Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institut für Philosophie, Germany

PhD-Position (3 years, E 13 / 50%)

Deadline: October 31, 2008

Ruhr-Universität Bochum Fakultät für Philosophie und Erziehungswissenschaft. At the Institute of Philosophy we announce a PhD-position (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”, E 13 = BATIIa / half time) for 3 years in history and philosophy of science. The candidate should have completed her/his studies in philosophy and/or mathematics or physics and should have good academic basics in philosophy and in the history of the ‘exact’ sciences. The position is part of the DFG-sponsored project “Gedankenexperiment, Metapher, Modell: Analogische Formen von Erkenntnis und Darstellung in Philosophie und Wissenschaft. — Thought Experiment, Metaphor, Modell: Analogical Forms of Knowledge and Representation in Philosophy and Science”; for more details see <” target=”_new”>> The successful candidate is expected to do research in this context and to do a doctorate on a subject belonging to the project.

Ruhr-University Bochum is committed to equal opportunity in employment and gender equality in its working environment. To increase gender distribution in all job categories and at all levels, we strongly encourage applications from qualified women. Female applicants will be given preferential consideration when their level of qualification, competence and professional achievements equals that of male candidates, unless arguments based on the personal background of a male co-applicant prevail. Applications from appropriately qualified handicapped persons are also encouraged.

Applications, including a short curriculum vitae, certificates/records (only copies please) and a short statement of research interests should be send by October 31, 2008, to: Prof. Dr. Helmut Pulte; Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institut für Philosophie; D-44780 Bochum. Email: <mailto:[email protected]>[email protected] .