Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
April 10, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy with a (future) specialization in ethics or political philosophy of technology and its role in society
May 3, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands

is looking for an

Assistant Professor in Philosophy

with a (future) specialization in ethics or political philosophy of technology and its role in society

The department is currently expanding with an assistant professor position in philosophy. We are looking for someone who is capable of teaching a broad range of subjects, and who has a research specialization in ethics and/or political philosophy with a (future) focus on technology - for instance, sustainability and environmental technology, health and medical technology, robotics and information technology, or broader ethical studies of technology and society.

The Challenge

You teach in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS; https://www.utwente.nl/en/psts/), with an emphasis on teaching in ethics and/or political philosophy, and you teach philosophy courses for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. These will include courses in professional and applied ethics as well as other philosophical subjects, for example, depending on your competencies, philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, or philosophy of mind. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program.

You perform research in the area of ethics and/or political philosophy, with a focus on technology and its role in society. We are open to all specialties within this scope (e.g., environmental ethics in relation to sustainability and technology, ethics of medical technology, ethics and politics of robotics and AI, etc.) Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-four PhD students.

Your profile
You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. You have either had a focus on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on technology and it implications for society for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience. We welcome candidates with a focus on any technology.

You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics/political philosophy. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization, both in philosophy at large and in the philosophy and ethics of technology. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.

You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and in the near future, all bachelor programs will be taught in English. English is the official language at departmental meetings. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

Our offer
You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time), for a period of at least two years (with a possible extension of another year). The position is 40% research. The department and faculty support excellence and growth in research and teaching.

Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.427,- - € 4.272,- per month, depending on experience. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Annual salary is € 47.827,- - € 59.620,-.

Starting date is September 1st, 2017 (later or earlier date negotiable; we opt for the best candidate). We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Job application
Your application should include the following documents:

· a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
· a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references. Please give a brief summary of your teaching evaluations in your CV or in a separate note (courses taught and evaluation received) – inclusion of full teaching evaluations is optional at this stage;
· a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);
· either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is May 3rd, 2017. Interviews will be held in early May. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente

Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair “Ethics of Technology”) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl) or prof.dr. Ciano Aydin (Head of the Department) T: +31 (0)53 4893391 (c [dot] aydin [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

We are simultaneously advertising a position for Assistant Professor in ethics or political philosophy with (future) emphasis on information technology and the information society, for 2 years with prospects of a permanent position (closing date: April 26th). We intend to fill that position earlier than this one, and applying for both positions will not bring you a disadvantage.

About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.

The department of philosophy
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

University of Bristol,
Bristol,
United Kingdom
April 10, 2017
3 available positions in Bristol -philosophy of science, ethics, history
May 3, 2017

Three jobs are available in Bristol, check the URL below.
Ethics,Philosophy of science, History of Science/History of Philosophy.

Leibniz Universität Hannover & Bielefeld University,
Hannover & Bielefeld,
Germany
March 22, 2017
4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science
May 28, 2017

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting October 1st, 2017, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research.

Initial appointment will be for 2.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 6 months. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1480 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other two at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants must be fluent in English and should be able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science). They should hold a pertinent university degree (typically an MA degree in Philosophy or HPS) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. They need to specify a dissertation project that fits the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of each holder of one of the advertised positions will be to conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and to participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program. Holders of the positions must enroll as doctoral students in philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. It is expected that they take residence in the region of their respective campus.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to admissions [__at__] philos [dot] uni-hannover [dot] de and must be received by May 28th, 2017. Please consult by all means the application guide on our website for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered).

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón: rafael [dot] ugarte [dot] chacon [__at__] philos [dot] uni-hannover [dot] de

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
March 20, 2017
Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy, University of Twente
April 26, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an

Assistant Professor (full-time) in Ethics or Political Philosophy

with a (future) emphasis on information
technology and the information society

Appointment for two years, with prospect of a permanent position

The department is currently expanding with an assistant professor position in ethics and/or political philosophy with a focus on information technology (which may include Internet technology and social media, robotics, artificial intelligence, digital communication technologies, database technologies and other digital technologies) and its impacts on society.

