Call for Applications


Open PhD Position in Philosophy, University of Vienna, 3yrs, Fully Funded

Within the FWF DocFunds Project Forms of Normativity: Transitions and Intersections


The University of Vienna invites applications for one fully funded three-year PhD position as part of the doctoral research project Forms of Normativity: Transitions and Intersections (FoNTI). Applicants will pursue their specialized research on normativity within a structured research and teaching program. Applicants are encouraged to submit their own innovative proposals at the frontiers of normativity research. The open position is specifically tied to one of two (or both) subfields of normativity research:

  •    Philosophy of Mathematics
  •    Philosophy of Logic

FoNTI offers an exceptionally qualified interdisciplinary supervisory team consisting of nine professors. The open position is specifically tied to the co-supervision of Asst. Prof. Esther Ramharter and Asst. Prof. Georg Schiemer. FoNTI works closely together with national and international collaborators and partner programs. Doctoral researchers are placed in an innovative collaborative network that fosters knowledge transfer and cross-fertilization between different subfields of normativity research. The project brings its doctoral researchers in contact with internal and external experts in their field of specialization. FoNTI graduates are well prepared for a further academic career as they can combine research excellence in their area of specialization with strong competences in the wider field.

The FoNTI project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the doctoral candidate will be employed by the University of Vienna according to FWF standards. The duration of employment is 3 years, the extent of employment is 30 hours per week with five weeks of vacation. For more information regarding the salary see:

Applicants are invited to send their application to The application deadline is June 7, 2019. The starting date of the position is October 1, 2019.

The University of Vienna strives to promote equality in academics. In light of recent findings on implicit bias, we kindly ask applicants to submit their application in an anonymized form. Your application should include:

  •        Cover letter (anonymized)
  •        CV (anonymized)
  •        Research proposal (2000 words max; anonymized)
  •        Writing sample (5000 words; anonymized)
  •        A separate document with the applicant’s general information
  •        Relevant undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas
  •        Two letters of recommendation, to be sent by the referees directly to