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Bonn: Postdoc and graduate funding in history and philosophy of physics

The University of Bonn invites applications for a five-year postdoc in history and philosophy of physics, as well as applications for a graduate studentship (four years of full funding) to pursue a PhD in the same subject. For details see


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Wuppertal: Professorship in philosophy of science

(NOTE: For information only–the deadline has passed (see below).)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Research (IZWT)

is seeking a

*University Professor for Philosophy*

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

to start on 01.04.2020 or earlier.
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Bonn: New Group for History and Philosophy of Physics

Dennis Lehmkuhl has accepted a faculty position at the University of Bonn, where a new group for history and philosophy of physics will be created. For details of the planned research projects, and soon for announcements of postdoctoral, doctoral and visiting fellowships, see the website of the new group,

UPDATE 5 November 2018:
The Lichtenberg Group led by Dennis Lehmkuhl is part of the larger local group in the philosophy and history of physics at the University of Bonn. For more information on the entire group and its activities, please visit

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Postdoctoral positions: Black Hole Initiative, Harvard

*Postdoctoral Research Positions*


Applications are invited for Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) at Harvard University and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The BHI is the first interdisciplinary research center worldwide to focus on the study of black holes. It will be located within Harvard University at 20 Garden Street in Cambridge, MA. Current senior members of the BHI include Harvard faculty Avi Loeb (director), Peter Galison (History & Philosophy of Science), Ramesh Narayan (Astronomy), Andy Strominger (Physics) and Shing-Tung Yau (Mathematics), as well as SAO astronomer Sheperd Doeleman (Director of the Event Horizon Telescope project). Successful candidates will have access to our new computing facilities and will have the opportunity to interact and work with researchers above in multiple fields, including (but of course not limited to):
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UCSD: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

This should be a very attractive position:

The Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in philosophy of science, especially philosophy of physics. Duties include active research, graduate supervision, normal committee service, and classroom teaching at all levels, including general education courses, courses for undergraduate majors and graduate seminars. The standard teaching load is four courses per year. The appointment is expected to begin 1 July 2019.
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Tenured professorships: Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins Department of Philosophy seeks three philosophers of outstanding international reputation to fill positions at the rank of tenured Professor or Associate Professor. Nominations, including self-nominations, are welcomed and encouraged, in all areas of specialization, but, I am told, particularly in areas of existing strengths. This includes philosophy of science and philosophy of physics. For more information, please visit

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LMU Munich: Two Postdoctoral Fellowships at the MCMP

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) seeks applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships starting on October 1, 2018. (A later starting date is possible.) We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in at least one of the following fields: general philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of statistics, formal epistemology, formal philosophy of science, social epistemology, philosophy and psychology of reasoning and argumentation, agent-based modeling in philosophy, or decision theory.

Application deadline: April 15 2018

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