CfA Promotionsstellen “Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science” (65% TV-L 13; zunächst 18 Monate)

Zum 1. Oktober 2018 sind am DFG Graduiertenkolleg “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” (GRK 2073) drei Promotionsstellen ausgeschrieben – zwei davon an der Leibniz Universität Hannover und eine an der Universität Bielefeld. Die Stellen sind zunächst auf eineinhalb Jahre befristet und können, wenn das Graduiertenkolleg eine Anschlussfinanzierung erhält, um weitere 18 Monate verlängert werden. Neben Forschungsinteressen im Bereich der praktischen oder theoretischen Wissenschaftsphilosophie müssen Bewerber*innen einen einschlägigen Hochschulabschluss (M.A.) und sehr gute Englischkenntnisse mitbringen. Bewerbungen sind bis zum 20. Mai 2018 an zu richten. Der vollständige Call findet sich hier und auch nach dem Klick.

3 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13)
in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting October 1, 2018, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research.

Initial appointment will be for 1.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 1.5 years. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1500 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other one at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants should be fluent in English and able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science). They must hold a pertinent university degree (typically an MA degree in Philosophy or HPS) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. They need to specify a dissertation project that fits the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of each holder of one of the advertised positions will be to conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and to participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program. Holders of the positions must enroll as doctoral students in philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. It is expected that they take residence in the region of their respective campus.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to and must be received by May 20, 2018. Please consult by all means our application guide for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered):

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón (

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Dr. Rafael Ugarte Chacón
CoordinatorDFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073
“Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”
Institut für Philosophie
Leibniz Universität Hannover

Building Address:
Lange Laube 32
30159 Hannover

Postal Address:
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover

Phone: +49 511 / 762 – 14507

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