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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Philosophy of the Formal Sciences (EXPIRED)

Section for History and Philosophy of Science, Dept. of Science Education, University of Copenhagen

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History and Philosophy of the Formal Sciences
AOS categories Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Mathematics
AOC History and philosophy of science
AOC categories Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 211-0201/23-2N
Location Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
Start date 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Job description

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The Section for History and Philosophy of Science at the Department of Science Education seeks an excellent scholar for a position in the history and philosophy of the formal sciences. The position is at the Tenure-track Assistant Professor level. The position is open from 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

We seek candidates with a research record of relevance to scientific practice (e.g., philosophy of science in practice, integrated history and philosophy of science, socially relevant philosophy of science, or similar) in the formal sciences. Backgrounds in more traditional as well as more modern specialty areas in the history and philosophy of the formal sciences, e.g., data science, machine learning, and big data, are welcome, if they relate to scientific practice and the candidate is fully capable of teaching in all our formal science courses.

Duties and responsibilities
The position includes approximately 50% time for the candidate’s free research and approximately 50% time for other tasks – primarily teaching.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct:

  • Research, grant applications, development of the field, supervision and (depending on the level of position) research management such as supervision and training of research fellows and other staff.
  • Departmental teaching – including supervising students, coordinating, and teaching courses for students, and preparing and conducting exams. Most of the teaching duties will relate to mandatory courses in philosophy of science for bachelor students in science programs.
  • Other tasks requested by the Department – including engaging with and participating in Department and Faculty governance structures.

Formal expectations of the candidate
Applicants must have a PhD in the history/philosophy of science with documented competences in the formal sciences (mathematics, computer science, mathematical economics or similar). Candidates must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5a_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Assistant_professors.pdf.

The text aibove s only an extract of the full add. Please see https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=160928 to read the add in its entirety.

How to apply
Application type Online
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Web address to apply https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=160928
Hard deadline March 3, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/?show=160928
Contact name Kristine Cecilie Harper
Contact email
Time created January 22, 2024, 9:12pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 3, 2024, 11:59pm CET
Expired on March 5, 2024, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 4, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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