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Teacher (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS we especially welcome candidates with expertise in at least one of the following domains: history of philosophy, continental philosophy, or business ethics
AOC (business) ethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of culture, continental philosophy, history of philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 21303
Location Tilburg, Noord Brabant, Netherlands
Start date Approximately August 2023
Job description

Profile of the candidate
The successful candidate holds a PhD in philosophy. They are committed, engaging, and capable teachers, as demonstrated by prior teaching experience and/or a sample lecture (if invited for an interview). They enjoy and are capable of teaching philosophy to both philosophers and compulsory courses to non-philosophers. We welcome candidates that can teach outside their areas of specialization. We welcome applications from teachers with a specialization in various philosophical traditions, including but not limited to analytic and continental philosophy.

Employment terms and conditions
If not already acquired, successful candidates are expected to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (BKO). Tilburg University offers courses for acquiring this certification. It is welcomed if the candidates are prepared to move to (the vicinity of) Tilburg. Successful candidates must remain at least 80% of their working days in the Netherlands (as a requirement of tax and social security laws).

Specifics position 
The position (Dutch: Docent Filosofie) includes teaching (70-75 %) and teaching-related research responsibilities (20%) as well as management or academic citizenship tasks (5-10%). Teaching responsibilities include coordination of and participation in approximately 5 courses per year (2-3 per semester) at both the Bachelor and Master levels. A significant portion of these tasks involve teaching philosophy to non-philosophy students at Bachelor level.

The position will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as teacher (“docent 3 of 4”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) €2.960,- up to (maximally) €5.439,- per month (max  €75.900,- all in per year). Successful candidates receive a contract for two years. It is likely that the contract will be extended with one more year. 

Application and Information
The candidate should submit all of the following documents: 
(1) a letter of application, which should include mention of the position(s) you are applying for and may include explanations of any circumstances that you would like to be taken into account when considering your application (e.g., parental leave, etc.). 
(2) a CV, including the names and contact information for two referees. (reference letters will be requested only for shortlisted candidates) 
(3) a teaching dossier 
(4) a sample syllabus for a 6 ECTS compulsory Philosophy course aimed at 2nd year Bachelor students of either Human Resources Management, or Business Ethics (2 pages suffice); always clearly indicate the selected target student audience.
(5) a writing sample, which may also be a chapter from the PhD thesis. We prefer individually-written papers and papers that demonstrate your capacities and skills as philosopher
(6) a research plan (only position assistant professor).

Applications must be submitted online. 
The deadline for applications is 15 March 2023. 

We will inform shortlisted candidates, on or before 31 March 2023. Interviews and test lectures will be held on 13 and 14 April 2023, preferably in person but online if necessary. Decisions will be announced before 20 April 2023.

Note for PhD students: your application for Assistant Professor will only be taken into account if you can provide an official guarantee that your public defense is scheduled before 1 September 2023. Your application for the Teacher Position will only be taken into account if you can provide an official letter from your supervisors confirming that you will be granted your PhD before 1 January 2024. If you do not have your PhD before the contract starts, we give you a 1-year contract.

For inquiries about the positions, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Wim Dubbink at [email protected]

The Department
The Department of Philosophy (DFI) at Tilburg University is both an important center of academic teaching and internationally recognized for its research. It offers a lively, amicable, and stimulating teaching and research environment. The department provides a supportive, collegial environment free from the (unhealthy) climate of competition that has become the standard in academia.

Tilburg University
Tilburg University is an inspiring university offering a stimulating and challenging environment for students, staff, and alumni. The university highly values authenticity, academic freedom, professionalism, and continuous development. The university is committed to addressing equality issues in society at national and international levels. It does so by training people for positions of responsibility in society and by contributing to socially sustainable solutions. In so doing it draws on the rich tradition of which it is part.

Tilburg University is committed to the value of diversity and, in that spirit, welcomes applications from underrepresented groups within philosophy and academia, including members of minority groups and people with disabilities. Information about the various measures Tilburg University has undertaken to increase gender equality, diversity and inclusion can be found on the Working at Tilburg University /Gender & Diversity page.

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), 41 paid days of leave per year, an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Recruitment code
Tilburg University applies the recruitmentcode of the Dutch Association for Personnel Management & Organization Development (NVP).

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://tiu.nu/21303
Hard deadline March 15, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/ts...
Contact name Wim Dubbink
Contact email
Time created February 3, 2023, 4:58pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 15, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on March 17, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated March 16, 2023, 11:46pm UTC
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