Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Groningen, Faculty of Philosophy,
Groningen,
Netherlands
October 10, 2011
Two Fully Funded PhD positions
November 16, 2011

Applications are open for research in any of the four principal research areas of the Faculty of Philosophy: History of Philosophy, Ethics, Theoretical Philosophy, and Practical Philosophy.

Deadline for applications: November 16.

The University of Groningen offers a salary that will range between € 2,042 gross per month in the first year up to a maximum of € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year. The PhD position is for a period of four years, starting on January 1, 2012 and conditional on a positive evaluation after one year.

Applications for should consist of:

- An application letter with motivation
- Curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, grades, a list of publications if applicable, and the name and contact details of a referee
- A research proposal (maximum 1500 words) that includes research questions, methodology and research plan.

Suitable candidates have, or will soon have completed, an M.A. or an M.Sc. in philosophy, can play an active role in the research community of the Faculty of Philosophy and are fluent in English.

Information about how to apply can be found at (Ref Nr 211165-66):
http://www.rug.nl/corporate/vacatures/jobOpportunitiesRUG
(click on job title, then on APPLY button in job description)

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and lively community of excellent lecturers and researchers. The faculty has an excellent reputation, both in research and in teaching, and has a strong international orientation. For more information about the faculty see: http://www.rug.nl/philosophy

For information you can contact: Prof. M.V.B.P.M. van Hees, Director of Research,
Martin [dot] van [dot] Hees [__at__] rug [dot] nl

Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu,
Tartu,
Estonia
September 20, 2011
Postdoc in analytic philosophy of language at the University of Tartu - Call for expression of interest
October 1, 2011

The Estonian Ministry of Education and the Estonian Science Foundation will offer new research positions commencing in 2012 through its "Mobilitas" scheme. The purpose of the scheme is to develop and diversify Estonian research potential through scientific mobility and exchange of experience, and thereby to activate international exchange of knowledge, and support the development of careers of young researchers. Positions will be awarded on a competitive basis and will be full time for two or three years.

The Department of Philosophy of the University of Tartu welcomes expressions of interest from early career researchers (PhD awarded not earlier than 2006) interested in applying through our research project "Communication in Context". The project covers a wide variety of topics related to theories of reference, meaning and communication, and is part of an international EUROCORES project.

http://daniel.cohnitz.de/index.php?Communication-in-Context
http://www.cccom.ut.ee/

For more details contact Prof. Dr. Daniel Cohnitz (cohnitz [at] ut.ee). Promising candidates for a Mobilitas grant will receive assistance from our department in applying for the grant and in developing a detailed research proposal.

Remuneration in the postdoctoral research grant
For remuneration and taxes payable thereon postdoctoral researchers will be paid 25.600 EUR per year. To cover research costs, a budget of 3.200 EUR will be paid per year in non-experimental science disciplines. The postdoctoral researchers whose employment entails relocation from one country to another will receive a one-time relocation allowance in the sum of 6.500 EUR. The relocation allowance will be paid to the postdoctoral researchers who have not resided or worked (incl. studied) in Estonia during the period 1 May 2011 – 27 October 2011.

The assessment criteria for the scheme includes a consideration of the research environment of the host department. If your research falls within the area characterized above and you are interested in applying for a fellowship, we invite you to contact Prof. Dr. Daniel Cohnitz (cohnitz [at] ut.ee) outlining the proposed research area. Please also send a short CV.

Details on the Department of Philosophy can be found at: http://www.fl.ut.ee/flfieng and http://daniel.cohnitz.de/index.php

Details on the scheme can be found at: http://www.etf.ee/index.php?page=12&article_id=197&action=article

Closing dates:

Expression of interest of the candidate - 1 October 2011.

Full application (by invitation only) - 21 October 2011.

Tu Delft,
Delft,
Netherlands
September 19, 2011
3 PhD students New technologies as social experiments
October 15, 2011

Delft University of Technology has four job openings as part of the research project New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation. A complete description of the project can be requested, or is available on the website www.ethicsandtechnology.eu.

