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Postdoc Women’s Studies U of Houston (4/27/12)

The WGSS Program at the University of Houston invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin in the Fall Semester 2012. This may become a
tenure track position.

Applicants may be working in any discipline, on a topic concerning women and/or
gender. The recipient will teach one course per term, assist with some
programming,and devote the rest of the time to research. The initial appointment
will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. Salary will
be $40,000 with full benefits.

The applicant must hold a PhD degree at the time of the appointment. A letter of
application, together with CV, a writing sample and three letters of
recommendation should be submitted on or before April 27, 2012, to Postdoc
Search Committee, WGSS Program, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3005.

The University of Houston is a Tier One research institution, with more than
39,000 student enrolled this year. Located in the center of Houston in a
550-acre park, the university provides an excellent environment for teaching and
research, within a dynamic city.

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to


Sheffield Post-Doc (2/17/12)

De Velling Willis Fellowships (2 posts)

University of Sheffield – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Available to work in any area relevant to the disciplines covered by our constituent departments

Job Reference Number: UOS003892

Contract Type:  Fixed term for two years.

Salary: Grade 8 £37,012 – £44,166 per annum pro-rata.  .

Closing Date: 17 February 2012


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities brings together internationally excellent research across a range of disciplines and provides an environment in which this research can flourish.  We have a strong commitment to sharing our research with those beyond our walls and take very seriously our status as a Civic University.  We are also committed to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary working and are committed to the notion of arts and humanities research and innovation as a shared endeavour.  We performed very well in RAE 2008 and are working to achieve an even higher level of external recognition in REF2014.  Appointment to a De Velling Willis Fellowship means the opportunity to work in a vibrant, multi- and interdisciplinary research environment in a period of exciting growth.

The two post-doctoral fellows will work to develop their research beyond their doctoral studies, generating new publications and establishing the next stage of their career as researchers. Outreach and public engagement work will be encouraged, and, in line with the ethos of the Faculty, the fellows will also be encouraged to engage and work with new audiences, particularly in the local region.  This is an opportunity both for the fellows to make significant career strides in a research-intensive environment and for the faculty to benefit from the vision, dynamism and enthusiasm the fellows will bring to the role.

Fellows will already have an impressive track record in research, evidenced by high-quality publications.  They will be people who are clearly able to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences, from funding agencies to non-specialists.  They will be researchers with the capacity to motivate and inspire others and who are clearly destined to be research leaders of the future.

Applicants should possess (or be close to completion of) a PhD in a relevant discipline (or have equivalent experience) and specify their area of expertise/interest in their online application.

The post is fixed-term for two years.

To apply for this job please click here and search for the job using the reference number provided or to view current vacancies and apply online please go to:


Postdocs Brussels Free U (1/7/12)

Postdoc and Doctoral Scholarship at the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

The Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (Brussels Free
University, Belgium) offers the possibility of Postdoctoral positions or PhD
scholarships in a broad range of research fields including philosophy of
science and technology and science and technology studies. More information
is to be found on the web page
Application deadline 07 Jan 2012.


Postdocs in Germany (1/31/12)

Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, 01.09.2012-31.08.2013
Bewerbungsschluss: 31.01.2012

The Post-doctoral Fellowships at German Universities and Research
Institutes are provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the
Volkswagen Foundation in close cooperation with the Freiburg Institute
for Advanced Studies, the Berliner Zentrum Moderner Orient, the National
Museums in Berlin, the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the
Lichtenberg-Kolleg in Göttingen, the German National Library in
Frankfurt, the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, the German
Archive of Literature in Marbach, and the Center of Excellence in
Konstanz. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will fund up to 12 American
post-docs in the humanities spending a year at academic institutions in

The fellowships are granted for 9 – 12 months and aim at supporting
post-doctoral studies at the above-mentioned universities and institutes
as well as at universities or research institutes of the candidate’s

The respective target group are promising young scholars in their
post-doctoral research phase based at American institutions who want to
strengthen their research capacity in a specific field of the humanities
which can be expected to have a strong impact on their individual
research profile and expertise. Scholars who work in an
interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply. The
applicants should have finished their Ph. D. between one and no more
than five years ago. Candidates who apply for a fellowship at an
institution not listed above will have to provide a letter by the
institution of their choice stating that it will support the candidate’s
application and host the person during the respective academy year.

