Category Archives: Job openings

Only jobs in the philosophy of science are listed, and usually only those not advertised in JFP. No PhD positions–for these, check out the graduate student corner.

Geneva: Postdoc position

5-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/en/homepage/) offers a 5-year fully funded postdoctoral fellowship within Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan’s SNSF Starting Grant project Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity. The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).

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Geneva: PhD position

4-year PhD Fellowship in Metaphysics and Philosophy of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The University of Geneva (https://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/en/homepage/) offers a 4-year fully funded PhD position within Dr. Baptiste Le Bihan’s SNSF Starting Grant project Space, Time and Causation in Quantum Gravity. The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).

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Potsdam and Bonn: PhD position

The Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity Department, led by Alessandra Buonanno, at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) in Potsdam, in collaboration with the Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bonn, led by Dennis Lehmkuhl, and the Department I and Max Planck Research Group “Final Theory Program” at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science, led by Jürgen Renn and Alexander Blum, respectively, is seeking a PhD student. The position will start in the fall of 2023, and it is fully supported by the 2021 Balzan Prize Funds for three years with the possibility of extension for a fourth year.

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PhD position in philosophy of physics or science at Oslo

A Doctoral Research Fellowship (SKO 1017) in philosophy is available at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas, University of Oslo.

The position will be in the area of philosophy of physics or philosophy of science, and applicants must submit a project proposal related to the examination of scientific methodology or epistemology of science with a focus on physics.

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Job: Postdoc in digital humanities/history and philosophy of science (ERC, Berlin)

The project “Network epistemology in practice (NEPI)”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC) through a Consolidator Grant to Adrian Wüthrich (Technische Universität Berlin), is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in history and philosophy of science with special expertise in computational methods and digital humanities. The project will analyze the recent and ongoing digital communication inside a major collaboration in the field of particle physics. The main objective is to understand how knowledge is generated in large scientific collaborations. The project will primarily use methods from network analysis and machine learning to identify relevant communication structures and attempt to track the flow of ideas through the communication network.

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Oxford: Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Philosophy of Physics

Associate Professor/Professorship in Philosophy of Physics link 

Faculty of Philosophy, Woodstock Road, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter; Merton College, Merton Street, Oxford.

Salary range: £50,300 – £67,541 p.a. plus substantial college allowances, including a £4,000 p.a. tutorial allowance plus either a pensionable housing allowance of £20,000 p.a. and access to a Joint Equity scheme or rent-free accommodation with residential allowances set according to the accommodation type. An additional salary payment of £2,913 per annum would be payable upon award of the title of full Professor (without change to the duties of the post). Continue reading

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Oxford: Lecturerships in Philosophy in Physics

The University of Oxford is seeking to appoint two Departmental Lecturers in the Philosophy of Physics. The positions are for a fixed term of one year, commencing 1st October 2022. Details are available here and here.

Please feel free to contact James Read at james.read@philosophy.ox.ac.uk for further information.

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Extended Deadline: Open positions in philosophy of physics at Geneva

Open positions in philosophy of physics: Scientific Collaborator and PhD Fellowship – Geneva Symmetry Group, Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva

[Please note the extended deadline, the new starting date, and the new application procedure for the position of scientific collaborator]

The Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva invites applications for two positions for Christian Wüthrich’s new SNSF‐funded project PHILOSOPHY BEYOND STANDARD PHYSICS:

  • one 4-year Scientific Collaborator (100%), and
  • one 4-year PhD Fellowship.

The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).

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Open positions in philosophy of physics: Scientific Collaborator and PhD Fellowship – Geneva Symmetry Group

The Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva invites applications for two positions for Christian Wüthrich’s new SNSF‐funded project PHILOSOPHY BEYOND STANDARD PHYSICS:

– one 4-year Scientific Collaborator (100%), and
– one 4-year PhD Fellowship.

The project will be housed at the Geneva Symmetry Group, which is part of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva (https://genevasymmetrygroup.wordpress.com/).

The positions will start on 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

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Postdoctoral Associate, History and Philosophy of Science, Pittsburgh

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral associate position in the philosophy of physics at the University of Pittsburgh, affiliated to the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy. The position will be supervised by David Wallace, and applicants should intend to pursue a course of research in an area of philosophy of physics related to Professor Wallace’s research activities (which include inter alia the interpretation of quantum mechanics, the role of symmetry in physics, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and thermodynamics, and quantum gravity). The postdoctoral associate may be asked to carry out some minor administrative work to assist Professor Wallace’s research, amounting to at most 10% of their time-averaged over the period of appointment; the remainder of their time is available for their own research project.

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