[Humanist] 27.730 PhD studentships, history & philosophy of science, Vienna

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 730.
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        Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2014 10:36:36 +0000
        From: Segal Jerome <jerome.segal at UNIVIE.AC.AT>
        Subject: 7 Doctoral student positions (HPS), University of Vienna (Austria)

University of Vienna,
Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, in cooperation with the Faculties of Life Sciences,
Mathematics, Philosophy/Education and Physics

The Doctoral Program (“DK program”) „The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and
Cultural Contexts“ announces the award of
  up to 7 fully paid doctoral student positions (Category a) and
  up to 6 associate positions (Category b, for students with other basic support)
for up to 4 years beginning 1 October 2014.

With the support of the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF), the University of Vienna offers a
Ph.D. program, the aims of which are: to offer a structured interdisciplinary curriculum in
History, Philosophy and Cultural Studies of Science with the collaboration of international
visitors, and to make possible the joint supervision of dissertations by historians/philosophers
of science and natural scientists/mathematicians.
Positions in the program are funded for up to 3 years; PhD students who complete 6 months
stay abroad will be awarded a 4th year of support. Participation in the curriculum is required;
members of the DK program (in Category a and Category b) must therefore reside
continuously in Vienna. Participation once or more in the annual „Vienna International
Summer University“ in the first half of July is also part of the program.

Recipients of fully paid studentships (Collegiates, Category a) are employed according to the
provisions of the FWF and the standard labor contract (Kollektivvertrag) of the University for
30 hours/week at the University of Vienna. Involvement in teaching is possible beginning in
the second year of the program; remuneration for such activity will be additional to basic
funding. Health and social insurance will be covered by the University. Tuition fee ex emption,
additional support for students with children, and funding for research and research related
travel expenses are included.
Associates of the program (Category b) are not employed by the University within the
framework of the DK program, but may enter into other research-related employment –
including employment by the University of Vienna. Associates must complete all curriculum
requirements and also have the right to apply for funding for research or research related
travel expenses.

Employment requirements: Completed advanced degree (Magister/Diplom/Master) in History,
Philosophy, History of Science, History and Philosophy of Science, a relevant natural, social
or cultural science or Mathematics. Applicants with one or more relevant BA/BSc degrees
may be considered in exceptional cases.

Proposed research topics should be relevant to at least one of the topic areas of the DK
program. Information on the program’s aims, faculty, topic areas and possible dissertation
topics can be found at the following web site: http://dk-sciences-contexts.univie.ac.at/
For information about the „Vienna International Summer University,“ see the web site:
www.univie.ac.at/ivc/VISU.
Projects in other topic areas are permissible, with appropriate explanation.

Application procedure:
An application for a studentship (Category a) or an associate position (Category b) in the DK
program, „The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“ must be
supported by the following documentation in German or English:

  *   A cover letter stating the reasons for applying;
  *   Curriculum vitae;
  *   Documentation of previous studies and copies of all university degrees received;
  *   A brief exposé of the proposed dissertation project (maximum 5 pages) with bibliography (maximum one page), stating the relation of the proposed project to the research topic areas of the program (see web site) or the reasons for proposing a project outside the topic areas;
  *   Two letters of recommendation, one of which being preferably from the advisor of the latest degree thesis. These should be sent separately by the deadline date either by E-mail or by post to the Coordinator (address below).

Applications for paid studentships (Category a) and for Associate positions (Category b) must
be submitted with the same supporting materials. Applicants for paid studentships (Category a)
may be offered associate positions (Category b).
Deadline and Addresses for applications:
Applications will be considered during April and May, and admissions announced by the end
of June 2014. Short listed applicants will be invited to Vienna for a personal interview.
Applicants residing in Europe will receive reimbursement for travel to the interview;
applicants residing outside Europe will be interviewed by telephone or video conference.
Study in the program will begin on 1 October 2014.

Applications are due by 17 March 2014, and may be addressed to the Job Center of the
University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria (jobcenter at univie.ac.at) (key
number 4638), or directly to the DK program, „The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and
Cultural Contexts“ via dk-application2014 at univie.ac.at. Application by E-mail with
attachments (MS Word or PDF format please) is preferred; applications by post should be
sent via priority air mail (latest postmark: 17 March).

Contact for inquiries:
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash: Tel.: +431 4277 40837 (Administrator: - 40871)
E-mail: mitchell.ash at univie.ac.at
Vice-Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Gerd B. Müller: Tel. +431 4277 56700 (Administrator: - 56701)
E-mail: gerhard.mueller at univie.ac.at
Prof. Dr. Carola Sachse: Tel.: +431 4277 41207 (Administrator: - 41218)
E-mail: carola.sachse at univie.ac.at.
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Stadler: Tel.: +431 4277 41209 (Administrator: - 41229)
E-mail: friedrich.stadler at univie.ac.at.
Coordinator: Univ.-Doz. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Jérôme Segal: Tel.: +431 4277 40872
E-mail: jerome.segal at univie.ac.at.

Dr. Jérôme SEGAL
Universität Wien / University of Vienna
Coordinator of the Ph.D. Program „The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“ http://dkplus-sciences-contexts.univie.ac.at/
1090 Wien, Maria-Theresien-Straße 3/27
T: +43-1-4277-408 72
E-Mail: jerome.segal at univie.ac.at<mailto:jerome.segal at univie.ac.at>
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