Research Associate / Postdoc, Institute of Philosophy

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
06 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. It develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Institute of Philosophy, the Chair of Theoretical Philosophy offers a project position within the framework of the DFG project "Acceptance: Nature and Norms" as

Research Associate / Postdoc (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting October 1, 2023. The position is limited until September 30, 2026. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (usually habilitation thesis).

The project "Acceptance: Nature and Norms" investigates the concept of acceptance as it is used in philosophical debates in analytical epistemology, analytical philosophy of language, and decision theory.


  • academic collaboration in the mentioned research project and writing academic publications on study findings,
  • project coordination and support for project management,
  • independent research contributing to the theory of acceptance in the mentioned field of study.


  • excellent university (Master's or equivalent) and PhD degree in the field of philosophy,
  • demonstrated knowledge in analytical epistemology, philosophy of language, or decision theory, with an interest in applications in practical philosophy,
  • teamwork, communication skills, and initiative,
  • proficiency in written English.

For inquiries, Prof. Moritz Schulz is available.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please send your meaningful application, including the usual documents (maximum 2-page motivation letter, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, anonymized work sample (maximum 5000 words), anonymized project outline (maximum 2 pages) all in German or English), by July 3, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to or to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Philosophie, Professur für Theoretische Philosophie, Prof. Moritz Schulz, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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