Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg,
Gothenburg,
Sweden
April 11, 2014
3 fully funded PhD-position in Theoretical Philosophy, Logic, and Theory of Science
May 12, 2014

The Department of Philosophy, Lingustics and Theory of Science announces three fully funded PhD-positions, one in each of the subjects Theoretical Philosophy, Logic, and Theory of Science. The positions are proper employments, subject to the favourable conditions of standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave.

For the announcement, go here: http://www.flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/adm...
For eligibility requirements, go here: http://www.flov.gu.se/english/education/doctoral-studies-third-cycle/pos...

The successful applicant will be expected to work on a research-subject for which we can provide highly skilled supervision. We therefore recommend that you visit the research webpages of the relevant subjects to find out more about the research conducted there:

For theoretical philosophy, please visit: http://www.flov.gu.se/english/research/theoretical-philosophy/
For logic, visit: http://www.flov.gu.se/english/research/logic/
And for theory of science (website in Swedish): http://www.flov.gu.se/forskning/forskningsomraden/vetenskapsteori/

The successful candidate is expected to be proficient in English.

Universität Paderborn, Fach Philosophie,
Paderborn,
Germany
March 27, 2014
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in, 50%
April 14, 2014

Universität Paderborn
In der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, Fach Philosophie ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt, spätestens aber zum 1.8.2014 die Stelle einer/eines
wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin/wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters
(Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L)
zu besetzen. Es handelt sich um eine zunächst auf 3 Jahre befristete Tätigkeit im Umfang von 50% der regelmäßigen Arbeitszeit. Eine wissenschaftliche Weiterqualifikation / Promotion wird erwartet.

Aufgabengebiet:
- Mitwirkung bei der Durchführung und Betreuung des Praxissemesters im Lehramtsstudium Philosophie/Praktische Philosophie
- Lehre in der Fachdidaktik Philosophie für das Lehramt Praktische Philosophie an Haupt-, Real- und Gesamtschulen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung von Inklusion (im Umfang von 2 SWS)
- Forschung in der Philosophiedidaktik

Einstellungsvoraussetzungen:
- Hochschulabschluss im Fach Philosophie; i.d.R. Erstes Staatsexamen

Erwünscht sind:
- Gute fachdidaktische und fachwissenschaftliche Kenntnisse im Bereich der Praktischen Philosophie
- Schulpraktische Erfahrungen
- Kenntnisse im Bereich des Themengebiets Heterogenität

Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen werden unter Kennziffer 1868 per Post bis zum 14.04.2014 erbeten an:
Prof. Dr. Ruth Hagengruber
Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften
Universität Paderborn
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

KU Leuven,
Leuven,
Belgium
March 17, 2014
PhD Fellowship in Philosophy
May 30, 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven invites applications for a full-time position as a PhD fellow as part of a research project on

KNOWLEDGE FIRST VIRTUE EPISTEMOLOGY

which is funded by a KU Leuven OT and an FWO grant (PI: Christoph Kelp) and will run until 2017/18.

DURATION: 3 years
STARTING DATE: October 1, 2014.
SALARY: approx. EUR 1800/month (after tax).

The candidate will be part of Christoph Kelp’s research group and will prepare a thesis on a topic related to the project under the supervision of Christoph Kelp. (For further information about the project please visit the project website at http://christoph-kelp.com/knowledge-first-virtue-epistemology/)

At present, there are two doctoral students working in the research group. Additional hires on postdoctoral level are expected.

The members of the research group will work closely together and are expected to actively contribute to the project and to activities at the Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy.

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QUALIFICATIONS

* MA (or equivalent) in philosophy

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APPLICATIONS

Candidates are requested to submit the following application materials to christoph [dot] kelp [__at__] hiw [dot] kuleuven [dot] be
* a cover letter
* a CV
* a research proposal on a topic related to the project (max. 1000 words)
* a writing sample
* two names and email addresses of referees who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation

The deadline for applications is May 30, 2014. Only electronic applications will be considered.

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THE RESEARCH UNIT

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy is a growing research unit at KU Leuven. At present it counts 5 senior members of staff, 4 postdocs and 7 PhD students among its members. In 2014/2015, 2 additional seniors members will join the Centre. The Centre hosts a bi-weekly research seminar and various workshops and conferences.

