Senior Academic Position in the History and / or Philosophy of the Human / Social Sciences, Tel Aviv University

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: April 3, 2017

The Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University, Israel, invites applications for a tenure-track position in the field of the History and/or Philosophy of the Human / Social Sciences, broadly construed. The appointment will be effective from October 2017 and the rank offered will be based on the candidate’s qualifications.

The Cohn Institute seeks candidates who conduct independent research into fundamental questions in the Human / Social Sciences from the 19th century to the present. The position requires teaching in Hebrew, which the successful candidate will be expected to do by the beginning of the third year of employment. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., or receive a Ph.D. before filling the position.

Salary and conditions will conform to Tel Aviv University regulations. Appointment procedures will be carried out according to the rules and regulations of Tel-Aviv University and are subject to the approval of the University authorities.

Applications should include (a) a letter of intent, (b) an updated CV with a list of publications, (c) samples of publications or other written work, (d) current research plans, (e) reports on teaching experience, (f) and a list of potential course topics for the Cohn Institute. Three letters of recommendation of senior scholars should be sent directly to the Cohn Institute. All application materials should be addressed to:

Professor José Brunner
Director, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978, Israel

Applications, including all supporting material, should reach the Cohn Institute by April 3, 2017. Letters of recommendation should reach the Institute by April 19 at the latest.

The position is open to all candidates. The appointment will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and the needs of the Cohn Institute, and is conditional upon approval by Tel Aviv University. The Cohn Institute, the Faculty of Humanities or Tel Aviv University are not obligated to appoint any of the candidates who apply for the position.

Questions and inquiries should be sent by email to

Posted: February 14, 2017