Curriculum vitae

Vera Hoffmann-Kolss

Academic Employment History

Since 08/2019 Professor of Theoretical Philosophy ("Extraordinaria"), Institute of Philosophy, University of Bern
10/2018 - 03/2019 Interim Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Köln, covering for Andreas Hüttemann
10/2016 - 07/2017 Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
11/2012 - 09/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher ("wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), Institute of Philosophy, University of Köln
10/2015 - 05/2016 Maternity leave
01/2008 - 10/2012 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Researcher ("wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin"), Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
04/2011 - 09/2011 Interim Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bochum, covering for Albert Newen

Education

06/2010 Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Bonn
Thesis title: The Metaphysics of Extrinsic Properties
Supervisors: Rainer Stuhlmann-Laeisz (University of Bonn), Michael Esfeld (University of Lausanne), Albert Newen (University of Bochum)
07/2004 - 12/2007 PhD Student in Philosophy, University of Tübingen, University of Lausanne, and University of Bonn
05/2004 Master's Degree (Magister Artium) in Philosophy, University of Bonn
10/1998 - 05/2004 Student in Philosophy, Statistics, and Psychology, University of Bonn and University of Oxford (Visiting Student at Corpus Christi College)

External Funding

09/2020 - 08/2023 Swiss National Science Foundation / German Research Foundation: Funding of the project Graded Causation within the research unit Inductive Metaphysics (CHF 444,500.-)
08/2017 - 07/2020 German Research Foundation: Funding of the project Properties and Property Individuation within the research unit Inductive Metaphysics (FOR 2495, 284,700.- €)
01/2015 - 12/2018 German-Israeli Foundation (GIF): Funding of the project Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience (180,000.- €, with Jens Harbecke and Oron Shagrir)
10/2016 - 07/2017 German Research Foundation: Research fellowship at Rutgers University (~55,000.- €)
2010-2013 Miscellaneous minor grants and awards (~22,000.- € in total)
1998 - 2008 Scholarships from the German National Academic Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service