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Doctorate Research Position (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Faculty of Humanities and Theology, TU Dortmund University

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Natural Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Computer Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Philosophy of Natural Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Computer Science
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number w110-22
Location Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Start date Earliest possible date
Job description

With more than 6,300 employees in research, teaching and administration and its unique profile, TU Dortmund University shapes prospects for the future: the cooperation between engineering and natural sciences as well as social and cultural studies promotes both technological innovations and progress in knowledge and methodology. And it is not only the more than 34,500 students who benefit from that.

The Faculty of Humanities and Theology comprises the Departments of Catholic Theology and Protestant Theology as well as a joint Department of Philosophy and Political Science. There is an interdisciplinary focus on teaching and research in the field of "Religion and Politics" with special emphasis on philosophical references.

The newly established, DFG funded Emmy Noether Junior Research Group UDNN: Scientific Understanding and Deep Neural Networks (head: Dr. Florian J. Boge) invites applications for one doctorate position at the Department of Philosophy and Political Science in the Faculty of Humanities and Theology for a period of three years. The initial employment can start at the earliest possible date. According to the public tariff regulations, the salary is based on the tariff group E13 TV-L with 65 % of the regular work time.

What We Expect

  • An excellent Master's degree (University) in Philosophy;
  • additional experience in either a natural science, mathematics, or computer science;
  • excellent command of the English language;
  • international experience through studies abroad, or an international study environment is an asset;
  • good command of German is desirable but not required.

Your Responsibilities

  • Cooperation with researchers outside of philosophy, specifically physics and theoretical biology;
  • support the project through research related work, including participation in (and hosting of) workshops, public scientific events, as well as online seminars;
  • produce of internationally visible, high-quality publications;
  • present your work in international conferences and workshops.

What We Offer

  • A top-class research environment within an international network;
  • the opportunity for further academic qualification (PhD);
  • the opportunity for personal development through the active support of further education and training.

We explicitly note that applications of all sexes are welcome. Applications from women are favored complying with legal regulation. We also underline that applications of severely disabled persons are welcome.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications enclosing a letter of motivation, your CV (incl. list of publications), copies of your diplomas, as well as a short summary (2 pages) of your M.A. thesis can be sent until 03.04.2023 in one PDF-file under reference number w110-22.
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 3, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.tu-dortmund.de/en/career/
Contact name TU Dortmund University, Faculty of Humanities and Theology
Contact email
Contact phone (+49) 231 755 2844
Time created March 7, 2023, 5:05pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 3, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on April 5, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated June 4, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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