Project Staff at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies

The Doctoral Program, the Sciences in Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Contexts, University of Vienna

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 31, 2014


Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, in cooperation with the Faculties of Life Sciences, Mathematics, Philosophy/Education and Physics through the Doctoral Program (“DK program”) „The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“ announces the award of up to 2 fully paid doctoral student positions (Category a) and up to 6 associate positions (Category b, for students with other basic support) for up to 4 years beginning 1 March 2015.

One of the positions in the category (a) will be awarded with priority to: (1) projects in general philosophy of science with reference to the history or the current state of the physical sciences; or (2) projects in the philosophy of physics itself. Projects in (1) might focus on debates over scientific realism, on the unity/disunity, pluralism/monism debates, on the relationship between experiment and theory, or on the role of intuitions in physical theorising. Projects in (2) might e.g. focus on philosophical questions concerning quantum gravity and quantum optics, or the role of irreversibility in philosophy and (quantum) physics.

The other position in the category (a) and the Associate positions (category b) will be awarded with open field within the framework of the DK program.

With the support of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), the University of Vienna offers a Ph.D. program, the aims of which are: to offer a structured interdisciplinary curriculum in History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Science with the collaboration of international visitors, and to make possible the joint supervision of dissertations by historians/philosophers of science and natural scientists/mathematicians.

Positions in the program are funded for up to 3 years; PhD students who complete 6 months stay abroad will be awarded a 4th year of support. Participation in the curriculum is required; members of the DK program (in Category a and Category b) must therefore reside continuously in Vienna. Participation once or more in the annual „Vienna International Summer University“ in the first half of July is also part of the program.

For more information, please see the attached document: Project Staff at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies Job Opening

Posted: October 31, 2014