Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Erlebniswelt Philosophie,
November 22, 2013
Entwicklung der Straße der Philosophie
February 1, 2014

Die deutsche Philosophie - von Jakob Böhme, über Kant, Fichte und Hegel, bis zu Marx, Nietzsche, Lotze, Habermas etc. - hatte und hat enormen Einfluss auf die europäische und weltweite Kultur, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Dies gelang immer dann, wenn sie sich nicht in akademischen Elfenbeitürmen verbarg, sondern den Geist der Zeit auch praktisch inspirierte.
In Anlehnung an den ersten Satz deutscher Philsophie: "Ich vergleiche alle Philosophia ... einem köstlichen Baum, der in einem schönen Lustgarten wächst." (Jakob Böhme in "Aurora") entsteht eine "Straße der Philosophie", welche die ereignisreichsten Orte deutscher Philosophie verbindet und jeweils vor Ort für Besucher erlebbar macht.
Zur konkreten Mit-Entwicklung dieses Projekts suchen wir einen philosophisch als auch tourismuswirtschaftlich kompetenten Mitarbeiter.

FINO - North-west Italy Philosophy Consortium,
Genova, Pavia, Torino, Vercelli,
November 21, 2013
Ph.D. Philosophy_North-Western Italy Philosophy Consortium (FINO)
December 4, 2013

The *call for applications for the public competitive examination for
Phd Program in Philosophy (29th cycle) of the Northwest Italy Consortium
for Phd program in Philosophy – FINO* (30 positions, 15 scholarships),
sponsored by the Universities of Turin, Pavia, Eastern Piedmont, Genoa,
with administrative seat at the University of Turin (published in the
Italian Official Gazette 4th special series n. 93 dated 26th November
2013), is now available.
The *deadline for applications is 4th December 2013, 12.00 a.m.
*(midday Italian local time).
PhD rules and regulations are available on the following file:

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
November 19, 2013
Doctoral Fellowships in Ancient Philosophy in Berlin
January 20, 2014

Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy

Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

Apply by 20 January 2014 for the

- three-year doctoral program in ancient philosophy or
- one year of pre-doctoral studies

The Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy ( at the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin ( is pleased to offer fellowships for doctoral studies in Ancient Philosophy and Science. We especially welcome proposals addressing the dialogue between different forms and models of knowledge in ancient Greek, Roman and Arabic philosophy and science.

Two fellowships are reserved for non-German applicants because they are funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

The fellowships cover the living costs at Berlin and are for full-time study only. There are no tuition fees, but there are low administrative fees amounting to ca. 250-300 Euros per semester (which include a ticket for public transportation in Berlin).

Students may also apply for a funded pre-doctoral year of studies. Typical candidates for this option are students who need one year of preparation before beginning their dissertation, for instance candidates who hold a BA but not an MA in philosophy or classics.

The Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy
The three-year program leads to the doctoral degree in Philosophy or Classics. It includes colloquia, dissertation seminars, reading groups, international workshops, and intensive short courses. The program centers on the writing of a doctoral dissertation (in English or German). The language of instruction is English.

As part of the Berlin Graduate Program of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS)(, the program is embedded in a lively community of scholars and institutions (such as the Excellence Cluster Topoi) all devoted to ancient studies. BerGSAS offers structured programs of doctoral studies and involves the participation of the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, the Freie Universitaet Berlin and a number of non-university research institutions.

The international Ancient Philosophy & Science Network (APSN)
Students of the program are automatically part of the international Ancient Philosophy & Science Network (APSN) founded by the Graduate Program. Its international partners are among the foremost departments in the world for ancient and late ancient philosophy and science.

The closing date for applications for the fellowships is 20 January 2014. Interviews will be held in Berlin during the first week of March. Candidates from overseas will not need to travel to Berlin for an interview.

Applications online at

Enquiries: irma [dot] handwerker [__at__] hu-berlin [dot] de

Universität Basel, Philosophisches Seminar,
November 19, 2013
Wissenschaftliche/r Assistent/in
December 22, 2013

Am Philosophischen Seminar der Universität Basel (Lehrstuhl für Geschichte der Philosophie, Prof. Dr. Gunnar Hindrichs) ist auf den 1. Februar 2014 eine

Wissenschaftliche Assistenz (50%, ab 1. 8. 2014: 100%)

neu zu besetzen.

