3-year postdoc position at the University of Basel


Postdoc in Family Ethics

Sabine Hohl is looking for a postdoc to work with her and a Ph.D. student in the project “Just Parenthood: The Ethics and Politics of Childrearing in the 21st Century” at the University of Basel. The project is founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a period of five years (2023-2028). 


  • Ph.D. in philosophy (finished within the last 2 years or submitted by the time of the starting date).
  • Interest in and, ideally, prior knowledge in family ethics.
  • Experience with publishing academic work and/ or ideas for publications.

Job information

  • Contract for 3 years with possibility of extension for up to a total of 5 years (until April 2028).
  • The position is full time. Salary is between 80’000 and 93’000 CHF brutto per year (yearly increases).
  • Tasks: Research and organization of events within the project “Just parenthood”, participation in the research colloquium.
  • 3000 CHF per year for trips to conferences or workshops.
  • Two short stays at other universities budgeted for.
  • Place: University of Basel, Switzerland (remote work options can be discussed.)

Please apply to sabine.hohl@unibas.ch
Documents requested:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Ideas for your research within the project (max. 2 pages)
  • 2 references (names and contact information)
  • Writing sample (e.g., a chapter of your dissertation or a paper)
  • Copies of your diplomas

If you want to apply, please request the project description first by writing to sabine.hohl@unibas.ch.

Deadline for applications is 10 April 2023.
Starting date between 1 May and 1 August 2023.