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Assistant or Associate Professor in Fundamental Ethics and Metaethics (EXPIRED)

Institut supérieur de Philosophie, UCLouvain

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Fundamental ethics and metaethics
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Any other area of philosophy, especially within practical philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 35454 / FIAL 023 / 2024
Location Louvain-la-Neuve, Walloon Region, Belgium
Start date September, 1st 2024
Job description

Within the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and the Institut supérieur de philosophie, Social Sciences and Humanities Sector, post duties include teaching, research and community service activities.


You will teach mainly in the field of fundamental ethics. You will teach in the various courses managed by the faculty. You will also direct master’s dissertations.


You will develop your research activities, including research programme management, in the field of fundamental ethics and metaethics. You will supervise PhD theses.

In addition …

Once you are tenured, you will carry out various service activities and responsibilities within the institution, such as programme committee and study jury roles and management responsibilities within the faculty or research institute.

You will also contribute to serving society, particularly in the economic, social, cultural or development cooperation fields. Finally, you will ensure, through research and teaching activities, the university’s international visibility.

Who we’re looking for


You have a PhD in Philosophy or a comparable field. You have completed it with an extended study period abroad or significant experience outside your home institution.


You have a proven track record in university teaching, evidenced where possible by formal evaluations. Your scientific experience is demonstrated by publications of international standing.


You work well as part of a team of teachers and integrate research results into your teaching. You are capable of conducting high-level scientific research, from obtaining funding to team management. You are creative, open to pedagogical innovation and multidisciplinarity.

You communicate in French and English. If this is not the case, you undertake to acquire a command of these two languages within two years of taking up your post. Knowledge of other languages is an asset.


Teaching and research skills in other fields of practical philosophy will be considered an asset.

How to apply
Application type Online
Mastering the French language is a plus, but is not required at the time of interview. The university has a gender and inclusion policy which prioritises equity and respect. Working at UCLouvain means contributing to the development of every individual’s skills and promoting the values of equality, transparency and efficiency.
Web address to apply https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/job/...
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 13, 2023, 12:00pm CET
Web address for more information https://uclouvain.be/fr/instituts-recherche/isp/pe...
Contact name Axel Gosseries, President of the Institute of philosophy
Contact email
Time created October 2, 2023, 9:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 13, 2023, 12:00pm CET
Expired on November 14, 2023, 12:46pm CET
Last updated January 14, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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