Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Käte Hamburger Kolleg Cultures of Research/ RWTH Aachen,
Post date: April 16, 2021
6 to 8 junior- (postdoc) and senior fellowships on transformations in science and technology
Deadline: May 15, 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the call for 10 fellowships for the newly established Kaete Hamburger Kolleg “Cultures of Research” at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) starting in October 2021 for up to twelve months. The Kaete Hamburger Kolleg “Cultures of Research” is, by design, an interdisciplinary Institute for Advanced Studies that brings together various branches from the humanities and social sciences, as well as from the natural, life, and technical sciences. The center's interdisciplinary research focuses on a better understanding of the transformation of science in the course of its digitalization, in order to make complex systems investigable. It is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Research (BMBF) for 4 years. For further information please refer to the homepage:

We are looking forward to your applications.
Kind regards,
Gabriele Gramelsberger and Stefan Boeschen (directors of the Kaete Hamburger Kolleg “Cultures of Research”)

Gift Courses LLP,
United Kingdom
Post date: April 1, 2021
Philosophy Content Creator and Trainee Facilitator 25 hours/week, £23,400 p.a. pro rata, £27,500 p.a. pro rata after six months
Deadline: April 30, 2021

This post is being offered under the UK Government's Kickstart scheme, and as such is only open to those who are 24 or under, based int he UK, and currently on Universal Credit.

We are a fast-growing provider of online (and normally residential) courses for children, primarily homeschoolers but also for gifted children, which is the background from which this business originates. Our most popular course is philosophy, and we also offer courses in debating and improv. Our Director of Studies, Jason Buckley, is also a leading writer and teacher trainer in the field of philosophy for children (see

The successful candidate will have a wide range of duties spanning content development, marketing and, after training, assisting in the delivery of courses. You will also be involved in routine customer communications and all aspects of running the business.

For full details, see the job advert at this link: Also see what we do at

ILLC, University of Amsterdam,
Post date: March 17, 2021
Two postdoc positions in logic and language
Deadline: April 5, 2021

The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at
the University of Amsterdam has two postdoc positions on
abductive reasoning in natural language. One with a duration
of three years, the other for 25 months.

The two positions are part of the NWO Open Competition
project 'A Sentence Uttered Makes a World Appear---Natural
Language Interpretation as Abductive Model Generation'. The
successful applicant will join the group of Reinhard
Muskens. The aim of the project is to explore how semantic
values are assigned to natural language expressions in a
compositional way and how the resulting values, represented
as logical expressions, are subsequently enriched by means
of abductive reasoning. The latter is studied in a tableaux

Further details on the three-year project (Computational
Modelling of Abductive Reasoning for Natural Language) can
be found here:

For the 25 months project (Abductive Inference for Natural
Language Interpretation), consult this site:

Deadline for both applications is 5 April 2021 (use the
"Apply now" link at one of the sites linked to above). Those
interested in each of the two positions need apply only

Technical University of Eindhoven,
Post date: March 9, 2021
PostDoc: Philosophy of AI
Deadline: March 22, 2021

3-year, full-time post-doc position in the Philosophy and Ethics department (Faculty of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences) at on the general theme of “Opacity in Artificial Intelligence”. The successful applicant will join a strong team of philosophers who work on AI, in a group that focuses on technology, science and applied ethics.

Outline of the project:

In recent years, philosophers have shown an increasing interest in AI. One set of philosophical questions is due to the fact that AI systems often produce an output where it is not clear why this output was produced; the system is ‘opaque’ (non-transparent) to the subjects, users, and even to the makers of the system. This raises a large number of pressing research questions, including:
1) What, exactly, is opacity in AI? 2) What is the impact of opacity and what is its ethical relevance? 3) Should the impact of opacity be reduced? 4) Can the impact of opacity be reduced, e.g. through “explainable AI”? 5) Can we have data protection or unbiased systems if they are opaque? We welcome research projects on these or related issues.

The post-doc will work with Professor Vincent C. Müller and Assistant Professor Emily Sullivan; they will be part of a strong research group on the philosophy of AI and the philosophy of technology, generally. The Philosophy & Ethics department has recently hired four Assistant Professors and is advertising 3 PhD positions on similar themes together with this post-doc position. Our working language is English.

- Details on the official page -

At the same time we are also opening three fully-funded 4-year PhD positions on the themes of explainable AI, cognitive science, and philosophy of science/social epistemology. All applicants will be considered for all three positions.

PhD Position A: Norms of Explainable AI
PhD Position B: Cognitive Science of AI
PhD Position C: Philosophy of Science/Social epistemology

Research Training Group 2073 (Leibniz University Hanover / Bielefeld University, Germany),
Hannover / Bielefeld,
Post date: March 8, 2021
5 Doctoral Candidates in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science
Deadline: May 6, 2021

Leibniz University Hannover and Bielefeld University (Germany) invite applications for positions for
5 Doctoral Candidates (all genders; salary scale E13 TV-L, 65%) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science
starting 1 October 2021, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”. The positions are limited to 30 September 2024. At least two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz University Hannover and at least two at Bielefeld University. Application deadline: 6 May 2021. For further information and our Application Guide, please see

Technical University of Eindhoven,
Post date: January 22, 2021
2 Lecturers in Ethics (part-time)
Deadline: February 4, 2021
Warsaw University of Technology,
Post date: November 19, 2020
Two year postdoc position (2x), philosophy of science
Deadline: December 16, 2020

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Two full-time postdoc positions (24 months)
Philosophy Department, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Topic: Theory Construction and the Empirical Social and Behavioral Sciences (TESBS)

Project description:

TESBS responds critically to the absence of sophisticated theoretical superstructures in the empirical social and behavioural sciences (ESBS). TESBS adopts a semantic view of theory structures. The central goal is to develop a toolbox for theory (re-)construction that enables ESBS scientists to formulate point-specific hypotheses, and to integrate or differentiate such hypotheses into theoretical frameworks.

