Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Catholic University of Croatia,
Post date: March 18, 2020
Postdoctoral researcher
Deadline: May 17, 2020

We are looking for a self-motivated postdoc with a strong interest in the ethics of digital technologies in healthcare. The job placement is temporarily for two years and is situated in newly established Digital healthcare ethics laboratory (Digit-HeaL) at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb. The successful applicant will become a member of the new research group and will have the chance to work within the installation research project „ (New) Ethical and Social Challenges of Digital Technologies in the Healthcare Domain (Digit-HeaL)“ funded by the Croatian Science Foundation under contract number UIP-2019-04-3212. The newly established international team will focus on ethical, legal and social issues of the use of different digital technologies in healthcare e.g. artificial intelligence, big data and digital phenotyping using mixed methods approach and involving stakeholders views.

Therefore as a postdoc, you will be involved in a theoretical analysis of the ethical and social issues and empirical work using qualitative and quantitative methods. It is strongly desired to have previous experience of interdisciplinary collaboration. You will work independently but in close collaboration with the research group leader of the Digit-HeaL Lab and other members of the research group.

From the applicant is expected to have an interest in ethical and social issues of digital technologies. The postdoc will work closely with the principal investigator and other collaborating investigators of the project to deliver high calibre research results. Salary will be commensurate with qualification and experience.

Application process:
A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications. The remainder of the selection procedure is specific to the position and will be determined by the selection panel.
The date of the interviews for candidates, preselected by a selection panel, will be communicated.

What we offer:
a temporary work contract for two years from 15 June 2020 until 15 June 2022.
a full time gross monthly salary ranging from € 1.607- € 1671
diverse opportunities for professional development
a dynamic and stimulating work environment

Application documents:

Application letter
Curriculum vitae
Copy of certificate of citizenship
Copy of academic degree certificates
Detailed presentation of research, teaching and other activities with supporting copies of documents
Publication list
Cover letter
Police clearance certificate (not older than six months)
Application documents (please submit all documents in English or Croatian)

How to apply:
The applications should be sent electronically until the closing date 18 May 2020, as a single PDF file containing all required documents indicated with a subject “Application for Postdoc at Digit-HeaL” at the e-mail: lana [dot] jurilj [__at__] unicath [dot] hr, and by post at the address: “ZA NATJEČAJ” Hrvatsko katoličko sveučilište, Ilica 242, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia.

University of Amsterdam,
Post date: March 8, 2020
Interdisciplinary three year postdoc positions at the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP)
Deadline: April 30, 2020

DIEP@UvA has several open positions consisting of three year DIEP postdoc fellowships. DIEP@UvA seeks senior postdocs whose research interests align with those of at least two of the following institutes at the University of Amsterdam: Institute of Physics (IoP), the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI), the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), the Informatics Institute (IvI), the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

You will join an exciting team of scientists and conduct exciting interdisciplinary research within emergence in areas such as non-equilibrium systems, causality, collective intelligence, network theory, multiscale modelling, quantum information, phases of mater, etc (for a more detailed description of DIEP@UvA research priority areas, see the website). DIEP@UvA has multiple ongoing research projects in: multiscale modelling of systems out of equilibrium; rare events in e.g. climate science; models of causal inference; logic for multi-agent systems; quantum and classical information theory; self-organisation in active matter; emergent behaviour in catalytic processes; emergence of collective social behavior; emergent phases of matter and spacetime; etc. For concrete ongoing research projects within DIEP@UvA, please check DIEP@UvA's research portfolio on our website.

We expect you to be able to work with a high degree of independence and serve as a driving force for your research subject. We also expect you to participate and help with the centre’s activities and contribute to the creation of an exciting research environment.

You are expected to:
-Perform, high level research (analytical theory, numerical modeling or logical-semantical foundations, experiment, formal proofs etc.) related to the above topics or a closely related field.
-Be able to work together with several other researchers within DIEP from different background (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, logic).
-The research fellow will be integrated within the research interests of at least two of the following institutes: IoP (physics), HIMS (chemistry), IILC (logic), KdV (mathematics) and Ivl (computer science).
-Act as central beacon on the research topic within DIEP.
-Assist in organising workshops related to the DIEP topics.

Required background:
-A PhD in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or logic.
-Experience as an independent researcher.
-Excellent organisational, communication and cooperation skills.

Apply via:

University of Twente,
Post date: February 1, 2020
Assistant Professor in ethics or political philosophy (tenure track) with a focus on technology
Deadline: February 13, 2020

The department of philosophy at the University of Twente is looking for an assistant professor in ethics or political philosophy focusing on emerging technology and its role in society (e.g., biomedical, environmental, digital). This is a two-year appointment with generous research time and prospects for a permanent position. See the URL for a full description.

