Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Aberdeen,
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,
Tromsø,
Norway
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 http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=72717

Application deadline: 17 March 2011.

University of Oxford - Worcester College,
Oxford,
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:
http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/Notices%20and%20News/downloads/
Further%20Particulars%20-%20FINAL%20%28Philosophy%29.pdf

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,
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:
http://www.some.ox.ac.uk/CMS/files/
CDF%20in%20Philosophy%20further%20particulars%20v1.0.pdf
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,
Geneva,
Switzerland
February 16, 2011
maître assistant(e) en philosophie
March 15, 2011

LE DEPARTEMENT DE PHILOSOPHIE
met au concours un poste à temps complet de
maître assistant(e) en philosophie
Conditions:
• 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,
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.

University of Edinburgh,
Edinburgh,
United Kingdom
February 7, 2011
Teaching Fellow
February 21, 2011

University of Edinburgh: Teaching Fellow in Mind and Embodied Cognition

Applications are invited for a full-time 2-year fixed-term Teaching Fellowship in the area of Mind
and Embodied Cognition. This post has been created to support teaching and graduate supervision
during a period of research leave granted to Professor Andy Clark. The successful candidate will
have a PhD and publications commensurate with their stage in career. She or he will deliver
philosophical and interdisciplinary teaching (including helping with graduate supervision) in the
areas of Embodied Cognition and Philosophy of Mind. The successful candidate will also contribute
teaching to the masters level specialization in Mind, Language and Embodied Cognition. Teaching
skills in the area of consciousness studies and/or philosophy of perception would be considered
an advantage.

The position is available from 1 April 2011 for a period of 24 months.

For more information, go to:

http://www.jobs.ed.ac.uk/

and enter the reference number 3014036

Dept. of Philosophy, University of Geneva,
Geneva,
Switzerland
January 17, 2011
Maître assistant
February 12, 2011

Conditions:
• 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 au moins trois des champs de recherche suivants : la philosophie des émotions ; la philosophie des valeurs et des normes ; la philosophie de la perception ; la philosophie sociale.
• Avoir un projet de recherche original
• Avoir un dossier de publications

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 12 février

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

University of Groningen,
Groningen,
Netherlands
January 16, 2011
Postdoc in History of Philosophy
April 1, 2011

Postdoc position (1,0 fte, 2 years)at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands on “Renaissance Humanism and the History of Philosophy”.
The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, seeks a postdoc, already in the possession of a PhD degree, for the Research Programme “Humanists as Philosophers: The Place of Renaissance Humanism in the History of Thought”, led by Professor Lodi Nauta and funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

The text of the programme can be obtained by sending an email to Mrs Fré Moorrees (F [dot] C [dot] Moorrees [__at__] rug [dot] nl). The applicant can work on one of the themes delineated in the programme or on another theme as long as it ties in firmly with the main objectives of the programme. In either case, one is requested to write a research proposal. He/she is expected to write scholarly articles or a monograph, and will be asked to do some teaching.

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is the second-oldest university in the Netherlands. Its Faculty of Philosophy has an excellent reputation both in teaching and research, and occupies a top position in national rankings. It offers a lively and friendly intellectual community of about 50 teachers and researchers, and ca. 350 full-time students. A number of researchers come from abroad. The History of Philosophy department covers the entire history of philosophy from classical Antiquity to contemporary trends.
The University Library in Groningen is a good research library, while the other main university libraries in the Netherlands are reachable in 2-3 hours by train.

Requirements
- a finished dissertation on a topic closely related to the research programme.
- working knowledge of Latin as well as of the main modern languages. Knowledge of Dutch is no prerequisite.
- excellent scholarly record
- preferably, some teaching experience in the history of philosophy
- cooperative attitude

Salary and start of the position
- salary per month approx. 3200 euro (ca. 4000 USD)
- start: negotiable, but no later than Sept. 2011

Completed applications should include
(a) a CV, outlining in particular previous academic qualifications (BA and MA equivalent), grades, list of publications, etc.
(b) a letter explaining your competence in the research field, and your motivation
(b) research proposal of max. 1500 words plus concise, illustrative bibliography
(c) two pieces of writing (e.g. chapters from the thesis or articles).

Application
Send your application before April 1, 2011, to
Mrs Fré Moorrees
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen, The Netherlands

For further information about the project and for questions about the suitability of your research proposal, please contact Prof. Lodi Nauta. His email is: l [dot] w [dot] nauta [__at__] rug [dot] nl. Tel. 00 31 [0]50 3636946

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA,
GENEVA ,
Switzerland
January 5, 2011
PH D POSITION ( deadline extended to 31 jan 2011)
January 31, 2011

PhD studentship in analytic epistemology – episteme / University of Geneva

The Episteme Research Group at the University of Geneva anticipates the opening of a 3-year PhD position in analytic epistemology (pending confirmation of funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation).

Starting date. March 1st, 2011..

Candidates intending to write a PhD under the supervision of Prof. Pascal Engel on one of the following topics:

* evidence and justification;
* bayesianism;
* probabilistic and formal epistemology;
* epistemic norms and epistemic values:
* knowledge, action and assertion,

are invited to send a CV, a research project of about 5000 words and a writing sample (chapter or paper length) to:

pascal [dot] engel [__at__] unige [dot] ch

before 31 january 2011

PS this is not a post doctoral position, but a PH D position