Applications must be submitted via the electronic application system.
The deadline is January 31, 2012.



Dr. Almut Steinbach

Kastanienallee 35
30519 Hannover – Germany


Phil of Science Postdoc U Hannover, Germany (12/15/11)

Leibniz Universität Hannover seeks to fill a Post-Doctoral Position (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”)

AOS: Philosophy of Science, broadly conceived, AOC: open. Initial Appointment will be for three years, after which the position will be renewable for up to two more years. The salary scale is TV-L 13, which amounts to a minimum salary of ca. 39.800 € p.a. (possibly more, depending on experience). The position is attached to the Chair for Philosophy and History of the Natural Sciences (Professor Torsten Wilholt).The Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover has recently been re-organized with the aim of establishing an emphasis on philosophy of science. For a list of current faculty and other information see

The primary obligations of the postholder will be to conduct research on her or his own responsibility and to fulfill a weekly teaching obligation of four hours during term period. (This will typically mean two classes, with each of them meeting once a week for 90 minutes. There are two term periods per year, each lasting 15 weeks.) Cooperation with the other members of the Institute with regard to administrative tasks will also be expected.

An official job ad was published in German and can be found under Applications may be submitted in either English or German, with no preference given to either. The “usual application materials” mentioned in the official job ad include a cover letter highlighting your individual qualification for the position and explaining your future plans for research, a detailed CV (also including information on publications and courses taught) and photocopies of relevant certificates. Applicants should hold a PhD in philosophy or HPS (or similar program). Applicants nearing completion of their PhD can also be considered.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Torsten Wilholt (

Applications must be received by December 15, 2011 and should be sent to

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Philosophie
Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover

Electronic applications in pdf format are equally welcome and should be sent to Professor Wilholt’s email address, given above.

Leibniz Universität Hannover aims to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invites qualified women to apply for this position. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. The University expressly welcomes applications by scholars and researchers from abroad.


Notre Dame Postdoc in History and Phil of Science (11/28/11)

The History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow, beginning August 2012. The fellowship is for one year initially and is renewable for a second year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by June 30, 2012.
Applications are welcome from scholars working in any area of history and philosophy of science. In addition to pursuing his or her research and participating actively in the intellectual life of the program, the HPS Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two graduate courses per year for the HPS program, one of which may be in the candidate’s area of specialization. We are interested especially, but not exclusively, in candidates able to teach one of our graduate history of science survey courses: either History of Science, Technology and Medicine to 1750, or History of Science, Technology and Medicine 1750 to the present. We encourage you to explain why your research and teaching is well suited to a home in our inter-disciplinary program.
The annual stipend is $48,000. The fellowship package also includes health insurance and $3000 per year towards research expenses and conference travel.

Applicants should send the following materials in electronic form only, in PDF format by email attachment, to including (if possible) “HPS post-doc” and your last name in the subject line:
1. Cover letter giving a brief summary of your primary field of expertise and specific qualifications for the fellowship.
2. Summary of your dissertation (two page maximum).
3. Plan of research to be undertaken during a two-year fellowship period (three page maximum).
4. Writing sample (30 page maximum).
5. Where applicable, a proposal for a graduate history of science survey course, as specified above, bearing in mind that our courses are taken by both history-track and philosophy-track students (one page maximum).
6. Proposal for a graduate seminar in your area of specialization (one page maximum).
7. Full curriculum vitae.
8. Names and affiliations of three referees whom you have asked to write to us directly.
The deadline for receipt of application materials is November 28th. Please note: applications which are printed and received via mail or courier will not be accepted and processed.

In addition, three letters of reference should be sent separately, either electronically ( or by mail (Reilly Center, 453 Geddes Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556), to arrive by the application deadline. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that their letters of reference arrive by the deadline.

The HPS graduate program is housed in the Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values, and draws faculty from a variety of departments including History, Philosophy, the Program of Liberal Studies, Theology, and English. For further information about the Reilly Center and the HPS program please visit The HPS Postdoctoral Fellowship is funded by the College of Arts and Letters.

Inquiries may be directed to Katherine Brading (Director, History and Philosophy of Science Program):

The University of Notre Dame is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer with strong institutional and academic commitments to racial, cultural, and gender diversity. Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply. Information about Notre Dame, including our mission statement, is available at



Last Modified: October 31, 2011