This is a call for applications for a Ph.D. student position in the field of history of theoretical physics.

The History and Philosophy of Science Unit at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, is opening a Ph.D. student position related to a Swiss national project devoted to actors and institutional and social mechanisms in the emergence of new disciplinary fields. The candidate is expected to collect and analyse data and documents pertaining to the emergence of theoretical physics in the Academic centers of the French part of Switzerland (Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, etc.). His (her) Ph.D thesis will be devoted to specific aspects of this research.

Funding period: This is a three years position starting with January 1st, 2010, with a gross annual salary of 39000 CHF, an amount sufficient to make a living in Geneva. European candidates may consider living in neighbouring France.

Requirements: The successful candidate shall have a good knowledge of physics, and an acquaintance with the methods and issues of history and sociology of science. Good French speaking and writing skills are mandatory. A fair knowledge of German will be an advantage.

Applications, including a detailed C.V. and a list of publications, should be sent to

Prof. Jan Lacki

Histoire et Philosophie des Sciences

Université de Genève

24, quai Ernest Ansermet

CH-1211 Genève 4

They can as well be transmitted in pdf format to the email: [email protected]

Deadline : October 31, 2009