Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Cologne,
Cologne,
Germany
October 2, 2014
PhD Scholarship in Philosophy of Cognitive Science
November 1, 2014

PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE, GERMANY

The University of Cologne (Germany) offers a doctoral scholarship in the philosophy of cognitive science. The candidate is expected to develop a dissertation within the project “Causal Relations in Neuroscientific Explanations” led by Dr Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (Cologne). This project is part of the joint project “Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience” led by Prof. Oron Shagrir (Jerusalem), Prof. Jens Harbecke (Witten/Herdecke), and Dr Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (Cologne), funded by the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF). For more details on the project, please visit our preliminary project website: http://www.jensharbecke.com/8.html

The scholarship recipient will be funded for up to three years starting in January 2015 (or later). The grant amounts to 1400 Euro per month in the first year, 1450 Euro in the second, and 1500 Euro in the third.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE
- an excellent Master's degree in philosophy, cognitive science, or a related discipline
- very good writing and presentation skills in English; knowledge of the German language is an advantage, but not mandatory
- an affinity with interdisciplinary research
- an interest in organizing and participating in conferences, workshops and smaller meetings

APPLICATION
Your application should include a letter of motivation, your CV with at least two addresses of potential referees, academic certificates (transcript of records), and a short text (max. 600 words) explaining your vision on the topic of the project and reflecting on philosophical questions that you consider important in the study.

The University of Cologne is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

Please send all documents as a single pdf file to Dr Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (vera [dot] hoffmann-kolss [__at__] uni-koeln [dot] de ) by November 1, 2014.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Candidates interested in this position should also consider applying for the position in the sub-project led by Prof. Harbecke.
For more information please contact Prof. Harbecke (jens [dot] harbecke [__at__] uni-wh [dot] de ).

Witten/Herdecke University,
Witten,
Germany
October 2, 2014
PhD Scholarship in Philosophy of Cognitive Science
November 1, 2014

PHD SCHOLARSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE AT WITTEN/HERDECKE UNIVERSITY, GERMANY

Witten/Herdecke University (Germany) offers a doctoral scholarship in the philosophy of cognitive science. The candidate is expected to develop a dissertation within the project “Levels: mechanistic, organizational, mereological” led by Prof. Jens Harbecke (Witten/Herdecke). This project is part of the joint project “Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience” led by Prof. Oron Shagrir (Jerusalem, Israel), Prof. Jens Harbecke (Witten/Herdecke), and Dr Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (Cologne, Germany), funded by the German-Israeli Foundation (GIF). For more details on the project, please visit our preliminary website: http://www.jensharbecke.com/8.html

The scholarship recipient will be funded for up to three years starting in January 2015 (or shortly afterwards). The grant amounts to 1400 Euro per month in the first year, 1450 Euro in the second, and 1500 Euro in the third.

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE
- an excellent Master's degree in philosophy, cognitive science, or a related discipline
- very good writing and presentation skills in English; knowledge of the German language is an advantage, but not mandatory
- an affinity with interdisciplinary research
- an interest in organizing of, and participating in, conferences and workshops

APPLICATION
Your application should include a letter of motivation, your CV with at least two addresses of potential referees, academic certificates (transcript of records), and a short text (max. 600 words) explaining your vision on the topic of the project and reflecting on philosophical questions that you consider important in the study.

Witten/Herdecke University explicitly supports diversity. Therefore, we specifically encourage women to apply for this scholarship.
Please send all documents as a single pdf file to Prof. Jens Harbecke (jens [dot] harbecke [__at__] uni-wh [dot] de ) by 1 November 2014.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Candidates interested in this position should also consider applying for the PhD-scholarship within the sub-project led by Dr Hoffmann-Kolss.
For more information please contact Dr Hoffmann-Kolss (vera [dot] hoffman-kolss [__at__] uni-koeln [dot] de).

KU Leuven,
Leuven,
Belgium
September 18, 2014
PhD Fellowship in Philosophy of Art on Architectural Theory (KU Leuven)
November 30, 2014

The Centre for Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Culture of KU Leuven's Institute of Philosophy and the Faculty of Architecture of KU Leuven welcomes applicants for one fully-funded two-year PhD-Fellowship, renewable for a second period of two years, in Philosophy of Art on Architectural Theory. The PhD-fellow will work in the research context of the Centre for Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Culture (KU Leuven's Institute of Philosophy) and the research group Architectural Cultures of the Recent Past (KU Leuven's Faculty of Architecture).

The project for which the funding is available aims to develop an analysis of the connection between religious and philosophical concepts and the theoretical discourse on architectural modernism from the period 1945-1970. The project situates itself on the crossroads between intellectual/art history, philosophy and theology. It has both a historiographical and a conceptual aim. The fellowship is part of the project Apocryphal and Apostolic Modernism. Forgotten Connections between religion and architectural modernism, 1945-1970, funded by the Research Fund KU Leuven. The successful applicant will write a PhD-dissertation within the overarching theme of aesthetics and architectural theory. The project is chaired by Prof. Stéphane Symons and by Prof. Rajesh Heynickx.

Start date: 1 February 2015 or as soon as possible.

