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Message posted on 28/06/2024

CETE-P: Postdoctoral Vacancy in environmental ethics


The Center for Environmental and Technology Ethics - Prague 1

  • funded by the EU Horizon Europe programme ERA Chairs and based at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences - is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher to a research-only position in environmental ethics (broadly considered), with a preference for a person who can combine environmental philosophy with philosophy of technology.

Qualified candidates must have research competence at the level of Postdoctoral Researcher / Assistant Professor and be willing to relocate to Prague. This is an exciting opportunity for collaboration in a vibrant and collegial international community of researchers and PhD candidates in one of the world's most charming cities.

The successful candidate is expected to work as a core member of the CETE-P research team in collaboration with the CETE-P Research Team Leader Iwona Janicka and the ERA Chair Mark Coeckelbergh, initiate and conduct high-quality research, acquire external research funding, supervise PhD candidates, conduct outreach and networking activities and carry out other duties in accordance with CETE-P's needs.


* PhD in philosophy/ethics or a closely related discipline awarded

before the application deadline

  • Continuous, high-quality research activity pertaining to environmental philosophy (proven track record)
  • Documented experience and ability to build international networks
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English

    Criteria to be explicitly addressed in the evaluation process

  • Academic output pertaining to environmental philosophy - originality and innovative thinking will be weighted more heavily than quantity
  • Potential to contribute to the long-term development of the academic and research environment at CETE-P
  • Capacity and willingness to acquire research funding
  • Personal suitability and motivation for the position
  • Good team player and versatile at all levels
  • Skills within dissemination, public outreach and innovation
  • Capability to create and contribute to a positive environment for collaboration
  • Capability of multidisciplinary co-operation


* Full-time research position with no teaching and low administrative


  • Contract for 3 years (with a 3-month probation period)
  • Salary approx. CZK 900,000 per annum (gross)
  • Professionally stimulating work environment
  • Office space located in the historical centre of Prague (Celetná street)
  • Professional administrative and academic support

The successful candidate will commence duties preferably on 1 November 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter.


The application must include:

* Cover Letter (2-3 pages)
* Research Plan for three years in relation to CETE-P (2 pages),

describing the postdoctoral research project and any related research activities

  • CV (max. 4 pages)
  • List of Publications
  • One sample of writing (preferably a published article or chapter in environmental philosophy)
  • Contact details for three academic references (name, position, relation to candidate, email and phone number)
  • Please note that all documents should be in English

The application with attachments must be delivered via email by 26 August 2024, 23:59 CEST to Petra Zakostelecka at


In September 2024, the international Selection Committee will assess all applications and invite the most qualified applicants to online interviews taking place in the second half of September 2024. The candidates will be informed about the result of the selection process at the beginning of October 2024.


The Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences conducts an equal opportunities policy and encourages everyone to apply. Applications from the currently underrepresented groups in philosophy are especially welcome.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have about CETE-P, please contact CETE-P Project Coordinator Petr Urban at For questions about how to apply and the application process, please contact HR Officer Petra Zakostelecka at


CETE-P is a new research unit at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, conducting research on the nexus between environmental and technology ethics. It has been established through the EU funded Horizon Europe project Nr. 101086898 led by Mark Coeckelbergh. For more information about the project: [1].

The Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences is a publicly funded research institution, conducting research in key areas of philosophy and related humanities. It is the largest humanities institute affiliated with the Czech Academy of Sciences. The Institute has a vibrant international research community and hosts prestigious research projects supported by European funding schemes such as ERC, Horizon Europe or COST. It is located at the very heart of the historical centre of Prague. For more information about the Institute: [2].


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