Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

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

University of Amsterdam,
Amsterdam,
Netherlands
January 4, 2011
Professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics and History of Philosophy)
February 1, 2011

The Philosophy Department at the University of Amsterdam has a vacancy for a:
Professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics and History of Philosophy)
1.0 FTE
vacancy number 10-3062

The Philosophy (Metaphysics and History of Philosophy) chair is dedicated to
teaching and research in the broad domain of Philosophy.

The teaching tasks focus mainly on the Philosophy Bachelor’s and Master’s
programme and the Philosophy Research Master’s programme. A number of minors
and electives are likewise offered (to see the curriculum, please refer to
the UvA’s digital Course Catalogue: www.studiegids.uva.nl). The Faculty’s
Bachelor’s programmes are taught within the College of Humanities; the
Master’s and doctorate programmes are administered within the Graduate
School for Humanities.

The research tasks focus on the study of Philosophy, especially metaphysics
and the history of philosophy, and are carried out within either the
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) or the Institute of Culture
and History (ICH).

The Faculty has chosen three research priority areas for the 2009-2012
period: Cultural Heritage and Identities; Cultural Transformations and
Globalisation; Cognitive Modelling & Learning (interfaculty area).
Requirements

The new professor of Philosophy (Metaphysics and History of Philosophy) has
thorough knowledge of the field, as evidenced by his or her academic
background, publications and teaching history. S/he holds a doctoral degree
in this or a related discipline and has a good understanding of the domain
as a whole. S/he is an expert in classical metaphysical philosophy and is
well-versed in the history of philosophy.

The full profile can be downloaded here:
http://www.uva.nl/template/downloadAsset.cfm?objectid=353B021F-ADCB-4FC8...

Further information

For further information, please contact the secretary of the selection
committee, D. van der Vaart, +31 (0)20 525 3804, D [dot] vanderVaart [__at__] uva [dot] nl, or
the committee chairman, Prof. J. Früchtl, +31 (0)20 525 4529, J [dot] Fruchtl [__at__] uva [dot] nl.

Appointment

The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of no more
than two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed
by a permanent appointment. The gross salary will normally conform to
professorial scale 2 (between €4904 and €7142 per month on a full-time basis
in accordance with the salary scale established in January 2009). In certain
cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered.

Job application

Please submit a letter of application in Dutch or English by no later than 1
February 2011, accompanied by a CV and list of publications. The application
should be addressed to the selection committee for the chair in Philosophy
(Metaphysics and History of Philosophy), c/o D. van der Vaart, Office of the
Faculty of Humanities, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam. The envelope
should be marked 'strictly confidential'.

Applications will be reviewed by the selection committee, headed by the
chair of the Philosophy department, Prof. J. Früchtl. The selection
procedure includes a formal assessment and a trial public lecture, on the
basis of which the committee makes a recommendation to the Dean of the
Faculty of Humanities.

VUB - Centre Leo Apostel,
Brussels,
Belgium
December 16, 2010
Post-Doc Fellowships and Doctoral Scholarships
January 11, 2011

1. Post-Doctoral Fellowships

The Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships, employment for three years, and the possibility for prolongation for an additional three years. Candidates need to have a doctorate degree. The research engages in one of the aspects of the overall scientific activities of the Leo Apostel Centre. Because of the broad scope of the research at the Leo Apostel Centre, candidates with a variety of types of scientific background are welcome, from mathematics and physics, computer science, biology and engineering, to psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics, complex systems and others. More specifically CLEA is interested in candidates motivated to investigate the foundations of one of the scientific disciplines. Hence, foundations of biology, including evolution theory, and question with respect to the nature and origin of life, foundations of mathematics and physics, with special interest for relativity theory and quantum mechanics, foundations of cognition, with special interest for concept theories, decision theories, theories of meaning, foundations of computer science, with special interest for artificial intelligence, semantic analysis theories, and basics of information retrieval, foundations of economics, with special interest in behavioral economics, and fundamental theories of risk and probability, foundations of sociology and anthropology, with special interest for theories of cultural evolution, aspects of science and culture, aspects of constructivism, and world views research, and philosophy, with special interest for philosophy of science, philosophy of meaning and meaningfulness. CLEA is also specifically interested to employ mathematicians engaged in mathematical modeling of different aspects of different domains of the different sciences. Candidates are invited to write down their specific interest and view on the foundations research they would like to pursue in their application. As the already ongoing research in CLEA shows, CLEA is open to original ideas and effectively wants to stimulate researchers to ponder about the 'big questions' in each of the disciplines within an interdisciplinary perspective.