We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:

• The motivation to pursue creative work in aesthetics and architectural theory;
• An explicit interest in the following research questions; In what way has religious thinking, mostly of Catholic origin, influenced the theoretical discourse on architectural modernism? and In what way did non-religious, philosophical and aesthetic concepts influence the theoretical discourse on religious architecture?
• An MA (or equivalent) in Philosophy, Art History, Intellectual History, Cultural History, Architecture or Theology and academic distinction;
• The ability to present research results at conferences, and to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
• The ability to play an active role in the research group (including its seminars);
• An excellent command of English; proficiency in French and/or German; a willingness to learn Dutch is a plus;

Enthusiastic and cooperative persons meeting these criteria are kindly invited to apply online according to the instructions given at http://www.kuleuven.be/vacatures. Include a cover letter, a CV, the names of two referees whom we might approach prior to appointment, and a sample piece of writing not exceeding 12.000 words (e.g. an MA thesis chapter). The deadline for applications is 30 November 2014. We will hold interviews with selected candidates soon thereafter. In preparation of the interview selected candidates will be given a short research assignment to assess their research skills.

The successful candidate will be required to carry out minor educational responsibilities and provide minor research assistance to both supervisors. S/he will become part of a dynamic and young group of scholars consisting of 8 professors, 4 postdoctoral fellows and twenty PhD students. The working language is English. The recipient of the fellowship is expected to live in Leuven or its immediate vicinity (Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent) and to work from the office.

Interested?
For further information, you can contact the project's supervisors, Prof. Dr. Symons at stephane [dot] symons [__at__] hiw [dot] kuleuven [dot] be and Prof. Dr. Heynickx at rajesh [dot] heynickx [__at__] kuleuven [dot] be.

You can apply for this job no later than November 30, 2014 via the online application tool
https://icts.kuleuven.be/apps/jobsite/vacatures/53097220

Foundational Research Institute,
Basel,
Switzerland
September 13, 2014
Research fellow - Animal ethics, artificial intelligence, anthropic reasoning, and/or public policy

The Foundational Research Institute ( http://foundational-research.org/ ) is a new nonprofit research organization devoted to reducing suffering in humanity’s future. We combine insights from artificial intelligence, technology, anthropic reasoning, international relations, sociology, public policy, ethics, animal welfare, and many other disciplines.

We’re looking for a research fellow or intern who will explore one or more of our topics of focus -- drawing connections between academic insights and their implications for altruism and reducing suffering. Here is a list of sample topics that we find important: http://foundational-research.org/open-research-questions/ We expect the research fellow/intern to publish in suitable venues, which may include academic journals, popular media websites, and/or on our organization’s own website.

The research fellow/intern should be self-directed and pursue topics mostly on his/her own, from idea generation through publication. Prior experience publishing papers is a plus.

The position is open to start at any time, depending on when we find a suitable candidate. While we are based in Basel, Switzerland and Albany, New York, USA, there is no requirement on location or working schedule; you may work from home and meet with us remotely online. Compensation will be comparable with that of other start-up nonprofit organizations.

If interested, please briefly tell us about yourself, why you’re interested in us, and what topics you would like to pursue.

Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology,
Cagliari,
Italy
August 26, 2014
3-Year Ph positions
September 12, 2014

A call is out for 6 fully funded PhD positions in the programme "Philosophy, Epistemology, and Cultural History" (University of Cagliari, Italy). Each successful applicant will obtain a full tuition waiver and a 3-year scholarship (about 1000 euros/month). Please observe that:

- Despite the name of the programme, we are also welcoming applicants who want to pursue research in subjects like mathematical logic, the foundations of physics, or universal algebra. There are members of Faculty who can supervise students in each of these areas.
- One position is reserved to students from overseas.
- We consider applications from researchers who already hold a PhD from a non-Italian university. These applicants, if admitted, can expect a reduction of their coursework load and a greater involvement in joint research with members of Faculty.
- The deadline for application is September 12, 2014.
- For details, please download the pdf file
http://www.unica.it/UserFiles/File/Utenti/a_cadon1/Dottorati/Bando%20XXX...

indexicals - Centre of transdisciplinary cognitive and theory of the state sciences,
Vienna,
Austria
August 19, 2014
Research assistent or co-operation partner - Modal logic or Philosophy of Law or Theory of Constition or Aesthetic
December 31, 2014

indexicals - Centre of transdisciplinary cognitive and therory of the state sciences is a private scientific research institution based in Austria, Graz and Vienna, and conneted internationally to outstanding Universities. It was created by the philosopher Josephine Papst.

Currently the research centre is expanding at the Vienna base, and therefore, for one of the various research projects - desicion for which one is still open - the position of a research assistent or co-operation partner is open. The starting date would be Janury 7th, 2015. However, there is also the option to start earlier.