KU Leuven,
Leuven,
Belgium
March 17, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Epistemology
May 30, 2014

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy at KU Leuven invites applications for a full-time position as a postdoctoral research fellow as part of a research project on

KNOWLEDGE FIRST VIRTUE EPISTEMOLOGY

which is funded by a KU Leuven OT and an FWO grant (PI: Christoph Kelp) and will run until 2017/18.

DURATION: 2 years
STARTING DATE: October 1, 2014.
SALARY: A competitive salary is offered commensurate with the candidate’s experience.
TEACHING: The candidate may be asked to teach up to a total three courses over the course of the 2 years (i.e., on average, less than one course per semester).

The candidate will be part of Christoph Kelp’s research group and will work on topics related to the project. (For further information about the project please visit the project website at http://christoph-kelp.com/knowledge-first-virtue-epistemology/)

At present, there are two doctoral students working in the research group. Additional hires on doctoral and postdoctoral level are expected.

The members of the research group will work closely together and are expected to actively contribute to the project and to activities at the Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy.

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QUALIFICATIONS

* A PhD in philosophy
* Area of Specialisation: Epistemology (preferably: virtue epistemology and/or knowledge first epistemology)

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APPLICATIONS

Candidates are requested to submit the following application materials to christoph [dot] kelp [__at__] hiw [dot] kuleuven [dot] be
* a cover letter
* a CV
* a research proposal on a topic related to the project (max. 1000 words)
* a writing sample
* two names and email addresses of referees who have agreed to write a letter of recommendation

The deadline for applications is May 30, 2014. Only electronic applications will be considered.

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THE RESEARCH UNIT

The Centre for Logic and Analytic Philosophy is a growing research unit at KU Leuven. At present it counts 5 senior members of staff, 4 postdocs and 7 PhD students among its members. In 2014/2015, 2 additional seniors members will join the Centre. The Centre hosts a bi-weekly research seminar and various workshops and conferences.

Utrecht University,
Utrecht,
Netherlands
March 13, 2014
PhD scholarship on the Meta-ethical implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality
April 15, 2014

Full time PhD scholarship (4-year duration) on the Meta-ethical implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality, from May 1st, 2014, at Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO) finances the research project “Evolutionary Ethics? The (Meta)-Ethical Implications of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality” from February 1st, 2014, onwards. The programme is supervised by Prof. dr. Herman Philipse (Philosophy, main supervisor) and Prof. dr. Johan J. Bolhuis (Cognitive Neurobiology, co-supervisor). There still is one vacancy for a doctorate student (see sub-project 3 of the research project).

Job category: 1 PhD position
Duration: Maximally 4 years (PhD)
Workload: Full time
Disciplines: (Meta-)Ethics; Philosophy of Biology.

PhD position:
We offer one full-time PhD position (1.0 fte), consisting of an initial period of 18 months which, after a satisfactory first year, will be extended by another 30 months (4 years in total), with a gross monthly salary starting at € 2,083,- in the first year, ending at € 2,664,- in the fourth year (1,0 fte). Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities. More information: http://www.uu.nl/EN/informationfor/jobseekers/Working-for-Utrecht-Univer...

Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Deadline for receipt of applications: 15 April 2014
Further Inquiries: Professor Herman Philipse: Herman [dot] Philipse [__at__] phil [dot] uu [dot] nl

Job Description:
Planned Deliverables: the PhD project will result in a dissertation and 2 research articles based on the dissertation.

Eligibility/required qualifications:
Applicants for the PhD position are expected to hold a good honours degree in a relevant subject and to have obtained a good result (merit or distinction or equivalent) in a postgraduate qualification (MA or equivalent) in Philosophy and, preferably, also in another discipline relevant to the research project, such as Behavioral Biology. They should be ambitious and aim at a career in research.

Additional information:
For an outline of the research project, go to the application page: http://www.uu.nl/NL/Informatie/sollicitanten/Pages/vacatures.aspx?refer=...

Application procedure:
Please use the ‘apply’ button on the application page and upload the following material before 15 April 2014:
1. A personal statement stating clearly why you wish to prepare your doctorate at the Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (in cooperation with the Departments of Biology and Psychology);
2. Your curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications and a list of publications;
3. An official university transcript of your grades;
4. The names and e-mail addresses of two academic referents;
5. A brief personal elaboration (max. 800 words) of sub-project 3.

