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Research Fellow (PhD Student)

Department of Philosophy, Humboldt University of Berlin

Job category Research assistant / Fixed term
AOS Nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy including phenomenology, and/or contemporary theories of colors and other sensory qualities, and/or issues about the naive and the scientific worldviews
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number DR/108/21
Location Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Start date March 2022 to February 2025 (start date negotiable)
Job description

Humboldt University Berlin - Department of Philosophy

DFG Emmy-Noether project "A Sensible World. The Problem of Secondary Qualities in and around the School of Brentano"

2 positions of Research Fellow (PhD Student)

with part-time employment (65%) - E 13 TV-L HU - March 2022 to February 2025 (start date negotiable) (temporary third-party funding for 3 years subject to approval)

The Emmy-Noether research group "A Sensible World", to be funded by the DFG for up to six years (2020-2026), aims to study the debates on secondary qualities that took place in and around the School of Brentano. lt will analyze these debates in all their richness and complexity, and thus explore this issue through a broad network of authors: in Franz Brentano himself and his closest pupils Anton Marty and Carl Stumpf, in Alexius Meinong and his heirs Alois Höfler and Stephan Witasek, and in Edmund Husserl and his early students Adolf Reinach and Edith Stein, among many others. The research group will study the novel, but still little-known inquiries conducted within this network of authors on the phenomenology, metaphysics, and epistemology of secondary qualities, and consequently on the relation between our naive and scientific worldviews. For more information on the project, please visit its website: www.a-sensible-world.net.

Job description:
• Scientific work in research in the context of the abovementioned project
• Participation in and assistance in the organization of activities of the research group, such as workshops and conferences
• Preparation for further academic qualification: PhD dissertation

Requirements:
• Completed university education in philosophy (MA)
• Interest in nineteenth and twentieth century philosophy including phenomenology, and/or contemporary theories of colors and other sensory qualities, and/or issues about the naive and the scientific worldviews
• Excellent knowledge of English and German

Please send your application (letter of motivation; CV; degrees and diplomas; writing sample of 8,000 words max.; PhD project proposal of 1,000 words max.) until the 31th of October 2021, with the HU reference number DR/108/21, to:
Humboldt University Berlin, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Dr. Hamid Taieb, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany,
or preferably in electronic form as one single pdf (titled: family name, personal name_HU reference number) to [email protected] and CC: [email protected].
One letter of recommendation should be sent separately and directly by its author to [email protected] and CC: [email protected].

Contact: Hamid Taieb (research group leader), [email protected]

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. 

Since we will not return your documents, please submit only copies in the application.

Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
See job description for application procedure.
Web address to apply http://www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote
Email to apply
Hard deadline October 31, 2021, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.a-sensible-world.net
Contact name Hamid Taieb
Contact email
Contact phone +49 30 2093 2873
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