Postdoc in Philosophy

University of Copenhagen

Postdoc Position in Philosophy

The Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO) at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for a two-year postdoc position from the 1st November 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The postdoc should work in the field of philosophy of science with a focus on understanding practices within natural and medical sciences and applied social science. There should be special focus on norms and practices relating to research integrity.

The ideal candidate has a PhD-degree in philosophy, science studies, or similar fields. Moreover, the following qualifications would be preferred:

  • knowledge on philosophy of science in practice in relation to natural and medical sciences and applied social science
  • knowledge about the development of the field of research integrity and related institutions
  • documented research experience in relations to the mentioned areas of knowledge
  • experience in teaching and organizing courses in research integrity at all levels
  • experience in developing teaching materials for courses in philosophy of science and research integrity

The postdoc’s duties will include research within research integrity based on social science methods as well as teaching and will be a part of the section of Consumption, Bioethics and Regulation. The post may also include performance of other duties.

Further information on the Department is linked at Inquiries about the position can be made to head of section, Professor Peter Sandøe,

The position is open from 1st November 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2023, 23:59 GMT +2.

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Application deadline: 31-08-2023
Employment start: 01-11-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Food and Resource Economics
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