PhD in Practical Philosophy, University of Zürich

Deadline: July 31, 2024

The ETH Professorship for Practical Philosophy in the department for Humanities, Social and Political sciences offers a PhD positions in practical philosophy (Prof. Dr. Dr. Nadia Mazouz). The position is for up to four years and starting October 1st, 2024 or by arrangement.

Research at the professorship centrally addresses today's challenges to theory building in ethics and political philosophy – specifically epistemic, cultural and ethical pluralism. These are explored theoretically, but also in different fields of applied ethics, i.e. TechEthics and Bioethics.

Job description

The position is primarily dedicated to research on a PhD project. Academic exchange at the professorship and beyond is expected. Teaching might be possible  and experience in organizing and conducting scientific conferences and other events can be acquired.

The PhD position is paid according to standard ETH scale. Support for conference travel and research expenses is also available


You have an excellent Master's degree in philosophy or another neighboring discipline.
We are looking for highly motivated, committed, and creative individuals, able to work in a team and with excellent communication skills. Working in a top-level research environment, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop her/his research abilities.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

- CV (including list of publications, if any)
- Detailed exam documents (records of transcript, bachelor and master or diploma)
- A short motivation statement describing your past intellectual development and future goals
- A short research statement describing the project you might be interested in pursuing for a PhD
- Work sample in the scope of an essay

Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2024. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through the online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Application can be in English or German.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Nadia Mazouz, email: (no applications).