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Subject:

1+6 PhD fellowships, DK “The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“, U of Vienna

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:55:57 +0200

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The Doctoral Program (“DK program”) “The Sciences in Historical,
Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“ at the University of Vienna announces
the award of

1 fully paid doctoral student position (Category a) and
up to 6 associate positions (Category b, for students with other basic
support)

for up to 4 years beginning 1 October 2015.

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 exemption, 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 the paid studentship (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 June 2015, and admissions announced
by July 2015. 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 2015.

Applications are due by 19 May 2015, and may be addressed to the Job
Center of the University of Vienna, Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna,
Austria ([log in to unmask]) (key number 5701), or directly to the DK
program, “The Sciences in Historical, Philosophical and Cultural Contexts“
via [log in to unmask] 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: 19 May).

Contact for inquiries:
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Mitchell Ash: Tel.: +431 4277 40837 (Administrator: -
40871)
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Vice-Speakers:
Prof. Dr. Gerd B. Müller: Tel. +431 4277 56700 (Administrator: - 56701)
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Prof. Dr. Carola Sachse: Tel.: +431 4277 41207 (Administrator: - 41218)
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Prof. Dr. Friedrich Stadler: Tel.: +431 4277 41209 (Administrator: - 41229)
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Project Manager: MMMag. Ramon Pils, DipTrans: Tel.: +431 4277 40872
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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