Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

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.

Memorial University of Newfoundland,
St. John's, Newfoundland,
Canada
November 2, 2010
Assistant Professor
January 31, 2011

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to commence July 1, 2011. The preferred areas of specialization are Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy. Ideally, the candidate would also contribute to existing departmental research strengths in Metaphysics and the Philosophy of Religion, Kant and Post-Kantian European Philosophy. Areas of competence: open. A completed Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Please send CV, a letter of application, evidence of teaching experience, samples of published work, and three reference letters to: Dr. J. Bradley, Head, Department of Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7. Phone: (709) 864-8336; fax (709) 864-2187; email: jbradley [__at__] mun [dot] ca. Consideration of applications will begin January 17, 2011, and the closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2011. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate whether they are currently legally permitted to work in Canada

University of Stirling,
Stirling,
United Kingdom
November 2, 2010
Lecturer in Moral Philosophy (fixed term) -- University of Stirling
November 18, 2010

Lecturer in Moral Philosophy (fixed term, 1 February 2011 – 31 January 2012)

Applicants should be able to display strong research potential, and should have experience of teaching in moral philosophy at undergraduate level. The person appointed will be expected to:

contribute to the Department’s teaching in moral philosophy, for the most part at undergraduate level;
begin to develop their own research;
play a full part in the active research culture of the department, and to join in collaborative research activities;
assist with departmental administration.

More specifically, we anticipate that the person appointed will be responsible for:

coordinating the 2nd year core module in Moral Theory in Spring 2011 (this module offers an introduction to the main positions in normative ethics);
coordinating an honours option for 3rd and 4th years in ethics in Autumn 2011 (our current plan is for a module in Metaethics);
supervision of undergraduate dissertations in Philosophy;
contributing a small number of lectures to team-taught first year modules;
a modest contribution, commensurate with the appointee’s experience and expertise, to postgraduate teaching or supervision.

All newly appointed lecturers have a probationary period of between one and three years, during which they carry a lighter than average teaching load and are allocated only quite modest administrative responsibilities.

It is expected that interviews for this post will take place on the morning of Wednesday 8 December. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to give a presentation to members of the Department on the previous afternoon, and will be invited to join members of the Department for dinner that evening. The presentation should take the form of a short talk (not more than thirty minutes) relating to the candidate’s current research interests, and should either deal with a specific topic, or review a current project.

The University intends to make appointment to this post from 1 February 2011. Salary will be within Grade 7 currently (£29,853-£35,646); this will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

For further information about the Department or the post, please contact Professor Peter Sullivan either by email (p [dot] m [dot] sullivan [__at__] stir [dot] ac [dot] uk) or by telephone (01786 467555).

Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Jülich,
Germany
October 26, 2010
2 WISSENSCHAFTLICHE MITARBEITER im Bereich Ethik in den Neurowissenschaften
November 29, 2010

Das Forschungszentrum Jülich, Mitglied der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft, ist mit 4.600 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern eines der großen interdisziplinären Forschungszentren Europas. Stellen Sie sich mit uns den großen wissenschaftlichen Herausforderungen in den Bereichen Gesundheit, Energie & Umwelt sowie Informationstechnologie und den vielseitigen Aufgaben im Forschungsmanagement.

Das Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin (INM) des Forschungszentrums Jülich untersucht die Struktur und Funktion des normalen und des durch neurologische oder psychiatrische Erkrankungen veränderten Gehirns. Es betreibt translationale Forschung mit dem Ziel, neue Verfahren zur Prävention, Diagnose und Therapie vor allem neurodegenerativer Erkrankungen zu entwickeln.
Am Institut für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin 8: Ethik in den Neurowissenschaften werden wissenschaftstheoretische und normative Problemfelder der neurowissenschaftlichen Forschung untersucht. Zu den inhaltlichen Schwerpunkten zählen u. a. die Themenbereiche ‚Person und Personalität’, ‚Repräsentation und psychophysische Korrelation’, ‚Modellbildungen in den Neurowissenschaften’ sowie ‚Medizinische und nicht-medizinische Anwendung neurowissenschaftlicher Forschung’.

Für diesen Bereich suchen wir zum nächstmöglichen Termin zwei (m/w)

WISSENSCHAFTLICHE MITARBEITER
im Bereich Ethik in den Neurowissenschaften

In den Positionen erwartet Sie:
Sie werden innerhalb der Forschergruppe des INM-8 vor allem ethische, rechtswissenschaftliche und rechtsethische Analysen zu den genannten Themen selbstständig erarbeiten und an der Konzeption von wissenschaftlichen Forschungsprojekten und Veranstaltungen des INM-8 inhaltlich und organisatorisch mitwirken.

