Phd Position ‘Resisting Class-Based Domination’ (4 Years, 1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
January 02, 2023
Offerd Salary:€2,541
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PhD position ‘Resisting Class-based Domination' (4 years, 1.0 FTE)) PhD position ‘Resisting Class-based Domination' (4 years, 1.0 FTE)

Job description The Ethics Institute of Utrecht University's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies seeks a researcher for a 4-year, full-time PhD project on ‘Resisting Class-based Domination'. The position is part of the VIDI project “Theorizing Freedom from Below” under the supervision of Dorothea Gädeke.


  • You will have completed, prior to appointment, a Master's degree or equivalent degree in Philosophy, Political Theory or Politics with a specialization in Political Theory. Master's degrees from related fields will be considered if they include a strong component in practical philosophy and/or political theory.
  • You have a strong interest in political and social philosophy, and/or political theory.
  • You have a strong interest in theories of slavery and domination, freedom and resistance, republicanism and/or labour movements. Prior knowledge in these fields is welcome.
  • You are keen to read authors who may not usually be considered political philosophers or political theorists.
  • You have a strong interest in research and academic philosophical writing.
  • You are able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • You have a high level of proficiency in English. Being able to read sources in French, German, Portuguese, or Spanish is welcome.
  • Offer This is an appointment of 1.0 FTE for the duration of 18 months. In case of good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 30 months (48 months in total). The gross salary starts with €2,541 per month in the first year and increases to €3,274 per month in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full-time employment. About the organization A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Additional information For more information about this position, please contact Dorothea Gädeke (Associate Professor) via Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Applicants from backgrounds currently underrepresented in philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The application deadline is 02/01/2023

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