Ph.D. student in philosophy for the project “Just Parenthood"


Ph.D. student in philosophy for the project “Just Parenthood: The Ethics and Politics of Childrearing in the 21st Century”

(University of Basel, Department Arts, Media, and Philosophy)

I am looking for a Ph.D. student in philosophy to work with me and a postdoc in the research project “Just Parenthood: The Ethics and Politics of Childrearing in the 21st Century” at the University of Basel. The project is founded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a period of five years (2023-2028).

Your position

  • Tasks: Research and organization of events within the project “Just parenthood”, participation in the research colloquium
  • 3000 CHF per year for trips to conferences or workshops
  • Stay at a university abroad budgeted for

Your profile

  • Very good M.A. in philosophy (or completed by summer 2023)
  • Interest in family ethics, especially co-parenthood
  • Motivation to do a Ph.D. in philosophy

We offer you

  • 4-year contract
  • The position is full time. Salary is between 47'000 and 50'000 CHF brutto per year (yearly increases)
  • Place: University of Basel, Switzerland

Application / Contact

Please apply to 

Documents requested:

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Ideas for your research within the project (max. 2 pages)
  • Writing sample (e.g., your M.A. thesis)
  • 2 references (names and contact information)
  • Copies of your diplomas

If you want to apply, please request the project description first by writing to

Deadline for applications is 10 April 2023.

Starting date between 1 May and 1 September 2023. 

University of Basel

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Deadline: 2023-04-10
Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Art, ethics, media, PhD, Philosophy, project engineer,


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