Wir erwarten von Ihnen:
• abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master, Magister oder Staatsexamen) im Bereich der praktischen Philosophie, der Philosophie des Geistes oder der Rechtswissenschaften (Kennziffer 189/2010JP)
oder
• abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium (Master, Magister oder Staatsexamen) mit Promotion im Bereich der praktischen Philosophie, der Philosophie des Geistes oder der Rechtswissenschaften (Kennziffer 190/2010JP)
• sehr gute englische Sprachkenntnisse
• Bereitschaft zur Kooperation mit interdisziplinären Arbeitsgruppen, vorrangig mit Naturwissenschaftlern, aber auch mit Sozialwissenschaftlern.

Die Positionen sind zunächst auf zwei Jahre befristet zu besetzen, mit der Möglichkeit der Verlängerung.

Teilzeitbeschäftigung ist grundsätzlich möglich.

Vergütung und Sozialleistungen erfolgen nach den Bestimmungen des Tarifvertrags des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD).

Die Verwirklichung der Chancengleichheit ist wichtiger Bestandteil der Personalpolitik im Forschungszentrum. Dafür sind wir mit dem Prädikat „TOTAL E-QUALITY“ ausgezeichnet worden. Bewerbungen von Frauen werden daher ausdrücklich begrüßt. Bewerbungen schwerbehinderter Menschen sind uns willkommen.

Senden Sie bitte Ihre schriftliche Bewerbung unter Angabe der entsprechenden Kennziffer bis zum 29. November 2010 an:

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Geschäftsbereich Personal
- Personalentwicklung -
52425 Jülich

Ansprechpartnerin:
Frau Vollrath
Telefon: 02461 61-2960

University of Groningen,
Groningen,
Netherlands
October 21, 2010
Tenure Track Position
January 7, 2011

Tenure Track Position in Social Philosophy, Political Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Culture (Rosalind Franklin Fellowship)

In order to raise the presence of women at the highest levels of the institution, the University of Groningen has initiated the prestigious Rosalind Franklin Fellowship programme. Female academics who aim for a career towards full professorship in a European top research university, are invited to apply for a tenure track position.

The Faculty of Philosophy is looking for candidates in the field of social philosophy, political philosophy and/or philosophy of culture.

For more detailed information about the fellowship, the requirements and the application procedure, see http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/onderzoek/rff/index

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and vibrant community with an excellent record both in teaching and in research. It consists of four departments: History of Philosophy, Ethics, Practical Philosophy and Theoretical Philosophy. There are about 400 students and 35 staff members.

Eindhoven University of Technology,
Eindhoven,
Netherlands
September 29, 2010
PhD-position: Ethics of Persuasive Technologies
October 21, 2010

The Section of Philosophy and Ethics of the Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has a vacancy for a PhD in Philosophy and Ethics of Technology (1.0 fte) within the NWO-project: ‘Persuasive Technology, Allocation of Control, and Social Values – Ethical Aspects of Persuasive Technologies’.

The position is part of a larger research grant in the “Socially Responsible Innovation” program of NWO (Dutch Scientific Council) and will include researchers from psychology, philosophy and mechanical engineering.

Project description

The ethical part of the project addresses moral issues that arise when using persuasive technology. Persuasive Technologies are technologies that are intentionally designed to change the attitude and or behavior of individuals. These types of technologies raise various ethical questions, many of which have to do with a conflict between the individual values of human agents and the social values that these technologies aim to promote. The philosophical part of our research will study the ethical issues of technological ‘persuasion’. The main research question is: What are morally acceptable means of technological ‘persuasion’?

The ethical questions we consider are prompted by the technological case study, which concerns energy-saving in truck-driving. However, most of these ethical issues are of a general nature. The ethical project thus starts from the level of the concrete technological case and moves on to the level of general ethical principles and design guidelines. This will be specifically relevant for the social, political and legal aspects of persuasive technology and for the public debate about it.

Another important dimension of the project is creating and conceptualizing relationships between psychological research, philosophy and design. For this reason, candidates with an interest in philosophy of psychology or empirical philosophy are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Tasks

The PhD student is expected to do both supervised and unsupervised research, write a PhD thesis and research papers on ethical issues regarding persuasive technologies, and participate in activities of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. A small part of the position may involve teaching in courses offered by the section. Active cooperation in the interdisciplinary setting of the project (which involves research in psychology and mechanical engineering) is required.

Qualifications

• Your prior studies and current interests prepare you to do research on and write a thesis on ethical issues related to development and usage of persuasive technologies.
• In particular, you have a Master degree in philosophy, with a proven interest in ethics and technology, or a Master degree in engineering science, with a proven interest in ethical issues.
• You aspire to further academic development, you possess excellent analytical skills and you know how to make contact outside your immediate working environment.
• You must have sufficient knowledge of the English language.

