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Advertisement of Two Positions (PhD/PostDoc)

The Institute of Philosophy at KIT (Karlsruhe, Germany) invites applications for two PhD/PostDoc positions.

What we search:

  • PhD students and/or PostDocs interested in doing research in an environment that brings together diverse scholars who study (individual or collective, theoretical or practical) belief formation and reasoning, especially argumentation and controversy.
  • Candidates are expected to be familiar with formal devices, while being open-minded towards a variety of classic and novel philosophical methods (from rational reconstruction to simulation).

What we offer:

  • The Department of Philosophy @ KIT is a dynamic institution; 3 of the 6 professorships have been appointed in the last two years, a further one will be re-appointed soon. Being convinced that philosophy should engage with science and society, we maintain close cooperations with, e.g., computer scientists, economists, climatologists, biologists, and sociologists—within KIT as well as beyond.
  • The positions advertised here will be associated with the just-established DebateLab, which offers a flexible platform and a constructive, encouraging environment for the candidates' future research projects.
  • Successful candidates will be able (and are in fact strongly encouraged) to visit other academic institutions while being employed by KIT.
  • Successful candidates can focus on doing research, having minimal teaching obligations (more teaching is optional); courses may be offered in English.

Renumeration and duration:

  • Renumeration: 75% E13 TVL (ca. 1,650 EUR monthly net income, depending on taxes)
  • Fixed term: 3 years, with the possibility to extend the contract by 2 further years

Info on Karlsruhe:

Nest steps:

If you've any questions, don't hesitate to contact Gregor Betz <gregor.betz∂kit.edu>. The official advertisements can be found here and here.

Please send your application – including CV, list of publications and brief research plan – to <gregor.betz∂kit.edu> (as a single PDF file). Deadline: 17/3/2017.