Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

KU Leuven (University of Leuven),
June 11, 2013
Full-time academic vacancy in philosophy of science / analytic ontology
September 30, 2013

There is a full-time academic vacancy in the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven in the areas of philosophy of science / analytic ontology. We are looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research record and with educational competence within the field of philosophy of science and/or analytic ontology.

Candidates are expected to:
- develop a research programme at an international level in the areas of philosophy of science and/or analytic ontology.
- set up collaborations within and outside of the department. They support national and international collaborations of the research group and help promote and further develop these. They also actively assist in the development of the group's future research projects.
- acquire competitive funding and supervise PhDs at an international level.

Candidates are expected to:
- deliver high-quality education within the area of analytic philosophy, with a clear commitment for 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. They also contribute to the pedagogic project of the faculty through the supervision of master theses and as a promoter of PhD students.
- develop their teachings in accordance with KU Leuven's vision on activating and researched-based education and make use of the possibilities for the educationalist professionalisation offered by the faculty and the university.

Candidates are expected to provide scientific, social and internal services.

Candidates are expected to:
- possess a PhD in Philosophy.
- have a strong research profile in the field of philosophy of science and/or analytic ontology. 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.
possess organizational skills and have a cooperative attitude. They also possess leadership capacities within a university context.
- A good command of English is required. KU Leuven provides courses in academic English.
- 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, KU Leuven will provide a training offer that must equip you to be able to teach in Dutch within three years. If your teaching assignment is completely in a language other than Dutch, then it is expected that you have mastered the Dutch language to a level that will allow you to participate in the administrative meetings.

- 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 is highly inter- and multidisciplinarily focused 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, within 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.


Before applying, candidates are kindly requested to 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 (elect) of the Institute of Philosophy, Kard. Mercierplein, 2, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail: bart [dot] raymaekers [__at__] hiw [dot] kuleuven [dot] be.

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und Friedrich-Nietzsche-Kolleg der Klassik Stiftung Weimar,
Jena und Weimar,
May 28, 2013
June 21, 2013


Die Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und das Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche der Klassik Stiftung Weimar vergeben gemeinsam ein

Promotionsstipendium (Fellowship)
im Fach Philosophie.

Das Stipendium besteht aus einer monatlichen Grundförderung von 1000 Euro zzgl. einer Sachkostenpauschale von monatlich 50 Euro. Die Laufzeit des Stipendiums beträgt 2 Jahre mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung um ein weiteres Jahr.
Das Thema der Dissertation soll sich auf die Spätphilosophie von Friedrich Nietzsche, insbesondere auf sein philosophisches Projekt Der Wille zur Macht beziehen. Der/die Stipendiat/in werden in die inhaltlich entsprechenden Forschungsprojekte in Jena und die Arbeit am Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche in Weimar einbezogen. Erwartet werden ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium im Fach Philosophie sowie nachgewiesene, überdurchschnittliche Studienleistungen.
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist ist der 21. Juni 2013. Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Motivationsschreiben, Lebenslauf, Zeugniskopien, ggf. Publikationsverzeichnis und Referenzen) sind zu senden an:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Vieweg
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Institut für Philosophie
Zwätzengasse 9
07743 Jena

University of Leuven,
May 21, 2013
Funded Ph.D position: Kant and Baumgarten
June 17, 2013

The candidate is to carry out a research project titled ‘Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason in light of Baumgarten’s Metaphysics’. The project is part of a program titled ‘Kant’s critical conception of a metaphysical system: its origin, characteristics, and transformation in early post-Kantian philosophy’. See for a detailed description of the project:


- MA in Philosophy
- Independent and self-motivated
- Excellent writing skills
- A high level of proficiency in English
- Proficiency in German and Latin

The candidate will conduct research with the aim of publishing a doctoral thesis and presenting the results of her/his research in journals and at conferences. Candidates are expected to assist in the organization of workshops and/or conferences. They will be charged with minor teaching responsabilities (up to 2 hours a week during the academic year) and/or administrative tasks (up to 4 hours a week during the academic year).

Duration: 2 years (extendable with another 2 years)

The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

Apart from a letter and c.v., applications should include a writing sample and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Applications can be submitted at

University of Southampton,
United Kingdom
May 17, 2013
Lecturer in Philosophy
May 24, 2013

Full time, permanent post

The University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy to join a lively, committed group of researchers and teachers. The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as a philosopher, will be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be keen to participate fully in the intellectual and academic activities of a department which prizes collegiality very highly.

This post represents a further expansion of the Department of Philosophy and will be the sixth new appointment made in the last three years.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant subject area by the date of appointment as well as proven teaching skills.

It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to take up the post on the 1st September 2013.

Salary: £27,854 to £34,223
Closing Date: Friday 24 May 2013
Interview Date: Week commencing 17 June 2013
Reference: 232913F4

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Denis McManus (mcmanus [__at__] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk).