2. Phd Student (vacancy number: ATTBM11-010): Nuclear energy technology as social experiment
3. Phd Student (vacancy number: ATTBM11-010): Biotechnology as social experiment
4. Phd Student (vacancy number: ATTBM11-010): Nanotechnology as social experiment

Each of the PhD projects focuses on a specific engineering domain. It specifies and tests the conditions for responsible experimentation for that technological domain. Each project will consist of two more specific case studies and a further theoretical development of the notion of social experimentation adapted to that domain. The candidate will participate in the PhD program of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/teaching/phdprogram/)
Possibly, one of the positions may be converted into a 3-year postdoc project. So, also people with a PhD can apply for these positions.

Requirements
The candidate must have graduated in philosophy, engineering or a relevant socio-scientific discipline, like STS (science and technology studies). He or she will have demonstrable interest in applied ethics and in technology. It is recommended that the candidate has had experience in carrying out empirical research and has knowledge of the relevant technological domain studied in the PhD project.

Conditions of employment
The extent of this position is a maximum of 38 hours per week (1 FTE). The position has a temporary employment basis of four years. In the first year the salary will be € 2,042 gross per month, rising to € 2,612 gross per month in the fourth year.

Information and application
For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Dr. ir. Ibo van de Poel, phone: +31 (0)15-2784716, email: i [dot] r [dot] vandepoel [__at__] tudelft [dot] nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 15 October 2011 to vacature-tbm [__at__] tudelft [dot] nl.

When applying for one of these jobs always mention the vacancy number.

Tu Delft,
Delft,
Netherlands
September 19, 2011
Postdoc New technologies as social experiments
October 15, 2011

Delft University of Technology has four job openings as part of the research project New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation. A complete description of the project can be requested, or is available on the website www.ethicsandtechnology.eu.

1. Postdoc (vacancy number: ATTBM11-011): Regulation and governance of technological hazards

The key objective of this research project is to investigate the implications of adopting a conceptualization of technological development as a social experiment for the regulation and governance of technological hazards.

Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in philosophy, law or STS. They must have a demonstrable interest in applied ethics and the regulation and governance of technology. It must be obvious from earlier publications that candidates possess good analytical and philosophical skills. Finally we are seeking a postdoc who would like to work in a team.

Conditions of employment
The extent of this position is a maximum of 38 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The position has a temporary employment basis of three years. The estimated starting salary is between €2,379 to €3,755 per month gross (based on a full-time appointment and depending on experience).

Information and application
For more information about this position or to apply, please contact Dr. ir. Ibo van de Poel, phone: +31 (0)15-2784716, email: i [dot] r [dot] vandepoel [__at__] tudelft [dot] nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 15 October 2011 to vacature-tbm [__at__] tudelft [dot] nl.

When applying for one of these jobs always mention the vacancy number.

Universitaet Klagenfurt,
Klagenfurt,
Austria
September 16, 2011
Postdoc Assitentin / Postdoc Assistent
October 3, 2011

Die Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt schreibt gemäß § 107 Abs. 1 Universitätsgesetz 2002 folgende auf 6 Jahre befristete Laufbahnstelle zu Besetzung aus:

Postdoc-Assistentin / Postdoc-Assistent
am Institut für Philosophie, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften im Beschäftigungsausmaß von 100% (Basis Uni-KV: B1 Postdoc). Voraussichtlicher Beginn des Anstellungsverhältnisses ist der 1. Februar 2012.

