Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Physics

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  • Stockholm
  • Ref. No. SU FV-4559-22

at the Department of Philosophy. Closing date: 31 January 2023.

The Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University is the largest in Sweden, boasting a lively community of philosophers with a broad range of scholarly interests. The department is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy and has a strong international profile: we frequently attract visitors from around the world, regularly invite internationally renowned philosophers to our colloquium, and are involved in several international research networks. We have been repeatedly selected as one of the leading research areas in the humanities at Stockholm University.

Project description

The position will be associated with the project “Theory succession and finality claims in fundamental physics” (VR 2022-01893) led by Richard Dawid.

Main responsibilities

The position involves research on epistemic and conceptual issues in fundamental physics. Project work will be mainly focused on string theory, multiverse theories and anthropic reasoning. Research will be carried out in cooperation with the principal investigator of the project, Richard Dawid.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or service/assignments relevant to the subject area.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in the philosophy of physics, preferably including some expertise in the theories to be analyzed in the research project.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for three years. The position is focused on research but involves some teaching, not exceeding 20 % of the workload. Start date 2023-09-01 or as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department, Professor Björn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93,

Further information about the project can be obtained from Professor Richard Dawid,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement– why and how you wish to complete the project– what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 31/01/2023