Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

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.

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.