22 de abril de 2016

Job: Junior Professor in Philosophy of Physics (Wuppertal)

The interdisciplinary Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT) at Wuppertal University invites applications for a

*Junior Professor in Philosophy with a specialization in Philosophy of Physics*

starting Oct 1, 2016 (or earlier). This professorship should strengthen the new interdisciplinary Research Unit "The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider" (http://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The Junior Professor is expected to work, in close collaboration with the Research Unit, on philosophical problems of the physics and research practice at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). In particular it is expected that she/he cooperates with the participating physicists and integrates her/his research work into an international environment. Acquisition of further third-party funding is welcomed.

The Junior Professor should contribute to the Bachelor and Master programs in Philosophy by further developing the respective curricula and by teaching courses in philosophy of science broadly conceived. It is expected that the candidate assumes the usual administrative duties. A high standard of teaching is mandatory.


An excellent PhD in philosophy, preferably no more than five years ago, and further significant philosophical publications are required. An additional study of physics and knowledge of particle physics are an asset. The candidate should be able and willing to participate in the research of an interdisciplinary, diverse, and multi-local Research Unit. The applicant must have worked in philosophy outside of the Bergische Universität for at least two years.

Appointment to the professorship will initially be for three years, which after a successful review, can be extended for an additional three years. The salary is commensurate to W1 BBesG (according to §36 HG).

Applications referring to Job opening P16002 should include a c.v., copies of diploma, a list of publications and presentations, possibly teaching experience and names and addresses of three referees. Applications should be submitted electronically to Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gregor Schiemann:

The University is working towards increasing the role of women in leading positions. Women will be preferentially employed if their qualification and records of research are equal to other candidates. This does not affect the preferential employment of handicapped persons if their qualification is equal.

Applications should arrive no later than May 20, 2016.