The challenge
You teach ethics and possibly political philosophy in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS; https://www.utwente.nl/en/psts/) and professional and applied ethics and other philosophical subjects for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science. In particular, you will teach several ethics and philosophy courses for the bachelor programs in computer science, business information technology and creative technology, and the master programmes in computer science, human-media interaction and internet science & technology. Optionally, you could also participate in the University College Twente, an interdisciplinary, highly selective bachelor program with a focus on engineering and social science. You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in the department’s PhD program in Ethics and Technology (the scope of which also includes social and political philosophy).
You perform research in the area of ethics and/or political philosophy, with a focus on the role of information technology in society. We are open to all specialties within this scope. We have a particular interest in candidates who will be able to establish collaborations within CTIT (Centre for Telematics and Information Technology; https://www.utwente.nl/ctit/) at the University of Twente. Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 4TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology and Wageningen University which currently counts over sixty members, including twenty-four PhD students.
As part of your research activities, you are also expected to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Your profile
You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy. Ideally, you combine your specialization in ethics or political philosophy with a broad understanding of and orientation to philosophy and its various subdisciplines. You have either had a focus on information technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on this technology and it implications for society for your future research. You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.
You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics/political philosophy. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching. You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization, both in philosophy at large and in the philosophy and ethics of technology. You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.
You have an excellent command of the English language. All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and in the near future, all bachelor programs will be taught in English. English is the official language at departmental meetings. You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

Our offer
You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time), for an initial period of two years, with prospects of a permanent position upon good performance. The position is 40% research, which can be expanded by attracting external funding. The department and faculty support excellence and growth in research and teaching. We are committed to supporting your career development and to enabling you to hold positions of responsibility within the organization. The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Universities (CAO). Salary is competitive. Initial assistant professor salary is € 3.427,- - € 4.691,- per month, depending on experience. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. Annual salary is € 47827 - € 65466. Starting date is August 2017 (later date negotiable; we opt for the best candidate). We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Job application
Your application should include the following documents:
• a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
• a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references. Please give a brief summary of your teaching evaluations in your CV or in a separate note (courses taught and evaluation received) – inclusion of full teaching evaluations is optional at this stage;
• a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the position);
• either a summary and table of contents of your dissertation or the entire dissertation
Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications) should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en > vacancies > current vacancies. The application deadline is April 26th, 2017. Interviews will be held within one week after the deadline. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed. Preferred starting date is August 1st, 2017 (later date negotiable).

Further information
Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente
Contact: prof.dr. Philip Brey (chair Ethics of Technology) T: +31 (0)53 489 4426 (p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl) or prof.dr. Ciano Aydin (Head of the Department) T: +31 (0)53 4893391 (c [dot] aydin [__at__] utwente [dot] nl).

About the University of Twente
We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences. We include more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students. Our motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands. Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas. It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours from Berlin, Paris and London.

The department of philosophy
The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, seven PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies and their impact on society (including information and communication technology and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, and the philosophy of engineering and social science.

The Institute of the Foundations of Law , Karl-Franzens-University of Graz,
Graz,
Austria
February 28, 2017
University Assistants without doctorate
March 22, 2017

(20 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 3; position to be filled as of now )

Job specification
• Collaborating in the team of Univ.-Prof. Dr.iur. Matthias Klatt
• Participating in national and international research projects
• Own research (with opportunity to take the PhD)
• Teaching (in the 2nd and 3rd year of employment, 2 hrs per wk in term)
• Administrative Support

Professional qualifications
• Studies of law completed above-averagely (Diplom or Master or equivalent foreign exam)
• Focus of interest in one of the following areas: 1. analytical legal theory (eg concept and validity of law; theory of legal argumentation; theory of legal science) 2. substantial legal philosophy (eg theory and application of justice; problem of culturally hetergenous societies) 3. international constitutional law (eg problems of globalization; pluralization and transnationalization of public law; comparative constitutional law; fundamental rights)
• Good foreign language competence (desirable)

Personal profile
• Social competence and very good communication skills
• Self initiative and commitment
• Academic curiosity

Classification
Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary
The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 1365.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.

We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: March 22nd 2017
Reference Number: MB/54/99 ex 2016/17

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.
Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:
bewerbung [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Personalressort
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

Questions can be addressed to Univ.-Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Klatt, matthias [dot] klatt [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at or via phone: 43 (0) 316 / 380 - 3390

University Aberdeen,
Aberdeen,
United Kingdom
February 20, 2017
Twelve Elphinstone PhD Scholarships in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen
March 31, 2017

Dear all,

twelve Elphinstone PhD Scholarships are available at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Aberdeen. If successful, the applicants will have their tuition fees waived for each year of their PhD, whether British, EU or Overseas. Selections will be made on the basis of academic merit. The Scholarships are reserved to full-time, resident students.