KU Leuven / University of Leuven,
Leuven,
Belgium
February 24, 2014
Academic position in philosophical anthropology
September 30, 2014

The Institute of Philosophy of the KU Leuven is pleased to announce a full-time academic position in the domain of philosophical anthropology. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and educational competence.

Academic vacancy

The Institute of Philosophy offers academic education in English and Dutch, to both graduate and undergraduate students; it has about one hundred doctoral students. The faculty has an extensive national and international academic network and has an excellent library.

Duties

Candidates are expected to

- develop a research programme at an international level in the area of philosophical anthropology. Ideally, their research perspective on philosophical anthropology can be situated within one, or more, of the following areas: existential phenomenology, psychoanalysis or philosophy of psychiatry.
- set up collaborations inside and outside of the department, to support and extend the research group’s national and international collaborations, and to set up new forms of collaboration.
- acquire competitive funding and supervise PhDs.
- teach high-quality courses within the area of philosophical anthropology, with a clear commitment to the quality of the programme as a whole. They are prepared to teach courses and seminars in Dutch and English, to graduate and undergraduate students both at the Institute of Philosophy and other KU Leuven faculties.

Requirements

Candidates are expected to

- possess a PhD in Philosophy.
- have a strong research profile in the field of philosophical anthropology. The quality of their research is proven by publications in leading journals and books and through international research experience.
- have demonstrable qualities related to academic education. Teaching experience is an advantage.
- have a cooperative attitude and possess organizational and leadership capacities.
- A good command of English is required.

The administrative and educational language at KU Leuven is Dutch. If, at your appointment, you do not speak Dutch at all or do not speak it well, you will be expected to learn the language to a sufficient level within three years; KU Leuven will provide a training offer to that end. If your teaching assignment is exclusively in a language other than Dutch, then it is expected that after three years you will have mastered Dutch sufficiently to allow you to participate in administrative meetings.

Offer

We are offering full-time employment in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It focuses on inter- and multidisciplinarity and strives for international excellence. In this regard, it actively works together with research partners in Belgium and abroad. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.

You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, about 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant professor, associate professor, professor or full professor. In principle, junior researchers are appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track for a period of 5 years; after this period and a positive evaluation, they are permanently appointed (or tenured) as an associate professor.

Interested?

For more information, please contact Prof. G. Van Riel, chair of the Appointment Committee of the Institute of Philosophy, Kard. Mercierplein, 2, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail: gerd [dot] vanriel [__at__] hiw [dot] kuleuven [dot] be or Prof. Bart Raymaekers, dean of the Institute of Philosophy, Kard. Mercierplein, 2, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail: bart [dot] raymaekers [__at__] hiw [dot] kuleuven [dot] be
If you have problems submitting your application online, please contact Valerie Vander Borght, e-mail: valerie [dot] vanderborght [__at__] kuleuven [dot] be, tel. +32 16 328325.

KU Leuven is committed to creating a diverse environment and is therefore an equal opportunity employer. It explicitly encourages candidates from groups that are currently underrepresented at the university to submit their applications.

You can apply for this job no later than September 30, 2014 via the online application tool

Central European University,
Budapest,
Hungary
February 7, 2014
Assistant/Associate Professor position, Department of Philosophy
March 20, 2014

Starting date: August 01, 2014
Application deadline: March 20, 2014
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time

The Department of Philosophy at Central European University in Budapest invites applications for two full-time faculty positions. The initial contract is for four years, after which, in the case of a positive review, the term of the contract becomes indefinite.

CEU is an English-speaking research-intensive postgraduate university, with a highly international faculty and student-body and a low student-faculty ratio. The university is accredited in both the United States and Hungary. The Department of Philosophy offers masters and doctoral programs which combine historical and analytical approaches to philosophy, while remaining open to other traditions. The Department has strong academic connections with the Departments of Cognitive Science and Political Science. For more information, see https://philosophy.ceu.hu and http://www.ceu.hu.

We invite applications in any central area of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and philosophy of science, as well as any period of the history of philosophy. We are particularly interested in candidates who combine research in contemporary issues with an interest in history, or historical research with an awareness of contemporary issues.

