Universiteit van Amsterdam

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Postdoctoral and PhD student position in philosophy of science and technology, Stuttgart (Germany)

The Institute of Philosophy at Stuttgart University is asking for applications for a scientist at the postdoc level and a PhD student to pursue research in philosophy of science and technology, reflecting and evaluating the research activities of the SimTech Cluster. (http://www.simtech.uni-stuttgart.de/).

The Postdoc position is for a researcher working in epistemology of simulation with a particular focus on conceptualisations of and methodological strategies for coping with uncertainty. The position with the designated salary bracket TV-L 13 has a limited tenure of three years with a possible extension.

The PhD Student is supposed to work on a project concerned with the normative evaluation of simulation studies. Special attention will be paid to potential value conflicts, which may arise when evaluating technology projects. The position with the designated salary bracket 50% TV-L 13 has a limited tenure of three years with a possible extension.

Applications must be received before April 30 (extended), 2009. For more information, see http://www.simtech.uni-stuttgart.de/stellen/?show=docs.

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