Jobs in Philosophy in Europe

John Cabot University,
Post date: January 5, 2019
Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy, John Cabot University, Rome, Fall 2019
Deadline: January 18, 2019

John Cabot University is an accredited American liberal arts college in the heart of Rome, Italy.

The Department of History and Humanities is seeking to hire an adjunct lecturer to teach one or two philosophy courses in the fall 2019 semester. The courses will probably be in ethics, ancient philosophy, or introductory philosophy, although candidates with other areas of competence are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in philosophy (preferably from a U.S. or U.K. university) and teaching experience in a student-centered environment. They must also be fluent in English and have permission to work in the European Union.

For administrative reasons, preference will be given to candidates already based in Rome or with other, substantial reasons to be in Rome for the fall 2019 semester.

The position is limited to the fall 2019 semester: although there may be vacancies in future semesters, it is not guaranteed that the person hired for the fall semester will be re-hired.

For course descriptions and further information about the University, please see the University’s website,

To apply, please submit a letter of application, a CV, and the contact details of two referees to Prof. Tom Bailey (tbailey [__at__] johncabot [dot] edu) before January 18, 2019. Please indicate “Adjunct Lecturer in Philosophy” in the subject line. Due to the large number of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

TU Eindhoven,
Post date: January 5, 2019
Lecturer and Junior Lecturers

The University of Eindhoven seeks to appoint one lecturer in philosophy (part time) (0,6 FTE) and several junior lecturers (0,3 FTE) in philosophy (ethics) (part time) for the period from April 1th to July 7th 2019.

The (senior) lecturer will be expected to teach a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first year engineering students. The junior lecturers will be expected to assist in teaching a compulsory introductory course on ethics of technology for first year engineering students. The lecturer will work in a team of lecturers and support the main lecturer by giving tutorials and grading student work.

You can find the job advertisements here:

University of Vienna,
Post date: December 21, 2018
Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Philosophy and Didactics of Philosophy
Deadline: January 7, 2019

At the Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Vienna the position of a
Tenure-Track Professorship
for the field of
Philosophy and Didactics of Philosophy

(full-time position) is to be filled.

The successful candidate must have a strong research background in philosophy, didactics of philosophy and ethics. Experience at the secondary school level is welcome.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants who have completed a doctoral programme at the University of Vienna, must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for at least two years
Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation
Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding
Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.

The full advert can be found here:

University of Vienna,
Post date: December 19, 2018
Professor of Moral and Political Philosophy
Deadline: January 7, 2019

The University of Vienna has recently advertised the position of Chair of Moral and Political Philosophy. The full advert can be found here:

A Key passage of the advert reads:

At the Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Vienna the position of a

University Professor
Moral and Political Philosophy

(full time, permanent position) is to be filled.

The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out teaching and research in moral and political philosophy. The candidate must be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of research in at least one of these areas. He or she should have teaching competence in both. Research- and teaching competence in other areas would be desirable, such areas include philosophy of law, social and global justice, philosophical moral psychology, metaethics or the philosophy of race and gender.
In addition to pursuing research, the successful applicant will be expected to teach at all levels within study programs (Bachelor, Master, teacher-training, and PhD), and to carry out administrative duties.

University of Kassel,
Post date: December 3, 2018
Research assistant (“wiss. Mitarbeiter/in”, pay grade EG 13 TV-H), fixed-term, part-time (currently 26 hours per week)
Deadline: December 28, 2018

In the Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, Institute of Philosophy – Theoretical Philosophy (Prof. Dr. Dr. Kristian Köchy), the following position (position number/Kennziffer: 31901) is to be filled by March 1, 2019:

Research assistant (“wiss. Mitarbeiter/in”, pay grade EG 13 TV-H), fixed-term, part-time (currently 26 hours per week)

This is a part-time position with 65% of the working hours of a full-time employee. It is a fixed term position for initially 24 months in the research project “Forms of Practice, Forms of Knowledge – Method, Notation and the Dynamics of Perspectives in the Life Sciences” (PI Dr. Robert Meunier), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (§ 2 Abs. 2 WissZeitVG). The position offers the possibility to complete a PhD.