Zu den Aufgaben dieser Assistenz gehören:
• Forschung im Bereich der Geschichte der Philosophie (bevorzugt im Bereich der antiken Philosophie oder der klassischen deutschen Philosophie)
• Mitarbeit in der Lehre (Lehrverpflichtung von 2 resp. 4 Wochenstunden pro Semester)
• Unterstützung des Lehrstuhlinhabers in Lehre und Forschung sowie in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung.

Qualifikation: Promotion in Philosophie

Erwartet werden ferner die Bereitschaft zur didaktischen und wissenschaftlichen Weiterbildung sowie Sozialkompetenz.

Bewerbungen von Frauen sind besonders willkommen, da die Universität Basel eine Erhöhung des Anteils der Frauen bei den hauptamtlichen Dozierenden anstrebt.

Die üblichen Bewerbungsunterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Liste der bislang verfassten schriftlichen Arbeiten und evtl. Veröffentlichungen, allfälliges Exposé für ein Forschungsvorhaben) sind in elektronischer Form bis zum 22. Dezember 2013 an Frau Nadja Heller Higy (Sekretariat Philosophisches Seminar Basel) zu senden:

Nadja [dot] Heller [__at__] unibas [dot] ch

Università di Cagliari,
November 18, 2013
Joint Ph.D. Program in Philosophy, Epistemology and History of Civilization
December 2, 2013


We welcome and highly encourage applications by international students, as well as Italian ones, wishing to pursue a research project in areas of general philosophy, logic and philosophy of science, history of civilization. We expect to admit a total of 6 students and award 6 fellowships (renewable up to completion of the program); 1 fellowship is reserved to international students. It is expected that at least 1 fellowship will be awarded to students in the Logic and Philosophy of Science curriculum.

1. Structure of the program

The program consists of 3 semesters of coursework followed by 3 semesters of supervised dissertation research. It is divided into four curricula:
a) General Philosophy;
b) Logic and Philosophy of Science;
c) History of Civilization.

2. Admission

2.1 Eligibility

Students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited university are eligible to apply for admission. Given the interdisciplinary nature of the program, the backgrounds of prospective students may vary considerably, ranging from scientific disciplines – e.g. physics, mathematics, the life sciences – to the humanities – e.g. philosophy, psychology, education.

2.2 Application

Students are admitted only once each academic year, in the Spring semester. The deadline for application for the Spring semester, 2014 will be 12:00 a.m. December 2, 2013. Applications should be submitted on line at the address . Before submitting your application you must register, by cliccking on the link “Registration”. After registering, you should enter the Reserved Area --> Registrar’s Office --> Admission Test --> Registration --> Ph.D. Course. Here, you should look for “Dottorato di Ricerca in Filosofia, Epistemologia e Storia della Cultura” and click on Iscriviti --> Confirm.
After submitting your on-line application you should pay an application fee of € 21.64. You cannot pay this fee before two working daya are eplapsed from the date of your on-line application. The application fee is payable on-line by credit card, by cliccking on Registrar’s Office --> Payments. Evidence of the fee payment should be enclosed in the documentation to be submitted by post (see sec. 3.3 below).

2.3 Admission screening

International applicants should submit:

(1) printed application form (generated upon completion of the on-line application procedure);
(2) a Skype account to be used for a videocall interview (see below);
(3) double sided color copy of a valid ID. The ID picture must be clearly visible;
(4) evidence of the fee payment;
(5) official university transcript, showing the degree earned, and all the courses taken with corresponding grades. If not in English, the transcript should be translated in English or Italian. Either an original transcript or a certified copy may be submitted;
(6) a curriculum vitae (with signature) including a statement of purpose and a listing of relevant publications, activities, projects, etc.;
(7) at least one recommendation letter by a professor from the University that granted the degree;
(8) publications or documentation concerning relevant activities, projects, professional experience, etc. Publications and documentation should be submitted in either English or Italian.

All items listed above should be sent by registered mail with delivery confirmation (or equivalent means) to the following address:

Università degli Studi di Cagliari,
Settore dottorati e master
via San Giorgio, 12 (ex Clinica Aresu)
09124 Cagliari, ITALY

The complete application package must be received by 14:00 p.m., December 2, 2013.
Italian residents should submit documentation according to “Bando di Concorso, n. 128 del 31.10.2013, pubblicato il 31.10.2013”, available at

All applicants will then be required to take part in an oral selection, consisting of an interview, to be held in English or Italian (on December 10, 2014), either in Cagliari or by Skype videocall, with members of the Graduate Studies Committee. The interview will mainly focus on the applicant’s research interests. Notification of admission and financial assistance (if any) will be made shortly after the screening.

