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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.

Postdoc in philosophy of physics

The research unit “The Epistemology of the LHC”, established by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), invites applications for

a Postdoctoral position
in the field of philosophy of physics.

Established in 2016, the Research Unit has forged a unique cooperation between physicists, philosophers, historians, and social scientists. Its aim is to collectively investigate the epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. With its six individual projects cooperating closely and its teams located at universities across Germany and Austria, the Research Unit covers a broad variety of issues concerning the forefront of research on experimental and theoretical physics at one of the largest scientific facilities worldwide. It addresses key questions in philosophy, history, and the social sciences from an interdisciplinary perspective.
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PhD position: 3-year PhD position in philosophy of physics at the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Call for applications
Starting date: 4 May 2020

The International Center for Formal Ontology (ICFO) at the Warsaw University of Technology invites applications for a 3-year doctoral position within the NCN funded project “Self-subsisting structures in quantum gravity” (Principal investigator: Antonio Vassallo; see below for the project’s description).
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Call for applications: Junior fellowship in philosophy of physics, Geneva

Call for Applications:
JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS
University of Geneva

The Geneva Symmetry Group at the University of Geneva’s Department of Philosophy solicits applications for a six-months junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, starting 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant `Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’.
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Postdoc position at Bonn

3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the History and Philosophy of Gravitational Wave Physics

The University of Bonn invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in history and philosophy of physics. The advertised position is part of the project on “The role of inference to the best explanation in the discovery of gravitational waves” in the DFG-funded research unit Inductive Metaphysics. Applications from candidates with a suitable background in philosophy of physics, history of physics or indeed gravitational physics itself, would be particularly welcome. The deadline for application is 29 February 2020. For the official job ad including details on how to apply, please see here:

https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html

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The Epistemology of the LHC: Postdoc and doctoral positions

The Research Unit “The Epistemology of the LHC”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), invites applications for

2 Postdoctoral and 5 Doctoral positions
in the fields of philosophy of science, history of science, social studies of science, and physics.
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Bonn: Hertz Fellowships in History and Philosophy of Physics

The Heinrich Hertz Fellowship in History and Philosophy of physics is designed to allow graduate students and early-career scholars to spend 3 months, 6 months or an entire academic year (9 months) at the University of Bonn to work on any topic in the history and philosophy of physics. They have no formal duties apart from following their own research agenda and interacting with the other historians and philosophers of physics in Bonn.
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Wuppertal: W2 Professorship in Philosophy of Science

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research (IZWT) at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal

is seeking a

University Professor of Philosophy

Pay scale group: W 2 State Remuneration Act (LBesG) NRW (pursuant to section 36 Higher Education Act (HG) NRW)

to start in October 2020.
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Pittsburgh: Postdoc in Philosophy of Physics

The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for Fellowships supporting visits in the Center for a term or an academic year during the year 2020-2021. For details, visit the Center Website, www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr.

The Center is pleased to announce that Nick Huggett will be the Senior Visiting Fellow for the academic year September 2020 – April 2021. We encourage applications for Postdoctoral and Visiting Fellowships from scholars whose research intersects with Professor Huggett’s.

In particular, one postdoc may be in the philosophy of cosmology, of quantum gravity, or of spacetime theories:
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Postdoc position in philosophy of physics / metaphysics of science: Grenoble

Call for Applications:
Postdoc position in philosophy of physics / metaphysics of science

University Grenoble Alpes

The Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics in Grenoble solicits applications for a 1-year postdoc position attached to the Chair within the interdisciplinary project ‘The entanglement of physics and philosophy’ starting 1 January 2020 (please see below for more information on the project). The Chair is part of the Cross Disciplinary Program ‘Quantum Engineering Grenoble’ (QuEnG), which aims to foster a pluridisciplinary environment for quantum technologies in Grenoble.
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Job: Scientific Collaborator, University of Geneva

Call for Applications:

SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR
in the project ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’

University of Geneva

The Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a research position (‘collaborateur scientifique’), starting 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation grant ‘To and Fro: Scientific Metaphysics at Physics’s Frontiers’. The position will be funded for up to 9 months from the starting date.
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