The project aims at developing a model of scientific practice in the life sciences that facilitates an understanding of how different forms of research activities generate different forms of scientific knowledge. Based on such a model, scientific change will be reconstructed in terms of complex dynamic relations between research fields. Case studies from developmental biology, evolutionary biology and ecology will be studied (a detailed description of the project is found here:

Developing a subproject in the framework of the above-mentioned research project. Assistance in planning and realization of activities in the context of the project (conferences, online representation etc.) and minor administrative tasks. Teaching is not required, but possible by additional appointment if desired. The position offers the possibility for further academic qualification; in particular, the successful candidate may choose to complete a PhD.

University degree in philosophy, history of science or science and technology studies and the desire to complete a PhD degree in philosophy. The candidate is expected to show the ability to work in a team and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration. Demonstrable interest in questions of philosophy of science, history or philosophy of the life sciences, or sociological approaches to the sciences is desirable. Experience with the organization of academic activities or the maintainace of websites are advantageous.

In addition to the usual documents (cover letter, max. 1 page; CV; copies of MA certificate – in case a certificate is not yet available, please provide the contact details of your supervisor), please also send a one-page summary of your master thesis.

For further information please contact Dr. Robert Meunier (robert [dot] meunier [__at__] uni-kassel [dot] de)

The protection of your personal data is very important to us, so we will handle your personal data with care. When you submit your application, you allow us to store and use your data in the sense of the Hessian Data Protection Act. Your personal data will be deleted on request.

Application due: 28 December 2018

The University of Kassel is an equal opportunity employer and aims at increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching. Qualified women are therefore expressly invited to apply. In case of equal qualification, applicants with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration. Please send copies only, as documents cannot be returned and will be destroyed according to data protection regulations. Applications indicating the position number (Kennziffer) should be sent to the President of the University of Kassel, 34109 Kassel, Germany, or, in electronic form, to bewerbungen [__at__] uni-kassel [dot] de.

Legally binding is the original advertisement at:

University of Leeds,
United Kingdom
Post date: October 25, 2018
Lecturer in Value Theory
Deadline: November 23, 2018

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science is advertising a Lectureship in Value Theory
(e.g. Moral Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy; Aesthetics; Feminist Philosophy; Philosophy of Race; Philosophy of Gender) to begin September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. We have particular teaching needs at the moment in the fields of normative ethics and social and political philosophy. Salary Grade 7 (£33,199-£39,609) or Grade 8 (£40,792-£48,677), depending on experience

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover , Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover,
Post date: October 17, 2018
Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen (Postdocs und DoktorandIn)
Deadline: October 29, 2018

Das Institut für Geschichte, Ethik und Philosophie der Medizin an der Medizinischen Hochschule Hannover (MHH) und die AG Angewandte Ethik in der Tiermedizin an der Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (TiHo) suchen ab 01.01.2019

zwei Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen (Postdoc) TV-L 13/14, jeweils 50 %
eine/einen Doktorandin/Doktoranden TV-L 13/14, 65 %

für Forschung im Bereich „Ethik am Lebensende, Vergleich Humanmedizin und Veterinärmedizin“ für 3 Jahre

Die Besetzung erfolgt im Rahmen des von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) geförderten Projekts „Sterben wie ein Hund? Konvergenzen und Divergenzen im human- und veterinärmedizinischen Diskurs zum Lebensende von Menschen bzw. Heimtieren und Folgen für die Verhältnisbestimmung von Medizin- und Tierethik“. In Kooperation von MHH und TiHo sollen die unterschiedlichen Konzepte im Umgang mit sterbenden Menschen und Tieren in der Medizin- bzw. Tiermedizinethik analysiert und verglichen werden. Dabei soll insbesondere herausgearbeitet werden, in welcher Weise sich die Diskurse im Bereich der Sterbehilfe beeinflussen und was dies für das Verhältnis von Medizin- zu Tier(medizin)ethik bedeutet.

Ihr Aufgabenbereich als Postdoc mit einem ethischen Schwerpunkt entweder auf Human- oder Tiermedizin:
• Auswahl und Analyse relevanter human- bzw. tiermedizinischer Behandlungssituationen am Lebensende für einen Vergleich von Human- und Tiermedizin
• Erarbeitung eines ethischen Kategorienapparats zum Verständnis der Vorgehensweisen am Lebensende
• Vergleich der tier- und medizinethischen Kategorienapparate
• Anwendung der Kategorien auf konkrete Behandlungssituationen am Lebensende von Mensch bzw. Tier
• Erstellung wissenschaftlicher Publikationen und Präsentationen

