PhD Candidate position in Practical Philosophy

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The ETH Professorship for Practical Philosophy in the department for Humanities, Social and Political sciences offers a PhD positions in practical philosophy (Prof. Dr. Dr. Nadia Mazouz). The position is for up to four years and starting October 1st, 2024 or by arrangement.

Research at the professorship centrally addresses today’s challenges to theory building in ethics and political philosophy - specifically epistemic, cultural and ethical pluralism. These are explored theoretically, but also in different fields of applied ethics, i.e. TechEthics and Bioethics.

Job description

The position is primarily dedicated to research on a PhD project. Academic exchange at the professorship and beyond is expected. Teaching might be possible and experience in organizing and conducting scientific conferences and other events can be acquired.

The PhD position is paid according to standard ETH scale . Support for conference travel and research expenses is also available

Your profile

You have an excellent Master’s degree in philosophy or another neighboring discipline.
We are looking for highly motivated, committed, and creative individuals, able to work in a team and with excellent communication skills. Working in a top-level research environment, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to develop her/his research abilities.

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

We value diversity

In line with our values , ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV (including list of publications, if any)
  • Detailed exam documents (records of transcript, bachelor and master or diploma)
  • A short motivation statement describing your past intellectual development and future goals
  • A short research statement describing the project you might be interested in pursuing for a PhD
  • Work sample in the scope of an essay

Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2024. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Application can be in English or German.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Nadia Mazouz, email: (no applications).

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ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 64635.

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