Eindhoven University of Technology,
Post date: January 13, 2020
Tutorial Teacher Ethics of Technology (junior lecturer) TU/e Eindhoven April - July 2020 (part time 0,3 FTE)
Deadline: January 20, 2020

Job description
The Lecturer will be expected to assist in teaching a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first year engineering students. The lecturer will work in a team of lecturers and support the main lecturer by giving tutorials and grading student work.
Job requirements
Candidates are expected to have a Masters or Ph.D degree in philosophy, preferably in the field of ethics, applied ethics, ethics of technology or philosophy of technology, and have proven expertise in teaching philosophy courses.
Conditions of employment
We offer you a part-time employment of 0,3 fte for a fixed period of 3,5 month, starting the 1th of April 2020. The salary will be in the range of € 2.709 and € 4.274 gross per month (based on a fulltime salary). This salary excludes the standard yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary and end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary.
Information and application
For informal inquiries about the position please contact Andreas Spahn (a.spahn[at] or +31-40-247 274 6). Further information concerning employment conditions can be obtained from Kim van Puijenbroek, HR Advisor IE&IS, (pz.ieis[at] or +31-40-247 5102).
If you are interested, we invite you to apply until January 20th 2020. Please upload your letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and at least one letter of recommendation and teaching evaluations (if available) on our website. (We kindly but strongly request you not to send us your documents by email.) You have to combine all documents to ONE document, to apply use the apply form for this job.

Eindhoven Universtiy of Technology,
Post date: January 13, 2020
Lecturer TU/e Eindhoven April - July 2020 (part time 0,6 FTE)
Deadline: January 20, 2020

Job description
The Lecturer will be expected to teach a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first year engineering students. The lecturer will work as part of a team of lecturers.
Job requirements
Candidates are expected to have a PhD in philosophy, preferably in the field of ethics, applied ethics, ethics of technology or philosophy of technology, and have proven expertise in teaching philosophy courses. Experience with teaching to large groups and/or teaching philosophy to non-philosophy students is desirable.
Conditions of employment
We offer 0,6 fte employment for a fixed period of 3,5 month, starting the 6 th of April 2020. The salary will be in the range of € 2.709 and € 4.274 gross per month (based on a fulltime salary). This salary excludes the standard yearly holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary and end year allowance of 8.3% of the yearly salary.
Information and application
For informal inquiries about the position please contact Andreas Spahn (a.spahn[at] or +31-40-247 274 6). Further information concerning employment conditions can be obtained from Kim van Puijenbroek, HR advisor IE&IS, (pz.ieis[at] or +31-40-247 5102).
Please upload your letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations (if available) and at least one letter of recommendation to our website. (We kindly but strongly request you not to send us your documents by email.)

Duisburg-Essen University,
Post date: January 9, 2020
Postdoctoral research position
Deadline: February 5, 2020

The Philosophy Department at the University of Duisburg-Essen invites applications for a postdoctoral position (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’, comparable to an assistant professorship, 100% TVL).

Job description: You will be required to engage in independent research in the context of the binational project How Does it Feel? Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding, a cooperative project based in the Universities of Duisburg-Essen and Liverpool. Specifically, the research is to be carried out on the subproject Interpersonal Understanding and Endorsement. The incumbent will also be involved in the organisation of workshops and conferences. The position has no teaching duties, although teaching opportunities are available if teaching is desired.

Your profile: Candidates should have both a BA and a very good PhD in philosophy, and excellent command of the English language. You should be specialised in metaethics, philosophical psychology and epistemology. Your philosophical methodology should be unabashedly analytic and you should have in-depth knowledge of relevant historical texts. Finally, familiarity with areas of empirical psychology, for instance, social, developmental or clinical psychology, would be highly desirable.

The work we are doing in the Research Group Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics is described at:

Starting date: 1st April 2020

Contract duration: 3 years

Position type: Full-time (100% TVL); salary bracket 13 TV-L. The net salary depends on age, tax level (family situation), and years of academic experience.
Application deadline: 05.02.2012

How to apply: Please send a CV, a list of courses taught, a list of publications, copies of your transcripts and degree certificates, a writing sample and details of two referees (all in one PDF) by email to Neil Roughley (neil [dot] roughley [__at__] uni-due [dot] de), to whom any questions about the position can also be addressed. Please mention the reference number 020-20 in the mail’s subject line.

Diversity & Inclusiveness: The University of Duisburg-Essen supports diversity and equal opportunities ( The University aims to increase the proportion of women in academic positions and therefore strongly encourages applications from women. Preferential treatment will be given to women if their professional qualifications and abilities are equivalent to those of other applicants. The University also particularly encourages applications from disabled persons.

