PhD Position in Science Studies and History of Science, ETH Zurich

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

Ambitious students who aim to achieve their doctoral degrees in one of the following fields are invited to apply:

–      History of the human or life sciences in the 20th century.

–      History of the book and scientific publishing in the 20th century.

We are looking for candidates with excellent academic achievements, willing to immerse themselves in critical, interdisciplinary research in the aforementioned subjects.

For detailed information on our research group please visit our website:

Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in the history of science, the history of technology and culture, STS, art history, or philosophy, received no longer than three years before the starting date.

The level of employment of PhD students is 100%; the initial funding period is two years, the third year subject to assessment.Terms of employment and salary according to ETH standard non-permanent contracts

In addition to a letter of motivation, CV, copies of academic degrees and certificates, your application should include an outline of your research project (approx. 2000 words), a writing sample (e.g. published paper or chapter of your Master thesis), and the contact details of two referees.

We are looking forward to receiving your application by February 28, 2017. Please send it by email to Sara A. Booz,

or by ordinary post to: ETH Zurich, Sara A. Booz, Chair for Science Studies, Clausiusstrasse 59, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland.

Posted: February 01, 2017