Postdoc Position in Theoretical Philosophy

University of Zurich


Institute, Department, Clinic

Philosophical Seminar

Department Description

The Philosophical Seminar of the University of Zurich employs about 80 people, including nine professors and about a dozen private lecturers. In the field of theoretical philosophy, research focuses on concepts, ideas and universals. Great emphasis is placed on the promotion of young talent and international networking.


- Research in Theoretical Philosophy, especially in the research project "Dual Character Concepts". Further information on the research project can be found at 
- Assistance to the professorship in teaching, research and organization of conferences

Employment Level


Requirements / Qualifications

- Completed doctorate (at the beginning of the position) in philosophy, psychology or related field 
- experience in experimental philosophy is a plus

Language Skills

very good knowledge of English

We offer

We offer a demanding job in a dynamic team of philosophers in various topics of theoretical philosophy, involvement in the seminar (conferences, lectures, etc.), the opportunity to offer teaching and to promote their own research project in exchange with the other seminar members. We also support applications for third-party funds and applications. 

The terms of employment are governed by the cantonal guidelines. 

Further information on a position at UZH can be found at

Starting Position

01.09.2019 (limited to 3 years, option of an extension of 2 years)

More information

Carmen Dürsteler 



The usual application documents (CV, letter of motivation, copies of certificates, work sample) must be sent in electronic form (bundled PDF document) to the e-mail address below by 31 May 2019 at the latest. The University of Zurich aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore explicitly asks qualified female scientists for their application

University of Zurich 
Philosophy Department 
Zürichbergstrasse 43 
8044 Zürich

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