Call for Applications: Two Open PhD Positions in Philosophy, University of Vienna, 3yrs, Fully Funded
Within the FWF DocFunds Project Forms of Normativity: Transitions and Intersections
The University of Vienna invites applications for two fully funded four-year PhD positions as part of the doctoral research project Forms of Normativity: Transitions and Intersections (FoNTI). Applicants will pursue their specialized research on normativity within a structured research and teaching program. The two open positions are specifically tied to two subfields of normativity research:
1 Position in Philosophy of Technology (Normativity of Algorithms)
1 Position in Moral and Political Philosophy
FoNTI offers an exceptionally qualified interdisciplinary supervisory team consisting of nine professors. FoNTI works closely together with national and international collaborators and partner programs. Doctoral researchers are placed in an innovative collaborative network that fosters knowledge transfer and cross-fertilization between different subfields of normativity research. FoNTI brings its doctoral researchers in contact with internal and external experts in their field of specialization. FoNTI graduates are well prepared for a further academic career as they can combine research excellence in their area of specialization with strong competences in the wider field.
The FoNTI project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the doctoral candidates will be employed by the University of Vienna according to FWF standards. The duration of employment is 3 and a half years, the extent of employment is 30 hours per week with five weeks of vacation.
The application deadline is December 9, 2018. The starting date of both positions is March 1, 2019. The position in Philosophy of Technology will be under the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh and one co-supervisor of the FoNTI faculty to be appointed depending on the research proposal. The position in Moral and Political Philosophy will be under the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Herlinde Pauer-Studer and one other suitable FoNTI co-supervisor.
The University of Vienna strives to promote equality in academics. In light of recent findings on implicit bias, we kindly ask applicants to submit their application in an anonymized form. Your application should include:
- Cover letter (anonymized)
- CV (anonymized)
- Research proposal (2000 words max; anonymized)
- Writing sample (5000 words; anonymized)
- A separate document with the applicant’s general information (incl. potential supervisors)
- Relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas.
Standard personnel costs and salaries for FWF project proposals (2018; in EUR)
Please note that these standard personnel costs and salaries apply only to grant proposals for FWF projects. Actual personnel costs may diverge from the values indicated below due to specific remuneration agreements at each research institution.
Important note: Please also see the FWF’s personnel costs and salaries for graduates of medical schools in Austria.
Including employer’s contributions and a prorated termination fee of €65.00 for contracts of employment and marginal employment contracts.
- Can be requested only by applicants to the Lise Meitner Programme / Elise Richter Programme and independent applicants with at least two years of postdoctoral research experience. In all cases, the applicant’s research institution must be subject to the Austrian Universities Act (UG) 2002 or must have concluded an agreement with the FWF in this regard.
- The personnel costs that can be requested for doctoral candidates are limited to a maximum of 30 hours/week. The basis for calculating personnel costs for fewer working hours is € 50,240.00 per year (=100%).
- Biomedical analyst
- Chemical-technical assistant, technical assistant
- Medical-technical specialist
- Technical specialist, mechanic, lab technician, programmer
- Can be requested only by applicants who have at least two years of postdoctoral research experience and whose research institution is not subject to the Austrian Universities Act (UG) 2002 or whose research institution has not concluded an agreement with the FWF in this regard.