Appointment and salary

We offer:
• a full-time temporary appointment for a period of 4 years;
• a gross monthly salary of € 2042 during the first year up to € 2612 during the fourth year of the appointment;
• a holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary and an end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary;
• a PhD program of 1,000 course hours, suited to the specific needs of the candidate;

Information

• Additional information about this position can be obtained from Dr. Andreas Spahn (a [dot] spahn [__at__] tue [dot] nl). Further general information: Mrs. Caren van Overdijk (pz [dot] ieis [__at__] tue [dot] nl). More information about the MVI program and the research done at the Section Philosophy and Ethics of Technology may be found at: http://w3.ieis.tue.nl/en/groups/aw/research/philosophyethics_of_technology/
• More information on the research at the 3TUCentre for Ethics and Technology may be found at: http://www.ethicsandtechnology.eu/research/projects/

Application

Applications should be received by 21st October 2010.

You can apply online (see URL). Please upload your application letter with motivation for application, a recent, detailed Curriculum Vitae, names and contact details of (at least) two referees, and a sample of written work.

Interviews will be held on 29th October 2010 (expected date). As part of an equal opportunity scheme, women are explicitly requested to apply.

University of Southampton,
Southampton,
United Kingdom
August 27, 2010
Lecturer in Philosophy
September 16, 2010

Lectureship in Philosophy
University of Southampton - School of Humanities
£29,853 - £33,600 per annum

Following our recent appointments of two new Lecturers, we seek to appoint a third Lecturer in Philosophy, to join a lively, committed group of researchers and teachers. Southampton has distinctive research strengths in several areas of the subject, including philosophical aesthetics and 19th Century German philosophy, and an ability to complement one of these may be an advantage, although it is not essential.

You will show outstanding potential as a philosopher, be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and be able to produce published work of a high quality in preparation for future research assessments and to apply for external funding. In addition you should also be keen to participate fully in the intellectual and academic activities of a group which prizes collegiality and breadth of interest very highly.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Aaron Ridley (amr3 [__at__] soton [dot] ac [dot] uk).

It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to take up the post in January 2011.

The closing date for applications is 16 September 2010 at 12.00 noon.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place during the week beginning 04 October 2010.

For more information on this position or to apply online please visit www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. Alternatively please call 023 80 592750.

Please quote reference number 4795-10-H in all correspondence.

University Tübingen, Centre for Integrative Neuroscience,
Tübingen,
Germany
August 9, 2010
Junior Research Group Leader in Neurophilosophy
August 13, 2010

The Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN) is an interdisciplinary institution
at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, funded by the German Excellence Initiative programme.
It is supported by the faculties of mathematics and natural science, medicine and philosophy, the Max
Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, the
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation, and partners in industry. The CIN
strives to advance our understanding of how the brain generates function and how brain diseases
impair these functions. It makes use of newly acquired insights to help people with brain disorders and
to launch new mind- and brain-inspired applications in many areas of engineering and computer
science.
The CIN offers a junior group leader (JRG) position (equivalent to Assistant Professorship) with a
tenure track option for up-and-coming young scientists with a promising track record in the field of
Neurophilosophy. The successful candidate is expected to join the planned Research Training
Group (“Graduiertenkolleg”) Grounding Self and Agency
Framework
The duration of the position will be for 5 years initially. Subject positive evaluation during this time, the
JRG leader can enter a process that may ultimately lead to a professorship at the University of
Tübingen. Start-up funds as well as funds for two doctoral student fellowships and running costs will
be available. Appointees will be full members of and active participants in the CIN, which will also
provide laboratory and/or office space. The JRG leader will be provided with opportunities to
contribute to research oriented training within the framework of the CIN Graduate Training Centre and
the faculties associated with the CIN. If desired, the university will provide opportunities to do a
German “Habilitation” (second book) according to established rules,.
According to German law, severely disabled persons with equal occupational aptitude will be given
preferential consideration. The University of Tübingen strives to promote equal opportunities in
science and is committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists in teaching and research.
Qualified female candidates are thus strongly encouraged to apply.
Application
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, pdf files of up to 5 key publications, statements of
research achievements and future directions (not to exceed 3 pages) as well as the names and
addresses of at least three referees. All documents should be submitted electronically (pdf) to the
Acting Director of the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience Tübingen, Prof. Dr. Peter
Thier, at cin [__at__] uni-tuebingen [dot] de. Deadline for applications is August 13, 2010. A selection symposion
will take place early in Sept 2010. For further information on the CIN see: www.cin.uni-tuebingen.de