2. Doctoral Scholarships

The Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies offers doctoral scholarships, employment for two years and prolongation of an additional two years, hence a total of four years. The purpose is to work towards a doctorate in these four years. Candidates need a university degree equivalent with a bachelor degree to be able to start a doctorate. The subject of the doctorate engages in one of the aspects of the overall scientific activities of the Leo Apostel Centre. Because of the broad scope of the research at the Leo Apostel Centre, candidates with a variety of types of scientific background are welcome, from mathematics and physics, computer science, biology and engineering, to psychology, cognitive science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, economics, complex systems and others. More specifically CLEA is interested in candidates motivated to investigate the foundations of one of the scientific disciplines. Hence, foundations of biology, including evolution theory, and question with respect to the nature and origin of life, foundations of mathematics and physics, with special interest for relativity theory and quantum mechanics, foundations of cognition, with special interest for concept theories, decision theories, theories of meaning, foundations of computer science, with special interest for artificial intelligence, semantic analysis theories, and basics of information retrieval, foundations of economics, with special interest in behavioral economics, and fundamental theories of risk and probability, foundations of sociology and anthropology, with special interest for theories of cultural evolution, aspects of science and culture, aspects of constructivism, and world views research, and philosophy, with special interest for philosophy of science, philosophy of meaning and meaningfulness. CLEA is also specifically interested to employ mathematicians engaged in mathematical modeling of different aspects of different domains of the different sciences. Candidates are invited to write down their specific interest and view on the foundations research they would like to pursue in their application. As the already ongoing research in CLEA shows, CLEA is open to original ideas and effectively wants to stimulate researchers to ponder about the 'big questions' in each of the disciplines within an interdisciplinary perspective.

3. More Specific Offers

Although, as mentioned before, the job offers in Clea cover the Foundations of all scientific disciplines, more specifically we look for candidates to work on the two projects which description can be found on project 1 and project 2. Candidates specifically applying for these projects should mention this in their application. Apart from the project texts in project 1 and project 2, also recent publications of the three principle investigators of these projects, namely Diederik Aerts, Liane Gabora and Bart D'Hooghe,, can be consulted for getting an idea of what the research on these projects will be heading for. More specifically publications pub 1, pub 2, pub 3, pub 4, pub 5, pub 6, pub 7, pub 8, pub 9, pub 10, pub 11, pub 12, pub 13, pub 14, pub 15 (pub 15 is probably the best hint with respect to where research on project 1 might be heading). Several post-doc as well as doctoral scholarships will be employed on the lines of research indicated by these projects and recent publications of the principle investigators involved.

4. How to Apply

A candidate who wants to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship or a doctoral scholarship, needs to contact Diederik Aerts, director of the Leo Apostel Centre at clea [ad] vub.ac.be before January 11, 2011, and with preference before January 4, 2011. The candidate needs to add a curriculum vitae or a link to a website where his or her curriculum vitae is sufficiently presented. The curriculum vitae also has to include the exact date the PhD was obtained (or the date the PhD is going to be obtained, if this is earlier than June 1, 2011, applications for a post-doc are welcome), and additionally (a) a detailed list of publications (ordered chronologically, for publications in ISI-journals the impact factor needs to be indicated), (b) a list of attended conferences, and (c) any other item of scientific value. The application may also contain a short text where the candidate explains his or her specific interest in working at the Leo Apostel Centre, and any material that the candidate himself or herself decides to be of importance for his or her candidature. This does NOT include a scan of diplomas or proofs of having passed tests such as TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language). Hence in this first stage of the call, there is no reason why an application e-mail including attachments should exceed the 1MB limit.

For candidates applying for a doctoral scholarship, a description of the studies that have been undertaken has to be included. The short curriculum vitae also needs to include elementary bibliographic data such as nationality and date of birth, and the dates on which master diploma(s) has/have been obtained. If there are publications, they needs to be supplied in the way described in detail for the post-doctoral fellowship applicants.

A first selection is taken place between January 4 and January 11, 2011. Scientists, who are interested but not able to apply before January 11, are encouraged to take an informal contact, announcing when their application could be expected. Also questions of a more personal nature (working conditions in the Centre; staying conditions in Belgium; etc...) are welcome, and should be directed to Diederik Aerts, via clea [ad] vub.ac.be.

http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/news/joboffers/

Department of Philosophy University of Geneva,
Geneva,
Switzerland
November 22, 2010
PhD position in Epistemology
December 31, 2010

The Episteme Research Group at the University of Geneva http://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/episteme/ 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 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:

Anne Meylan
Department of Philosophy
2, rue de Candolle
1205 Geneva
Switzerland
Deadline for application: December 31st, 2010

The Philosophy Department at the University of Geneva http://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/#presentation is one of the most active in continental Europe and has secured competitive funding for a number of research programs in recent years. The successful candidate will join the Episteme research group, one of the most dynamic research groups on analytic epistemology in Europe, and the "Pro*Doc: Mind and Reality", a postgraduate program in philosophy, taught in English and organized in collaboration with the Universities of Lausanne and Fribourg. http://www.philosophie.ch/prodoc-romand/pr_home.php

The salary will range from 40,000 CHF (first year) to 46,000 CHF (third year).

Fluency in French is not a requirement.

If you have any further query, do not hesitate to write to anne [dot] meylan [__at__] unige [dot] ch.

