Submitted by Marij van Strien (University of Wuppertal).
CfA: 6 PhD positions in history, philosophy or sociology of science, Wuppertal, Germany.
Deadline 15 Jan. 2022.
The Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg, GRK) 2696 “Transformations of science and technology since 1800: topics, processes, institutions” at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, (funded by the German Research Foundation) is seeking 6 doctoral candidates, who will be starting their employment with a postgraduate scholarship (six months) which is followed by three years as research assistant (f/m/d) at 65% of standard working hours (paygrade: E 13 TV-L) from April 1st, 2022 for a time of three and a half years maximum.
This graduate program is a joint project of the research groups of history (history of science and technology, history of mathematics), philosophy (philosophy of science, philosophy of physics) and sociology (sociology of science and organizations) in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at the University of Wuppertal (Germany). It focuses on the analysis of topics, processes and institutions of transformations in science and technology with particular attention to the historical contextualization and the complex interactions of those three dimensions.
You can find more information about the program, the participating professors, and the application process on the website of the GRK: https://www.izwt.uni-wuppertal.de/en/homepage/research-training-group-2696.html.
The program equally addresses graduates of history, philosophy and sociology, in particular of history of science and technology, philosophy of science and sociology of science and organizations, natural sciences (e.g. geosciences or physics), mathematics, engineering, empirical education research, as well as other (interdisciplinary) graduates in the fields of the social sciences and arts faculties.
Please find more information about the requirements and tasks in the complete call for applications: https://www.izwt.uni-wuppertal.de/fileadmin/izwt/Graduiertenkolleg/Jobs/Job_description_Doctoral_candidates.pdf.
Application deadline: 15 Jan. 2022.