Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

K.U.Leuven, Institute of Philosophy,
Leuven,
Belgium
February 11, 2010
Professorship in the History of Modern Philosophy
September 30, 2010

The Institute of Philosophy of the K.U.Leuven announces a full-time tenured academic position dedicated to teaching and research in the field of the history of Modern Philosophy. Although it welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates, the Institute would like to ameliorate its current research profile in the history of modern philosophy, and aims to recruit an individual whose research lies in the period from 1600 to 1850. Such a person should also have an interest in one or more aspects of the history and development of metaphysics in the late seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth centuries.

Requirements: the candidate
- should possess a Doctorate in Philosophy
- should be capable of undertaking research and of developing teaching in the history of modern philosophy and metaphysics.
More particularly, the candidate
- should be thoroughly familiar with the history of Modern philosophy from 1600 to 1850
- can study texts from this period in their original languages (French, English, German and Latin)
- should be capable of showing the historical and philosophical importance of Modern Philosophy for contemporary philosophical debates.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Metaphysics and Modern Philosophy. He/she must be prepared to teach courses and seminars, both in Dutch and English, and should be able to teach both graduate and undergraduate students of the Institute of Philosophy and of other faculties of the K.U.Leuven.

Candidates who do not possess a fluent knowledge of Dutch, which is required for the purposes of teaching and administration, are expected to acquire the relevant proficiency within three years of appointment.

The candidate will be appointed to a rank corresponding to his/her experience and achievements both in research and education. It is highly recommended that suitably qualified candidates also apply for a Research Professorship (BOF-ZAP). The appointment starts on October, 1st 2011.

Candidates are invited to apply online at:
http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies.html

K.U.Leuven, Institute of Philosophy,
Leuven,
Belgium
February 11, 2010
Professorship in Phenomenology and Contemporary Philosophy
September 30, 2010

The Institute of Philosophy of the K.U.Leuven announces a full-time tenured academic position dedicated to teaching and research in phenomenology, and contemporary continental philosophy.

Requirements:
The candidate :
- should possess a Doctorate in Philosophy;
- s/he should be capable of doing research and teaching in the fields of phenomenology and contemporary continental philosophy.
More especially, the candidate
- should be thoroughly familiar with the work of the major authors and the different currents in phenomenology;
- should possess expert knowledge of the phenomenology of Edmund Husserl;
- should be familiar with issues and debates in contemporary continental philosophy, and should be willing to relate these questions and issues to a broadly phenomenological perspective.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the research activities of the Center for Phenomenology and Contemporary Philosophy and the Husserl-Archives. S/he must be prepared to teach courses and seminars in Dutch, English, and German, to graduate and undergraduate students both at the Institute of Philosophy and other K.U.Leuven faculties.

Candidates who do not possess a fluent knowledge of Dutch, which is required for the purposes of teaching and administration, are expected to acquire the relevant proficiency within three years of appointment.

The candidate will be appointed to a rank corresponding to his/her educational experience and published portfolio of research. It is highly recommended that suitably qualified candidates, who possess an international reputation in the study of the phenomenological tradition or else contemporary continental philosophy, should also apply for a Research Professorship (BOF-ZAP). The appointment starts on October, 1st 2011.

Candidates are invited to apply online at:
http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies.html

K.U.Leuven, Institute of Philosophy,
Leuven,
Belgium
February 11, 2010
Professorship in Ethics
September 30, 2010

The Institute of Philosophy of K.U.Leuven announces a full-time tenured academic position dedicated to teaching and research in ethics.

Requirements:
The candidate should possess a Doctorate in Philosophy. S/he should be capable of doing research, and of offering a wide variety of courses in the field of ethics. More especially, the candidate should be familiar with the history of ethics, especially its canonical authors and works, and with the major themes, questions, and issues of contemporary ethics. In addition this, s/he must be willing to relate their research to one or other of sub-disciplines of ethics, such as biomedical ethics, which enjoy a high profile within the Institute of Philosophy and K.U.Leuven.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. S/he must be prepared to teach courses and seminars in Dutch and English to graduate and undergraduate students both at the Institute of Philosophy and other K.U.Leuven faculties.

Candidates who do not yet possess a fluent knowledge of Dutch, which is required for the purposes of teaching and administration, are expected to acquire the relevant proficiency within three years of appointment.

Initially, the candidate will be appointed to a rank corresponding to their educational experience and portfolio of published research. It is highly recommended that suitably qualified candidates, who possess an international reputation in the field of ethics, should also apply for a Research Professorship (BOF-ZAP).
The appointment starts on October, 1st 2011.

Candidates are invited to apply online at:
http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies.html

K.U.Leuven, Institute of Philosophy,
Leuven,
Belgium
February 11, 2010
Professorship in Medieval Philosophy and the Early Modern Scholastic Tradition
March 11, 2010

From its foundation, the Institute of Philosophy has a long standing tradition of research and teaching in the medieval scholastic tradition, with an emphasis on Thomas Aquinas. To continue this tradition, the Institute of Philosophy announces a full-time academic position dedicated to teaching and conducting research in medieval philosophy and in the continuation of the scholastic tradition in early modernity.