Aufgabenbereich:
- Selbständige Forschung, spätestens ab Qualifizierungsvereinbarung entsprechend der darin festgehaltenen Aufgaben (insbesondere Habilitation oder gleichwertige wissenschaftliche Leistungen)
- Die Durchführung von eigenen Lehrveranstaltungen
- Die Konzipierung und Organisation von Tagungen (selbständig oder mitwirkend)
- Antragstellung für Drittmittelprojekte
- Mitwirkung an der Entwicklung des Instituts für Philosophie und der Fakultät für Kulturwissen-schaften
- Die Mitwirkung an Aufgaben im Rahmen der Akademischen Selbstverwaltung

Voraussetzung für die Einstellung:
- Ein abgeschlossenes Doktorat in Philosophie sowie Diplom bzw. Master in Philosophie
- Internationale einschlägige Publikations- und Vortragstätigkeit
- Erfahrung in der Einwerbung und Durchführung von Drittmittelprojekten
- Interdisziplinäre Forschungstätigkeit
- Didaktische Kompetenz
- Forschung bzw. Lehre auf wenigstens drei der folgenden Gebiete:
Hermeneutik/Phänomenologie, Philosophie der Technik, Politische Philosophie, Ethik, Religi-onsphilosophie, Französische und/oder Italienische Philosophie

Erwünscht sind:
- Sprachkenntnisse in Deutsch, Englisch und einer romanischen Sprache
- Erfahrung im Rahmen der akademischen Selbstverwaltung
- Teamfähigkeit und Führungsqualitäten

Mitteilungsblatt der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt – Studienjahr 2010/2011 – ausgegeben am 03.08.2011 – 23. Stück Seite 6

Mit der Inhaberin/dem Inhaber einer Laufbahnstelle kann eine Qualifizierungsvereinbarung gem. § 27 Uni-KV für die Bereiche Forschung, selbständige Lehre, Leitungs- und Verwaltungsaufgaben, externe Erfahrungen abgeschlossen werden. Bei Abschluss der genannten Qualifizierungsvereinbarung erfolgt eine Einstufung als Assistenzprofessorin/Assistenzprofessor (Basis Uni-KV: A 2 Ass. Prof.). Erreicht die Stelleninhaberin/der Stelleninhaber die Qualifikation entsprechend der Vereinbarung, wird die betreffende Person als „Assoziierte Professorin“ / „Assoziierter Professor“ (Basis Uni-KV: A 2 Assoz. Prof.) in ein unbefristetes Anstellungsverhältnis übernommen.

Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils beim wissenschaftlichen Personal insbesondere in Leitungsfunktionen an und fordert daher qualifizierte Frauen zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen.
Menschen mit Behinderung oder chronischen Erkrankungen, die die geforderten Qualifikationskriterien erfüllen, werden ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert.
Bewerbungen sind mit den üblichen Unterlagen sowie einem Wissenschaftlichen Aufsatz oder Beitrag bis spätestens 03. Oktober 2011 unter der Kennung 639/11 an die Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Fachabteilung Personalentwicklung, Universitätsstr. 65-67, A-9020 Klagenfurt oder an pe [__at__] uni-klu [dot] ac [dot] at zu richten.

Es besteht kein Anspruch auf Abgeltung von Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die aus Anlass des Aufnahmeverfahrens entstehen.

University of Bayreuth,
Bayreuth,
Germany
September 9, 2011
Junior Professor for the Methodology of Economics
September 30, 2011

The Philosophy & Economics Programme invites applications for a full-time position of

Junior Professor (W1) for the Methodology of Economics.

The position is offered for an initial period of three years and will be extended by a further three years following a positive evaluation.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD and will have an aptitude for international level research and high quality teaching and supervision. The academic responsibilities include teaching (seven hours per week per semester) in our highly successful Philosophy & Economics BA and MA programmes and undertaking innovative research. The successful candidate is expected to play an instrumental role in the development of a doctoral programme and will be especially engaged in cooperation with the Department of Economics.

As we are seeking to recruit internationally no prior knowledge of German is required. Teaching and administrative duties can be carried out in English, although it is expected that a working knowledge of German will be gained within two-years.

The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and aims to increase the number of female faculty members. Applications from female candidates are, therefore, explicitly encouraged. The University of Bayreuth was accredited as a Family Friendly University by the Hertie Foundation in 2010. Persons with disabilities will be given priority if equally qualified.

For further information about the post and the P&E programmes, please contact Professor Matthew Braham by e-mail (matthew [dot] braham [__at__] uni-bayreuth [dot] de). Please also visit our website at www.pe.uni-bayreuth.de.

