Professorship fuer Epistemology and Theory of Science
University of Freiburg

The University College Freiburg, the Professorship in Epistemology and Theory of Science research fellow (m/f/d)
  • Application deadline: 15.05.2022
  • Publication date: 07.03.2022
  • Start-date: 01.08.2022
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00002135


for the duration of maximally 6 years, starting August 1, 2022. The duration is limited due to §2 section 1 WissZVG, hence prior employment at German universities must be taken into account.

The tasks are in the area of research and teaching (4 SWS) in the field of the professorship. The focus is on Political Epistemology as an intertwinement of social and political philosophy with epistemology and theory of science, with a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. The advertised position aims at further academic qualification (habilitation or equivalent). The position involves independent teaching and research activities; in addition, participation in the application process for third-party funded projects as well as in scientific events is expected.

Requirements for employment are an above-average academic university degree (Master, M.A.) in philosophy or in related social sciences or humanities as well as a relevant PhD. Broad knowledge of either (a) epistemology and theory of science or (b) social and political philosophy (with an interest in the other discipline respectively) is required. Also desirable is an interest in, and ideally prior work in the field of feminist epistemology and/or postcolonial theory. Prerequisites are experience in (international) publication, a very good command of English, and the willingness to pursue further academic qualification. Furthermore, the ability to work in a cooperative team is expected.

Your application should include a convincing cover letter including a brief delineation of your research interests, your CV, a list of your publications, a description of your teaching experience, a writing sample (no more than 8000 words, e.g., a chapter from your dissertation or an essay), and optionally an outline of your habilitation project (max. 3 pages).

The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13..

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above citing the reference number 00002135, by 15.05.2022 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
University College Freiburg
Professorship in Epistemology and Theory of Science
Silvia Stößer
79098 Freiburg

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Frieder Vogelmann on the phone number +49 761 203 67617 or E-Mail

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