Further Elphinstone Fellowships might be advertised shortly.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is the 31st of March 2017.

Our Elphinstone Scholarships are related to following specific projects:

EPISTEMOLOGY
1) Liberalism versus Conservatism in Epistemology of Perception
Supervisors: Dr Luca Moretti & Dr Fed Luzzi
2) Internalism and externalism about epistemic justification
Supervisors: Dr Luca Moretti & Dr Fed Luzzi

EPISTEMOLOGY AND ETHICS
3) Varieties of Epistemic Injustice
Supervisors: Dr Fed Luzzi & Dr Luca Moretti

ETHICS AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
4) Contemporary Questions and the Western Tradition of Moral and Political Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr Michael Laffin
5) The Secular, Liberalism, and Political Theology
Supervisor: Dr Michael Laffin

HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY AND CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY
6) Spinoza and the Philosophy of Time
Supervisors: Dr Beth Lord & Dr Stephan Torre
7) Spinoza and German Idealism
Supervisor: Dr Beth Lord

METAPHYSICS
8) The Philosophy of Time, Metaphysics, Self and Relationships
Supervisors: Dr Paula Sweeney & Dr Stephan Torre

PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY
9) Pictorial representations in the life sciences
Supervisors: Dr Ulrich Stegmann & Dr Luca Moretti
10) Experimental and model organisms in the life sciences wider significance
Supervisors: Dr Ulrich Stegmann & Dr Luca Moretti

FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT
11) Gender Equality in Sports
Supervisors: Dr Fed Luzzi & Dr Beth Lord

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
12) Wittgenstein on Language and Mind
Supervisor: Dr Paula Sweeney

You can find detailed descriptions of the projects here

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-study/elphinstone-phd-schola...

Please use the search mask at the bottom of the page selecting the name of the relevant supervisor (or one of them if more supervisors are indicated).

If you are interested in any project, please email the relevant supervisor.

Personal profiles and contact details are here:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/philosophy/people-68.php

All the Best,
Luca Moretti

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
January 31, 2017
Postdoctoral researcher in Ethics and Governance of Research and Innovation (8 months)
February 21, 2017

University of Twente

In this postdoc, you will be working on two projects. First, you will coordinate and carry out the Ethics and Policy project, a project on making ethics research (especially ethics of technology) relevant for policy makers. This is a project funded by the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). We have done an initial survey of both ethics researchers and policy makers and now want to both develop a general approach for making such ethics-policy links (in the form of a written report) and do a couple of brief pilot projects. Upon request, we can send you more information.

Second, you will be doing work for the SATORI project (www.satoriproject.eu), an EU-funded FP7 project that aims to develop standards, approaches and best practices for the ethical assessment of research and innovation in the EU and beyond. It is directed at research ethics committees, research funding organizations, universities and research institutes, industry and other organizations that engage in ethics assessment and guidance of research and innovation. The project is in its final year, and we need someone who can help further develop and implement our proposals, help translate some of them into policies and work with policy makers and other stakeholders in strengthening ethics assessment in the EU and beyond. You will be contributing to reports, policy briefs and workshops and will participate in the dissemination of our results. You can find some of our deliverables (reports) on the website, and we can send you our most recent unpublished reports upon your request.

In addition to these two main tasks, it is possible that your contribution is asked to the development and writing of proposals for research funding in the area of ethics and philosophy of technology.

Your profile

You hold a PhD, or will acquire one by the time of appointment, in ethics, governance studies, policy studies or a related discipline. You have an understanding of and interest in ethical and/or policy issues in relation to technology and innovation. Ideally, you have first-hand experience both with the academic world (preferably with ethics groups and programs) and the policy world, preferably in an international context. You have relevant publications in peer-reviewed, international journals. You have very good command of the English language. You have good analytical skills, are creative, open-minded and possess the ability to develop new ideas and engage in multidisciplinary collaboration. You have good communication skills and are a good team player.

Further information

Location: This position is based at the Department of Philosophy, University of Twente.

Contact: Prof. Philip Brey, email: p [dot] a [dot] e [dot] brey [__at__] utwente [dot] nl; phone: +31 (0)53 489 4426.

