Zürich (CH): PhD candidate

University: PhD candidate at Ethics Research Institute

PhD candidate

veröffentlicht am: 12.04.2019

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic
Institute of Philosophy, Ethics Research Institute

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

The SNF project Reading Guilty Minds explores the ascription of potentially inculpating mental states (mens rea) such as intention and knowledge. Its central goal is to systematically investigate biases in mens rea attributions of professional judges so as to devise strategies to overcome such biases.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

The Project Reading Guilty Minds lasts four years, during which the dissertation should be completed. The PhD candidate is expected to conduct research on the project topic and to support the PI with regards to organizational tasks of the project.

Anforderungen / Qualifications

  • MA (or equivalent) in law, psychology or philosophy
  • A strong interest in theory of mind, criminal law and interdisciplinary research
  • German is not necessary; experiments will be run in multiple countries and languages, command of multiple languages (in particular English and French) is an asset
  • Previous experience with empirical methods not necessary but helpful

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements e/f
Computerkenntnisse / Computer skills good user know-how

Spezielle Anforderungen / Special requirements

  • A strong interest in theory of mind, criminal law and interdisciplinary research
  • Previous experience with empirical methods not necessary but helpful

(i) a CV (no more than two pages), (ii) a letter of motivation (no more than two pages focusing explicitly on the project and relevant previous experience) and (iii) a writing sample (no more than 20 pages)

Wir bieten / We offer

For additional information about an employment at the University of Zurich please visit  http://www.pa.uzh.ch/en/Willkommen-an-der-UZH.html

Stellenantritt / This position opens on ab sofort

Auskunft erteilt / More information

Dr. Markus Kneer
E-Mail  markus.kneer(at)uzh.ch

Bewerbungen / Application

Bitte senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen an oben genannte E-Mail-Adresse.

Philosophisches Seminar
Universität Zürich
Arbeits- & Forschungsstelle für Ethik
Zollikerstrasse 117
8008 Zürich

Bewerbungsfrist 30.04.2019


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