Postdoc Position in Philosophy of Climate Science

The Institute of Philosophy in Bern invites applications for a Postdoc position (100%) in philosophy of climate science, starting 1 May 2019 (a later starting date can be considered). The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and is associated with the research project 'The epistemology of climate change---Philosophy of science perspectives on the climate challenge'. The position is funded till 31 December 2022 (there is the possibility of a short extension).

The successful applicant will conduct her or his research in relation to the project independently, as well as in collaboration with Prof. Vincent Lam and the PhD student on the project, leading to peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. She or he will be expected to actively participate to regular research meetings in the Institute, and to help with the administration and organisation of research activities. The selected candidate will also be affiliated to the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, which provides an excellent environment for interdisciplinary research related to climate change.

Applications from candidates with relevant background in philosophy of science and climate science are particularly welcome. The PhD must be in hand at the start of the position. Fluency in English is required.
The salary is competitive. Some funding for travel to relevant conferences is available.
Applications should contain a motivation letter, a CV, a one-page research statement describing the research to be pursued within the project and a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words. The applications, as well as 2 reference letters, should be sent to Prof. Vincent Lam at (the reference letters should be directly sent by the persons writing the letters). Review of the applications will start on
18. March 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications from women and underrepresented groups are explicitly encouraged.

For enquiries, please contact Prof. Vincent Lam at

For more information on the research project, please visit website: