Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA ,
GENEVA ,
Switzerland
February 27, 2010
assistant professor or associate professor in ancient philosophy
April 23, 2010

- assistant professor or associate professor
- 70% to 100 %
- profile : ancient philosophy

details at

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

and

http://www.unige.ch/lettres/faculte/Emploi/Philosophie-ancienne.html

University of Barcelona,
ba,
Spain
February 24, 2010
5 PRE-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN PHILOSOPHY
March 26, 2010

The PERSP project (http://www.ub.edu/persp) invites applications for 5 pre-doctoral positions.

PERSP is a Spanish research network focusing on philosophical issues posed by the perspectival character of some thoughts and the facts they represent, funded by the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Scheme (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). Most PERSP members come from one of four well-established Spanish groups

(LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona, http://www.ub.es/grc_logos/index.php; GRECC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, http://www.uab.cat/grup-recerca/grecc; Philosophy of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, http://www.upf.edu/filosofiadeldret/ and Universitat de Girona, www.udg.edu/filodret; Applied Philosophy, Universitat de Valencia, http://www.ub.edu/nomos/).

Successful candidates will be expected to enroll in the Master program in Analytic Philosophy (http://www.ub.es/aphil/) and to eventually apply for entry into the corresponding Ph. D. program, to elaborate a Ph. D. dissertation contributing to some of the work-packages into which the project is divided, (http://www.ub.edu/persp/?q=content/workpackages). They will be assigned to one of the research groups developing the project and recruited by one of the institutions where they are based, depending on their interests and qualification, under one-year contracts (starting date: 1 October 2010) competitively renewable up to four if the candidate is accepted to the Ph. D. program. Net salaries are in the amount of €18.000.
Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in philosophy or cognate disciplines, to have good communication skills, and to have a proven proficiency in both spoken and written English. They should meet the requirements for enrolling in the Master and Ph. D. Program, under “regulations” at http://www.ub.es/aphil/eng/.

All applications must be submitted by email to the Coordinator at persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests; (2) a description of the project to be undertaken while holding the position (500-1000 words); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a sample of written work; (5) two letters of reference, which should be sent independently. For further details, please consult the PERPS webpage under http://www.ub.edu/persp or send inquiries to persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2010, 12pm (Central European Time).

The appointing institutions endeavor to ensure a fair female representation by promoting real equal access opportunities between men and women throughout the selection process, and explicitly encourage women to apply.

University of Barcelona,
Barcelona,
Spain
February 24, 2010
4 FULL-TIME POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITIONS IN PHILOSOPHY
March 26, 2010

The PERSP project (http://www.ub.edu/persp) invites applications for 4 full-time post-doctoral research positions.

PERSP is a Spanish research network focusing on philosophical issues posed by the perspectival character of some thoughts and the facts they represent, funded by the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Scheme (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). Most PERSP members come from one of four well-established Spanish groups (LOGOS, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona, http://www.ub.es/grc_logos/index.php; GRECC, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, http://www.uab.cat/grup-recerca/grecc; Philosophy of Law, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, http://www.upf.edu/filosofiadeldret/ and Universitat de Girona, www.udg.edu/filodret; Applied Philosophy, Universitat de Valencia, http://www.ub.edu/nomos/).

Successful candidates will be expected to carry out original work and organize activities contributing to some of the work-packages into which the project is divided (http://www.ub.edu/persp/?q=content/workpackages). They will be assigned to one of the research groups developing the project and recruited by one of the institutions where they are based, depending on their interests and qualification.
The positions are funded for one to three years, preferably starting October 1st 2010, but extendable to January 1, 2011. The salary is up to €40.000 before tax, depending on qualification. Candidates must have a completed PhD, good communication and managing skills, and a strong qualification in the topics of the project. The main language of communication is English. They may be asked to teach a course per year.

All applications must be submitted by email to the Coordinator at persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter describing research interests; (2) a description of the project to be undertaken while holding the position (500-1000 words); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) a sample of written work; (5) two letters of reference, which should be sent independently. For further details, please consult the PERPS webpage under http://www.ub.edu/persp or send inquiries to persp [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com.

The deadline for applications is 26 March 2010, 12pm (Central European Time).

The appointing institutions endeavor to ensure a fair female representation by promoting real equal access opportunities between men and women throughout the selection process, and explicitly encourage women to apply.

University of Birmingham,
Birmingham,
United Kingdom
February 21, 2010
Lectureship in Philosophy
March 22, 2010

Lecturer in Philosophy
School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Starting salary £36,715 to £43,840 a year (potential progression on performance once in post to £49,342 a year).

