Job Offer: 2 Postdoc Positions

Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

2 Postdoctoral Positions (100% TV-L 13)
in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting April 1, 2020, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”.

The appointment will be for 4.5 years. The positions will be filled as 100% Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 2250 and 2550 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) One of the positions is expected to be located at Leibniz University Hannover and the other one at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants should be fluent in English and must hold a PhD in philosophy or HPS (or a similar program). They should have completed their doctoral research on a topic from philosophy of science and/or ethics of science. They need to specify a research project that fits into research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of the postdocs will be to conduct research on their own responsibility within research projects that contribute to the research program of GRK 2073, to participate in peer learning groups and other training activities, to contribute their services to the governing board of GRK 2073 and to be available as counsels to PhD students. It is expected that postdocs take residence at their respective place of employment.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to and must be received by December 12, 2019. Please consult by all means our application guide for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered).

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón (

Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.