CfA: 5 doctoral & 2 postdoctoral positions in Ethics of Science/Philosophy of Science (Universities of Hannover/Bielefeld, Deadline: December 12, 2019)

Submitted by Rafael Ugarte Chacón (University of Hannover).


Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

5 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13)
2 Postdoc 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”.

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.

Please consult our website for more details about the positions and requirements. For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón (

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

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.