Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Eindhoven University of Technology,
July 2, 2014
Two full-time, fixed-term assistant professors in philosophy and ethics
August 1, 2014

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands seeks two full-time, fixed-term assistant professors with strong teaching competency in the area of applied ethics for an initial appointment of three years. Candidates will have earned a PhD in philosophy by the date of application and demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. The department has particular needs in teaching applied ethics, medical ethics, engineering ethics, and decision theory to engineering students. Fluency in English is required (the ability to teach in Dutch will be considered a strength). Since the Department strives for a better gender balance, women are especially encouraged to apply.

The Department of Philosophy and Ethics has a strong tradition in fundamental research in ethics and philosophy of science, as well as applied philosophy in an interdisciplinary setting. It is carried out in the dynamic environment of a cutting-edge, innovative science and technology university. For more information about the Department of Philosophy at Eindhoven see

Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading research university in science and technology with a diverse, international faculty. Eindhoven is located in the South of the Netherlands, 90 minutes by train from Amsterdam (Airport). It has its own airport with direct flights to London and several other European cities.

Istanbul Technical University,
June 10, 2014
Posts in Political Theory at Istanbul Technical University
September 1, 2014

Posts in Political Theory at Istanbul Technical University

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences ( is looking for well qualified candidates in the following areas:

Social Thought, Social Theory, Social Philosophy


Art and Politics, Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics

The number of vacancies is subject to funding. In accordance with Turkish law, these positions are open to foreign (non-Turkish) nationals only.

Faculty members in the department are expected to teach courses as part of the undergraduate program Humanities and Social Science as well as the MA Program in Political Studies, and the Ph.D. Program in Political and Social Thought ( Thesis supervision and committee work is also expected. The language of instruction is English, and the teaching load is 3/2. Salaries are standard for the public sector in Turkey. Research and Conference Travel funds are available.

Minimum requirements for an Assistant Professor position are a doctorate in the relevant field from an institution of international standing, teaching experience and a publication record that includes a minimum of one ISI/AHCI journal article.

Candidates should send a letter of application, indicating their availability to visit the department in the event that they are short-listed for a position, as well as attaching a CV and a writing sample (max 5000 words). The deadline for applications is open, but we would hope to short list candidates for interviews in Fall 2014. As the hiring procedures are lengthy, early application is recommended.

According to the standard procedures of public universities in Turkey, short-listed candidates should travel to the department at their own expense to give a research paper, in support of their application.

Istanbul Technical University ( (est. 1773) is one of the leading research universities in Turkey, with an increasing number of international faculty. ITU is part of the Erasmus program of student and faculty exchanges between European universities. ITU ranks high internationally and has connections with universities around the world. It is spread over a number of campuses throughout Istanbul. Istanbul is a major European and world city, with one of the richest histories of any city in the world, and one of the most beautiful locations in the world. The city has a rich and diverse culture in music, art, theatre, and a wealth of library collections and museums.

Application materials should be sent via email to Dr. Geoff Bove (geoffrey [dot] bowe [__at__] gmail [dot] com).

University of Cambridge,
United Kingdom
May 28, 2014
Temporary Teaching Associate in Classics (Philosophy) – maternity cover
June 30, 2014

Vacancy reference: GE03336

Limit of tenure applies: 01 October 2014 until 30 June 2015

Salary range £28,132 to £36,661 per annum.

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint a Temporary Teaching Associate in Classics (Philosophy) from 01 October 2014 until 30 June 2015 or the return of the permanent postholder, whichever is the earlier. This post is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in ancient philosophy. The successful applicant will benefit from the world-class facilities offered by the University and the generous support of research and teaching provided by the Faculty. Further information about the Faculty is available at

The successful candidate will be expected to take a full share of teaching and examining across the range of ancient philosophy at all levels from beginners to graduates, and to assist in administration as appropriate.

We are seeking an individual with a strong academic record and potential to make a significant contribution to the Faculty. Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

• Good first degree and a doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent) with publications and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
• Evidence of ability to teach ancient philosophy effectively, and at all relevant levels;
• Ability to play an effective role in the life and work of the Faculty as a whole;
• Ability to work as part of a team.

Further particulars be obtained from or from the Secretary of the Selection Committee, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (tel: 01223 335193, fax: 01223 335409, e-mail: fjf24 [__at__] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor David Sedley (dns1 [__at__] cam [dot] ac [dot] uk).

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to

This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form and attaching CV, cover letter and a sample publication (maximum 20,000 words). Referees should be asked to write directly to the Secretary to reach the Faculty by the closing date.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Closing date: Noon of Monday 30th June 2014

Planned interview date: Planned for afternoon of Thursday 10th July 2014

De Monfort University,
United Kingdom
May 8, 2014
May 31, 2014

De Montfort University's Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR; is offering the position of a Senior Research Fellow Ethics of Robotics, with a focus on Robot-Enhanced Therapy for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The CCSR is the UK's leading research centre in responsible research and innovation, in particular in the area of computer and technology ethics. The CCSR is among the leading research centres in Europe and the world. Between 2008 and 2012, the Centre led or was involved in successful research proposals worth approximately £6M. CCSR is home of the long-running ETHICOMP conference series and edits the Journal on Information, Communication and Ethics in society. The CCSR also runs the Information Society Doctoral Programme (ISDP) which currently hosts approximately 30 research students.