2.4 Financial assistance

All enrolled students will be granted full tuition waivers and a fellowship, renewable up to completion of the program; 1 fellowship is reserved to international students.

3. Supervision and mentoring

3.1 Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee oversees all activities in the graduate program. It consists of the Graduate Coordinator and other Faculty members whose research interests are related to the topics of the program’s curricula. In particular, the Graduate Studies Committee appoints the selection board and the final examination board, as well as the students’ advisors, and monitors the students’ progress towards completion of their requirements.

3.2 Graduate Coordinator

The Graduate Coordinator is the first person a graduate students contacts upon entering the program. He/she administers regulations relating to students and monitors their academic progress.

3.3 Advisor

Each student will be assigned, within his/her first semester in the program, a member of the Graduate Studies Committee as an advisor, depending on the research interests of the aspirant. He or she will normally, but not necessarily, function also as a dissertation advisor. Since the assignment will be made in such a way that the interests of each student fall within the areas of competence of his/her advisor, the latter will be in a position to follow closely and actively the progress of the former.

4. Program requirements

4.1 Coursework

Students are required to choose one of the curricula in the program and to take a total of 4 single-semester courses during their first four semesters. After completing each course, they will submit a written report to their respective advisors; each report will be evaluated by the Graduate Studies Committee. In addition, they are required to attend all talks, seminars or conferences organized by the Graduate Studies Committee.

4.2 Teaching

Any student who is awarded financial assistance may be required to assist in undergraduate teaching, depending on the department’s needs and subject to the approval of the student’s advisor. The teaching load cannot exceed 20 hours per semester.

4.3 Research

All students must successfully demonstrate proficiency in doing highly original publishable-quality research. At the end of their third semester, they are required to specify the topic of their final dissertation. At the beginning of their fourth and sixth semester, they are expected to orally present to the Graduate Studies Committee two Midterm Reports on the advancement of their research projects. Only aspirants whose first Midterm Reports are approved will be admitted to the final two semesters of the program. The final dissertation may be written either in English or Italian.

4.4 Residency requirements

At least four semesters must be spent in resident study at the University of Cagliari. The remaining two semesters may be spent at other accredited Italian or foreign universities. All students are encouraged to spend at least one semester abroad; in particular, students receiving financial assistance may apply for a 50% grant raise for each stay at a foreign university (provided its duration is at least one month).

5. Facilities

Students may access the facilities of the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Philosophy – in particular, they will share an office with other students in the program.

6. Final examination

The dissertation will be evaluated by a Board appointed by the Graduate Studies Committee. In addition, a report from an external referee will be taken into account. The candidate is expected to orally defend her/his dissertation before the Board. A Board member may vote to pass the student only if in his or her opinion the dissertation is acceptable as submitted or if it requires changes that are minor in substance or of an editorial nature. A student may pass only if a consensus is reached among the Board members.

7. Members of the Logic and Philosophy of Science research group

The aspirant will have the opportunity to actively cooperate in research activities with the following members of the Logic and Philosophy of Science research group (full, associate, or assistant professors in this list may also be chosen as advisors).

Roberto Giuntini (Full professor): quantum logic, fuzzy logic, quantum computation
Marco Giunti (Associate professor): dynamical systems, computation theory, formal ontology, philosophy of cognitive science, general philosophy of science, philosophy of mind
Francesco Paoli (Associate professor): nonclassical logics, abstract algebraic logic, universal algebra, philosophy of logic
Antonio Ledda (Assistant Professor): nonclassical logics, universal algebra, abstract algebraic logic
Hector Freytes (Postdoctoral researcher): quantum logic, fuzzy logic, categorical logic
Giuseppe Sergioli (Postdoctoral researcher): quantum computation, foundations of physics
Giuliano Vivanet (Postdoctoral researcher): learning theories, educational technologies, semantic web and ontology

Aspirants will also have the opportunity to interact with long term visiting professors from major international institutions who visit our University, often on a regular basis. Our visitor list from the recent past includes Guido Bacciagaluppi (University of Aberdeen), Giovanna Colombetti (University of Exeter), Peter Jipsen (Chapman University), Tomasz Kowalski (LaTrobe University), Constantine Tsinakis (Vanderbilt University, Nashville), Heinrich Wansing (University of Bochum).

London School of Economics and Political Science,
United Kingdom
November 13, 2013
Assistant Professor
December 13, 2013

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Salary: £50,387 - £61,869 (pay award pending) per annum inclusive

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from
candidates with research specialisations in any area of philosophy, though their
interests should fit with the type of analytic philosophy informed by the social and/or
natural sciences for which the department is noted.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the teaching
portfolio of the BSc and MSc programmes provided by the Department, to carry out
high quality research, and to take on regular academic duties.