Please submit your application electronically comprising a letter of application and a CV (including a list of publications, a record of teaching experience, and the names and contact details of three academic referees). Your application should be sent to the Secretariat for Political Philosophy (claudia [dot] ficht [__at__] uni-bayreuth [dot] de)

University of Neuchâtel,
Neuchâtel,
Switzerland
August 30, 2011
Associate Professor in Logic and Contemporary Philosophy
October 22, 2011

The University of Neuchâtel has an opening for a position of

Associate Professor (“professeur extraordinaire”) in logic and contemporary philosophy (50%)

The area of specialization is open, and candidates having an outspoken interest for one or several of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply: logic, contemporary philosophy of language, epistemology or metaphysics.
This is a part-time, tenurable position: 4 weekly hours of teaching, research and administrative tasks. Starting date is August 1st, 2012.
Requirements: Ph.D. and Habilitation if it is requested in the country of origin of the candidate; publication record; research and teaching experience in the areas concerned. The language of instruction is French.

The candidates are invited to send their application in written form as well as in electronic form (pdf-files only) by 22 October 2011 to the president of the hiring committee (prof. Daniel Schulthess, University of Neuchâtel, Institute of philosophy, espace Louis-Agassiz 1, CH-2000 Neuchâtel, daniel [dot] schulthess [__at__] unine [dot] ch.
The dossier, written in French, will include a cover letter defining the vision of teaching and research of the candidate, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications and of teaching record, an outline of the research and proposed teaching (3 pages max.), as well as copies of diplomas. The candidate will ask three referees to send a letter of recommendation to the president of the hiring committee, also by 22 October 2011. Please do not send any publications at this stage.
The University of Neuchâtel encourages applications from women.
More information may be obtained on the University website (http://www2.unine.ch/files/content/sites/lettres/files/faculte_pratique/...) or from the president of the hiring committee.

College Of Humanities and Social Sciences,
istanbul,
Turkey
August 25, 2011
FACULTY POSITIONS at DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey, invites applications for full-time positions in PHILOSOPHY. Positions are available for professors at all ranks beginning in 2012 September. The areas of particular interest are: Continental philosophy, epistemology, ethics, logic, medieval philosophy, metaphysics, modern philosophy, comparative philosophy, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion. The successful candidates, once hired, are expected to fulfill their respective Department’s requirements with regard to teaching, research, record of publications, and service to the institution. Junior candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. All candidates should have excellent command of English and strong commitment to teaching and research.

Istanbul Sehir University is a newly founded, private institution founded by the Foundation for Sciences and Arts, which has been dedicated to research and teaching in social sciences and humanities for the last 25 years in Istanbul, Turkey. Building on a quarter-century of experience in education, The University aims to be an elite research university in the whole region. The medium of instruction is English. The main campus area will be located on the shores of the Marmara Sea, overlooking Princess Islands. To be constructed at the heart of Istanbul, it will be one of the most beautiful campuses in the region.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Several fringe benefits (housing and travel allowance, private health insurance, sabbatical leave, etc.) will apply.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2011, and continue until the positions are filled. Please submit an application file that includes information about your research and teaching interests, your curriculum vitae, two samples of written work and names of three references (for senior candidates) or three letters of recommendation (for junior candidates) via e-mail to: erdalyilmaz [__at__] sehir [dot] edu [dot] tr or selmaakin [__at__] sehir [dot] edu [dot] tr
Short-listed candidates will be individually informed of their selection for formal interviews and job talks/lectures.
Contact
E-mail: selmaakin [__at__] sehir [dot] edu [dot] tr
Web: http://www.sehir.edu.tr/

Ethics Institute, Dublin City University,
Dublin,
Ireland
August 24, 2011
Funded PhD position in the Institute of Ethics at Dublin City University (Ireland)
September 30, 2011

