Lugano: 3-year Postdoc USI

Deadline: June 30, 2024


    The postdoc will work at the Institute of Philosophy at USI, Lugano (Switzerland), under the supervision of Professor Damiano Costa in the framework of the SNSF funded Starting Grant project ‘Temporal Existence’. A brief description of the project is provided below.

    Areas of specialization: metaphysics, or philosophy of mind, or philosophy of religion, or their historical development.

    The approximate gross salary will be CHF 75'000 CHF per year.

    The tentative starting date is flexible (earliest starting date is Semptember 1, 2024).

    Candidates must have a PhD degree in philosophy. The main selection criteria will be (a) compatibility with the research project as well as (b) scientific excellence.

    Candidates may write to with questions about the suitability of their profile for the project.

    Deadline for applications: June 30, 2024.

    Language Requirements: Lugano is in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland, but for the purposes of the position only English is compulsory.

    Applicants must submit their dossier as a single PDF file to with ‘Postdoc application’ in the subject line. The dossier should include:
    (i) a cover letter describing the candidate’s background and the fit between the candidate’s interests and qualifications and the Starting Grant project;
    (ii) a CV;
    (iii) a 5'000 word writing sample;
    (iv) the contact details of two philosophers who can provide academic references.

    Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via zoom in July 2024.