Requirements:
The candidate has a Doctorate in Philosophy.
S/he is capable of conducting scientific research and of teaching in the field of medieval philosophy.
More specifically, the candidate
1.is familiar with the standard authors and works of the medieval scholastic tradition and its early modern continuation;
2. is thoroughly acquainted with the major themes, questions, and controversies in the period involved;
3. studies texts from this period in their original language;
4. is capable of relevantly incorporating the history of philosophy into contemporary philosophical debates.

The candidate is expected to contribute to the research activities of the De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. S/he must be prepared to teach courses and seminars, both in Dutch and English, to both graduate and undergraduate students of the Institute of Philosophy and of other faculties of the K.U. Leuven.

Candidates who do not have Dutch are expected to master the language with fluency within a three-year period in order to be able to teach in Dutch as well.

The candidate will be appointed at a rank corresponding to her/his experience and achievements both in research and teaching. The appointment starts on October 1, 2010.

Candidates are invited to apply online at:
http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacancies.html

Tilburg University,
Tilburg,
Netherlands
January 15, 2010
PhD position in legal philosophy
April 15, 2010

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a three- or four-year full-time PhD position, commencing September 1, 2010. The successful candidate is expected to work on a topic of legal philosophy or a topic that combines issues of legal and political philosophy. The salary for a full-time employment agreement increases from 2.042 Euro gross a month in the first year to 2.492 Euro gross a month, if a three-year PhD, or to 2.612 Euro gross a month, if a four-year PhD. The length of the PhD will be determined by the Department on the basis of the successful candidate's previous academic degrees and level of earlier education. The position is open to candidates with a master's degree or equivalent in philosophy and/or law, and an interest in working in a very active international and interdisciplinary research environment. Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal of 1000 to 2000 words, academic certificates, a transcript of courses taken (including grades), and two letters of recommendation. Please send your application package to PhD Position Search Committee, c/o P & O, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2, P.O. 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands, or email to solliciterenGW [__at__] uvt [dot] nl. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2010. Please mention the vacancy number 500.10.02 in your letter. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Hans Lindahl (email: Lindahl [__at__] uvt [dot] nl).

University of Groningen, Faculty of Philosophy,
Groningen,
Netherlands
January 11, 2010
2 Junior Researchers (PhD positions) on Renaissance Humanism and the History of Philosophy
April 1, 2010

The Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, seeks 2 junior researchers for the research programme “Humanists as Philosophers: The Place of Renaissance Humanism in the History of Thought”, led by Professor Lodi Nauta and funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

The text of the programme can be obtained by sending an email to Mrs Fré Moorrees (F [dot] C [dot] Moorrees [__at__] rug [dot] nl). It consists of 6 well-delineated research projects. The applicant can work on one of these projects but can also submit his/her own research proposal as long as it ties in with the main objectives of the programme.

Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen is the second-oldest university in the Netherlands. Its Faculty of Philosophy has an excellent reputation both in teaching and research, and occupies a top position in national rankings. It offers a lively and friendly intellectual community of about 45 teachers and researchers, and ca. 350 full-time students. A number of researchers come from abroad. The History of Philosophy department covers the entire history of philosophy from classical Antiquity to contemporary trends.
The University Library in Groningen is a good research library, while the other main university libraries in the Netherlands are reachable in 2-3 hours by train.

PhD
- PhD-positions are for four years on a full-time basis (contract for 1 year, with an extension of 3 years after a positive evaluation). The PhD will write a doctoral dissertation and may be asked to do some teaching.
- Applicants should possess an MA (or equivalent) in the history of philosophy, (intellectual) history, or classics/literature. Candidates with an MA from adjacent fields relevant to the programme are also encouraged to respond.
- Knowledge of Dutch is no prerequisite.
- max. salary per month 2612 euro (ca. 3303 USD)
- start: 2010 (to be negotiated but preferably 1 Sept. 2010)

Completed applications should include
(a) a CV, outlining in particular previous academic qualifications (BA and MA equivalent), grades, list of publications, etc.
(b) a letter explaining your competence in the research field, and your motivation
(b) research proposal of max. 1000 words plus concise, illustrative bibliography (also required for proposals that select one of the themes from the programme).
(c) copy of the BA and/or MA thesis.

Application
Send your application before April 1, 2010, to
Mrs Fré Moorrees
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 52
9712 GL Groningen, The Netherlands

For further information about the project and for questions about the suitability of your research proposal, please contact Prof. Lodi Nauta. His email is: l [dot] w [dot] nauta [__at__] rug [dot] nl. Tel. 00 31 [0]50 3636946.