The successful candidate should have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in philosophy
or in a related field. He or she should have excellent written and oral communication
skills, and an outstanding research track record and trajectory.

The other criteria for this post can be found on the person specification which is
attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

The post will start on 1 September 2014.

London School of Economics and Political Science,
United Kingdom
November 13, 2013
Associate Professor
December 13, 2013

Associate Professor

Salary: £60,080 - £73,778 (pay award pending) per annum inclusive

We are looking to recruit an Associate Professor in Philosophy.

We welcome applications from candidates with research specialisations in any area
of philosophy, though their interests should fit with the type of analytic philosophy
informed by the social and/or natural sciences for which the Department is noted.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute actively to the teaching
portfolio of the BSc and MSc programmes provided by the Department, to carry out
research leading to publication in top journals, attract external funding, and take on
regular academic administration duties.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in philosophy or in a related field. He or
she should have excellent written and oral communication skills, relevant teaching
experience, and an outstanding research track record and trajectory.

The other criteria for this post can be found on the person specification which is
attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.

The post will start on 1 September 2014.

University of Groningen, Faculty of Philosophy ,
November 6, 2013
University Lecturers Ethics, Social and/or Political Philosophy, (2,0 fte) (213218-19)
November 15, 2013

The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, seeks to employ two University Lecturers in the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen is a vibrant, international community of excellent researchers. It consistently receives the highest evaluations both for research and for teaching among philosophy departments in the Netherlands. The presently advertised positions will have their primary appointment in the Department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. The Faculty's two other departments are Theoretical Philosophy and History of Philosophy.

Teaching includes courses at undergraduate and graduate level in the department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, and can include courses for students from non-philosophy faculties. Given expertise already available in the department, teaching expertise in areas such as critical theory, philosophy of culture, global justice, aesthetics, developments in 20th-century moral, social and political philosophy is especially welcome.

The successful applicants will have a PhD prior to appointment, a strong research profile and publication record appropriate to career stage, and research interests in ethics, social and/or political philosophy broadly conceived.
Further requirements: excellent didactic qualities; a willingness and ability to apply for Dutch and/or European grants for research projects; ability to carry out administrative duties; for non-native speakers of Dutch, working knowledge of Dutch within 2-3 years after appointment.

Conditions of employment
After a probationary period of 2 years, the appointment will become permanent on condition of a positive evaluation of teaching and research.

The salary will be based on the experience and qualifications of the candidate and will be supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The faculty offers a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple-choice model).

The application should be submitted via e-mail and should include a cover letter, a CV, and two writing samples. The application deadline is 15 November 2013.

Candidates who are selected for an interview will be requested to send course evaluations, and to arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the committee.

Please submit your application to:
Anita Willems-Veenstra
Faculty of Philosophy
Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen
The Netherlands
e-mail: a [dot] willems-veenstra [__at__] rug [dot] nl

For information you can contact:
Dr Frank Hindriks, Chair of the department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, +31 50 3637489, f [dot] a [dot] hindriks [__at__] rug [dot] nl
(please do not use for applications)

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 27,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Institut für Philosophie, Univeristät Klagenfurt,
November 6, 2013
Stellenausschreibung § 99-Professur für Philosophie Universität Klagenfurt
December 1, 2013

Am Institut für Philosophie der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften der Alpen-Adria-Uni¬versität Klagenfurt ist gem. § 99 UG eine

Universitätsprofessur für Philosophie

im vollen Beschäftigungsausmaß zu besetzen. Die Stelleninhaberin bzw. der Stelleninhaber soll eine Professur für Philosophie im Zeitraum vom 1. März 2014 bis 31. Juli 2015 vertreten.

• Vertretung der Bereiche Theoretische Philosophie und Philosophiegeschichte in Forschung und Lehre
• Abhaltung von Lehrveranstaltungen in den Bachelor- und Master-Studiengängen der Philosophie
• Betreuung der Studierenden und Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses
• Mitwirkung an der universitären Selbstverwaltung

• Habilitation in Philosophie oder gleichwertige wissenschaftliche Qualifikation
• Internationale Forschungs- und Publikationsleistungen mit Schwerpunkten in den Bereichen Theoretische und/oder Geschichte der Philosophie
• Einschlägige universitäre Lehrerfahrung und didaktische Kompetenz