The CCSR has served or continues to serve as coordinator and work package leader in many EU FP7 projects, including ETICA, CONSIDER, Responsible-Innovation, and GREAT. Recent acquisitions include involvements in the FP7 Flagship Human Brain Project, the FP7 integrated project “Development of Robot-Enhanced therapy for children with AutisM spectrum disorders” (DREAM), and “Stakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation” (SATORI). The Centre also coordinates Responsible-Industry.

This Senior Research Fellow post is funded by the European DREAM project, an exciting interdisciplinary, large-scale project, involving 7 European partners which will develop the next-generation robots that mediate between therapists and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in autism therapy. In this Robot-Enhanced Therapy (RET), the robots will be able to interact with the child autonomously for limited periods under the supervision of a therapist (“supervised autonomy”).

The use of robots in therapeutic contexts raises several ethical issues, such questions concerning automomy and trust. The “Ethics” work package will address these ethical issues by making sure that all relevant known ethical constraints and existing laws are implemented in the design process, by examining specific new ethical questions raised by the child-robot interaction, and by investigating if and how we can build in ethical constraints into the meta-cognition level of the robot. Through close collaboration between the technical and ethical researchers and the ASD practitioners, the project will integrate technology with ethics and clinical therapy practices.

The successful candidate will conduct high quality research, shape the work and take initiatives, and publish the results of the work in high quality outlets and publications. Working closely with leading scholars from a range of disciplines, (s)he will also contribute to the initiation of new research initiatives of the Centre.

Research leader of the ethics workpackage will be Prof Mark Coeckelbergh. The research leader and the Senior Research Fellow will collaborate very closely with partners from all over Europe with different backgrounds, such as engineering and psychology.

To qualify for the post you will be an international post-doctoral researcher with at least 3 years (but preferably 5 years) research experience with a background in philosophy/ethics and proven ability and willingness to engage in interdisciplinary research. Consideration will also be given to outstanding candidates with a social sciences or multidisciplinary PhD degree on a topic relevant to the project, provided the candidate has some background and experience in ethics. Other requirements include demonstrable interest in philosophical issues relating to human-robot interaction, high motivation to become part of an international research team and contribute to the success of the DREAM project, and good analytical, organizational, and communication skills (in English). We are looking for a person who displays creativity, open-mindedness, and ability to develop new ideas. The candidate should also be willing to participate in other CCSR oriented research and teaching and support the CCSR in relevant administrative duties.

Details of the Centre can be found at Details of the Faculty can be found at

For any questions or further information contact Prof. Mark Coeckelbergh at mark [dot] coeckelbergh [__at__] dmu [dot] ac [dot] uk or +44 116 257 7487 or, alternatively, the CCSR's director, Prof. Bernd Carsten Stahl at bstahl [__at__] dmu [dot] ac [dot] uk or +44 116 207 8252.

Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva,
May 6, 2014
Associate Professor, 100%, philosophy of emotions
May 26, 2014

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Cahier des charges.pdf
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Description du poste

6 heures de cours et de séminaires par semaine. Ces heures seront réparties entre les programmes de BA (bachelor) et de MA (master) du Département de Philosophie, ainsi que, le cas échéant, des programmes interdisciplinaires postgrades, notamment au sein du Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives (CISA). Il est souhaitable que le-la candidat-e soit capable de collaborer avec des chercheurs dans d'autres champs de la philosophie, d'autres disciplines au sein de la Faculté ainsi qu'avec des groupes de recherche en sciences affectives au sein de l'Université.

Développement au niveau national et international des recherches dans ses domaines de spécialisation. Responsabilité de diriger des travaux de recherche des étudiants et d'obtenir des financements externes.

Tâches de gestion et d'organisation au sein du Département de Philosophie, de la Faculté et du CISA.
Titre et compétences exigés

Doctorat ès lettres ou titre jugé équivalent
Entrée en fonction

1er septembre 2014 ou date à convenir

Les dossiers de candidature constitués d’une lettre de motivation, d’un curriculum vitae détaillé comprenant une liste des publications et d’une copie du diplôme le plus élevé, doivent être déposés en ligne avant le 27 mai 2014, sur le site de l’Université, à l’adresse où l’annonce peut également être consultée.

Aucun dossier papier ne sera accepté / No applications sent by post will be accepted.

University of York,
United Kingdom
May 1, 2014
Graduate Teaching Scholarship in Philosophy
June 16, 2014

Graduate Teaching Scholarships
Department of Philosophy, University of York

Closing date: 16 June 2014

The Department of Philosophy at the University of York wishes to offer one (and possibly two) Graduate Teaching Scholarships to support students working towards a postgraduate research degree in the Department. The scholarships will provide valuable teaching experience for those intending to pursue an academic career.

