Geneva: Two positions in philosophy of infectious disease epidemiology

The Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva, invites applications for two 4-year positions, one Postdoc (100%) and one Ph.D. student, for a new SNSF-funded project titled “Philosophy of Infectious Disease Epidemiology: Modeling, Values, and Policy Advice”.

The project will be based in a thriving research environment at the Department of Philosophy and will collaborate with the Department of Political Science as well as the Faculty of Medicine.

Postdoctoral candidates must have defended their Ph.D. thesis and ideally have a track record in the philosophical debates on scientific modeling.

Ph.D. candidates must have completed a MA degree in philosophy or in political science with a strong philosophical component. Applicants with scientific or medical degrees who have received some training in philosophy are also encouraged to apply.

For both posts, candidates must have excellent communication skills in English. Proficiency in French is not necessary at the time of application (but Ph.D. candidates will eventually have to pass a French exam before submitting their thesis).

The application dossier must contain the following:

Postdoctoral candidates:
- cover letter detailing your research interests and experience
- CV
- 1 writing sample
- 3 names and e-mail addresses for potential academic references

Ph.D. candidates:
- cover letter explaining your interest in the topic (more information about the project is available upon request)
- CV
- Masters thesis
- 2 names and e-mail addresses for potential academic references

Please send applications by e-mail as a single PDF file named simply [your last name].pdf showing your e-mail address on top.

Applications from members of groups that are currently underrepresented in academic philosophy are strongly encouraged.

Please send applications and queries to Marcel Weber.

To ensure full consideration, please send applications until 18 April 2022