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Post-Doc Position: Science Studies

The Chair for Science Studies at ETH Zurich offers a

post-doctoral position

to begin on February 1, 2022.

Applicants should pursue a research project in the following research area: The history of the sciences in the 20th century, with a focus on the life sciences or human sciences.

Ideally, but not compulsory, your project will complement the current research themes of the chair group (history of academic publishing and history of the book, photography between science and art, philosophy and science between academia and the public sphere, history of applied humanities, knowledge and counter-knowledge).

The position is limited to a period of three years. Salary is as per ETH-regulations for scientific personnel.

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The successful candidate is expected to conduct her or his own original research and fulfill teaching duties independently and from an interdisciplinary perspective. She or he will hold a PhD, obtained no longer than five years ago, in the history of science, science studies, or philosophy of knowledge.

We look forward to receiving your online application by November 30, 2021.

Application materials: letter of motivation, CV, degree transcripts, and PhD certificate. Apart from that please submit a short research proposal (max 500 words outlining the proposed project), a writing sample (1 published research article), and the names and contact information for 2 references.

Please note that we only accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications submitted via email or post will not be considered.

Further information about the Chair for Science Studies can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Ms Alexandra (Sara) Booz, Tel +41 44 632 6447 or email (no applications).

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30 November, 2021