Employment: University Assistant, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Deadline: 4 July 2013

University Assistant (prae doc), at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna.

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, on their basis, to the clarification and solution of current problems. 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: 30 hours/week
Areas of work: The main task is to produce a publishable dissertation in the field of philosophy of science and epistemology. A description of the dissertation 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) ethics and politics of science
(e) philosophy of the history and sociology of science
(f) philosophy of technology, and
(g) other philosophical areas and themes that are important for understanding science and technology.

Other tasks are: to participate in research, teaching and administration at the Department of Philosophy in the research area of philosophy of science and epistemology.

The University of Vienna, more precisely the Department of Philosophy, offers an intensive supervision of the dissertation by professors of the Department of Philosophy. Vienna is an attractive and dynamically developing research environment, a city with a high quality of life, in a country with a well developed set of instruments for supporting research.

To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
– an undergraduate degree in philosophy (diploma or masters degree, or a comparable degree)
– excellent marks
– ability to work as a member of a team
– the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach at the Bachelor-level and to participate in university committees.

Your application should have the following components:
– academic CV (including certified copies of academic degrees)
– list of publications (insofar as you have already begun to publish)
– a dissertation project outline of about 3,000 words
– the undergraduate dissertation (Bachelor or Master); or a chapter or paper of at least 5,000 words, and
– two letters of recommendation

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be sent via Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 4 July 2013 and be referenced to  the identification number 4101.

For further information please contact Wachter, Gertrud +43-1-4277-46401.

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna. Identification number of advertisement: 4101; E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at


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