Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Post Kantian European Philosophy)
November 8, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. In this role, to complement and enhance our existing strengths, we are seeking an impressive philosopher with demonstrable interests in post-Kantian European philosophy and/or feminist philosophy. Here, you will enjoy an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent, research-led teaching.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of post-Kantian European philosophy and/or feminist philosophy, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Philosophy of the Mind)
November 22, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. You may bring to the role interests in any area of philosophy of the mind, including the philosophy of psychiatry. What matters most is your determination to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent teaching. An impressive philosopher, your research (and research-led teaching) will complement and enhance the activities of our ‘Mind, Language and Metaphysics’ cluster.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of philosophy of the mind, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the full job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Business/Applied Ethics)
December 6, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - spanning Anglo-American, ‘Continental’, and non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. With interests in applied and professional ethics, you will enjoy an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent teaching. An impressive philosopher, your research (and research-led teaching) will complement and enhance the activities of our ‘Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics’ cluster.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

If you haven’t specifically met the above criteria but have recently completed or are concluding your PhD and feel you have the skills needed to do so, then you are invited to apply for the role at grade 7.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Durham University,
Durham,
United Kingdom
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Ethics)
November 29, 2017

The Role

With an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and the employability of our students, the Department of Philosophy is one of the UK’s best. Our distinctive research environment encourages a diversity of interests and approaches - from Anglo-American, to ‘Continental’, to non-Western philosophy - and benefits from an exceptionally high level of funding and collaboration. You may bring to the role interests in any area of ethics, including bioethics. What matters most is your determination to make a major contribution to the further development of outstanding research and excellent teaching. An impressive philosopher, your research (and research-led teaching) will complement and enhance the activities of our ‘Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics’ cluster.

You’ll Need:

• A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in Philosophy (either completed, or currently in progress).
• The ability to produce world-class research in the field of ethics, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
• Proof that you have contributed to research groups, mentoring early career researchers.
• The confidence to supervise PhD students.
• To be willing to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income.
• Experience of delivering high-quality teaching in lectures and smaller study groups, with the ability to attain fellowship of the HEA.
• Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

How to Apply

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the full job description for this post, via the web link below, which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDDAY ON THE DATE SPECIFIED.

Duisburg-Essen University,
Essen,
Germany
August 2, 2017
Postdoc position (‘wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin’, comparable to an assistant professorship)
August 28, 2017

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

Job description: You will be required to develop and submit to the German Research Foundation a proposal for the funding of a research project. The project should be in one of the following areas: action theory, theory of self-control, theory of emotions, philosophical psychology. During term, your teaching duties will comprise 3 x 45 minutes per week.

Your profile: Candidates should have both a BA and a very good PhD in philosophy, and excellent command of the English language. A further prerequisite for consideration is detailed knowledge of the philosophical field within which the project will be situated and a preliminary outline of the project. Familiarity with relevant work in empirical psychology would be desirable, as would publications in refereed journals and experience in the writing of research proposals.

Starting date: 1st October 2017

Contract duration: 18 months

Position type: 75%; salary bracket 13 TV-L. The precise salary will depend on your previous academic employment.

Application deadline: 28.8.2017

How to apply: Please send a CV, a list of courses taught, a short preliminary outline of the project, lists of publications and courses taught, copies of your transcripts and degree certificates, and a writing sample (all in one PDF) by email to helga [dot] bachert [__at__] uni-due [dot] de. Please mention the reference number 380-17 in the mail’s subject line. If you have any questions about the position, contact Neil Roughley (neil [dot] roughley [__at__] uni-due [dot] de).

More information concerning our research group can be found at: https://www.uni-due.de/philo_ude/ag_roughley/index.php

University of Leeds,
Leeds,
United Kingdom
June 15, 2017
Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics
July 2, 2017

Do you have a strong grounding in ethics, with a PhD in ethics/practical philosophy or comparable expertise in a related subject? Do you have experience of teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online? Have you some experience of working in a business/professional context? Do you want to foster the development of ethical reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia, working both within the University and at the interface between higher education and the professional world?

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IDEA CETL) offers an exciting role engaging in inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across the University and in ethics consultancy within the professional world. It provides the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of its teaching portfolio, including: MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics), both online and campus based; blended learning within a range of disciplines across the University; and the Centre’s wide ranging external training and consultancy projects in professional ethics.

