0,5 FTE PhD Level Researcher in environmental ethics at CETE-P

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Institute of Philosophy
Czech Republic
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This position at CETE-P must be combined with PhD study in “Philosophy” at the University of Pardubice (Centre for Ethics) under supervision of Iwona Janicka – tuition free, monthly stipend, summer 2024 entrance exam (expected application deadline: end of July 2024)

CETE-P – a newly created research center based at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, established in collaboration with the ERA Chair Holder prof. Mark Coeckelbergh, and funded by the European Union – is seeking to appoint a PhD Level Researcher with focus on environmental ethics (broadly considered). Since the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Science is a non-university research institution, the position is to be combined with PhD study of Philosophy at the University of Pardubice (Centre for Ethics) under supervision of Iwona Janicka (CETE-P Research Team Leader).

Qualification requirements
• Finished MA in philosophy or ethics before the application deadline
• PhD project in environmental ethics (preferably in one of the areas specified below)
• Readiness to relocate to the Czech Republic and study the PhD program “Philosophy” at the University of Pardubice (Centre for Ethics)
• Fluent oral and written academic English
• Excellent communication skills

Criteria to be explicitly addressed in the evaluation process
• Originality and innovativeness of PhD project
• Potential to contribute to the development of CETE-P’s research environment
• Personal suitability and motivation for the position – good team player and versatile at all levels
• Skills within popular dissemination and public outreach

Preferred areas of PhD project
• Gender and environment (especially ecofeminism)
• Political ecology and more-than-human approaches
• Affect and ecology
• Environmental activism
• Interrelations of ecology and emerging technologies

We offer
• Half-time research position with no teaching and low administrative obligations
• Contract for 3 years, with a 3-month probation period
• Salary approximately CZK 250.000 per annum (gross, halftime), which will be combined with extra stipend paid from the University of Pardubice (about CZK 12.000 per month)
• A professionally stimulating working environment
• Office space located in the historical center of Prague
• Professional administrative and academic support
• Assistance with the application process for the PhD study in Pardubice

The successful candidate for this post will commence duties preferably on 1 October 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.

How to apply
The application must include:
• Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing research interest)
• Curriculum Vitae (max. 3-4 pages)
• PhD project (1-2 pages + representative bibliography + short abstract [max. 150 words])
• A sample of written work (approximately 10-20 pages, or a full MA thesis)
• List of 2 academic references (name, position, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
• Please note that all documents must be in English

The application with attachments must be submitted via email on 5 July 2024 (11:59pm) at the latest to Petr Urban at urban [__at__] flu [dot] cas [dot] cz.

About the selection procedure and entrance exam
Applicants will be informed about the results by 15 July 2024. The application deadline for the PhD study in Philosophy at the University of Pardubice is the end of July 2024. Entrance exam will take place in August 2024. Start of the study is the end of September 2024.

Equal opportunity
The Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Applications from the currently underrepresented groups in philosophy are especially welcome.

Contact information
To explore the vacancy further or for any queries you may have, please contact Petr Urban at urban [__at__] flu [dot] cas [dot] cz.

Deadline for Applications: 
July 5, 2024
urban [__at__] flu [dot] cas [dot] cz
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