Postdoc positions and visiting Fellowships in History and Philosophy of Physics, Bonn, Germany

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Deadline:  2024-01-07

Location:  Bonn, Germany

The University of Bonn is an international research university offering a broad range of subjects. With a 200-year history, some 35,000 students, more than 6,000 employees, and an outstanding reputation in Germany and abroad, the University of Bonn is one of the leading universities in Germany and has been awarded the status of a University of Excellence.

The Lichtenberg Group for History and Philosophy of Physics at the Institute of Philosophy is seeking two postdoctoral fellows and up to five visiting fellows in History and Philosophy of Physics. The first postdoc position, which is part of the ERC “The Centre of Gravity” Project, is for three years and the second postdoc position, which is partially funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and partially by the Chair of Natural Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, is for three years with a possible extension for another three years. The visiting fellowships are for either one semester or the whole academic year. You would be joining a vibrant group for History and Philosophy of Physics in a beautiful city in the center of Europe.

The details of all three types of positions can be found at

If you are interested in applying for one, two, or all three of these positions, then please send your complete application by email to gravity[AT] by January 7, 2024. Before sending your application, please combine and convert all of your documents into one PDF file. A complete application will consist of a.) a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 10.000 words; and b.) three letters of reference, which must be sent by the letter writers or the placement service directly to the above email address.

If you wish to apply for one of the postdoctoral positions or both, then please refer to the respective reference numbers that can be found on the web page of the Lichtenberg Group (see the above link). If you would like to be considered for one of the Heinrich Hertz visiting fellowships, then please note this in your cover letter; one file can serve for the application for all three positions.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Sascha Hilgert (phone +49 228 733967; hilgerts[AT] if you need any more information.