Applications with CV, motivation, list of publications, documentation of higher education and work experiece should be send to
Mag.Dr. Josephine Papst
Director of indexicals - Centre of transdisciplinary cognitive and theory of the state sciences
Garnisongasse 7/17
A-1090 Vienna
Austria

or by email to:
josephine [dot] papst [__at__] chello [dot] at

Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen ,
Tübingen,
Germany
August 11, 2014
Position as Professor (W3)
September 25, 2014

The AOS is in ancient philosophy and possibly its reception in medieval or early modern philosophy. Expertise in another area of philosophy is desirable.
Requirements for appointment are: PhD and habilitation degree or equivalent qualification (e.g. »second book«) as well as an attested didactic qualification.
Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore strongly urges women to apply.
Applications from disabled candidates will be given preference if the qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of a non-disabled candidate.
Applications with the usual documents (Curriculum Vitae, references, list of publications and teaching experience, overview of research covered) and 5 publications which are representative of your research should be sent, if possible in digital form, to: Dean of the Faculty of Humanities Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt, University of Tübingen, Wilhelmstraße 50, D-72074 Tübingen.

University of Graz,
Graz,
Austria
July 19, 2014
University Assistant without doctorate
August 6, 2014

With its 3,800 employees and 30,000 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Due to our research and teaching competence we are a central institution for guaranteeing that Styria remains a research and education location.

The Department of Philosophy is looking for a

University Assistant without doctorate

(20 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 4 years; position to be filled as of October 1st 2014 )

Job specification
•Provide research assistance
•Provide organisational and teaching assistance for courses
•Independently design and teach one course per year
•Provide support and advice for undergraduate students (for example by holding a regular consultation hour)
•Participate in ongoing research projects and assist in developing new ones
•Provide administrative support
•Write a PhD thesis in Eighteenth-Century-Philosophy of Mind

Professional qualifications
•Diploma or master's degree in Philosophy, preferably with a thesis on Early Modern Philosophy
•International experience (desirable)
•Very good English and at least a working knowledge of German (desirable)
•Familiarity with philological and interdisciplinary aspects of historical work in philosophy (desirable)

Personal profile
•Strong communication and organisational skills
•Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team
•Reliability
•Competence in both teaching and advising students

Classification

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary

The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 1307.90 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: August 6th 2014
Reference Number: MB/127/99 ex 2013/14

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:

bewerbung [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Personalressort
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

Eindhoven University of Technology,
Eindhoven,
Netherlands
July 2, 2014
Two full-time, fixed-term assistant professors in philosophy and ethics
August 1, 2014

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands seeks two full-time, fixed-term assistant professors with strong teaching competency in the area of applied ethics for an initial appointment of three years. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The department has particular needs in teaching applied ethics, medical ethics, engineering ethics, and decision theory to engineering students. Fluency in English is required (the ability to teach in Dutch will be considered a strength). Since the Department strives for a better gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics has a strong tradition in fundamental research in ethics and philosophy of science, as well as applied philosophy in an interdisciplinary setting. It is carried out in the dynamic environment of a cutting-edge, innovative science and technology university. For more information about the Department of Philosophy at Eindhoven see http://p-e.ieis.tue.nl/.

Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading research university in science and technology with a diverse, international faculty. Eindhoven is located in the South of the Netherlands, 90 minutes by train from Amsterdam (Airport). It has its own airport with direct flights to London and several other European cities.

Istanbul Technical University,
Istanbul,
Turkey
June 10, 2014
Posts in Political Theory at Istanbul Technical University
September 1, 2014

Posts in Political Theory at Istanbul Technical University

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www.itb.itu.edu.tr) is looking for well qualified candidates in the following areas:

Social Thought, Social Theory, Social Philosophy

AND/OR

Art and Politics, Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics

The number of vacancies is subject to funding. In accordance with Turkish law, these positions are open to foreign (non-Turkish) nationals only.

Faculty members in the department are expected to teach courses as part of the undergraduate program Humanities and Social Science as well as the MA Program in Political Studies, and the Ph.D. Program in Political and Social Thought (http://www.siyaset.itu.edu.tr/english/). Thesis supervision and committee work is also expected. The language of instruction is English, and the teaching load is 3/2. Salaries are standard for the public sector in Turkey. Research and Conference Travel funds are available.

Minimum requirements for an Assistant Professor position are a doctorate in the relevant field from an institution of international standing, teaching experience and a publication record that includes a minimum of one ISI/AHCI journal article.

Candidates should send a letter of application, indicating their availability to visit the department in the event that they are short-listed for a position, as well as attaching a CV and a writing sample (max 5000 words). The deadline for applications is open, but we would hope to short list candidates for interviews in Fall 2014. As the hiring procedures are lengthy, early application is recommended.

According to the standard procedures of public universities in Turkey, short-listed candidates should travel to the department at their own expense to give a research paper, in support of their application.

Istanbul Technical University (http://www.itu.edu.tr) (est. 1773) is one of the leading research universities in Turkey, with an increasing number of international faculty. ITU is part of the Erasmus program of student and faculty exchanges between European universities. ITU ranks high internationally and has connections with universities around the world. It is spread over a number of campuses throughout Istanbul. Istanbul is a major European and world city, with one of the richest histories of any city in the world, and one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The city has a rich and diverse culture in music, art, theatre, and a wealth of library collections and museums.

Application materials should be sent via email to Dr. Geoff Bove (geoffrey [dot] bowe [__at__] gmail [dot] com).