CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: One Postdoc Position and Two PhD Studentships

Posted: 16 de January de 2015 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

One Postdoc Position (four years) and Two PhD Studentships (three years)

These positions are available at the Department of Philosophy, University
of Vienna, in the ERC-funded project:

“The Emergence of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Sociological

(ERC Advanced Grant, PI: Prof. Martin Kusch), June 2014 to May 2019.

Information about the project is available here:

And here:

For the postdoc position we are looking for a philosopher, or a historian
of philosophy, or a sociologist of knowledge, interested in studying the
emergence and development of relativistic themes in the 19th and early
20th century in works about the social world by political philosophers,
forerunners and practitioners of the social sciences in general, and the
sociology of knowledge in particular.

For the PhD studentship positions we are looking for philosophers with an
interest in studying relativism from a systematic rather than a historical
perspective. The PhD project must fit within the framework of the overall
ERC project as outlined in the documents above. We are particularly
interested in proposals focusing on debates around the sociology of
knowledge or historicism, but other proposals will also be considered.

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from
women are especially welcome. The project is committed to promoting
handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

None of these positions involves a teaching obligation.
The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is important.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to
submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications),
a research proposal on a topic related to the project (1000 words
maximum), two samples of writing (i.e. articles or book chapters, or
thesis chapters), and three names and email addresses of referees who have
agreed to write a letter of recommendation to: Ms. Ernestine Umscheider
<> by 12noon on March 1st 2015.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or over Skype in
April so as to allow for a start in July 2015.

Contracts will be issued for one year in the first instance; in case of
satisfactory performance the contract will then be extended to cover the
full 4 or 3 years respectively.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to:
Martin Kusch <>

Prof. Dr. Martin Kusch

ERC Advanced Grant Project (2014-2019):
“The Emergence of Relativism”

Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
NIG Building (room C 208, 2nd floor)
Universitätsstraße 7
Phone (office): +43-1-4277-46422

Secretary: Mrs. Ernestine Umscheider (9am to 1pm)
Phone (secretary): +43-1-4277-46402



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