Unsere Anforderungen:
• abgeschlossenes Studium und abgeschlossene Promotion (Postdoc) in Philosophie oder Theologie oder auch Humanmedizin, Tiermedizin, Gesundheits-, Lebens- oder Sozialwissenschaften
• einschlägige Forschungsarbeit (z.B. Promotion) im Bereich der Medizin- oder Tiermedizinethik
• wissenschaftliche Vorarbeiten und Erfahrungen im Bereich „Ethik am Lebensende“ sind wünschenswert
• selbstständiges Arbeiten und Eigeninitiative, Teamfähigkeit
• Flexibilität für die Durchführung von Interviews
• sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
• sehr gute Kenntnisse in Microsoft Office
Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 50 %. Die beiden Stellen sind zeitlich befristet und projektbezogen. Sie können ggf. auch zu einer 100 %-Stelle vereinigt werden.

Ihr Aufgabenbereich als Doktorand/in:
• Analyse lebensweltlicher Bilder vom Sterben des Menschen und des Tieres u.a. in Literatur, Film und gesellschaftlichen Diskursen
• Auswertung von human- und tiermedizinischen Leitlinien zur Therapie am Lebensende von Menschen bzw. Tieren
• Vergleich der jeweils daraus gewonnenen moralischen Kategorien für die Therapieentscheidung am Lebensende von Menschen und Tieren
• Erstellung einer Dissertation

Unsere Anforderungen:
• abgeschlossenes Studium in Philosophie oder Theologie oder auch Humanmedizin, Tiermedizin, Gesundheits-, Lebens- oder Sozialwissenschaften
• einschlägige Vorkenntnisse im Bereich der Medizin- oder Tiermedizinethik
• selbstständiges Arbeiten und Eigeninitiative, Teamfähigkeit
• sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift
• sehr gute Kenntnisse in Microsoft Office

Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 65 %. Die Stelle ist zeitlich befristet und projektbezogen.
Die beiden Hochschulen setzen sich für die Förderung von Frauen im Berufsleben ein. Bewerbungen von Frauen sind deshalb besonders erwünscht. Bei gleichen Qualifikationen, Kompetenzen und spezifischen Leistungen werden Frauen im Rahmen der rechtlichen Möglichkeiten unter Vorzugsbedingungen berücksichtigt.

Schwerbehinderte Bewerber/innen werden bei gleicher Eignung vorrangig berücksichtigt.
Vorstellungskosten können leider nicht erstattet werden.

Für weitere Informationen zur medizinethischen Postdoc-Stelle wenden Sie sich bitte an Herrn Dr. Gerald Neitzke, Tel.: 0511 532-4271, oder an Frau Britta Sander, Tel. 0511 532-4278.
Für weitere Informationen zur tiermedizinethischen Postdoc-Stelle sowie zur Doktoranden/-innen-Stelle wenden Sie sich bitte an Herrn Prof. Dr. Peter Kunzmann, Tel.: 0511 856-8956.

Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit den üblichen Unterlagen richten Sie bitte per E-Mail in einer Datei bis zum 29.10.2018 an:

sander [dot] britta [__at__] mh-hannover [dot] de, neitzke [dot] gerald [__at__] mh-hannover [dot] de und peter [dot] kunzmann [__at__] tiho-hannover [dot] de

Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Institut für Geschichte, Ethik und Philosophie der Medizin
Dr. med. Gerald Neitzke
Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover

Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover
Institut für Tierhygiene, Tierschutz und Nutztierethologie, AG Tierethik
Prof. Dr. Peter Kunzmann
Bischofsholer Damm 15, 30173 Hannover

Ihre personenbezogenen Daten werden vertraulich behandelt

TU Delft,
Post date: October 7, 2018
Three PhD positions Moral Value Change and Technology
Deadline: November 12, 2018

Delft University of Technology offers three positions for PhD students as part of the research project Design for changing values: a theory of value change in sociotechnical systems. The entire project consists of 3 PhD positions and 2 postdoc positions and will be supervised by Ibo van de Poel. A complete description of the project can be requested. The project aims at better understanding how moral values may change as a result of technological development and how we can better deal with such changing values in the design of new technology.

Each of the PhD positions focuses on one of the following more specific topics:
• Changing values and the design of energy systems
• Design for value change in robot systems and artificial intelligence
• Design strategies for value change in sociotechnical systems

Each of the projects involves empirical as well philosophical investigations into the phenomenon of value change and its implications for the design of sociotechnical systems. The first two projects focus on value change in a more specific domain (energy systems and artificial intelligence). The third project focuses on developing design strategies that better allow to deal with value change.

