of publications, certificates, summary of your dissertation of max. 1,000 words, a summary of your dissertation and a writing sample (ca. 20 pages on any topic that reflects your best philosophical writing), and two letters of reference) the latest by June 15, 2023 as a single pdf to Email: [email protected]
or by postal mail to:
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institute of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Catherine Herfeld
Lange Laube 6, 30159 Hannover
For further information about the available position, you may contact Prof. Dr. Catherine Herfeld (email: [email protected]).
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