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Assistant in Islamic Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Centre for Theology and Philosophy of Religions (TheiRs), University of Lucerne

Job category Research assistant / Fixed term
AOS Islamic Philosophy
AOC History of Islamic Philosophy
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland
Start date September 1, 2022
Job description

The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Founded in 2000, it comprises the four faculties of Theology, Cultural and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine and has around 3'000 students.

The roots of the Faculty of Theology extend back to the late 16th century. On the foundation of the Judeo-Christian tradition, research and lectures are undertaken in an interdisciplinary discourse with other related academic fields. The faculty recognises that the local church and the world church are connected and sees ecumenical and interreligious dialogue as a top priority. In Switzerland, the faculty takes a leading role in training theologians.

As of September 1, 2022 we are looking for

An Assistants in Islamic Philosophy

(50% doctoral student)

with the special function of Tutor


  • Research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Giovanni Ventimiglia
  • Tutoring the students of the new online Master’s in Philosophy, Theology and Religions
  • Correspondence with professors and lecturers
  • Organization of public events and meetings in cooperation with other Master’s Coordinators


  • Academic degree in philosophy, with a particular focus on the history of Islamic philosophy
  • Excellent knowledge of English (C1)
  • Very good knowledge of metaphysics and/or philosophy of religion

What we offer:

  • Starting a PhD thesis in the field of the history of philosophy under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Giovanni Ventimiglia and of a co-supervisor specialised in the field of Jewish philosophy
  • Attractive work environment with an international team
  • Pleasant and constructive working atmosphere
  • Career building support, mentorship, and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours

You will become a member of the Master’s team and will be affiliated with the Centre for Theology and Philosophy of Religions (TheiRs)

The University of Lucerne is an equal opportunities employer. The Theological Faculty embraces inclusion and diversity as key values and implements specific measures to remove any barriers in the recruitment process and career progression.

For further information, please contact Prof. Giovanni Ventimiglia ([email protected]).

How to apply
Application type Online
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a statement of interest (Cover Letter), a CV, a research statement (max. 2 pages), one reference, as well as copies of University diplomas.
Web address to apply https://www.unilu.ch/jobs
Hard deadline April 15, 2022, 11:59pm CET
Contact name Prof. Giovanni Ventimiglia
Contact email
Time created March 2, 2022, 2:53pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2022, 11:59pm CET
Expired on April 17, 2022, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 16, 2022, 10:46pm UTC
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For further information please contact Prof. Ventimiglia ([email protected])