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Postdoctoral Researcher (EXPIRED)

Institute of Philosophy, University of Bonn

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Theoretical Philosophy (e.g. epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language etc.)
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 71/19/3.202
Location Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Start date March 1, 2020
Job description

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is an international research university that offers a wide range of degree programs. With 200 years of history, about 38,000 students, over 6.000 employees, and an excellent domestic and international reputation, Bonn University is among Germany’s leading universities.

The chair for Epistemology, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (100%) starting 01.03.2020 for an initial period of three years. The chair for Epistemology, Modern, and Contemporary Philosophy focuses primarily on the core areas of theoretical philosophy from both a systematic and historical perspective. We are seeking a researcher in any of the relevant areas of theoretical philosophy (e.g. epistemology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, philosophy of language etc.), with a proven track record of research, teaching and publications. Applicants should possess an openness to methodological pluralism and an interest in topics in the history of philosophy. In addition, they should be willing to be active within the transdisciplinary structures of the university’s Excellence Initiative and be internationally oriented. A plan for a Habilitation project is expected.

Your responsibilities:

 Support of research and teaching at the chair in theoretical philosophy

 Teaching 4 hours per week during semesters

 Engagement in the transdisciplinary research areas of the University of Bonn.

Your Profile:

 A PhD in philosophy

 Peer-reviewed publications in an area of theoretical philosophy

 Fluent English, good French desirable

 Engaged, flexible, team-oriented, interested in continued professional development.

We offer:

 A varied and challenging position with one of the largest employers in the areas in an international, interdisciplinary research environment

 Opportunity to pursue a Habilitation

 Participation in the university-wide pension system (VBL)

 Access to the extensive university sports programme

 An excellent transport infrastructure with subsidised travel for university employees

 A salary based on the German 13 TV-L scale.

Documents required:

 Current CV

 Three publications

 Exposé of a Habilitation project

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is certified as a family-friendly university. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and to promote their careers in particular. It therefore urges women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the Landesgleichstellungsgesetz (State Equality Act). Applications from suitable individuals with a certified serious disability are particularly welcome.

How to apply
Application type Email
If you are interested in this position, please send your complete application documents by 15.11.2019 with the application code 71/19/3.202 to alexeng@uni-bonn.de. Before sending your application, please combine and convert all of your documents into a single PDF file. For further information please contact Alex Englander (Tel.: +49 228/73-62041; email: alexeng@uni-bonn.de).
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 15, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.uni-bonn.de/die-universitaet/stellenan...
Contact name Alex Englander
Contact email
Contact phone +49 228/73-62041
Time created October 18, 2019, 9:27am EST
Scheduled expiry date November 15, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Expired on November 17, 2019, 12:46am CET
Last updated January 16, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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