• Erfahrung in der Einwerbung von Drittmitteln
• Kompetenz im Bereich Gender Mainstreaming
• Teamfähigkeit und Leitungskompetenz
• Erfahrungen in der Konzeption und Organisation von wissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen

Der Aufgabenbereich bedingt, dass die zukünftige Professorin / der zukünftige Professor den Arbeitsmittelpunkt nach Klagenfurt verlegt.
Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils beim wissenschaftlichen Personal - insbesondere in Leitungsfunktionen - an und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.
Menschen mit Behinderung oder chronischen Erkrankungen, welche die geforderten Qualifikationen erfüllen, werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert.
Die Bezüge sind Verhandlungsgegenstand. Das Mindestentgelt für diese Verwendung (A1 gem. Universitäts-KV) beträgt € 64.500,-- brutto jährlich. Ihre Bewerbung, bestehend aus einem maximal fünfseitigen Hauptteil (siehe hierzu sowie allfälligen ergänzenden Anhängen, richten Sie bitte bis spätestens 1. Dezember 2013 per E-Mail an die Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Büro des Senats, z. Hd. Frau Tomicich (sabine [dot] tomicich [__at__] aau [dot] at). Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an das Sekretariat des Instituts für Philosophie kirsten [dot] Berger [__at__] aau [dot] at
Es besteht kein Anspruch auf Abgeltung von Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstehen.

National Research University Higher School of Economics,
October 31, 2013
Assistant Professor or higher (tenure-track)
December 18, 2013

An der Fakultät für Philosophie der Nationalen Forschungsuniversität - Higher School of Economics Moskau ( sind mehrere Vollzeitstellen als Assistant Professor oder höher mit Tenure-Track zu besetzen. Erwartet wird die belegbare Fähigkeit zur eigenständigen Forschung auf hohem Niveau und ein exzellenter akademischer Hintergrund.

Wir freuen uns über Bewerbungen
--aus allen Subdisziplinen der Philosophie, mit u.a. Schwerpunkt auf zeitgenössische europäische Philosophie, Phänomenologie, Existentialisme, Erkenntnistheorie oder Ontologie, Geschichte der Philosophie, Logik, politische und Sozialphilosophie, Ethik oder Ästhetik
--oder aus den Kultur- und Bildwissenschaften (insbesondere in der Theorie der bildenden Kunst, Theorie und Geschichte der Bildmedien, Bildwissenschaft, Kultursoziologie, Filmwissenschaften und visuelle Anthropologie)
--oder aus den Ostasienwissenschaften (insbesondere der Erforschung der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung und sozioökonomischen Entwicklung im zeitgenössischen Ostasien, hauptsächlich mit Bezug zu China und Japan, Staat und Recht im zeitgenössischen Ostasien).

Die Higher School of Economics ist eine junge, dynamisch wachsende Forschungsuniversität, die außerordentliche Forschungsmöglichkeiten eröffnet (

Wir bieten:

--ein im internationalen Massstab wettbewerbsfähiges Gehalt mit 13 % flat tax und weiteren SozialleistungenInternationally competitive compensation package, 13% flat income tax rate and other benefits
--großzügige Reisekostenunterstützung und Forschungsmittel durch das Centre for Advanced Studies ( der Universität
--geringe Beanspruchung in der Lehre, minimale Belastung mit Verwaltungsaufgaben
--starke Betonung qualitativ hochwertiger Forschung

Wir erwarten:
--Promotion oder Ph.D. in Philosophie, Kulturwissenschaften, Kunstwissenschaften, Ostasienwissenschaften oder einer verwandten Disziplin
--flüssiges Englisch (Russischkenntnisse werden nicht erwartet)
--Befähigung zu und hohe Motivation bei der Durchführung von qualitativ hochwertiger Forschung, die sich zur Publikation in renommierten Zeitschriften mit peer review und internationalen Wissenschaftsverlagen eignet

Im allgemeinen werden Verträge zunächst mit einer Laufzeit von drei Jahren abgeschlossen und nach erfolgreichem Abschluss einer Zwischenbegutachtung für weitere drei Jahre bis zum tenure review verlängert.

Bitte senden Sie einen Lebenslauf, ein Statement zu Ihren Forschungsplänen und eine aktuelle Veröffentlichung ausschließlich per E-Mail bis zum 18. Dezember 2013 an Martin Gilman, Director, Centre for Advanced Studies cas [__at__] hse [dot] ru. Mindestens zwei Empfehlungsschreiben sollten bitte ebenfalls direkt an diese Adresse gesendet werden. Prof. Gilman steht auch telefonisch unter +74956287784 für Rückfragen zur Verfügung.