We welcome applications from junior candidates for an Assistant Professor position, but there is potential for an appointment at the Associate Professor level for suitable candidates.

Duties and responsibilities:
Teaching postgraduate courses and supervising MA and PhD theses, and normal administrative work at the department and the University. The yearly teaching load is 12 credits (1 credit equals 12 classroom hours). Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in internationally acknowledged venues.

Qualifications:
Candidates must hold a PhD by the time of starting employment.

Compensation:
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.

How to apply:
Applicants need to submit: CV; list of publications; a writing sample; cover letter including statement about teaching interests and research plans; and the names and addresses of at least three referees.

Please send your complete application to positions [__at__] ceu [dot] hu including job code in subject line: 2014/008.
CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

University of Freiburg,
Freiburg i.B.,
Germany
January 28, 2014
PhD position (5 years): Discovery of Medieval Philosophical Mysticism in the 18th-19th Centuries
March 5, 2014

The Department of Philosophy (Chair of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy) at Albert Ludwig University Freiburg (Germany) invites applications for a PhD position (80% E13) in the ERC Consolidator Grant MEMOPHI (see Project
Summary below, with the starting date of July 1st 2014. The research project lasts for 5 years. MEMOPHI team is composed of 4 members, the Principal Investigator, a Postdoc, and two PhD students. In the broader context of MEMOPHI, The successful applicant for the open PhD position will investigate the Discovery of Medieval Philosophical Mysticism in the 18th-19th Centuries (see Work Project
Description below).

The successful candidate will hold a Master’s degree in medieval philosophy or medieval history and will have good skills in Medieval Latin. She/he will have a good command of German. A good command of French would be an advantage.

Please submit your application letter, CV and recommendation letter by 5 March 2014, with the following appendices: MA degree certificate, MA thesis and/or writing sample, and a short proposal (statement) concerning the topic of the Work Project. Please send your application to Catherine König-Pralong, Philosophisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Platz der Universität 3, 79085 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview in Freiburg. Interviews are scheduled to take place 3-4 April 2014.

University of Salzburg,
Salzburg,
Austria
January 23, 2014
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Theoretical Philosophy
February 12, 2014

Tenure-Track Position in Theoretical Philosophy
(philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical logic, as well as historical studies pertaining to these topics)

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at the University of Salzburg seeks applications for a tenure-track position in theoretical philosophy. The appointment will be made within the Austrian A2 salary scheme, initial salary being at least 56,485 Euro per year. The starting date is 1 October 2014.

The Department of Philosophy in Salzburg takes an analytic and interdisciplinary approach to philosophy. The theoretical philosophy unit will be led by Professor Christopher Gauker (presently at the University of Cincinnati). Charlotte Werndl (presently at the London School of Economics) has been appointed to the professorship for logic and philosophy of science. A third professor is expected to be appointed within the next few years. In affiliation with each of these positions, the department expects to add a tenure-track assistant professorship as well as a post-doctoral fellowship. The appointee will join a newly vibrant department. There will be invited speakers, longer-term visitors, conferences, and workshops.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in philosophy by the start of the appointment. Interdisciplinary inclinations, publications in leading journals, and activity in the international philosophical community will be advantageous. The primary responsibilities of the appointee will be research and teaching in theoretical philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophical logic, as well as historical studies pertaining to these topics). The initial teaching load is four hours per semester before tenure and eight hours after tenure. The appointee will also be expected to supervise Ph.D. and Masters students, to initiate research projects and to assist in administration.

The appointment is initially for six years. After between four and six years, the appointee will undergo a tenure review and, if successful, will be offered a tenured position as Associate Professor. (Professionally more advanced appointees may be considered for tenure even earlier.) Expectations for tenure will be agreed to informally prior to appointment and will be contractually agreed to immediately after the start of employment. For candidates coming from educational systems where a habilitation is normal, the completion of a habilitation within four years will be one of the normal expectations. Other arrangements can be requested.

Written and spoken competence in English is required. Fluency in German is not mandatory at the time of application. However, the appointee will be expected to teach in German from the third year of the appointment onwards, and therefore prior familiarity with the German language will be an advantage. Masters and Ph.D. courses can be taught in English, but undergraduate courses are usually taught in German.