Technical University of Eindhoven,
Post date: December 31, 2019
Assistant Professor in Philosophy [possibly Associate Professor] - focus on philosophy of data science or artificial intelligence -
Deadline: January 9, 2020

Application deadline:
05 January 2020
Expected starting date:
15 August 2020 (if possible, 15 March 2020)
w [dot] n [dot] houkes [__at__] tue [dot] nl (chair)

This is a faculty position with the expectation that the employee achieves tenure. Promotion to Associate and Full Professor is possible. (In exceptional cases, the candidate could be hired directly at the associate-professor level.)

The university functions in English.

Information about the Group and the University:

Monthly salary (Assistant): € 3.637 - € 4.978 (initial scale 11)
Monthly salary (Associate): € 5.039 - € 6.113 (initial scale 13)
Ca. 14 salaries per year. Candidates who come to the Netherlands from abroad (150km outside NL) qualify to receive 30% of their salary tax-free, for 5 years. See the "Dutch Income Tax Calculator" -


Informal information (VCM)

The TU/e philosophy and ethics department currently has 12 regular faculty members, 7 PostDocs and 7 PhD students (Emily Sullivan will join us from TU Delft in January as Assistant Professor). Its strengths are mainly in technology-related philosophy, but faculty members pursue a wide range of research interests. We are part of the 4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology (currently administered from Eindhoven). 4TU + Utrecht just acquired a large 'Gravitation' grant (17M€ for 10 years) on the 'ethics of socially disruptive technologies'.

The teaching load is modest, and faculty usually have one of the four quarters without teaching.

I think this is a very attractive job - both at Assistant and at Associate levels. The Assistant position will become permanent unless a disaster happens. Generally, the translation of the Dutch system into US terms like 'Assistant Professor' is a bit misleading since in NL older Assistant Professors have tenure, and 'Associate' is always tenured and often held by senior people. Promotion to higher levels on merit is encouraged, without the need for a 'position' to be available at the department.

The deadline was extended a bit beyond the Christmas holidays ... though we already had >100 applications by the 5th.

I am happy to answer questions.
Prof. Vincent C. Müller
(v [dot] c [dot] muller [__at__] tue [dot] nl)

Kunstuniversität Graz | University of the Arts Graz,
Post date: December 20, 2019
Universitätsprofessur für Musikästhetik
Deadline: January 31, 2020

An der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Institut für Musikästhetik, gelangt ab dem Wintersemester 2020/21 eine Universitätsprofessur für Musikästhetik gemäß § 99 des Universitätsgesetzes und § 25 des Kollektivvertrages für die Arbeitnehmer_innen der Universitäten in Form eines teilbeschäftigten vertraglichen Dienstverhältnisses mit einem Beschäftigungsausmaß von 75 % einer Vollbeschäftigung befristet auf 10 Monate zur Besetzung. Sie dient der Vertretung der Lehre und Forschung von Univ.Prof. Dr. Andreas Dorschel während seiner Fellowship am Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin im Studienjahr 2020/21. Eine Verlängerung der Bestellung ist nur nach Durchführung eines Berufungsverfahrens nach § 98 Universitätsgesetz zulässig. Das Entgelt richtet sich nach der Einstufung gemäß Kollektivvertrag für die Arbeitnehmer_innen der Universitäten, Verwendungsgruppe A1. Das kollektivvertragliche monatliche Mindestentgelt für die Verwendung beträgt derzeit 3.847,65 € brutto.
Aufgabenbereiche: verantwortliche Vertretung und Förderung des Fachs in Theorie und Praxis; Lehre insbesondere Abhaltung von vier Lehrveranstaltungen im Umfang von je 2 Semesterwochenstunden, insgesamt 8 Semesterwochenstunden (wöchentlich abzuhalten, nicht geblockt): Vorlesung: Musikästhetik; Vorlesung: Kammermusik (für Studierende im Masterstudium Instrumentalstudium); Vorlesung: Philosophie der Kunst I; Seminar: Texte zur Ästhetik verbunden mit Übung: Lektüre fachspezifischer Literatur und Erwerb von Repertoirekenntnissen (WS). Vorlesung: Einführung in die Ästhetik; Vorlesung: Musiksoziologie; Vorlesung: Philosophie der Kunst II; Übung: Ästhetische Projekte (SS). Beratung und Betreuung von Studierenden, insbesondere: Betreuung von Bachelorarbeiten, Betreuung von Masterarbeitern, Supervision von Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden (wissenschaftlich sowie künstlerisch), Mitarbeit an Organisations-, Verwaltungs- und Evaluierungsaufgaben

I. Grundsätzliche Anstellungserfordernisse: eine der Verwendung entsprechende abgeschlossene inländische oder gleichwertige ausländische Hochschulausbildung auf Doktoratsebene (bevorzugt Musikwissenschaft oder Philosophie); Habilitation bzw. eine der Habilitation gleichzuhaltende Qualifikation im zu besetzenden Fach; die Bereitschaft zur aktiven Teilnahme an der Weiterentwicklung der Lehr- und Lernkultur und am künstlerischen und wissenschaftlichen Leben der Universität sowie zur Mitgestaltung der Kunstuniversität Graz in der akademischen Selbstverwaltung; Genderkompetenz.

