5-year Funded PhD position in Ethics & Political Philosophy at the Université de Fribourg

Bewerbungsfrist: 15.12.2023

Applications are invited for a funded 5-year PhD position (50%) in ethics and political philosophy at the Université de Fribourg, Switzerland.


  • Writing a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Ralf Bader.
  • Teaching one semester-long proseminar per academic year in French.
  • Supporting administrative tasks, research activities and teaching of the chair for ethics and political philosophy.


  • Master's degree or equivalent in philosophy.
  • Very good knowledge of English and French.
  • PhD project in ethics or political philosophy (broadly construed).

CHF 30,776.52 per annum in the 1st year up to CHF 36,828.02 per annum in the 5th year.

Starting date:
1st September 2024 or to be agreed (the start date can be as early as 1st February 2024).

Duration of employment:
The appointment is initially for one year (probationary period) with the possibility of extension to a total of 5 years.

Applications received by 15th December 2023 will be given the fullest consideration. Applications consisting of: 
1. curriculum vitae, 
2. a research proposal for a doctoral thesis of about 2-5 pages, 
3. a writing sample of about 15-20 pages 
should be sent by email to ralf.bader@unifr.ch
Two confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent by email to ralf.bader@unifr.ch 


Université de Fribourg, Switzerland