Our offer

Appointment

You are appointed postdoc (full-time) for a period of eight months. You will be embedded in the philosophy department of the university of Twente, which also holds the directorate of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, and which coordinates the SATORI project (Brey).

Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 3,312 up to a maximum of € 3,786. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.

Starting date is April 1st or May 1st, 2017 (negotiable).

Job application

Your application should include the following documents:

a cover letter which explains your interest in the position and your qualifications for it;
a curriculum vitae which includes the name and e-mail address/telephone number for at least two references;
a writing sample (preferably a published article related to the postdoc area);
a summary and table of contents of your dissertation (or the entire dissertation).
Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en (click on “Vacancies” to look for this vacancy, which will have an upload link). The application deadline is 21 February 2017. Interviews will be held at the end of February. Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

About the University of Twente

We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

The department of philosophy The department of philosophy at the University of Twente (https://www.utwente.nl/bms/wijsb/) is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology. At a recent research evaluation of philosophy programs in the Netherlands, it ranked highest in the area of ethics and practical philosophy. The department currently includes eight tenured/tenure-track staff members, three postdocs, ten PhD students, and several part-time faculty. The department participates in and directs the interuniversity 4TU.Center for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu). Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities. The department's research has a strong focus on ethics of emerging technologies (including ICT and robotics, biomedical and neurotechnologies and environmental technologies), and the philosophy and ethics of human-technology relations, amongst other topics.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) of the University of Twente, which includes the department of philosophy, strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

University of Vienna,
Vienna,
Austria
January 27, 2017
University Assistant (Predoc)
February 28, 2017

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2017 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Philosophy

Reference number: 7135

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it also has the aim to contribute, on their basis, to the clarification and solution of current problems. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and research fields of the department.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The position is assigned to the research area of Analytic Philosophy with special emphasis on Philosophy of Language (chair: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Max Kölbel).

The main task is to produce a publishable doctoral dissertation in the above mentioned fields at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna. A description of the doctoral dissertation project must be submitted as part of the application.
Doctoral dissertation proposals should relate to one or more of the following research areas:
a) Philosophy of Language (especially natural language semantics and its foundation, the nature of linguistic meaning, semantic content, centered- or de se content, speech acts, conversation models)
b) Epistemology (especially skepticism, contextualism about knowledge, objectivity)
c) Metaphysics (especially truth, objectivity)
d) Metaethics (especially expressivism, Frege-Geach objection, contextualism, relativism, the analysis of normative language).

Other tasks are:
Active contribution to research activities of the chair, e.g. help in organisation of workshops and conferences, contributions in research and teaching in collaboration with Univ.-Prof. Max Kölbel and independent teaching to the extent regulated by the collective bargaining agreement. Participation in administration and committees of the Department.

Profile:
To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:
- a master degree in philosophy (or Magister or equivalent qualification)
- excellent marks
- knowledge of, and interest in some of the mentioned research areas
- very good command of English, written and orally
- organizational skills, ability to work as a member of a team
- the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach at the bachelor level and to participate in university committees

Published (peer reviewed) articles, as well as work experience in the academic environment are an advantage, but not indispensable.

Your application should be submitted electronically (pdf) and include the following documents and materials:
- cover letter
- academic CV
- copies of academic certificates, including transcripts (pdf)
- doctoral dissertation project outline of max. 3,000 words
- writing sample of max. 5,000 words
- names and contact details of two researchers, who we may contact for references at short notice.

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Philosophy, Ethics
Philosophy of language SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 28.02.2017, mentioning reference number 7135.

For further information please contact Wachter, Gertrud +43-1-4277-46401.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7135
E-Mail: jobcenter [__at__] univie [dot] ac [dot] at

University of Vienna,
Vienna,
Austria
January 27, 2017
University Assistant (Postdoc)
February 28, 2017

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2017 of a

University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Philosophy

Reference number: 7134

The advertised position is situated in the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Philosophy and Education. The Department is large (by international comparison) and its members have a considerable variety of areas of competence. This motivates both the duty to offer a teaching programme that spans the full breadth of the discipline, and the intention to satisfy high standards of research performance. The Department attaches great value to the core areas of philosophy, but it also has the aim to contribute, on their basis, to the clarification and solution of current problems. The intention to acknowledge new philosophical developments and tasks is reflected in the number of co-operations and research fields of the department.