Any potential candidates who have not already applied to the Department’s postgraduate research programme must do so separately before the closing date for these scholarships (see:

Successful candidates will teach up to 6 hours a week in seminars and tutorials for first-year undergraduates during term time, mark student work and assist in monitoring the academic progress of first-year students. Training will be provided.

Scholarships start at £7,000 p.a. and rise by £500 increments each year for the period of the scholarship. A fee waiver at the home rate is also included. Subject to satisfactory performance and academic progress, scholarships last for up to three years. The scholarships on offer start from 1 October 2014.
How to apply
Further details are available from:

Dr Barry Lee, Director of First Year Programme,
Department of Philosophy,
University of York
York YO10 5DD

barry [dot] lee [__at__] york [dot] ac [dot] uk

Please contact via email if possible. Please include ‘Graduate Teaching Scholarship’ in the subject heading of your email.

3TU Ethics and Technology Centre,
Delft, Eindhoven, Enschede,
April 30, 2014
Three PhD Positions in Ethics of Technology
June 10, 2014

The 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology in the Netherlands offers, as part of its PhD programme in Ethics and Technology:

3 PhD four-year Positions in Ethics of Technology

Application Deadline: June 10th, 2014

We are looking for three talented PhD students for projects in the areas of:

Technology & Ethics (various areas) (Delft University of Technology)

Ethics of Technology (various areas) (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Ethics of Emerging Medical Technologies (University of Twente)

Please refer to the full vacancy text here:

University of Geneva, Department of Philosophy,
April 28, 2014
Postdoc, 50% (three positions, three years each)
May 15, 2014

3 post-doc positions in Geneva (3 years, 50%)
Deadline for applications: May 15th 2014

For the 3-years FNS research project “Meaning and intentionality in Anton Marty. At the crossroads of the philosophy of language and mind”, starting on August 1st 2014, the Department of philosophy of the University of Geneva invites applications for three post-doc positions A, B, C (each for 3 years, at 50%).

Position A : philosophy of language in the Austro-German tradition.

Position B : philosophy of mind in the Austro-German tradition.

Position C : philosophy of language and mind in the Austro-German tradition and in contemporary philosophy.

Additional, common requirements for A, B, C :
• Excellent German and French.
• Experience in the field of text editions and translations (German into French).
• Experience in teamwork and organizational matters.

Applications (letter of motivation, CV, publication-record) must be sent by email (only) to Kevin [dot] Mulligan [__at__] unige [dot] ch no later than May 15th 2014. Please specify the position you are applying for (A, B, C).

Department of Philosophy, University of Geneva,
April 28, 2014
Chargé/e de cours (40%)
May 14, 2014

met au concours un poste à charge partielle (40 %) de
Chargé-e de cours en philosophie médiévale arabe et hébraïque
Titre exigé et expérience professionnelle: - Doctorat ès lettres, ou titre jugé équivalent - Solide expérience de l’enseignement et de la recherche universitaire - Publications en philosophie médiévale arabe et hébraïque Cahier des charges: - 4 heures d’enseignement en philosophie médiévale arabe et hébraïque autant dans le séminaire de BA que de MA selon les besoins du département.
Entrée en fonction: 1er septembre 2014 ou date à convenir
Durée du mandat:
Art. 141 du règlement du personnel de l'Université de Genève : "Le chargé de cours est nommé pour une première période de 3 ans au maximum; la nomination est renouvelable pour des périodes successives de 3 ans au maximum". Le renouvellement du poste dépendra des priorités de la Faculté et de la situation budgétaire.
Classe 23/00 à 23/22 (CHF 48'357.- à CHF 65'380.- par an à 40 %).
Prévoyance sociale:
Les enseignant(e)s de l'Université de Genève sont obligatoirement affilié(e)s à la Caisse de prévoyance de l'Etat de Genève.
Documents et délai requis pour le dépôt des candidatures:
Les dossiers de candidature comprenant:
- lettre de candidature
- copie des diplômes universitaires
- curriculum vitae et liste des publications
- les trois publications jugées les plus significatives
- copie certifiée du diplôme le plus élevé ou une attestation de l’institution qui l’a délivré
sont à envoyer avant le 14 mai 2014 à :
Kevin [dot] Mulligan [__at__] unige [dot] ch
Dans une perspective de parité, l’Université encourage les candidatures du sexe sous-représenté.

Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg,
April 11, 2014
3 fully funded PhD-position in Theoretical Philosophy, Logic, and Theory of Science
May 12, 2014

The Department of Philosophy, Lingustics and Theory of Science announces three fully funded PhD-positions, one in each of the subjects Theoretical Philosophy, Logic, and Theory of Science. The positions are proper employments, subject to the favourable conditions of standard Swedish social benefits, such as paid parental leave.

For the announcement, go here:
For eligibility requirements, go here:

The successful applicant will be expected to work on a research-subject for which we can provide highly skilled supervision. We therefore recommend that you visit the research webpages of the relevant subjects to find out more about the research conducted there:

For theoretical philosophy, please visit:
For logic, visit:
And for theory of science (website in Swedish):

The successful candidate is expected to be proficient in English.