The closing date for this post is 24 May 2013. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2421 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 232913F4 on all correspondence.

University of Copenhagen,
May 7, 2013
PhD scholarship
May 29, 2013

Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology

The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship. The position is part of the bioSYNergy project which is funded by the University of Copenhagen?s Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, and will be expected to begin on September 1, 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Description of the project
The aim of the PhD project is to investigate ethical and other philosophical issues pertinent to the emerging field of synthetic biology. The project should contribute to the bioSYNergy project?s aim to promote an ethically sound approach to synthetic biology and engagement in proactive communication of research advances. We are happy to consider applicants who, whilst having a strong academic record, have not previously worked on the research areas covered by the project. The successful applicant will already have a Masters degree in philosophy. The application should include a proposal outlining the overall aims and methodology of the PhD project as well as a time-plan.

The application should include a proposal outlining the overall aims and methodology of the PhD project as well as a time-plan. Follow the link for more information:

Deadline for application: May 29 2013.

No supplementary documents will be taken into consideration after this deadline.

To see the full version of the call, and information on how to apply please visit the PhD School?s website:

Please note that all applications must be submitted via an electronic application system.

Apply online

Jacobs University Bremen gGmbH,
April 24, 2013
Postdoctoroal Fellowship in the Humanities
May 31, 2013

The Research Center “Humanities, Modernity, Globalization” at Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany invites applications for

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities

The position allows for independent research, but the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the center’s research agenda; be involved in ongoing research initiatives; assist in project management, fund raising, and third-party funding applications. In addition, s/he will teach one course per semester, either a seminar related to topics of his/her expertise and/or an introductory course.

The research center is particularly interested in applicants whose scholarship focuses on contemporary issues, intercultural concepts, and global perspectives in fields such as art history, literature, cultural history, religious studies, media studies, anthropology, and philosophy. For further information regarding the research center, visit our website:

Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a humanities discipline. S/he will be responsible, self-motivated, and enjoy working in an international academic environment. In addition to excellent writing and presentation skills, organization and management skills are essential. Proven experience with project management and/or the acquisition of third party funds will be considered a definite plus. Fluency in English is a must, knowledge of other languages in as much as it is required by the candidate´s research interests. Candidates who do not speak German are encouraged to take part in the German courses offered by Jacobs University. Experience with ehumanities is especially welcome.

Jacobs University is a private, international, English-language University in Northern Germany. It is an equal opportunity employer and is certified “Family Friendly” by the Hertie Foundation. For further information see

The appointment will commence on September 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2013.

Please sent your application as one PDF document to hmg [__at__] jacobs-university [dot] de and include the following items:
• Letter of application
• Curriculum Vitae with list of publications
• Names and contact information of three references
• A short description of three courses the candidate could teach, with indication of whether the course would be taught at an introductory or advanced level

In addition to the PDF application, we ask you to provide us with electronic copies of two published articles or book chapters

All correspondence should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Isabel Wünsche
Research Center “Humanities, Modernity, Globalization”
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Jacobs University gGmbH
Campus Ring 1, Research IV
28759 Bremen

Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG Karlsruhe),
April 15, 2013
Professor of Philosophy and Media Theory
May 30, 2013

At the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design) the following vacancy is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

Professor of Philosophy and Media Theory,
salary grade „W3“


Teaching and supervision of students pursuing a study path of art history & media theories completed by a master degree (M.A.); additional supervision of diploma-students in the practical subjects and applied arts who attend philosophical lectures is implied.

The applicant should be able to teach philosophy & media theories comprehensively, extended in scope, and on university level. A specialization in aesthetics, design theory and/or curatorial studies is essential.

Further functional duties are specified in § 46 Landeshochschulgesetz (university law of Baden-Württemberg). Regular attendance to and support of the Academy’s boards of self-administration is indispensable.


He/She must hold a university degree in the relevant subject and have sufficient pedagogic experience and qualification for teaching art history.

Qualifications in the field of academic research are normally verified by a doctorate (Ph.D.) and a habilitation. Instead of a habilitation other outstanding postdoctoral qualifications or outstanding scientific achievements in a related field outside university research can alternatively be taken into consideration.

A weekly attendance at the Academy is indispensable.
Lectures are held in German.

Appointment as a professor in the public service is usually for life. Applicants who are appointed professor for the first time in their career might be appointed temporarily with civil service status.

The University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe aspires to raise the number of women working for the professoriate and is therefore particularly inviting qualified women to apply. The University supports the compatibility of career and family. A part-time employment is possible.

Applications of severely disabled persons with equivalent qualification will be treated with priority.

