Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Graz,
April 29, 2011
May 25, 2011

There is a position for an assistantship for a PhD student in the area of practical philosophy at the University of Graz, Austria, starting in September.

Knowledge of German is not required, but willingness to learn German is.

For any questions, please contact lukas [dot] meyer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

Von: Meyer, Lukas (lukas [dot] meyer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at)

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

dürfte ich Sie freundlichst um Veröffentlichung der Ausschreibung auf Ihrer Website bitten:

Ideenreich, Innovativ, International – mit 3.000 MitarbeiterInnen und 27.000 Studierenden bietet die

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz ein spannendes und abwechslungsreiches Arbeitsumfeld. Mit unserer

Forschungs- und Lehrkompetenz sind wir eine zentrale Institution für die Sicherung des Standorts


Das Institut für Philosophie sucht für den Bereich "Praktische Philosophie" eine/n

Universitätsassistent/in ohne Doktorat (B1)

(20 Stunden/Woche; befristet auf 4 Jahre; voraussichtlich zu besetzen ab 01. 09. 2011)


- Dissertation im Bereich "Praktische Philosophie"

- Mitwirkung bei Lehrveranstaltungen sowie Abhaltung eigener Lehrveranstaltungen

- Betreuung von Studierenden

- Mitwirkung bei bestehenden und Entwicklung neuer Forschungsprojekte und bei administrativen

Aufgaben des Instituts

Fachliche Qualifikation:

- Abgeschlossenes Diplom- bzw. Masterstudium der Philosophie

- Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse erwünscht

Persönliche Anforderungen:

- Kommunikations-, Organisations- und Teamfähigkeit

- Bereitschaft zur interdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit (z.B. zu Fragen der Klimagerechtigkeit, der

globalen Verteilung und der Legitimität internationaler Institutionen)

- Freude an der Lehre und bei der Betreuung von Studierenden

Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 25. Mai 2011

Kennzahl: MB/93/99 ex 2010/11

Bei Interesse senden Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen innerhalb der angegebenen Bewerbungsfrist

inkl. Lebenslauf, Foto und relevanter (Dienst-)Zeugnisse unter Angabe der Kennzahl bitte an:

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz


Universitätsplatz 3

8010 Graz

oder per Email an: bewerbung [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

Mit vielem Dank und freundlichen Grüßen, Lukas Meyer


Lukas H. Meyer

Univ.-Prof. und Leiter

Institut für Philosophie

Universität Graz

Attemsgasse 25, II

8010 Graz


Tel: +43-(0)316-3802300

Fax: +43-(0)316-3809705

Skype: lukas_heinrich_meyer


Mag.a Christine Wilhelm

Tel: +43-(0)316-3802299

Fax: +43-(0)316-3809705

email: christine [dot] wilhelm [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

centre for conscious awareness,
United Kingdom
April 12, 2011
philosophy writer and trainer
May 25, 2011

Listening to people's philosophical ideas and present them accademically and look into any metaphysical facts and valuable information that potentially contribute toward grater understanding of the world and the nature of human perception and consciousness and how individual knowledge whether tested or untested affects and influences others views and opinions as well as belief systems based on their background, culture and society. Also offering training programmes in development of human potential.

Georg-August-University Goettingen,
April 5, 2011
20 study places to be awarded for the PhD program "Biodiversity and Society" starting 1st. October 2011
June 4, 2011

The Land of Lower Saxony sponsors excellent young PhD students in the course of their work towards a doctoral degree. These funds support the PhD programme “Biodiversity and Society – social dimensions of the protection and use of biological diversity” directed by the Göttingen Graduate School for Social Sciences (GGG) under the auspices of Prof. Dr. Rainer Marggraf from the Department for Agricultural Economics and Rural Development.
Research on biodiversity is a core academic element at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen. The aim of the PhD programme is to discuss the protection and use of biological diversity from the social scientific point of view.
In the PhD course, researchers from the following areas cooperate with the objective of developing an interdisciplinary perspective on protecting and sustainably using biological diversity:
Agricultural Sciences (Environmental and Resource Economics, Agro-Ecology, Rural Management, Crop Sciences), Economic Sciences (Environmental and Institutional Economics, Production and Logistics), Social Sciences (cooperative behaviour of economic, state and social actors), Biology (Didactics of biology, Social and Communication Psychology), Legal Studies (International Business and Environmental Law) as well as Philosophy (Applied Philosophy and Ethical Studies).
With this study places no financial support is added. For financial support you have to contact other institutions like the German Exchange Service DAAD or the online job markets. For further information on the core topic areas as well as on the participating scientists and scholars please go to You may also find information on the documents required there.
Göttingen University aims to increase the ratio of women in areas, in which women are underrepresented and therefore, explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Appropriately qualified, severely disabled persons are treated preferentially.
Application is asked to be sent until 04. June 2011 (incoming mail Central European Time).
Please send the application in one single file (pdf) only to: biodiv [__at__] uni-goettingen [dot] de

Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University,
March 9, 2011
2 PhD positions and 1 postdoc position in Logic and Language at TiLPS, Tilburg University
April 15, 2011

The Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS)
invites applications for two four-year full-time PhD positions and
one two-year postdoc position, commencing June 1st, 2011:

1 PhD student in Natural Logic and Linguistic Semantics
1 PhD student in Computational Logic and Natural Reasoning
1 postdoc researcher in Natural Logic and Natural Reasoning

Individuals are encouraged to apply who have an interest in logical
and computational theories of ordinary reasoning, natural logic,
and/or linguistic semantics and who want to investigate these topics
in a setting of tableau theorem proving and model checking. The
positions are part of the program "Towards Logics that Model Natural
Reasoning", funded by a Free Competition grant from the Netherlands
Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and led by Reinhard
Muskens. More information about this program and about the projects
can be found at

The two PhD students are required to complete a PhD thesis within
maximally four years. These positions are open to candidates with a
master's degree or equivalent. The successful candidate for the
postdoc position must have a PhD in a relevant area.

We expect the willingness to work in an international
interdisciplinary research environment. The PhD candidates will
receive a starting salary of 2042 Euro gross per month in the first
year. The salary in the last year is 2612 Euro. The postdoctoral
researcher will receive a starting salary ranging from 2977 to 3195
Euro gross per month, depending on experience.

Applications (in English) should include a cover letter, a
curriculum vitae, a two-page research proposal, and the names of two
references. Only applications made with the help of our Application
Wizard will be taken into consideration:

- Go to
- Click on the relevant vacancy
- Click "apply directly".

The deadline for applications is April 15, 2011. For more
information about TiLPS, visit

University of Aberdeen,
United Kingdom
February 26, 2011
Postgraduate Studentships in History and Philosophy of Science
April 8, 2011

The University of Aberdeen (UK) invites applications for a number of postgraduate studentships in the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine under its Research Project Award ‘The Emergence of a Scientific Culture’. Studentships are available for two UK/EU Masters students (one year), two UK/EU PhD students and one Overseas PhD student (three years). The studentships will cover the fees. Some contributions towards maintenance may also be available.

See URL for further details.

University of Tromsø, Department of Philosophy,
February 20, 2011
2 PhD positions in political philosophy vacant
March 17, 2011

2 Research Fellows in Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Department of Philosophy, University of Tromsø, Norway.

The University of Tromsø has 2 research fellow positions in Philosophy vacant for applicants who would like to complete a PhD degree.

The period of appointment is 4 years.

Annual salary starts at level 48 on the Norwegian Government salary scale. Currently 383.700 NOK per year (approx. 49.000 EUR/66.000 USD per year).

The positions form part of the research project "Democracy and Justice: Challenges for Liberalism in a Pluralistic and Globalized World."

This research project focuses on the following thematic issues:

1. Conceptualizations of liberalism:
One might question whether liberalism as a political philosophy is based on presuppositions that are no longer present. Consequently, we might ask whether we need to reconstruct, reinterpret or simply reject (some of) the classical liberal values and principles. Another pressing question is whether liberal positions have the resources to adequately handle issues concerning power, recognition, rights and the distribution of economic and material resources on a global scale.

2. Democratic deliberation, inclusion and public reason:
This theme involves debates over the limits of publicly acceptable or relevant arguments, and issues concerning the possibility of ensuring equal opportunities for democratic deliberation. The questions to be addressed include the following: How can equality and liberty be secured for all involved parties in a world marked by widespread cultural and religious oppositions? To what degree is it possible and reasonable to include cultural and religious arguments in democratic deliberation?

3. Global justice and democracy:
Increasingly, political philosophers tend to approach the global context of justice not only as a question of distribution but also in light of asymmetric power structures. A consequence of globalization is that persons and groups without opportunities for consent are included in the plans and systems of global actors and institutions. Crucial issues include the following: Who can demand justice and who is responsible for ensuring that these demands are fulfilled? How do we create a political community where all citizens have the possibility of challenging and changing global institutions? How might the growing number of people devoid of civil liberties, including illegal refugees and immigrants, become members of such a community?

Submitted projects must address at least one of these three general topics.

Information at

Application deadline: 17 March 2011.