Joining the Department of Philosophy in September 2010, you will have a PhD in Philosophy and will be able to teach ethics and/or the philosophy of religion to Masters level. Your research will be in one or more of the Department's areas of research specialisation: metaphysics and epistemology, the philosophy of language and mind, and ethics and ethical theory. You will have outstanding potential in teaching and research, and be able to contribute efficiently to administration. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Alex Miller, Head of Department at a [dot] miller [__at__] bham [dot] ac [dot] uk or 0121 414 7539.

Closing date: 22 March 2010 Reference: 44381

To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.

PETAF FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network ,
Barcelona,
Spain
February 16, 2010
Seven 3-year pre-doctoral positions in philosophy‏
March 19, 2010

The PETAF FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network is pleased to announce seven 3-year pre-doctoral positions in philosophy:

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of Barcelona
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of St. Andrews
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of Geneva
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences
Sociales, Paris
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the University of London
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at Stockholm University
Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher at the Central European University, Budapest.

PETAF is the first research and training network exclusively in philosophy ever to be financed by the European Commission. It aims to serve as a European research and training platform for joint philosophical research on perspectival thought, its linguistic expression and its consequences for our conception of objective, mind-independent reality. PETAF’s research programme, which runs for 4 years, addresses both general issues in metaphysics and in logic and semantics and specific issues in more specialised areas in which perspective-bound cognition plays a pivotal role.

Successful candidates will be recruited by the respective institution under renewable one-year contracts (starting date: 01 October 2010). Salaries vary according to the country where the appointing institution is located, reflecting differences in living expenses. Successful applicants will immediately be admitted to the local doctoral programme without having to pay tuition fees. Throughout the time of their appointment, they will pursue research in one or more of the four philosophical subdisciplines covered by PETAF’s research programme, i.e. the philosophy of logic and language, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the theory of norms and value. They will spend up to 30% of the time of their appointment with other network partners, some of this percentage in secondment at PETAF’s non-academic partners.

This call is open to candidates of all nationalities as long as they comply with the European Commission’s Mobility Requirement (see Further Particulars). Eligible candidates must be in the first 4 years of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining the degree that would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate in philosophy. The appointing institutions endeavour to ensure a fair female representation by promoting real equal access opportunities between men and women throughout the selection process.

All applications must be submitted by email to the Coordinator under petaf [dot] management [__at__] gmail [dot] com. Applications must include a completed Application Form, an up-to-date CV, a two-page research proposal, a written work sample of preferably no more than 5000 words, and two letters of reference. Candidates should ask their referees to write to the Coordinator directly. Proof of a master’s degree, or equivalent, in philosopy or cognate disciplines, and proof of English language proficiency must also be provided. Applicants can apply for more than one position, but must provide one application per position applied for and submit a Preference Form. (Only one set of reference letters is required.) The deadline for applications is 19 March 2010, 12pm (Central European Time).

Further Particulars can be found under http://www.ub.edu/petaf/?q=content/calls.

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PETAF
FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network
c/o Department of Logic, History and Philosophy of Science
University of Barcelona
Montalegre 6-8
E-08001 Barcelona
Spain

Radboud University Nijmegen,
Nijmegen,
Netherlands
February 13, 2010
Junior Researcher (PhD position) in the history of philosophy and/or science. NEW DEADLINE
March 1, 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).

K.U.Leuven, Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte,
Leuven,
Belgium
February 11, 2010
Profielvacature Algemene Wijsbegeerte
March 11, 2010

Aan het Hoger Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte wordt een voltijds ambt vacant gesteld in het zelfstandig academisch personeel binnen het domein van de Algemene wijsbegeerte.

De kandidaat is doctor in de wijsbegeerte. Zij/hij zal een belangrijke onderwijsopdracht hebben in Kortrijk en Leuven en moet dus in staat zijn om uitstekend onderwijs te verstrekken, ook aan grote groepen studenten. Daarnaast wordt zij/hij geacht onderzoek te verrichten dat aansluit bij het onderzoek dat verricht wordt in één van de centra van het HIW.

De onderwijsopdracht omvat een geheel van colleges waartoe behoren :
1) aan de campus Kortrijk, ‘Inleiding tot de Wijsbegeerte’ en ‘Ethiek’ en
2) aan het HIW het opleidingsonderdeel ‘Historische Inleiding tot de Wijsbegeerte’.
Aan de kandidaat wordt ook de mogelijkheid geboden om colleges te geven aansluitend bij haar/zijn onderzoeks-profiel.

De graad van de aan te stellen kandidaat zal mede worden bepaald door haar/zijn ervaring en realisaties op gebied van onderwijs en onderzoek. De aanstelling gaat in op 1 oktober 2010. Er wordt de voorkeur gegeven aan een voltijdse aanstelling.

De K.U.Leuven voert een gelijkekansen- en diversiteitsbeleid en moedigt de kandidaatstelling van vrouwen ten zeerste aan.

Kandidaatstelling: uitsluitend elektronisch op
http://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/vacatures.html.

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