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Post-Doc Position: Science Studies

100%, Zurich, temporary

The Chair for Science Studies at ETH Zurich offers a post-doctoral position to begin on February 1, 2021.

Job description

Applicants should pursue a research project in one of the following main areas: 

  • The history of the humanities (any period). 
  • The history of the sciences in the 20th century, with a focus on the life sciences or human sciences. 

Ideally, but not compulsory, your project would fit into to the research areas currently pursued at our chair (history of academic publishing and history of the book, photography between science and art, philosophy and science between academia and the public sphere, history of applied humanities, knowledge and counter-knowledge).

The position is initially limited to a period of three years and can be extended. There is also the possibility of pursuing a “Habilitation” project.

Salary is as per ETH-regulations for scientific personnel.

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The successful candidate is able to conduct her or his own research and fulfill teaching duties, independently and from an interdisciplinary perspective. She or he will hold a PhD, obtained no longer than five years ago, in the history of science, science studies or philosophy of knowledge. 

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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We look forward to receiving your online application by November 15, 2020.

Apart from the usual documents, applicants should supply a short research proposal outlining their project (max 500 words) and a published research article. Furthermore, kindly indicate the names and addresses of two referees who may be contacted in order to obtain letters of recommendation.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Chair for Science Studies can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Ms Sara A. Booz, Tel +41 44 632 6447 or email (no applications).

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