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Assistant Professor of Modern European Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Utrecht University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Modern European Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 1203921
Location Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Start date 1 August 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Job description

We are looking for a colleague with a research expertise that resonates with one (or more) of the central research themes within our group. We expect a research focus upon one of the classical movements in modern philosophy that contribute to what is called ‘continental philosophy’, such as phenomenology or critical theory, and a clear awareness of methodological issues in historical research. We also expect the candidate to take part in interdisciplinary research activities. With respect to teaching, the candidate is expected to teach in the programs in philosophy and in interdisciplinary programs such as the HPS-master. In particular, we are looking for a colleague who can strengthen our teaching profile in the fields related to ‘continental philosophy’. 


We are looking for a colleague who:

  • has teaching and research expertise in the domain of Modern European Philosophy;
  • holds a completed PhD (prior to appointment) in philosophy or another relevant field;
  • has a vision on, and perhaps experience with, ways to link that domain in teaching and/or research with other knowledge domains, based on an articulated teaching and research philosophy (multi-, inter- or transdisciplinarity);
  • has an open attitude and is able to switch easily within multidisciplinary and interprofessional teams;
  • is interested in team teaching and team science to address social issues.

The candidate appointed to this position will be expected, in due course, to be able to teach in Dutch and English. International candidates will be helped to acquire Dutch language skills in the first two years of their appointment.

Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We therefore welcome staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives, regardless of race, skin colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, origin, disability, neurodiversity or age.

 About the organization

It is certainly true that the history of philosophy deals with heritage in a very explicit way. But within the context of our research group in the history of philosophy, our department at large, and university-wide research infrastructures, there is a far more specific and ambitious sense in which heritage becomes a research topic: our group has a long-standing tradition in genuinely source-based research in the history of philosophy, including archival work, the preparation of editions and translations, and cooperations with other historical disciplines (history of science; university history; art history; political history). Within the group itself, we are developing a focus upon receptions studies, investigating the intricacies of the long-term transmission of key ideas in European thought. 

More information about the group, this position (and the 8 other Philosophy positions currently being advertised), see FAQ Vacancies in Philosophy - Utrecht University.


We offer a full-time position (1.0 FTE). Upon positive evaluation during the one-year probationary period, the appointment becomes permanent. The allocation is permanently set to 40% research and 60% teaching. Within the 60% for teaching, there is 10% free space that will not be scheduled. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,974 and €6,181 (scale 11-12 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). For more information, please visit working at Utrecht University.

How to apply
Application type Online
Full instructions can be found on the web page for this position. Apply using the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of that webpage. We would like to receive the following information with your application: (1) your motivation letter; (2) your CV and publication list; (3) a concise research plan showing alignment with the research profile of the department/team (max. 400 words). (4) a concise a teaching statement, outlining your approach to and experience with teaching (max. 400 words); (5) a key publication (max. 20 pages).
Web address to apply https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrec...
Hard deadline February 26, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrec...
Contact name Paul Ziche
Contact email
Time created January 31, 2023, 4:56pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 26, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on February 28, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 29, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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The timing is tied to the specific implementation, by the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, of an initiative to increase staffing within higher education in The Netherlands, funded by the Ministry of Education.