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1 x 1,0 Post-Doctoral Researcher

The Chair in Theoretical Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka), Faculty for Cultural Studies, University of Bremen, invites outstanding candidates to apply for the position of a:

post-doctoral Researcher for 4 years
Salary group 13 TV-L / full-time position

Under the usual reserve of the formal approval of the vacancy by the University of Bremen the position is to be filled by October 1st, 2019.

The employment is fixed-term and governed by the Act of Academic Fixed-Term Contract, §2 I (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). Therefore, candidates may only be considered for appointment if they still have the respective qualification periods available in accordance with § 2 (1) WissZeitVG.

The Chair’s core research areas are:

  • Philosophy of time (incl. topics from, e.g., philosophy of physics and phenomenology)
  • Beginnings of scientific inquiry and epistemology of the individual sciences

The University of Bremen offers an open atmosphere and rich opportunities for transdisciplinary exchange and collaboration across different disciplines. The Chair for Theoretical Philosophy makes extensive use of this and seeks to conduct an “applied philosophy” which starts from concrete questions regarding content rather than formal structure. This provides an ideal environment for postdoctoral researchers to both broaden and deepen their field of expertise and to develop their personal skills to further their career. Postdoctoral researchers can make use of coaching and mentoring offers as well as a dedicated course and training program.

Further information on the Chair and the research areas is available via: http://www.philosophie.uni-bremen.de/en/staff/professors/detail/sieroka.html

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • conduct her/his own research projects
  • participate in research projects of the Chair in at least one of the core research areas (cf. above) and in transdisciplinary contexts
  • independently publish her/his research results in peer-reviewed journals and to actively participate in international conferences
  • participate in teaching (4 SWS), organising exams, coaching students, and reviewing bachelor theses
  • participate in academic self-administration

Your profile:

  • A completed PhD degree in philosophy or a subject area closely related to your potential research topic
  • Expertise in at least one further academic discipline relevant to your potential research topic (e.g. a BA in science)
  • Very good command of English (written and spoken)
  • Ability to communicate in German or willingness to learn German (ideally, she/he will be able to teach in German)
  • Teaching experience at university level
  • Team spirit, enjoy working in a transdisciplinary research environment as well as the capability to do independent work

The University of Bremen follows a diversity strategy. It strives to increase the number of women in academia and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. International applications and applications of researchers with a migration background are explicitly welcome. Disabled persons with the same professional and personal qualifications will be given preference.

Further information on the open position can be obtained by contacting sierokaprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Applications (in either English or German) should include a CV, copies of transcripts and diplomas, a brief exposé on a potential research topic (maximum: 2 pages), two writing samples, and two letters of reference. The application deadline is June 21th, 2019. Please send your application indicating the position number A174/19 via surface mail to:

University of Bremen
Institute for Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Dr. Norman Sieroka
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen, Germany

or via e-mail (everything in one pdf file) to sierokaprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de



Erstellt am 29.05.19 von Alexandra Gutherz