Please see: and

Electronic applications should be sent to agnieszka [dot] kapczynska [__at__] pw [dot] edu [dot] pl.

For informal inquiries, please contact: Frank Zenker (fzenker [__at__] gmail [dot] com)

Dr. phil. habil. Frank Zenker

International Center for Formal Ontology (ICFO)
Warsaw University of Technology
Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences
Pl. Politechniki 1
00-661 Warsaw, Poland

University of Innsbruck,
Post date: November 4, 2020
Assistant Professor
Deadline: November 25, 2020

Didactics and Methodology of Philosophy and Ethics

Technical University of Eindhoven,
Post date: October 10, 2020
Assistant Professor in Ethics
Deadline: October 31, 2020

The Philosophy and Ethics department at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is seeking an assistant professor for a full-time, tenure-track position. In exceptional cases, the candidate could be hired directly at the tenured associate-professor level. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The candidate is expected to contribute to teaching engineering students (BSc and MSc levels), e.g. courses on ethics of data science, mobility and digital health care. Teaching and administration at TU/e takes place in English. The TU/e is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome candidates with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. As we aim to increase the diversity in our department and in the field of philosophy, we especially encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Most research in the P&E group takes place at the interface between fundamental philosophical issues and real-world problems that arise from the design, implementation, use and regulation of innovative technologies. In terms of philosophical sub-disciplines, we focus on fundamental and applied issues in ethics, philosophy of science and technology, and epistemology. We work on a variety of application areas, such as artificial intelligence, behavior change, diffusion of scientific knowledge and methods, energy, engineering education, health, and models of cultural and technological change.

- Teaching courses at BSc and MSc levels, for up to 50% of contract time.
- Doing research in ethics, with a focus on ethical issues related to the design, implementation, use and/or regulation of innovative technology.
- Contributing actively to the daily business and research climate of the group and the department.


We offer:
- A challenging job in a dynamic, ambitious and well-organised university with the autonomy to develop your own research line and participate in the curriculum of the department.
- A Tenure Track of five years with the prospect of becoming associate professor. After a maximum of 4 years the tenure decision will be made. If you have a more senior profile, you will receive a tailor-made career proposal.
- Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (, scale 11: Currently a monthly gross salary of €3.746 - €5.127. Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary are paid [For applicants who come to NL from abroad, 30% of the salary may be tax-free.]
- A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, savings schemes).
- In order to empower you, we provide support such as training programs for academic leadership and the university teaching qualification and a dedicated mentoring program to help you get to know the university and the Dutch (research) environment
- Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as the Dual Career Opportunity program to support accompanying partners, an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Contact: Chair of the P&E group, Prof. Wybo Houkes: w [dot] n [dot] houkes [__at__] tue [dot] nl

Reference number V39.4658

Libera Università Maria Ss Assunta - LUMSA,
Post date: August 28, 2020
PhD positions in Contemporary Humanism - LUMSA
Deadline: September 21, 2020

The International PhD Programme (double-degree) in Contemporary Humanism is instituted for the 36th Cycle at LUMSA University (Rome) in partnership with Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (PUC) - Santiago/Chile, Australian Catholic University (ACU) - Sydney/Australia and Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP) - Paris/France and Universidade Catolica Portuguesa (UCP) - Lisbon/Portugal.
The International PhD Programme is regulated by the Agreement between the Partner Universities signed on 30 March 2017.
The programme aims to develop knowledge and critical skills in reading and interpreting the historical, cultural, literary, philosophical and educational tradition in its making and in its effects on the present, from the point of view of the category of "humanism". This category is very present in current debates and very promising as a tool for a critical understanding of contemporary societies, even beyond the traditional perimeter of humanistic studies.
Benefits: 3 positions will be covered by full annual scholarships of € 15.343, 28 gross. 1 position will have no scholarship and the selected candidate will have to pay enrolment fees (€ 2.356 per year).
Eligibility criteria: The PhD programme is open to applicants who hold a second level degree (i.e. Master degree).
Selection process: The selection process consists of a comparative evaluation whose aim is to assess candidates’ aptitude for and interest in the PhD Programme. The selection process is articulated in two steps: 1) an evaluation of the submitted documents and papers and 2) an oral interview.
Date, time and venue where the interviews will take place will be published on Lumsa website ( ) at least 20 days earlier. This notification will be considered as official communication.
The application process is online only, through the Lumsa website. At the moment the online process is only available in Italian, but it is possible to ask for assistance (dottorati [__at__] lumsa [dot] it) and a Guide for applicants in english is available on the PhD Web page along with the public call for admission.
Applications must be submitted through the following procedure by 21 September 2020 at 12 pm. A payment of € 50,00 as administrative fees is required.
More details and information are available at the following link: