Zurich: 2-year Postdoc Position

Deadline: April 20, 2024

Call for applications: 2-year postdoc position in legal epistemology
Place of work: Department of Philosophy, University of Zurich, Zurich.

Duration: 2 years

Starting date: September 1st 2024

Application Deadline: April 20th 2024

Decision: May 20th 2024

Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Zurich invites applications for one 2-year postdoc position (70%) as part of the SNF-research project The Varieties of Inquiry

directed by Prof. Dr. Anne Meylan and Dr. Benoit Gaultier.

Salary: 73'500 CHF (gross) per annum


·     PhD in philosophy, preferably in epistemology and/or philosophy of law. The successful candidate is expected to have defended their PhD by the time they take up the position.

·     Willingness to write and publish excellent papers on the nature, aims and norms of legal inquiry, in the context of the SNF-research project The Varieties of Inquiry.

·     Willingness to work in a collaborative research environment and to take an active part in ZEGRa’s and the department’s activities (seminars, workshops, etc.)

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Knowledge of German is not required but may be an advantage.

How to apply

Candidates are requested to submit electronically the following application material:

a cover letter (1 page);

a CV;

an anonymized short research proposal (2 to 3 pages);

an anonymized sample of written work (30 pages maximum).

Please send (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) in one single PDF file, entitled “Application YOURNAME”, to benoit.gaultier@philos.uzh.ch