Research Associate (Postdoc) in Philosophy University of Hamburg, Faculty/Department of Humanities/Department of Philosophy

Faculty/Departement Humanities/Department of Philosophy

Seminar/Institute Philosophy

Universit├Ąt Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate (Postdoc) in accordance with
Section 28 subsection 2 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz,
HmbHG). The position commences on 01.01.2018 at the earliest.

It is remunerated at the salary level TV-L 13. Providing that a position is available and that requirements
have been fulfilled, the associate may apply for temporary civil servant status in
accordance with Section 28 subsection 2 HmbHG.

The position is full-time and comprises 39 hours per week (40 for civil servants).
The fixed-term nature of this contract is based upon Section 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Labor
Contract Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The initial fixed term is three
years. The contract provides for a maximum extension of up to three years depending on the
associate's achievements during the first stage.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly
encourages qualified women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference
in accordance with the Hamburg Equality Act (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,


Duties include research and teaching in the respective department or institute. Research associates
can also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications as well as acquire
teaching experience. These duties are intended to promote academic achievement.
Therefore, at least one-third of set working hours will be made available for the associate's own
academic work.

Specific Duties:

The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda at the intersection of practical philosophy
and economics that fits profile of the newly established Professor for Practical Philosophy
to which this position is attached (power, freedom, and responsibility; decision- and game theory;
public policy). You will be expected to assist in the general teaching, supervisory, and administrative
duties of the Professorship. This includes a research and teaching contribution to
the interfaculty MSc Programme in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PEP), engagement in
third-party funding applications, the organization of international and interdisciplinary workshops
and conferences etc. Your teaching load is 5 contact hours per week (2 or 3 courses per


A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate.
Applicants should have a track-record in research at the intersection of philosophy and
economics or political science and philosophy either in the form of their doctoral thesis or
additional publications. Of particular interst are applicants who have a strong background in
economics or decision- and game theory.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Matthew Braham or consult our website at
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of degree certificate(s).
The application deadline is 27.10.2017. Please send applications to:

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