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Postdoctoral Fellow (5 years)

Institute of Philosophy, University of Bonn

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS History and Philosophy of Physics
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 74/18/3.202
Location Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Start date September 2019
Job description

The University of Bonn, Germany, invites applications for a 5-year postdoctoral fellowship in history and philosophy of physics. The position will provide an outstanding early-career scholar with a unique opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with the other members of the new Lichtenberg group in integrated history and philosophy of physics. The focus of the group during these first five years will be an analysis of the history and conceptual foundations of gravitational physics since Einstein found the field equations of general relativity in 1915; a particular focus will be on black hole physics and gravitational wave physics. Applications from candidates with a suitable background in philosophy of physics, history of physics or indeed gravitational physics itself, would be particularly welcome. The position comes with a competitive salary that adjusts to the experience of the applicant, a comprehensive health and pension plan, funding for conference travel and other research expenses, as well as a (possibly shared) office in the Electoral palace of Bonn, which houses the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Bonn. The Palace is right in the city centre of Bonn, and only a five minute walk from the shores of the River Rhine with its vineyards and castles. Further particulars and details of how to apply can be found at https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Please give the application code 74/18/3.202 in the subject line of the email which contains your application materials as an attachment. Before sending your application, please combine and convert all of your documents into one PDF file. A complete application will consist of a.) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 10.000 words; and b.) three letters of reference which must be sent by the letter writers or the placement service directly to office.lehmkuhl@uni-bonn.de. In both ca
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 10, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/...
Contact name Dennis Lehmkuhl
Contact email
Contact phone +49 (0) 228 73-7884
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Scheduled expiry date January 10, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Last updated November 26, 2018, 3:32pm EST
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