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3 Fully-funded 4 years PhD Positions in Philosophy (all areas)

Cluster of Excellence, University of Vienna

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 3
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Start date October 2024
Job description

These are three four-year praedoc positions, which are funded by the FWF Cluster of Excellence "Knowledge in Crisis". Candidates can work in any area of philosophy; their research is expected to contribute to the activities of the Cluster of Excellence (https://philosophy.ceu.edu/knowledge-crisis).

The successful candidates will enroll in the University of Vienna doctoral programme in philosophy and join the Vienna Doctoral School in Philosophy (VDP, vd-philosophy.univie.ac.at/).

The main duties are: 
• to develop a PhD research plan and have it approved by the doctoral board within the first 12 months.
• to sign a supervision agreement within the first 12-18 months, which sets out the trajectory to successful completion of the research.
• to complete some coursework in line with the doctoral programme (at least 24 ECTS).
• to participate actively in VDP and Cluster of Excellence research activities.
• to contribute to the organization of VDP and Cluster of Excellence events, such as seminars, workshops, conferences, and summer schools.
• to complete and submit the doctoral thesis within four years.

There are no teaching duties associated with these positions but there will be some opportunities to teach certain undergraduate courses in the department (for extra pay). These are four-year positions with a gross monthly salary of 2684 Euros. In Austria 14 monthly salaries are paid out in a year, so that this corresponds to a gross annual salary of 37577 Euros. (Net salaries can be calculated on this page: onlinerechner.haude.at/BMF-Brutto-Netto-Rechner/).

Funding is available for conference trips and stays abroad. The contracts are initially for two years and will be renewed for another two years after successful completion of the first two years, including approval of the research plan.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
In order to apply, candidates must complete the online application form and upload the following documents by Wednesday 6 March 2024: 1. a cover letter (anonymized) mentioning two potential supervisors from the Cluster of Excellence faculty (key researchers and board of directors, https://philosophy.ceu.edu/knowledge-crisis). 2. a CV (anonymized), containing at least the following rubrics: academic qualifications, areas of expertise and competence, publications (if any), presentations (if any), admin/organizational experience (if any), career breaks (if any). 3. one or two writing samples (anonymized), of a maximum of 5000 words length each. 4. a PhD research proposal (anonymized), of no more than three pages length Documents 1.–4. are anonymized and should be contained in a single PDF-file 5. degree certificates and academic transcripts (compiled in one PDF-file) Completing the online application form will involve providing the contact details of two people who can provide a letter of reference (letters of reference will be requested only after longlisting). We would like to encourage candidates to apply simultaneously in the concurrent application process for 3 PhD-positions funded by the FWF doc.funds project PACE, which can be done by simply clicking that option in the online application form. Selection timetable: We expect to shortlist candidates for interview by 19 April 2024 and hold online interviews on 6, 7 and 8 May 2024. IMPORTANT. If your application is successful and you accept a position at the University of Vienna, you will need to move to Vienna before you can start the employment. You will need to submit degree certificates and transcripts that have the required legalization. Degree certificates or transcripts that are not in German or English must be translated into one of these two languages. The translation must be done by a court sworn translator after the documents have been legalized.
Web address to apply https://vd-philosophy.univie.ac.at/admission/open-...
Hard deadline March 6, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information https://vd-philosophy.univie.ac.at/admission/open-...
Contact name Raphael Aybar
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date March 6, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Last updated January 23, 2024, 10:29pm UTC
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