CfA: Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Assistant Professor (RUB, Institute for Philosophy I, Deadline: January 31, 2022)

Submitted by Eva-Maria Fromm (RUB).



The Chair for Philosophy and History of Science at RUB seeks to appoint an excellent Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Assistant Professor in philosophy and/or history of science. A completed PhD with above-average marks in one of these areas is required. We particularly welcome applicants from philosophy and history of mathematics or physics with a profile in ‘integrative history and philosophy of science’.

The full-time position is offered for three years (with possible extension). The salary is based on the German public service pay-grade TVL E13 (100%). The aspired date of appointment is 1 April 2022.

We are looking for candidates with strong expertise and enthusiasm for research and teaching in philosophy and history of science. A broad academic background in general philosophy is desirable. Teaching will be in English and (possibly later) in German. In addition to actively contributing to research and teaching the willingness to apply for third-party funded projects is expected. He/she will also participate in the teaching, coordination and further development of the M.A. programme History, Philosophy and Culture of Science (HPS+).

The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team with both systematic and historical research interests. She/he should display a high degree of social, organisational and communicative skills.

If you are interested in the position, and if your profile meets the requirements described above, please send your application letter and supporting documents (CV, references, short description of your ideas on future research and teaching) by email in one single PDF file to Prof. Dr. Helmut Pulte at Questions regarding the content of this call can be directed to him, more technical and organisational questions to Eva-Maria Fromm (

Closing date for applications is 31 January 2022.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Pulte
Chair of Philosophy and History of Science
Institute of Philosophy I
Ruhr-University Bochum