With a PhD in ethics/practical philosophy (or a PhD close to submission in this area), or comparable expertise in related subjects, you will have experience of teaching ethics or applied ethics and of developing and delivering online and blended learning. Experience of working in a business/professional environment is also essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Chris Megone, Director of the IDEA CETL, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7888, email: c [dot] b [dot] megone [__at__] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute: Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
Category: Teaching
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £32,004 to £38,183 p.a.
Working Time: 100%
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: Sunday 02 July 2017
Reference: AHCIE1003

University of Twente,
Enschede,
Netherlands
May 24, 2017
PhD student in Ethics of human enhancement in an international context
June 18, 2017

The Challenge

The aim of this PhD project is to perform an ethical study of human enhancement technologies and techniques that considers their full range, their potential future development, and the various ethical implications in different domains and for different stakeholders. The study should also help answer the question how society should respond to these technologies: how they should be regulated, what ethical codes and protocols there should be in place, and what the responsibility of various actors is with respect to them. Within this general scope, there is room to focus the project in your own way. About 60% of the position is linked to the SIENNA project (see below), and in those 60%, you collaborate with other researchers in writing reports that address ethical issues in human enhancement and their practical application, and that also addresses the question of how we can develop general approaches for ethical analysis and ethical governance of new technologies. You will be the main author of most of the reports on human enhancement. About 20% of the position is for completion of the dissertation based on the reports that you have authored, and about 20% is for taking courses and providing support for other tasks in the department, particularly teaching.

The SIENNA project

SIENNA a prestigious and exciting 3 ½ - year international project that is funded through the European Union Horizon 2020 “Science with and for Society” program with a budget of 4 million euros. It is a world-wide project with participating institutes from thirteen countries, including the Netherlands, UK, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Spain, France, Greece, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, and China. The five largest participants are the University of Twente, Uppsala University, Trilateral Research, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC). Harvard University (USA) and Chuo University (Japan) are associated partners. The project will take place from October 1st, 2017 to April 1st, 2021, and is led by University of Twente (coordinator: prof. dr. Philip Brey).
The aim of the project is to promote enhanced consideration of ethical and human rights issues in new and emerging technologies with major socio-economic impact and human rights relevance. In the project, we will provide an extensive ethical analysis of three technologies, human enhancement, human genomics and robotics & artificial intelligence. We will also consider legal and human rights aspects. We will develop ethical frameworks for all three technologies and translate and adapt them, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders, to produce four practical tools and resources for each technology: (a) operational guidelines for research ethics committees for these technologies, (b) codes of responsible conduct for researchers who develop these technologies, (c) proposals for revisions of existing ethical frameworks, and (d) proposals for revisions of existing legal frameworks, all of which should have acceptance and approval of relevant stakeholders. We also aim to generalize the approaches for ethical analysis and for developing, translating and adapting ethical frameworks so that they can be applied to other new and emerging technologies.
The project is supported by an advisory board, with scholars such as Allan Buchanan, Julian Savulescu, Erik Parens and Mark Coeckelbergh, and by a stakeholder board, which includes the World Health Organisation, UNESCO-COMEST, Council of Europe, Human Genome Organisation, IEEE, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and others.

Profile
You have a master’s degree in philosophy, ethics, medical ethics, or a related field. In addition, you:
• are familiar with the medical sciences;
• are interested in multidisciplinary collaboration;
• have good analytical skills;
• have good English language skills, both in writing and speaking;
• have good social and communication skills in academic as well as non-academic contexts;
• have an interest in policy and practical applications of ethics;
• are able to work independently, but also motivated to collaborate with others, including project participants and stakeholders from different countries and with different backgrounds
The ideal candidate would have either completed a master’s thesis on ethics of human enhancement or a directly related topic, or would have completed a thesis in medical ethics on another topic and have a strong background in medical sciences.

Our offer
A four-year full-time Ph.D. position, starting September 1 (preferred) or October 1, 2017. The gross salary is € 2222,- per month in the first year going up to € 2840,- in the fourth year. On top of this, you receive a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. You will have a budget for traveling to SIENNA workshops and to international conferences. 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.
• 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 June 18th, 2017. Interviews will be held in June. 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, Enschede, the Netherlands.
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).

Your supervisors will be Prof. Philip Brey and dr. Saskia Nagel, both at University of Twente. Prof. Brey is full professor in philosophy of technology, with a focus on ethics, and coordinator of and researcher in the SIENNA project. Dr. Saskia Nagel is assistant professor in ethics of technology, with a focus on medical and neurotechnologies, and also a researcher in the SIENNA project.

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+).