The candidate will carry out doctoral research which will lead to a dissertation, and will also produce relevant publications. The candidate will participate in the Graduate School of TU Delft and in PhD program of the 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. When applying please indicate in which position(s) you are interested; you can indicate more than one position. The candidate will also be involved in the teaching activities of the department.


We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
• A master degree in philosophy, engineering or a relevant socio-scientific discipline, like STS (science and technology studies)
• A demonstrable interest in applied ethics and in technology
• It is recommended that the candidate has had experience in carrying out empirical research and has knowledge of the relevant technological domain studied in the PhD project
• Good analytical and reasoning skills, as demonstrated by, for example, a master thesis
• Willingness and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
• Ability to present his or her ideas clearly also to people with another disciplinary background
• Openness to criticism
• Productive and dedicated
• Good command of both written and spoken English

Information and application

To apply, please e-mail a detailed letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of references to Vacature-TBM [__at__] tudelft [dot] nl . When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number ATTBM 18.022

For more information about these positions, please contact Ibo van de Poel, i [dot] r [dot] vandepoel [__at__] tudelft [dot] nl. A more detailed description of the project is available on request.

University of Zurich,
Post date: September 26, 2018
Two 4 years Ph.D positions
Deadline: October 31, 2018

The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Zurich invites applications for two PhD positions as part of the Research project:

“Value-Based Non-Consequentialism”

The project is led by Dr. Jörg Löschke and funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). The positions are to be filled from the 1st of March 2019 and will last for four years. More information about employment at the University of Zurich can be found under

The aim of the project is to explore the prospects of a value-based non-consequentialism. It is divided into two subprojects. Subproject A aims to develop the most plausible form of a value-first framework and to examine how such a view might accommodate agent-relative reasons. Subproject B examines the nature of moral requirements, how the practical reasons of agents generate requirements, and what role agent-relative reasons play in this process. The successful candidates will work within the broad research fields that are defined by the research questions; within these research fields, they will be free to choose their specific focus. Possible topics for subproject A are the relation between reasons and values, or previous attempts to reconcile consequentialist and deontological assumptions (rule consequentialism, indirect consequentialism, consequentializing, etc.). Possible topics for subproject B are the relation between reasons and requirements, or more applied questions pertaining to agent-relative elements of morality (relationships, personal projects, deontological restrictions). Applicants should indicate which subproject they apply for.

Successful applicants will write a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Jörg Löschke. They are also expected to co-organize workshops and talks related to the project. For more information about the project, please contact Jörg Löschke (joerg [dot] loeschke [__at__] lrz [dot] uni-muenchen [dot] de).

We seek Ph.D. candidates with:
- an excellent Master’s degree in philosophy.
- strong promise of completing an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in four years in the project area
- very good knowledge of English; very good knowledge of German is an advantage.

We offer:
- opportunity to complete a Ph.D. in philosophy in an internationally oriented research context
- opportunity to gain a variety of research related skills and experiences in helping to organize conferences
- attractive working conditions in a highly collaborative research group
The application material should contain a letter of motivation, a CV, a transcript of records, and a research plan (3-5 pages) and the contact details of one person that might be contacted for a letter of reference. The whole electronic application (a single PDF file) must be submitted by the 31st of October 2018 to Lisa Brun (lisa [dot] brun [__at__] philos [dot] uzh [dot] ch).

The University of Zurich seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research, and hence explicitly encourages applications by qualified women.

Post date: September 6, 2018
University Assistant with doctorate / Universitätsassistent/in mit Doktorat
Deadline: October 17, 2018

With its 4,300 employees and 32,500 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Given our expertise in research and teaching, we are a central institution in Styria.

The Institute of Philosophy is looking for a University Assistant with doctorate
20 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 6 years; position to be filled as of now

Your duties
• Active research in the area of Moral and Political Philosophy
• Independent Teaching
• Supervision of students
• Participation in existing research projects and developing new research projects
• Administrative responsibilities at the Institute of Philosophy and the University

Your profile
• Doctorate (or PhD) in Philosophy
• International experience
• Relevant teaching experience
• Fluency in English
• Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g., on issues of climate justice, animal ethics, international justice and legitimacy)
• Communication, organizational and teamwork skills
• Enjoyment of teaching and student supervision

Our offer
• 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 1855.60 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: October 17th 2018
Reference Number: MB/28-1/99 ex 2017/18

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