Tuesday, 10 July 2012

four Post-doc positions in bioethics/political philosophy & health


University of Muenster

Doctoral or Post-doctoral Positions

Political philosophy and bioethics

University of Muenster - Emmy Noether-Research Group

Up to four positions in political philosophy/theory and bioethics
Duration and Starting Date: up to three years, starting immediately.
Salary depending on qualifications.
Up to four doctoral or post-doctoral positions are available in the Emmy Noether-Research Group „Political philosophy and bioethics", which is funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and is associated with the Centre for Advanced Studies in Bioethics and the Institute for Ethics, History and Philosophy of Medicine at the University of M√ľnster.
Doctoral candidates should have completed their studies in political philosophy/theory, bioethics, medicine or related disciplines to MA or diploma level and have a demonstrated interest in political philosophy and/or bioethical questions.
Post-doctoral candidates should have completed, or be close to the completion of, a doctorate in political theory/political philosophy, bioethics or a related discipline and should have proven potential to conduct and publish research at an international level. Post-doctoral candidates' research should fall within the group's main areas of work (justice in health care, normative foundations of public health, concepts of the person and enhancement, and solidarity in bioethics). However, other projects will be considered, provided they are compatible with the group's general focus, namely an analysis of theories of political philosophy in the context of bioethics and their application to practical bioethical questions.
All candidates must have strong analytical skills as well as a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary and teamwork. Fluency in English is essential; (passive) knowledge of German would be an asset.
Applications of women are specially invited; in the case of similar qualifications, competence and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms, within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference. Weekly working time is currently 39 hours and 50 minutes. Positions are temporary and project-based, with longest possible duration of three years.
Please send your application (a 2/3 page research project (for post-doctoral applicants), CV, two writing samples of not more than 5,000 words each (can be excerpts), and contact details for two references) to Dr Alena Buyx,buyxale@ukmuenster.de via Apply Online below.
Closing date is August 15th 2012. Successful candidates will be notified by September 1st; interviews will take place mid-September.
Apply Online

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