Bielefeld University,
Bielefeld,
Germany
November 13, 2010
Professor for Practical Philosophy
December 31, 2010

Bielefeld University
The Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology

The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint for October 1, 2011, a

Professor (W3) for Practical Philosophy

The successful candidate will stand out in central fields of Practical Philosophy (such as moral philosophy, political philosophy or philosophy of action).

Applicants must have a proven record of exceptional and internationally recognized research publications in relevant fields, they have demonstrated high-quality teaching and are prepared to commit themselves to interdisciplinary research. In particular, the application should provide concrete options for integrating research interests or research projects of the candidate into interdisciplinary cooperative endeavors within Bielefeld University.

Research can be conducted in English; in the initial period, all courses can be taught in English. The successful candidate will commit him- or herself to acquire within three years a proficiency in German to an extent that makes it possible to teach introductory courses in German and to participate in the academic administration of the Department.

We welcome applications from severely handicapped people.

We particularly welcome applications from women. Given equal suitability, qualification and professional achievement, women will be given preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate.

Applications (including CV, list of publications, and copies of academic degree certificates) should be sent by December 31, 2010, to:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Theologie und Philosophie
- Der Dekan -
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany

Bielefeld University ,
Bielefeld ,
Germany
November 13, 2010
Professor for Theoretical Philosophy
December 31, 2010

Bielefeld University
The Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology

The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint for October 1, 2011, a

Professor (W3) for Theoretical Philosophy

The successful candidate will stand out in central fields of Theoretical Philosophy (such as philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, or epistemology).

Applicants must have a proven record of exceptional and internationally recognized research publications in relevant fields, they have demonstrated high-quality teaching and are prepared to commit themselves to interdisciplinary research. In particular, the application should provide concrete options for integrating research interests or research projects of the candidate into interdisciplinary cooperative endeavors within Bielefeld University.

Research can be conducted in English; in the initial period, all courses can be taught in English. The successful candidate will commit him- or herself to acquire within three years a proficiency in German to an extent that makes it possible to teach introductory courses in German and to participate in the academic administration of the Department.

We welcome applications from severely handicapped people.

We particularly welcome applications from women. Given equal suitability, qualification and professional achievement, women will be given preference, unless particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate.

Applications (including CV, list of publications, and copies of academic degree certificates) should be sent by December 31, 2010, to:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Theologie und Philosophie
- Der Dekan -
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany

Philipps-Universität Marburg,
Marburg,
Germany
November 5, 2010
Akademische Rätin/Akademischer Rat
November 30, 2010

Am Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften und Philosophie, Institut für Philosophie, Professur für Systematische/Theoretische Philosophie (Prof. Dr. Christoph Demmerling), ist zum 01.04.2011 zunächst befristet für die Dauer von drei Jahren mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung die Stelle einer/eines Akademischen Rätin/Akademischen Rates im Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit zu besetzen.

Zu den Aufgaben gehören wissenschaftliche Dienstleistungen in Forschung und Lehre mit Schwerpunktsetzung im Bereich der Theoretischen Philosophie. In diesem Zusammenhang sind Lehraufgaben auf dem Gebiet der Logik zu übernehmen. Die Stelle bietet die Möglichkeit zur wissenschaftlichen Weiterqualifizierung
Es gelten die Einstellungsvoraussetzungen des § 65 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG). Darüber hinaus wird eine qualifizierte Promotion im Fach Philosophie vorausgesetzt. Wir freuen uns auf die Bewerbung einer selbstständig arbeitenden Persönlichkeit, die sich wissenschaftlich weiter qualifizieren möchte. Erwartet werden Kommunikations- und Teamfähigkeit sowie sehr gute Englischkenntnisse. Darüber hinaus sind Erfahrungen mit der Durchführung von Lehrveranstaltungen und Konzeption von Forschungsprojekten erwünscht. Idealerweise bewegen sich die Bewerberinnen/Bewerber souverän auf mehreren Kerngebieten der Theoretischen Philosophie und haben ein breites Verständnis der Disziplin. Die Besoldung erfolgt nach Besoldungsgruppe A 13 BBesG.
Wir fördern Frauen und fordern sie deshalb ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. In Bereichen, in denen Frauen unterrepräsentiert sind, werden Frauen bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt. Bewerberinnen und Bewerber mit Kindern sind willkommen – die Philipps-Universität bekennt sich zum Ziel der familiengerechten Hochschule. Die Teilung von Vollzeitstellen (§ 8 Abs. 2 Satz 1 HGLG) sowie eine Reduzierung der Arbeitszeit sind grundsätzlich möglich. Schwerbehinderte Bewerberinnen/Bewerber werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt.
Wir bitten darum, Bewerbungsunterlagen nur in Kopie vorzulegen, da diese nach Abschluss des Verfahrens aus Kostengründen nicht zurückgesandt werden. Bewerbungs- und Vorstellungskosten werden nicht erstattet.
Bewerbungsunterlagen sind bis zum 30.11.2010 unter Angabe der Kennziffer fb03-0024-arz-2010 an die Dekanin Frau Prof. Dr. Maria Funder des Fachbereichs 03 der Philipps-Universität Marburg, Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6, 35032 Marburg zu senden.