Duration of employment: 6 year/s

Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching (extent of teaching duties as prescribed by the above-mentioned wage agreement), and administration at the Department of Philosophy in the research area "Analytic Philosophy with Special Emphasis on Philosophy of Language", led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Max Kölbel. This research area currently addresses questions in:
Philosophy of language
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Metaethics

The main task is to complete a research project that leads to publications that can be successfully submitted for the award of of the degree "Habilitation" in the Austrian academic system. This would typically be a research monograph or a series of journal articles. This research project should contribute to the range of topics addressed in the research area (see above). A description of the Habilitation project (approx. 3000 words) must be submitted as part of the application.

Profile:
To be successful, applicants must fulfil the following conditions:

- Excellent PhD / Doctoral degree in Philosophy

- International conference- and publishing activities in at least one of the above mentioned research areas, preferably Philosophy of Language

- teaching experience commensurate with stage of career

- organisational skills and team-spirit

- the willingness to acquire, within three years from the point of appointment, a command of the German language that is sufficient to teach at the Bachelor- and Master-level, and to participate in university committees.

Your application should be submitted electronically (pdf) and include the following documents and materials:
- cover letter
- academic CV including list of publications and talks
- academic and other relevant certificates (pdf)
- doctoral thesis (pdf)
- outline of research project (3000 words)
- two published articles
- names and contact details of two researchers, who we may contact for references at short notice.

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Philosophy, Ethics
Philosophy of language;Philosophy SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 28.02.2017, mentioning reference number 7134.

For further information please contact Wachter, Gertrud +43-1-4277-46401.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 7134
E-Mail: jobcenter [__at__] univie [dot] ac [dot] at

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Osnabrück,
Bochum or Osnabrück,
Germany
January 18, 2017
12 PhD positions in Philosophy, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or Neuroscience
February 14, 2017

The interdisciplinary Research Training (RTG) Group Situated Cognition, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), invites applications for

12 Ph.D. positions (salary scale TV-L E 13, 65%; including social benefits)

for a three-year structured PhD program.

For details see: https://www.situated-cognition.de

The program and all positions will commence June 1st, 2017. The RTG is based at the Department of Philosophy II and the Faculty of Psychology at Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the Institute of Cognitive Science and the Department of Philosophy at Osnabrück University.

All PhD positions are essentially interdisciplinary with an emphasis on one of the subjects involved, i.e. philosophical theory formation, experimental psychology or neuroscience (see PhD Projects). Applicants have to apply for one of the suggested projects (max. two with indication of preference). In addition, we invite applicants to submit their own original project proposal in one of the theoretical areas, as long as the proposal fits the RTG’s guiding idea. Information about the guiding ideas of the RTG and the PhD projects, can be found here: Home

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 14th, 2017
Required qualifications:

Theoretical projects:
Candidates applying for or suggesting a theoretical project are expected to have an excellent M.A., M.Sc. (or Staatsexamen degree) in Philosophy or Cognitive Science. They should have expertise in at least one of the following areas: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Action, or Philosophy of Perception. Furthermore, we expect advanced knowledge in at least one of the following areas: Cognitive Psychology, Behavioral Biology, Artificial Intelligence, or Neuroscience.

Empirical projects:
Candidates applying for an empirical project are expected to have an excellent M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Cognitive Science, Psychology, Neuroscience, or in an equivalent field. Candidates have to prove that she/he is able to work out one of the empirical projects (see PhD Projects).

Applications should include the usual documents, i.e.:

application form
a letter of motivation including the applicant’s research interests and motivation to work within the RTG: this should include a selection of one (or two) PhD Projects
curriculum vitae
copies of certificates
writing sample: the core chapter of the Diploma/Master thesis or preferably one relevant publication (if available)
optional: an outline of an original theoretical project which fits into the RTG’s framework (see PhD Projects and the websites of the PIs)

Please send all the required documents in a single PDF file, except for the writing sample which should be contained in a separate PDF file.

As certified family-friendly institutions, Osnabrück University and Ruhr-University Bochum are committed to furthering the compatibility between work/studies and family life.

Osnabrück University and Ruhr-University Bochum are highly committed equal opportunity employers and strive to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made

Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be favored.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:

Prof. Dr. Albert Newen, Speaker RTG
Ruhr University of Bochum
email: RTG-SituatedCognition [__at__] rub [dot] de