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Department of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Science, especially values in science, trust in science, health sciences, climate science, or replication crises
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
Start date October 2023
Job description

The Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Position funded by the German Research Council (DFG). Applicants should have a PhD in philosophy or philosophy of science with a proven research record in at least one of the following areas: science and values, trust (in science), philosophy of climate science, philosophy of medicine, or philosophical issues of the replication crisis. The postdoctoral fellow will work with Prof. Mathias Frisch and Prof. Torsten Wilholt as part of the new Center for Advanced Studies (DFG-Kollegforschungsgruppe) “SOCRATES – Social Credibility and Trustworthiness of Expert Knowledge and Science-Based Information”. The appointment will be for 4 years (48 months), starting October 2023. PhD diploma required by time of appointment.

By providing a forum for interactions among philosophers across subdisciplines as well as a forum for discursive interdisciplinary engagement among philosophers, sociologists, researchers in communications and media studies, and other social scientists, SOCRATES aims to work toward a comprehensive and coherent philosophical treatment of scientific credibility and trust in science. The center will focus on the following issues: (i) Trust, trustworthiness, and social values; (ii) Consensus, controversy, and uncertainty-management; (iii) Tthe spread of information, and the mediatization of science and (iv) Trust and the globalization of science. During the first funding period, the Centre will combine theoretical analyses with an investigation of the problem of scientific credibility in three focal areas: (1) climate science and the climate crisis, (2) scientific expertise in the health sciences, and (3) credibility within and of the behavioral sciences.

Applicants should send the following documents in English to [email protected] (and cc to [email protected] ) no later than January 31, 2023:

• Cover letter (no more than two pages) describing the applicant's specific qualifications for research in the Center;

• curriculum vitae including publications;

• a sample of the applicant's written work (no more than 7500 words);

• at least two letters of reference

The project will be conducted in English. No proficiency in German is required.

The postdoctoral position will be offered as a 100% position on salary scale E13.

The following information is intended to give you a rough orientation on the salary and is not legally binding. Currently, a 100% E13 position amounts to a gross salary of ca. 52 000  € p.a. Taxes and deductions for mandatory health and retirement plans apply, so that a single person may initially expect a monthly net salary of ca. 2540 €. Note that this means that you are automatically insured within German statutory health insurance (“gesetzliche Krankenversicherung”).

Leibniz University Hannover aims to promote gender equality within the scope of the statutory provisions and emphatically invites qualified women to apply for this position. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

How to apply
Application type Email
please also send application materials to: [email protected]
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 31, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.philos.uni-hannover.de/en/
Contact name Mathias Frisch
Contact email
Time created December 22, 2022, 4:41pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 31, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on February 2, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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