University of Oxford - Worcester College,
United Kingdom
February 16, 2011
Hinton Clarendon Tutorial Fellowship in Philosophy
February 25, 2011

Worcester College proposes to appoint to a Tutorial Fellowship in Philosophy in association with a University Lecturership (CUF) in the Faculty of Philosophy, with effect from 1 October 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The area of specialisation (AOS) of the post is Ancient Philosophy, particularly the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. This means that the successful candidate must be able to engage in research, as well as provide graduate and undergraduate teaching, in the AOS. It would be desirable if he or she were also able to provide teaching at a comparable level in Ancient Philosophy after Aristotle. The area of competence (AOC) is ethics. This means that the successful candidate must be able to teach ethics at least at an advanced undergraduate level. He or she will also be expected to teach a range of introductory and advanced philosophy subjects for the College.

Candidates should have a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject, and should normally have received the degree of PhD (or DPhil) by the time the appointment is taken up (1 October 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter), or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination. Alternatively, candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered if they have attained a comparable level of publication.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record of international standing appropriate to the stage of his or her career; the ability to provide excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise graduate students; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of both the College and the University.

The combined College and University salary for this post will be on a scale up to £57,201 (as at 1 August 2010) per annum. Additional College allowances are available as set out in the further particulars. It is expected that a designated fund will also be available to support the Hinton Clarendon Fellow’s teaching and research activities. The postholder will have an office in Worcester College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded from:

or obtained from the Academic Registrar, Worcester College, Oxford, OX1 2HB (tel: +44 1865 278342; email: jane [dot] gover [__at__] worc [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk).

Applications must be submitted by email to the Academic Registrar no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 25 February 2011.

University of Oxford,
United Kingdom
February 16, 2011
Career Development Fellow (CDF) in Philosophy
March 15, 2011

Somerville College, Oxford in association with the Faculty of Philosophy propose to appoint a fixed-term Career Development Fellow in Philosophy for the period 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2014.
The post is intended to provide a carefully structured and mentored work and training opportunity for an exceptional candidate embarking on an academic career in Philosophy.
The area of specialisation for this post is open. The Fellow will be expected to undertake advanced research in Philosophy and to provide up to six hours per week of undergraduate teaching for the College.
The salary will be on the University grade 7 scale, starting at £28,983 (as at 1 August 2010). The final term of the appointment will be designated as a term of paid research leave.
Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded from:
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12pm UK time, 15 March 2011. Interviews will be held on 31 March 2011.

Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva,
February 16, 2011
maître assistant(e) en philosophie
March 15, 2011

met au concours un poste à temps complet de
maître assistant(e) en philosophie
• Être titulaire d’un doctorat ès Lettres ou titre jugé équivalent (ou avoir déposé la thèse prête pour la soutenance à la date du délai de la candidature)
• Avoir une solide expérience de l’enseignement universitaire
• Travailler dans la métaphysique analytique et au moins un des deux champs de recherche suivants : la philosophie de la religion ; la philosophie moderne.
• Avoir un projet de recherche original
• Avoir un dossier de publications

Cahier des charges:
Poste à 100%. Outre son activité de recherche, le/la candidat(e) assurera les tâches d’enseignement et d’encadrement pédagogique dans le cadre des activités du Département de philosophie (4 heures hebdomadaires d’enseignement sous forme de séminaires, propédeutique, bachelor ou maîtrise; examens). Il/elle participe à la préparation des colloques organisés dans le cadre du Département de philosophie. Il/elle participe aux activités de publication scientifique dans le Département de philosophie.

Traitement annuel: classe 17/00 (CHF 92'832.-- par an) à 17/10 (CHF 112'846.-- par an)

Entrée en fonction: 1er août 2011

Durée du mandat: 6 ans maximum (première période de 3 ans renouvelable une fois)

Documents requis et délai de postulation:
• 1 lettre de candidature
• 5 exemplaires du curriculum vitae
• 1 photocopie du diplôme de doctorat
• 1 copie des publications
• 1 projet de recherche en cours en vue d’une publication (livre)

à envoyer avant le 15 mars

au Prof. Kevin MULLIGAN
Directeur du département de philosophie
Faculté des lettres
5, rue de Candolle
1211 Genève 4
Kevin [dot] Mulligan [__at__] unige [dot] ch
Dans une perspective de parité, l'Université encourage les candidatures féminines.

University of Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
February 11, 2011
Lecturer in Philosophy of Cognitive Science
March 14, 2011

Applications are invited for a permanent lectureship in Philosophy of Cognitive Science, tenable
from 1 August 2011. Salary Scale: £36,862 - £44,016. This permanent post has been created to
help support a new interdisciplinary masters level initiative in Cognition in Science and Society.
The successful candidate will conduct philosophical and interdisciplinary research and teaching
(including doctoral supervision) in the areas of Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Philosophy of
Mind and Language. She or he will have a PhD and publications commensurate with their stage in
career, and should demonstrate potential for attracting external funding. The successful candidate
will have a strong background in Philosophy, and in Cognitive Science, and will show a proven
track record of teaching and research that crosses the borders between Philosophy, Psychology,
and Linguistics.