APRA Foundation Berlin,
Berlin,
Germany
May 23, 2017
Assistant Director
September 1, 2017

I am seeking an Assistant Director to help with all aspects of the work at APRA. The Assistant Director’s job is to learn to execute basic management and clerical procedures while gradually gaining thoroughgoing familiarity with and mastery of all of APRA’s projects. The aim of the Assistant Directorship is to ensure that the person who ultimately replaces me as permanent Director of the APRA Foundation Berlin is fully competent to do so. The Assistant Directorship carries no guarantee of future promotion to Director. Although such a promotion definitely would be desirable, it would presuppose a consistently high level of performance competence in the projects previously assigned. The point of the Assistant Directorship is to give the chosen individual the opportunity to demonstrate this.
As the successful applicant for this position, you are a steady, stable, mature, high-functioning art professional with sound practical judgment and at least ten years of administrative and managerial experience, both in Germany and abroad, in the international art world. You are skilled and comfortable in dealing with its most prestigious institutions, in social and intellectual as well as administrative capacities; and you are adept at researching and writing clear interpretative texts. You satisfy, and can prove that you satisfy, all of Germany’s legal requirements for being an independent contractor (selbstständige Freiberufler/in). You are as reliable and competent in representing APRA to the external international public as you are in administering its internal procedures; and you are personally committed to furthering its goals and values over the long term. You are creative, innovative and flexible in your work. And you are a person of honor, integrity and conscience in your social and professional relationships.

1. Minimum Job Requirements:
1.1. Master’s Degree in the Arts and/or Humanities
1.2. Official Arbeitserlaubnis as independent contractor (selbstständige Freiberufler/in) in Aufenthaltserlaubnis, Einbürgerungsurkunde, Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis, or other official government document, plus additional documentation of independent contractor status and activity
1.3. Permanent Berlin residency
1.4. Three active job references with current contact information
1.5. At least ten years of prior managerial, clerical, archival, registrarial, and research experience
1.6. Prior experience doing internet database searches of articles, periodicals, books and images
1.7. Fluency in standard bibliographic, footnoting and formal correspondence formats in English and German
1.8. Fluency in written and spoken English and Hochdeutsch
1.9. Strong organizational ability and detail orientation
1.10. Strong diplomatic and interpersonal communication skills
1.11. Strong sense of honesty, personal responsibility, and initiative
1.12. Nerves of steel and an excellent sense of humor under pressure

More information is available at http://adrianpiper.com/jobs .

University College Dublin,
Dublin,
Ireland
May 17, 2017
Teaching and Research Fellow in Philosophy, UCD Dublin (10 month temporary, from 1 Sept 2017)
May 31, 2017

The School of Philosophy at University College Dublin seeks to appoint a temporary teaching and research fellow in Philosophy. The duration of the appointment is 10 months, beginning 1 September 2017 and ending 30 June 2018. The appointee will be expected to teach the following modules:

- A third-year module entitled ‘Critical Theory’ [Autumn]
- A third-year module entitled ‘Political Philosophy’ [Spring]
- Half a second-year module entitled ‘Ethics, law and the family’ [Spring]
- Possibly another half or full module in moral / political philosophy in the contemporary European philosophical tradition. [Spring]

The School seeks to appoint a scholar who has fully completed a PhD in Philosophy or Social / Political Theory, and who is actively engaged in research and publication. The teaching and research fellow is expected to participate actively in the academic life of the School, organising workshops and research seminars.

Important Note: As part of the application process, applicants are requested to submit a one-page syllabus for the module ‘Critical Theory’ and another one-page syllabus for the module ‘Political Philosophy’. NB. Both submissions should be submitted as one merged PDF file.

Fixed salary: €38,000 per annum.

** Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/jobvacancies.

** Closing date: 17:00 hrs (Local Irish Time) on Wednesday 31st May 2017.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD do not accept late applications

Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please access details at the following web address: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf

University of Leeds,
Leeds,
United Kingdom
May 2, 2017
Teaching Fellow and Consultant in Applied Ethics
May 10, 2017

Do you have a strong grounding in ethics? Do you have experience of teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online? Do you want to foster the development of ethical reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia, working both within the University and at the interface between higher education and the professional world?

The Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (IDEA CETL) offers an exciting role engaging in inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across the University and in ethics consultancy within the professional world. It provides the opportunity to contribute to the development and delivery of its teaching portfolio, including: MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics) – both online and campus based; blended learning within a range of disciplines across the University; and the Centre’s external training and consultancy projects.

With a good honours or master’s degree in Philosophy you will also have a doctoral level qualification in ethics/practical philosophy or comparable expertise in related subjects. You will have experience in teaching ethics or applied ethics alongside experience of developing and delivering online blended learning. You will have excellent IT skills including experience of working with a Virtual Learning Environment or Learning Management System.