The application should include a cover letter addressing the applicant’s academic background and research interests, a CV, a list of publications, a research plan, writing samples totaling no more than 20,000 words, a list of courses taught and evidence of teaching effectiveness (syllabi, teaching statement, summary course evaluations if available; no more than 20 pages). Letters of recommendation should not be sent. On-line interviews are expected to take place in March 2014.

Applications should be sent by surface or air mail, postmarked by February 12, 2014, to: Univ.-Prof. Heinrich Schmidinger, Rektor, Universität Salzburg, Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. Please include the job reference number GZ A 0007/1-2014 in your application.

The University of Salzburg and the Department of Philosophy especially encourage applications from women. Given equal qualification, female scholars will be preferred. Physically challenged individuals are also especially encouraged to apply.

The official announcement of the position is here:
https://online.uni-salzburg.at/plus_online/wbMitteilungsblaetter.display...

Information about the department may be found here: http://www.uni-salzburg.at/index.php?id=90&L=1
For clarifications, please contact: Christopher Gauker, christopher [dot] gauker [__at__] uc [dot] edu

University of Salzburg,
Salzburg,
Austria
January 23, 2014
Doctoral Fellowship in Theoretical Philosophy
February 12, 2014

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Cultural and Social Sciences at the University of Salzburg seeks applications for a doctoral fellowship in theoretical philosophy. The appointment is for 30 hours per week and will be made within the Austrian B1 salary scheme. The salary will be at least 26,901 Euro per annum, as detailed in the “Kollektivvertrag für die ArbeitnehmerInnen der Universitäten”. The appointment is for four years, and the starting date is 1 October 2014. Applicants must have earned a Masters degree in philosophy by the start of the appointment.

The primary responsibility of the appointee will be to complete a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Professor Christopher Gauker. The topic of the dissertation should lie within the area of theoretical philosophy (philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophical logic, and the history of these subjects). In the philosophy of language, Professor Gauker is especially interested in context-relativity, nonreferential semantics, the nature of linguistic communication and the normativity of meaning. In the philosophy of mind, Professor Gauker is especially interested in mental representation, imagistic cognition, the relation between thought and language and interdisciplinary topics in cognitive development. However, dissertation proposals in other areas of theoretical philosophy will be welcome as well. The appointee is also expected to teach two hours per semester (from the third year onwards) and to assist in administration.

The appointee will be able to complete the Ph.D. program in English. It will be expected that the dissertation be written in English. High competence in written and spoken English will be an advantage. Knowledge of German is not mandatory, although prior familiarity with the German language will be an advantage.

The Department of Philosophy in Salzburg takes an analytic and interdisciplinary approach to philosophy. The theoretical philosophy unit will be led by Professor Christopher Gauker (presently at the University of Cincinnati). Charlotte Werndl (presently at the London School of Economics) has been appointed to the professorship for philosophy of science. A third professor is expected to be appointed within the next few years. In affiliation with each of these positions, the department expects to add a tenure-track assistant professorship as well as a doctoral fellowship. The appointee will join a newly vibrant department. There will be invited speakers, longer-term visitors, conferences, and workshops.

The application should include a cover letter, a CV, transcripts of academic records, writing samples totalling no more than 20,000 words, and a description of the applicant’s research interests and possible dissertation topics. (Applicants need not commit themselves to particular dissertation projects in advance.) In addition, applicants should have two letters of recommendation sent electronically to Professor Christopher Gauker (christopher [dot] gauker [__at__] uc [dot] edu). On-line interviews are expected to take place in March or April 2014.

Applications should be sent by surface or air mail, postmarked by February 12, 2014, to: Univ.-Prof. Heinrich Schmidinger, Rektor, Universität Salzburg, Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria. Please include the job reference number GZ A 0008/1-2014 in your application.

The University of Salzburg and the Department of Philosophy especially encourage applications from women. Given equal qualification, female scholars will be preferred. Physically challenged individuals are also especially encouraged to apply.

The official announcement of the position is here:
https://online.unisalzburg.at/plus_online/wbMitteilungsblaetter.display?...

For clarifications, please contact: Christopher Gauker, christopher [dot] gauker [__at__] uc [dot] edu