Applications including a CV and documents that illustrate and testify the applicant’s academic career path must be sent to the Rectorate, Re: “Professorship for Philosophy and Media Theory” of the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design), Lorenzstraße 15, 76135 Karlsruhe, Germany till May 30, 2013 at the latest.

Université de Fribourg,
April 8, 2013
Philosophie antique: Assistant(e) diplômé(e) à 50%
May 17, 2013

Domaines d’activité
- enseignement de proséminaires en philosophie antique
- participation aux travaux de recherche et aux autres activités de la chaire

- master (ou équivalent) en philosophie
- maîtrise parfaite du français
(connaissances de l’allemand et de l’anglais souhaitées)
- connaissances solides du grec ancien et du latin
- projet de thèse de doctorat dans le domaine de la philosophie antique

Délai de postulation
vendredi 17 mai 2013

Dossier de candidature
- curriculum vitae
- exemplaire du mémoire de master (ou équivalent)
- projet de thèse de doctorat en philosophie antique

Adresse d’envoi
Prof. Filip Karfik
Chaire de Philosophie Antique
Département de Philosophie
Université de Fribourg
Av. de l’Europe 20
CH-1700 Fribourg

Renseignements complémentaires
Secrétariat du Département de Philosophie
Tel. +41 (0)26 300 75 24, e-mail : philosophie [__at__] unifr [dot] ch

Department of Philosophy, Lingusitics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg University,
April 4, 2013
2-year Post-Doc in Theoretical Philosophy
April 25, 2013

Now open: 2-year fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral research fellow in theoretical philosophy at the department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Closing date: 2013-04-25

Reference number: PAK 2013/674

In the Swedish higher education system, theoretical philosophy is distinguished from practical philosophy. Under the heading of “theoretical philosophy” is included research in metaphysics, the philosophy of language, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. To be eligible for this position, applicants are expected to conduct research in (and to have a PhD on) issues in one (or several) of these areas. We especially encourage applications from researchers working in metaphysics/ ontology (including metametaphysics and metaontology), the philosophy of language, and/or the philosophy of mind. We will only be considering applications from researchers working in analytic philosophy, broadly construed.

For all the information you need, including access to the online application system. Go to:

For a description of the research we do, as well as an introduction to the subject’s researchers and PhD students, go here:

The successful candidate is expected to carry out most of the research in Gothenburg and to actively participate in the department’s weekly seminar activities. The holder should be proficient in either Swedish and English or only English.

If you are thinking about applying, and want to know more about the subject, the department, and/or the university, please contact the professor of theoretical philosophy, Anna-Sofia Maurin, or the department’s deputy head of research, Fredrik Bragesjö.

Anna-Sofia Maurin: anna-sofia [dot] maurin [__at__] gu [dot] se
Fredrik Bragesjö: fredrik [dot] bragesjo [__at__] gu [dot] se

University of Kent,
United Kingdom
March 31, 2013
Lecturer in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics
May 3, 2013

Lecturer in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics

Ref HUM0354
Location Canterbury
Job Type Academic
Contract Type Fixed Term
Salary Type Per Annum
Salary (£) 31331 - 44607

HUM0354, School of Arts, Closing date: 03 May 2013

The Role

This post is full time and fixed term for 2 years.
The School of Arts is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics to contribute to the teaching and examination of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the History and Philosophy of Art Department, to make a substantial contribution to the research activity, intellectual environment and effective administration of the Department and School.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a PHD in Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics or a cognate area and experience of producing exceptional research, including the appropriate number of peer reviewed publications of 3* or 4* quality ready for submission to REF2014.

Broad knowledge of aesthetics and the philosophy of art in the analytic tradition, particularly in relation to the visual arts broadly construed is essential as is experience of research-led teaching within an HE environment.

The School of Arts

The School of Arts is home to over 900 students, 40 academic staff, and 16 administrative and technical staff. The School comprises the Departments of Drama and Theatre, Film, and History & Philosophy of Art In Canterbury the School is housed in the award-winning Jarman building, which provides excellent facilities and a striking working environment. Among the new facilities the School is benefiting from are a 144sqm white cube gallery, film production facilities and drama studios. For more information about the School of Arts, please visit

Further Information

Start date for applications: 28 March 2013
Closing date for applications: 03 May 2013

Interviews are to be held: 21 May 2013

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

How to apply - for posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, a one page summary (this should include details of experience and other information in support of your application with direct reference to the advertisement and further particulars), one chapter or article length sample of your research and any supporting documents.

For academic posts:
If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage. Please include contact details of three referees in your CV.

If you require further information regarding the post please contact Jonathan Friday, Head of the School of Arts, j [dot] friday [__at__] kent [dot] ac [dot] uk ; +44 (0)1227 827416.

For any information regarding the application process please contact Emma Cadinot at e [dot] cadinot [__at__] kent [dot] ac [dot] uk.
Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

For further information and to apply:,...