Call for Applications:Fully Funded PhD Positions in Philosophy, University of Vienna

Call for Applications: Two Open PhD Positions in Philosophy, University of Vienna, 3yrs, Fully Funded

Within the FWF DocFunds Project Forms of Normativity: Transitions and Intersections

The University of Vienna invites applications for two fully funded four-year PhD positions as part of the doctoral research project Forms of Normativity: Transitions and Intersections (FoNTI). Applicants will pursue their specialized research on normativity within a structured research and teaching program. Applicants are encouraged to submit their own innovative proposals at the frontiers of normativity research, but for a general idea of possible topics, see: The two open positions are specifically tied to two subfields of normativity research:

1 Position in Philosophy of Technology (Normativity of Algorithms)
1 Position in Moral and Political Philosophy

FoNTI offers an exceptionally qualified interdisciplinary supervisory team consisting of nine professors. FoNTI works closely together with national and international collaborators and partner programs. Doctoral researchers are placed in an innovative collaborative network that fosters knowledge transfer and cross-fertilization between different subfields of normativity research. FoNTI brings its doctoral researchers in contact with internal and external experts in their field of specialization. FoNTI graduates are well prepared for a further academic career as they can combine research excellence in their area of specialization with strong competences in the wider field. For more information about the FoNTI project see:

The FoNTI project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the doctoral candidates will be employed by the University of Vienna according to FWF standards. The duration of employment is 3 and a half years, the extent of employment is 30 hours per week with five weeks of vacation. For more information regarding the salary see:

Applicants are invited to send their application to The application deadline is December 9, 2018. The starting date of both positions is March 1, 2019. The position in Philosophy of Technology will be under the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Mark Coeckelbergh and one co-supervisor of the FoNTI faculty to be appointed depending on the research proposal. The position in Moral and Political Philosophy will be under the co-supervision of Prof. Dr. Herlinde Pauer-Studer and one other suitable FoNTI co-supervisor. A list of the FoNTI faculty can be found at:

The University of Vienna strives to promote equality in academics. In light of recent findings on implicit bias, we kindly ask applicants to submit their application in an anonymized form. Your application should include:

-          Cover letter (anonymized)

-          CV (anonymized)

-          Research proposal (2000 words max; anonymized)

-          Writing sample (5000 words; anonymized)

-          A separate document with the applicant’s general information (incl. potential supervisors)

-          Relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas

-          Two letters of recommendation, to be sent by the referees directly to



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