Postdoctoral Researcher in Philosophy of Mind, Political Philosophy

Deadline: Tue 25 May 2021, 23:59:59 CEST
Interviews: Tue 15 June 2021 14.00 - 18.00 (video online)

Legally binding German version:

International research project, funded by Volkswagen Foundation
Project partners: Aarhus, Berlin, Cracow, Edinburgh, London

Overall project title: “The (trans)formation of a European sense of solidarity: Visceral politics and social belonging in a comparative European context”


Tasks / responsibilites

Research in the field of philosophy of mind, political philosophy; collaboration on a research project of the chair on the topic of “The (trans)formation of a European sense of solidarity: Visceral politics and social belonging in a comparative European context”; opportunity for own academic qualification (expansion of subject breadth in the field of philosophy of mind and political philosophy).


Completed academic studies and doctorate in philosophy, cognitive science or another relevant subject; substantial knowledge in philosophy of mind and related empirical subjects, knowledge in political philosophy is desirable; experience in interdisciplinary cooperation; very good written and spoken English; independent and responsible work; experience in supervising students and doctoral candidates desirable.

How much will I earn?

Net salaries are a highly individual matter, and we cannot give you definite figures. We can only give you a rough estimate (no guarantee!) based on the gross salary levels of the public sector in Berlin in 2019. TV-L Berlin E13 at 100% for an experienced postdoc (several years of postdoc experience, single, no children) comes to approx. €70.000 gross per year (that is the basic pay before the deduction of income tax and various insurances). This will translate into approx. €2,700–3,100 net salary per month.


Please hand in the following documents:

  • CV
  • Copies of certificates (Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, doctoral degree)
  • Up to 5 publications
  • A project proposal for the sub-subject Pauen (see below) with max. 5 pages of text incl. bibliographical information
  • Letters of reference

Address for sending applications per e-mail (preferred option!)

Send in one PDF file named LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_DR_045_21
(if larger than 7 MB: send via a file transfer tool):

Mailing address for applications on paper

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Annette Winkelmann
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin


25 May 2021, 23:59:59 CEST

Contact for queries

Prof. Dr. Michael Pauen,

Application date
2 years
Humanities : Philosophy, Theology and religion