Ethics of Ambient Assisted Living

Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to work on ethical aspects
of Ambient Assisted Living Technologies to enhance the quality of life of people with
dementia.
The Institute of Ethics participates in a European research project “Dementia Ambient
Care: Multi-Sensing Monitoring for Intelligent” (http://www.claritycentre.
org/claritywiki/images/e/e1/DEMACARE.pdf). The aim of this 4-year project
is the development of personal health systems, enabling people with dementia to
preserve independence and inclusion in society, while improving their quality of life
and the effectiveness of their caregivers. Multisensor data analysis, combined with
intelligent decision making mechanisms, will allow an accurate representation of the
person’s current status and will provide the appropriate feedback, both to the person
and the associated medical professionals. It provides clinicians a comprehensive
image of the person’s condition and its progression, without their being physically
present, allowing remote care of their condition.
The PhD will focus on the analysis of ethical issues around research on Ambient
Assisted Living Technologies for people with dementia. The successful candidate
would be expected to work in a multidisciplinary environment and have expertise in
ethics and an interest in information and communication technologies.. This position
will also involve attending research meetings within the European project.
The Institute of Ethics DCU (see: http://www.dcu.ie/institute_ethics/) was established
in 2008. It focuses on applied ethics and does systematic research on ethical questions
and issues in government, business, and media as well as in science, technology and
health care. Professor Bert Gordijn (http://dcu.academia.edu/BertGordijn) is the
Director of the Institute of Ethics.
Graduates with an honours 1st or 2.1 degree in Philosophy, Ethics, Bioethics, Applied
Ethics or related areas and an interest/experience in Information and Communication
Technologies are invited to apply. Funding is available for a PhD student for 3 years,
to cover university fees and an annual tax free stipend of €16,000.
For further informal enquires, please contact Prof. Bert Gordijn. To apply please send
a cover letter, CV, a writing sample and contact details of two referees to: Professor
Bert Gordijn Institute of Ethics, Henry Grattan Building, Dublin City University,
Glasnevin, Dublin 9, Ireland. Email: (bert [dot] gordijn [__at__] dcu [dot] ie).

University of Groningen,
Groningen,
Netherlands
August 24, 2011
Ph.D. position
October 31, 2011

The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, has an opening for a
Ph.D. position in Philosophy (1,0 fte)

Vacancy number 211143

Project funded by NWO, the Dutch National Science Foundation

University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2012-2016

Research Project
The Ph.D. position is situated within the research project ‘Epistemology and the Regress Problem: A Probabilistic Approach’. This project focuses on the credentials of infinitism as a new approach to the old regress problem in epistemology, and its goal is to develop a viable probabilistic form of infinitistism. Results of this research are expected to be of interest not only for philosophy and the history of philosophy, but also for disciplines beyond philosophy itself, such as cognitive psychology and informatics. In addition to the Ph.D. position, a new postdoc vacancy will be filled in the general area of infinitistic epistemology.
The head of the project is Jeanne Peijnenburg, Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen.

Job Opening
Suitable candidates for this Ph.D. position:
- pursue an interest in theoretical philosophy, history of philosophy, or cognitive science;
- can play an active role in the research community of the Faculty of Philosophy;
- have, or will soon have completed, an M.A. or an M.Sc. in a field relevant to the project;
- are fluent in English.

Appointment
The Ph.D. position is for a period of four years on a full time basis, starting on January 1, 2012. The University of Groningen offers a gross monthly salary that will range between € 2,042 per month in the first year to € 2,612 per month in the fourth year. The candidate will be working under the supervision of Jeanne Peijnenburg.

Research Environment
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and lively community of excellent lecturers and researchers. The project will be carried out in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy.

Application
To apply for the Ph.D. position, please send an e-mail to Ms Fré Moorrees (f [dot] c [dot] moorrees [__at__] rug [dot] nl) and attach:
• a curriculum vitae, including academic qualifications, grades, a list of publications if applicable, and the names and contact details of two referees;
• a letter explaining your motivation, your interest in the project, and your competence in the research field;
• a writing sample of about 3,000 words as well as your M.A. of M.Sc. thesis.
The closing date for applications is October 31, 2011.
Interviews are planned in the week of November 7 until 12.