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Assistant or Associate Professor in Ethics in Education and in Didactics of Philosophy and Citizenship (EXPIRED)

Institut supérieur de Philosophie, UCLouvain

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics in Education, Citizenship Education, Didactics of Philosophy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 35423 / FIAL 084 / 2024
Location Louvain-la-Neuve, Walloon Region, Belgium
Start date September, 1st 2024
Job description

Within a consortium of four university colleges (Galilée, Vinci, HELHa and Hénallux), the UCLouvain-Saint-Louis - Bruxelles and the University of Namur, UCLouvain collaborates in implementing the reform of teacher training, which sets out to increase the quality of teacher training, and therefore of pupils, by linking teaching and research.

In view of these joint degree programs between UCLouvain and the four university colleges, the holder of this position will teach in the pedagogical departments of these university colleges, which are located at about ten sites.

Post description

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


You will teach mainly in the field of initial teacher training, within the various study cycles (co)managed by the Faculty, and in particular within the framework of the Master's degrees in teaching in sections 1, 2 and 3. You will also supervise Master's theses.

You will mainly teach the ethics of education and the didactics of philosophy and citizenship in these programs.

Sections 1, 2 and 3 are those that train teachers from, respectively, kindergarten to the 2nd year of primary education, from the 3rd year of kindergarten to the 6th year of primary education, and from the 5th year of primary education to the 3rd year of secondary education (in line with the Decree of 7 February, 2019 defining initial teacher training). The different programs will open progressively: from September 2023 for section 1, section 2 and section 3, and from September 2024 for the Advanced Master in Teacher Education, the evolution of the volume of teaching hours will be progressive.

You will collaborate with school-internal and school-external professionals within the field of compulsory education.


You will develop your research activities, including coordinating research projects, in two distinct fields: ethics of education and didactics of philosophy and citizenship. Nevertheless, particular attention will be paid to the field of educational ethics in the broadest sense, i.e. including research on the ethical issues of the teaching profession or research on the ethical issues of educational policies (aims of the school, school justice, citizenship education, pluralism in schools, etc.). This research will be linked to fundamental ethical reflections and open to other disciplines in educational sciences. You will supervise doctoral theses on these topics.

In addition …

Once tenured, you will carry out various service activities and responsibilities within the institution, such as being a member of a programme committee or examination committee, or having management responsibilities within the faculty or research institute.

You will also contribute to services to society through collaboration with educational stakeholders, schools and university colleges, who are involved in teacher training.

You will also collaborate with partners in the economic and socio-cultural field or in the field of development cooperation. In addition, through your research and teaching activities, you will contribute to UCLouvain’s international visibility.

Who we’re looking for


You have a PhD in Philosophy (or in a domain that can be considered as equivalent). You have completed an extended stay abroad or have substantial experience outside the university where you completed your PhD.

You have a degree in teacher training.


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

You have a professional experience in compulsory education and/or in teacher training.


You are comfortable working as part of a team of academics 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 multidisciplinary.

You have a professional experience in compulsory education and/or in teacher training.

Given the nature of the position, you will have a perfect knowledge of the French language from the start. You will be able to communicate in English. If this is not the case, you commit yourself to mastering this language within two years in function. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.

And, more specifically:

You have scientific experience on ethics in education evidenced by publications in international outlets;

You are able to contribute with your research in interdisciplinary projects in educational sciences;

You have proven skills in the didactics of philosophy and citizenship.

How to apply
Application type Online
Mastering the French language will eventually be required, but is not required at the time of interview. Being ready to teach to non-philosophy students is an essential requirement. 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. Knowledge of the compulsory educational system of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation is an asset.
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, 9:31pm 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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