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PhD position

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Bayreuth invites applications for one PhD position (3 years, E13 TV Z, 0.5 FTE) starting from 01 February 2018 or soon after. The Department is a rapidly growing research and teaching environment at the intersection of Philosophy and Economics and offers excellent career development opportunities. For further details please visit www.pe.uni-bayreuth.de.

The successful applicant will conduct his or her doctoral research under the supervision of Prof. Niels Gottschalk-Mazouz. The applicant will be required to undertake a small amount of teaching in accord with the Bavarian Higher Education Law (BayHSchG) which can be in English or German. We encourage applications in the following areas:

  • Theory of Science (especially WRT Modelling and Simulation)
  • Theories of Action and Consciousness (especially WRT Autonomous Systems)
  • Ethics/Political Theory (especially WRT Discourse and Deliberation)

The list is not exhaustive. Excellent projects in related areas will also be considered.

Applicants should have advanced training in philosophy (typically a Master’s degree) or in a discipline closely related to philosophy. Projects involving computer science or economics are very welcome.

Applicants should submit, in German or English, a cover letter, a CV, a two-page outline of their proposed PhD research project, BA and MA degree certificates and transcripts, a writing sample, and if possible two academic letters of reference.

The complete application package, excluding the letters of reference, should be submitted as a single PDF file. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Secretarial Administrator for the Department of Philosophy, Ms Monika Schecklmann (monika.schecklmann@uni-bayreuth.de) by 21 December 2017. Letters of reference should be sent separately by their author, also to Ms Monika Schecklmann, and should arrive not later than 08 January 2018.

For further information about the post, the P&E programmes, professional opportunities, and the Department of Philosophy, please contact Prof. Gottschalk-Mazouz by e-mail.

The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of female faculty members. Applications from female candidates are, therefore, explicitly encouraged. The University of Bayreuth was accredited as a Family Friendly University by the Hertie Foundation in 2010. Persons with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.


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