The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Philosophy to July 31, 2017 (Reference number: 6854).

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it also has the aim to contribute to the philosophical discussion of current problems in philosophy. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and research fields of the department.

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The main task is to do postdoctoral work in the fields of philosophy of science or epistemology. A description of the Habilitation project must be part of the application papers. Philosophy of science and epistemology at the University of Vienna comprises the following main areas: (a) general philosophy of science (b) epistemology (c) philosophies of specific sciences (d) mathematical philosophy (e) experimental philosophy (f) ethics and politics of science (g) philosophy of the history and sociology of science (h) philosophy of technology, and (i) knowledge and gender (j) science and politics (k) other philosophical areas and themes that are important for understanding science and technology Other tasks are: to participate in research and administration at the Department of Philosophy in the research area of philosophy of science and epistemology and holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement.

To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
- PhD in philosophy
- publications and research talks in at least one of the areas listed above
- appropriate teaching experience, and
- ability to work as a member of a team.

Your application should have the following components:
- academic CV (including certified copies of academic degrees)
- list of publications
- the PhD thesis
- two published papers and
- two letters of recommendation

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields
Philosophy, Ethics
Theory of science;Philosophy;Epistemology

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than August 24, 2016, mentioning reference number 6854.

For further information please contact Kusch, Martin    +43-1-4277-46422.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.