Postdoctoral or advanced PhD researcher (m/f/d, 75%, E13 TV-L)
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy
Applications are invited for the post of a
Postdoctoral or advanced PhD researcher (m/f/d, 75% employment,
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)
in the Department of Philosophy, working with Prof. Dr. Klaus Corcilius and
with Prof. Dr. Heidrun Eichner from the Department of Oriental and Islamic
Studies. This vacancy is connected to the award of an ERC Advanced Grant,
entitled "TIDA – Text and Idea of Aristotle's Science of Living Things", for
the period 2022-27. The project will be based at the University of Tübingen.
In total, the group will consist of five postdoctoral researchers, one PhD
student, student assistants, and academic guest researchers. See the project
The principal activity of the postdoctoral researcher will be to undertake
research in the textual tradition of the Arabic translation of Aristotle's De
anima in order to provide material for a critical edition of the Greek text.
This includes the evaluation of texts in Hebrew and Latin.
A solid background and experience, including a PhD in a relevant discipline,
Textual transmission, edition of texts, and textual criticism
Good command of two or more languages involved in the transmission
(Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin)
Familiarity with the reception of Ancient Philosophy in the Islamicate
Experience in all these areas would be ideal; otherwise the successful
applicant is expected to actively engage in the collaborative efforts of the
project and to acquire the necessary skills.
The successful applicant is expected to actively engage with experts in the
Greek textual tradition of the De anima and to actively engage in the
collaborative efforts of the project.
The University of Tübingen and in particular the Tübingen Department of
Philosophy and the Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies offer a
stimulating research environment.
The period of employment will be for 2 years, beginning in January 2023.
The holder of the position will be subject to an interim evaluation after 12
Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience, a specimen
of their written work, as well as names and email addresses of up to three
references. Applications should be sent by email to the address below. The
position will be filled as soon as possible. Review of the applications will
begin on November 1, 2022 , and continue until the position is filled.
Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same qualifications as
non-disabled applicants. The University of Tübingen strives to increase the
proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore encourages
qualified female researchers to apply.
Please send your application electronically as a single pdf file to
The contract will be made by the central administration of the university.
According to the general pay scale of German universities, the salary will
be “E 13TV-L”. This corresponds to a monthly salary of at least EUR
4,600,- (75% position, gross pay, before tax). Your income will increase
annually if you remain employed. Information regarding cost of living in
Tübingen: https: // tuebingenresearchcampus.com/tuebingen/