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Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x) in Philosophy of Science

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

TUD Dresden University of Technology, 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 Junior Professorship in Philosophy of Science (Jun.-Prof. Enno Fischer) offers a position as

Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x) in Philosophy of Science

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting at the earliest possible date. The position comprises 50% of the fulltime weekly hours and is limited to 3 years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (usually PhD).


  • Independent scientific research in philosophy of science leading to a PhD thesis
  • teaching one course according HSDAVO
  • academic collaboration at the Junior Professorship in Philosophy of Science
  • contributing to administrative tasks.


  • completed university degree (M.A./M.Sc. level)
  • proficiency in English or German
  • teamwork, communication skills, and initiative
  • interest in interdisciplinary work.

For inquiries, please contact Jun.-Prof. Enno Fischer:

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 submit your application including a detailed motivation letter (max. 2 pages), curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, work sample (max. 5000 words), project outline (max. 2 pages) and contact details of two persons who would be willing to provide academic references (all documents in German or English) by June 28, 2024 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service or the time stamp on the email server of TUD applies), preferably the TUD SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf file to or to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Philosophie, Juniorprofessur für Wissenschaftstheorie, Herrn Jun.-Prof. Enno Fischer, 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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