II. Spezifische Anstellungserfordernisse: eine herausragende internationale wissenschaftliche Reputation; eine pädagogische und didaktische Eignung zu exzellenter universitärer Lehre sowie fachlich einschlägige Lehrerfahrung (ein Syllabus, der auch tatsächlich als Lehrveranstaltungskonzept verwendet wurde, ist der Bewerbung beizufügen); Bereitschaft zur Zusammenarbeit mit den Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern des Instituts und der Universität; Sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.

Für die Dauer der Professur ist eine Wohnsitznahme in oder in der Nähe von Graz erwünscht.
Interessentinnen und Interessenten mit entsprechender Qualifikation werden eingeladen, ihre schriftliche Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf, Publikationsliste, Zeugnisse, ein Syllabus) bis spätestens 31. Jänner 2020 unter der GZ 90/19 per E-Mail in einem PDF-Dokument an bewerbung-prof [__at__] kug [dot] ac [dot] at zu senden. Sofern erwünscht, können Tonträger bzw. DVDs per Post übermittelt werden.
Die Universität strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils beim wissenschaftlichen Personal an und fordert deshalb qualifizierte Frauen ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung auf. Frauen werden bei gleicher Qualifikation vorrangig aufgenommen. Die Bewerber_innen haben keinen Anspruch auf Abgeltung der Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten, die durch das Aufnahmeverfahren entstanden sind. Im Sinne des sozialen Nachhaltigkeitskonzepts der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, das besondere Bedürfnisse in all ihren Aspekten interpretiert, werden Menschen mit solchen Bedürfnissen bei gleicher Qualifikation bevorzugt angestellt.

Universität Leipzig/Institut für Philosophie,
Post date: December 5, 2019
Akademischer Assistent (W/M/D)
Deadline: January 7, 2020

An der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften und Philosophie, Institut für Philosophie, Professur für Praktische Philosophie ist ab 1. Oktober 2020 folgende Stelle zu besetzen:
zunächst befristet für 3 Jahre, 100 % einer Vollbeschäftigung

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Università degli Studi di Milano,
Post date: November 15, 2019
Researcher in Applied Ethics
Deadline: December 13, 2019

The following people can apply for this selection procedure: candidates of any nationality
who hold a research doctorate or equivalent qualification, obtained in Italy or abroad, who
have passed the Italian National Academic Qualifications Procedure (Abilitazione Scientifico
Nazionale) for the position of full professor or associate professor as per Article 16 of Law
no. 240/2010, or who hold the qualification of “Specializzazione medica”, or who have had
for at least three years (not necessarily in one continuous period):
a) contracts as per Article 24 (3) (a) of law no. 240/2010, or
b) contracts as per Article 1 (14) of law no. 230/2005; or
c) research fellowships as per Article 51 (6) of law no. 449/1997 and subsequent
mendments, or research fellowships as per Article 22 of law no. 240/2010, or post-doctoral
scholarships as per Article 4 of law no. 398/1989, or
d) similar contracts, fellowships or scholarships in foreign universities or research centres;
In order to arrive at the minimum period of three years mentioned above, the
contracts/fellowships/scholarships in a), b), c) and d) may be added together.
In order to be eligible in the selection, candidates must possess the above mentioned
requirements within the submission deadline of the application.
Applications from Full professors, Associate professors, or researchers with tenure will not
be accepted, even if the applicant is not in service.

The applications must be submitted by above mentioned deadline by only using the online
procedure available through the following website
otherwise they will be excluded from the selection.
The candidates have to go on
and choose the procedure code through the search engine at the top of the page.
In the box, they have to click on "Presenta la domanda".
The site will redirect them on the account registration page. They have to insert their data.
After completing registration, they can log in to Unichiamata and send their application.
The participation application must include:
- pdf or p7m file of the admission application, which has to be signed, under penalty of
- pdf file of identity card;
- pdf file of Italian Tax Code, if possessed;
- pdf file of declaration as per articles 46 and 47 of Presidential Decree n. 445/2000, with
regard to participation requirements, drawn up as shown in the attached outline “Allegato
“Allegato B”;
- pdf file of list of submitted publications, which has to be signed;
- zip o rar files containing pdf files of submitted publications not exceeding the abovementioned
maximum number;
- pdf file of “dichiarazione sostitutiva di atto di notorietà”, which certifies that publications
are true copies of the originals, drawn up as shown in the attached outline “Allegato C”;
- pdf file of copy of the €25,82 payment invoice.