Universität Freiburg,
Freiburg,
Germany
January 11, 2010
Assistant Professorship in Philosophy
January 31, 2010

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Freiburg invites applications for the position of Assistant Professorship/Juniorprofessur in Philosophy (W1) with tenure-track option - Bertha Ottenstein Professorship.
The Bertha Ottenstein Professorship is an initiative to support promising female researchers. The position is based on a temporary appointment with tenure-track option. It is funded by means of the German Excellence Initiative.
The successful candidate will lead a research group and conduct research on “Grammar – Logic – Rhetoric: Conceptions of Language at the Crossroads of Scientific Disciplines and Social Groups in Arabic-Islamic Culture (800-1100)” which has been granted a strategic position within the Faculty of Philosophy. Duties include research, teaching, thesis supervision, and service to the Faculty. Applications of highly qualified female researchers are particularly welcome. Handicapped applicants receive priority in case of equal scientific merit.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Philosophy and a demonstrated competence in Islamic Studies. Evidence of outstanding research excellence (including demonstrated international and cross-cultural experience) and management potential are required. The initial appointment will begin in Fall 2010 and be for four years. After successful evaluation the appointment can be extended to six years. A tenure decision will be made before the last year.
For particulars concerning the program of the research group, see . Professor Maarten J.F.M. Hoenen (maarten [dot] hoenen [__at__] philosophie [dot] uni-freiburg [dot] de) is happy to answer any questions.
Applications should include a CV, a list of publications, a proposal for the realization of the project (1.500 words), two recent publications, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Universität Freiburg, Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät, 79085 Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, to arrive by 31.01.2010.

Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science,
Tilburg,
Netherlands
January 8, 2010
PhD position in Philosophy of Science
April 15, 2010

The Department of Philosophy and the Tilburg Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (TiLPS) invite applications for a three-year full-time PhD position, commencing September 1, 2010. The successful candidate is expected to work on a topic from the philosophy science (including general philosophy of science, formal philosophy of science, philosophy of economics, and philosophy of psychology) and complete a PhD thesis within three years. The salary for a full-time employment agreement increases from 2.042 Euro gross a month in the first year to 2.492 Euro gross a month in the last year. The position is open to candidates with a master’s degree or equivalent in philosophy and an interest in working in a very active international and interdisciplinary research environment. Candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a research proposal of 1000 to 2000 words, certificates, a transcript of courses taken (including grades), and two letters of recommendation. Please send your application package to PhD Position Search Committee, c/o P & O, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2, P.O. 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands, or email to solliciterenfdl [__at__] uvt [dot] nl. The deadline for applications is April 15, 2010. Please mention the vacancy number 500.10.01 in your letter. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Stephan Hartmann (email: S.Hartmann “at” uvt.nl).

Radboud University Nijmegen,
Nijmegen,
Netherlands
December 31, 2009
Junior Researcher (PhD position) in the history of philosophy and/or science
February 15, 2010

The Center for the History of Philosophy and Science of the Faculty of Philosophy of Radboud University Nijmegen seeks an outstanding junior researcher for a project in the history of philosophy and/or science. Applicants are invited to submit a project proposal (max. 2000 words), which should attempt to fit into the Center’s overall programme. The junior position will involve the writing of a doctoral (PhD) dissertation, participation in the activities of the Center and (possibly) teaching at the Faculty of Philosophy. You have an MA (or equivalent) in the history of philosophy and/or science, and possess the language skills necessary to study the primary sources in the original language and to read the relevant secondary literature. Knowledge of Dutch is no prerequisite. Initial contract duration is 1,5 years. Your performance will be evaluated after 15 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2 years (without teaching duties) or by 2,5 years (with teaching duties). Preferable commencement date: 1 April 2010. Employment: 1,0 fte. Starting salary at € 2,042 gross/month, the salary will increase to € 2,612 gross/month in the fourth year. For additional information, please contact Prof.dr.P.J.J.M. Bakker (pbakker [__at__] phil [dot] ru [dot] nl) or Prof.dr. C.H. Lüthy (luethy [__at__] phil [dot] ru [dot] nl).

Department of philosophy, University of Geneva ,
Geneva ,
Switzerland
December 22, 2009
lectureship in jewish philosophy
February 15, 2010

The Department of philosophy, Faculty of Letters, University of Geneva, opens a
Lectureship in Jewish philosophy (2 hours of teaching, 3 years: renewable)
The requirements are possession of a doctorate or of an equivalent title, a solid experience of academic research and teaching in the field and a record of international publications.
The successful candidate will give a teaching in the history of Jewish thought, focusing, depending on his or her specialisation, on the history of this tradition of thought or on its contemporary aspects. An interaction with research within other fields taught the department, in particular medieval philosophy, is hoped for. Teaching is normally done in French.
Starting date: August 1, 2010.
Salary :CHF 37’652.-- per year (class 23/12).

Application conditions: Candidates are invited to join to their letter of application:

- 10 copies of their curriculum vitae and of their list of publications
- 1 certified photocopy of their highest degree or an attestation of the institute where it was granted.
To be sent to :
Secrétariat du Département de philosophie
Faculté des lettres
5, rue de Candolle
1211 Genève 4
Before february 15, 2010
More details to be seen on the web site of the department of philosophy

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/