Postdoc / Doctoral Candidate (m/f/d) in the field of Philosophy

Bewerbungsfrist: 12.12.2023

With around 17,000 students and 3,800 employees, the Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of Germany´s leading institutes of technology. It stands for strategic and performance-oriented thinking and acting, relevant research, committed teaching, and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to the economy and society. We consistently advocate for family friendliness and equal opportunities.

Our research focuses are mobility, engineering for health, metrology, and city of the future. Strong engineering and natural sciences are our core disciplines. These are closely interconnected with economics, social and educational sciences and humanities.

Our campus is located in the midst of one of the most research-intensive regions in Europe. We work successfully together with over 20 research institutions in our neighborhood as we do with our international partner universities.

As a temporary replacement from 01/04/24 to 31/03/26, the Institute of Philosophy is looking for a

Postdoc / Doctoral Candidate (m/f/d) in the field of Philosophy

(EG 13 TV-L, part-time 50%)

The position is to be filled on a fixed-term basis for the period of 01/04/24 to 31/03/26. The successful applicant will be given the opportunity to pursue a doctorate or habilitation.

Our profile lies in the fields of Philosophy of Technology and of Economics. Philosophy in Braunschweig not only offers students on the double major Bachelor’s degree programme in Philosophy and the Master’s degree programme in KTW (Culture of the Techno-scientific World), but also students from all faculties courses in which current technologies, scientific findings and modern working and living conditions are examined and reflected upon from a humanities perspective: among others, with the help of Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science and Epistemology, Natural Philosophy, Ethics, Anthropology, Phenomenology and Cultural, Legal and Social philosophy.

Your tasks

  • You will support the Chair of Philosophy (AOS: Philosophy of Technology and Science) in teaching, research and administration.
  • You will carry out research in the area of Theoretical Philosophy or Applied Ethics (of Technology, Nature, or the Life Sciences).
  • You will publish research findings and participate in national and international conferences.
  • You will be involved in teaching at the University to the extent of 2 semester periods per week (preparation and implementation of courses as well as supervision of students’ work) in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Philosophy, in the Master’s degree programme KTW and in the minor subject area.
  • You will support the Institute in applying for research projects and organising conferences.

Your Qualifications

  • You have a degree (Master’s or equivalent; doctoral degree in case of desired habilitation) in Philosophy or Cultural Studies with a philosophical focus with a grade of at least “good”.
  • You have very good knowledge of one of the two languages German or English and at least good knowledge of the other.
  • You bring teaching experience.
  • Experience in the fields of Phenomenology, Philosophy of Technology and Natural Philosophy as well as a historical focus are an advantage, but not a requirement. 
  • You are flexible, can perform under pressure and work well in a team.
  • You are aiming for further scientific qualification.

We offer

  • Work on exciting future-oriented research topics in an inspiring work environment as part of the university community
  • A vibrant campus life in an international atmosphere with lots of intercultural offers and international cooperations 
  • Pay in accordance with the collective agreement TV-L (a special payment at the end of the year as well as a supplementary benefit in the form of a company pension, comparable to a company pension in the private sector) including 30 days' vacation per year
  • Flexible working and part-time options and a family-friendly university culture, awarded the "Family-friendly university" audit since 2007
  • Special continuing education programs for young scientists, a postdoc program, as well as other offerings from the Central Personnel Development Department and sports activities.

Further notes

We welcome applicants of all nationalities. At the same time, we encourage people with severe disabilities to apply. Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Please attach a form of evidence of your handicap to your application. We are also working on the fulfilment of the Central Equality Plan based on the Lower Saxony Equal Rights Act (Niedersächsisches Gleichberechtigungsgesetz—NGG) and strive to reduce under-representation in all areas and positions as defined by the NGG. Therefore, applications from woman are particularly welcome in this case.

The personal data will be stored for the purpose of processing the application. By submitting your application, you agree that your data may be stored and processed electronically for application purposes in compliance with the provisions of data protection law. Further information on data protection can be found in our data protection regulations at . Application costs cannot be reimbursed.

Questions and Answers

For more information, please call Christiane Dill-Müller/Sabine Schnappinger on +49 (0) 531 391-8617.

Deadline for applications is 12/12/23

Are you interested? Please send your application including (if available) teaching evaluations or proof of teaching qualifications and a one-page outline of the intended further qualification project in PDF format, preferably via email to

or via mail to 

Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Philosophie,
Sekretariat Prof. Dr. Nicole C. Karafyllis
Bienroder Weg 80
38106 Braunschweig