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Research Associate in Historical Epistemology / History of Science § 28 Subsection 3 HmbHG (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Universität Hamburg

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Historical Epistemology / History of Science
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 383
Location Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Start date as soon as possible
Job description

Institution: Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, Programme of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Salary level: EGR. 13 TV-L
Start date: as soon as possible, fixed until 31.01.2027 (This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act [Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG]).
Application deadline: 14.10.2022
Scope of work: full-time position suitable for part-time


Duties primarily include teaching and research. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties

Your responsibilities will include independent and collaborative research and teaching in the field of history of science and historical epistemology or political epistemology. Different emphases are possible with regard to the knowledge content, historical epochs and cultures treated. Interest in overarching issues, such as the long-term development of knowledge, cultural comparison, or epistemological issues is expected.

You are expected to be committed to the joint development of the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programme (https://www.gw.uni-hamburg.de/studium/liberal-arts-and-sciences.html).

The teaching obligation is 4 course hours per semester.


A university degree in a relevant field.

It is requested that applicants have completed their doctorate at the start of employment or at least that the dissertation has been completed and submitted.

We offer

  • Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • University pensions
  • Attractive location
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work-life balance opportunities
  • Reduced rates available for a HVV-Proficard (transit pass) and much more
  • Health management
  • Educational leave
  • 30 days of vacation per annum

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

Instructions for applying

Prof. Dr. Matthias Schemmel
[email protected]
+49 40 42838‑4109 

Reference number

Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
20146 Hamburg

Application deadline

Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate[s] and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form only.

If you experience technical problems, send an email to [email protected].

More information on data protection in selection procedures.

How to apply
Application type Online
Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate[s] and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form only.
Web address to apply https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/stellenangebote/form...
Hard deadline October 14, 2022, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en
Contact name Prof. Dr. Matthias Schemmel
Contact email
Contact phone +49 40 42838‑4109
Time created September 26, 2022, 3:41pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 14, 2022, 11:59pm CET
Expired on October 16, 2022, 12:46am CET
Last updated November 15, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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