Since August 2020: Head of the Department of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Witten/Herdecke University and Vice Dean of Studies and Teaching, Faculty of Management, Economics, and Society.
Since February 2018: Academic Director of ISIC - The PPE Institute for Social and Institutional Change, Witten/Herdecke University (former WIWA - Wittener Institut für Institutionellen Wandel).
Since 2014: Co-Director of the international Master's Program "Philosophy, Politics, and Economics" at Witten/Herdecke University.
Since October 2015: Professor (until 2020) and Chair Holder (since 2020) for Theoretical Philosophy and the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany (W3 equivalent;
parental leave April 2016-March 2017).
October 2011-September 2015: Junior Professor for Philosophy of Science and Methodology of Economics, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany (W1 equivalent).
October 2013-March 2014: Visiting Scholar at the Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program of Washington University St. Louis, MO, USA.
April-October 2011: Visiting Scholar at the Cognitive Science Department and the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurocomputation (now The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
August 2009-April 2010: Minerva Fellow at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv, Israel.
July 2008-March 2011: Assistant Professor (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) and Interim Professor (Lehrstuhlvertretung), Chair of Economics and Philosophy at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.
October 2007-June 2008: Assistant Professor (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bern, Switzerland (Chair of History and Philosophy of Science).
September 2007: Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Supervisors: Prof. Michael Esfeld (Lausanne), Prof. David Papineau (London, UK), Prof. Albert Newen (Bochum,
September-December 2006: Visiting Student at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA, USA. Host: Prof. Stephen Yablo.
October 2005: Master of Arts (Staatsexamen SekII) in Music Education from the State Academy of Music Cologne, Germany.
October 2004: Master of Arts (Staatsexamen SekII) in Philosophy from the University of Cologne, Germany.
September 2003: Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philosophy from King’s College London, UK.
April 2019-March 2021: PI of Research Project "Model-Development in Neuroscience: Simplicity and Generalizability in Mechanistic Explanations"; in cooperation with Carlos Zednik (Magdeburg); funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG (German Science Foundation), grant-no.: HA6349/5-1.
January 2016-December 2018: International Project Coordinator of Research Project "The Integration fo Cross-Disciplinary Research in Neuroscience and Social Science - a Methodological Study on Economic Policies and the Neurosciences of Agency", in cooperation with Carsten Herrmann-Pillath, Martina Piefke, Matthias Kettner (Witten/Herdecke, Germany), Mareike Kühne (Erfurt, Germany), Jaakko Kuorikoski, Samuli Pöyhönen, Teemu Toppinnen (Helsinki, Finland), Bernard Feltz, Markus Eronen, Olivier Sartenaer, Marcus Missal (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium); funded by the European Commission within the ERA-NET NEURON Initiative; Call: 'European Research Projects on Ethical, Legal, and Social Aspects of Neuroscience'.
February - April 2018: Senior Research Fellow at the Sidney M. Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science Technology and Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
October 2014 - September 2017: PI of Research Project "Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience"; in cooperation with Vera Hoffmann-Kolss, Köln, and Oron Shagrir, Jerusalem; funded by the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development: regular program.
October 2013-March 2014: Scholarship of the DFG (German Science Foundation) for Research Project 'The properties of mechanistic constitution' at Washington University St. Louis. Host: Prof. Carl Craver.
April 2011-September 2011: Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) for Research Project 'The logic of discovery of mechanistic explanations in neurobiology' at the Hebrew University Jerusalem. Host: Prof. Oron Shagrir.
2010-2011: Fellowship of the Buber Society of Fellows, Jerusalem (elected, not taken up).
2009-2010: Minerva Fellowship (Minerva Foundation, Munich Germany) for a research visit in Tel Aviv; Project: 'Natural kinds in the special and the physical sciences'.
2004-2007: Scholarship of the Swiss National Fund (FNS); Research Project 'Mental Causation and Reductionism'; grant no: 10011-105218/1s.
Refereeing for Scholarly Journals: Acta Analytica, American Philosophical Quarterly, Dialectica, Erkenntnis, European Journal for Philosophy of Science, Foundations
of Science, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Mind, Mind&Matter, Philosophia, Philosophical
Papers, Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Theoria SE.
Refereeing for Funding Agencies: National Science Foundation (NSF), German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).
Refereeing for Societies: Society for the Metaphysics of Science, Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie (GWP), Société de Philosophie des Sciences.
Membership: Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP) e.V.; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie e.V. (DGPhil); Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie (GWP) e.V.; European Philosophy of Science (EPSA).
(A) Philosophy of Science, Logic, Game Theory, Data Science
(B) Theoretical Philosophy
(C) Practical Philosophy