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Open Call: 4 PhD's in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Erasmus School of Philosophy, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Any area of Philosophy
AOC Any area of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 4
Location Remote work
Organization based in Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Start date Januari 2019
Job description

Erasmus School of Philosophy is looking for 4 PhD students

(1.0 fte)

As the successful candidate:
- You will have completed (or be near to completing) a master’s degree in philosophy by the time that you take up your position.

- You are highly motivated to pursue a PhD in philosophy (your research can be in any area of philosophy, provided there is a suitable supervisor at the Erasmus School of Philosophy; https://www.eur.nl/esphil/people?s=&page=1)

- Your academic work and record demonstrates your ability to argue rigorously, to structure your ideas clearly, and to engage with academic literatures critically and creatively.

- You have a good command of English, and strong social communication and academic writing skills.

We expect you to:
- Start the position as soon as possible, or 1 March 2019 at the latest.

- Complete a PhD thesis within the four-year contract period.

- Play an active role in the research community by participating in research seminars and events, and organizing research events related to your own research, and to other research programmes within Erasmus School of Philosophy (https://www.eur.nl/esphil/onderzoek/onderzoeksprojecten).

How to apply:
To apply, please send your application package, no later than November 1, 2018 by e-mail to office@esphil.eur.nl. Please mention “PhD Philosophy” in the subject line.

The application package should include two files in PDF format:

- One non-anonymized PDF: Motivation letter and CV.

- One anonymized PDF, i.e. your name and other identifying information should not appear anywhere in the file: PhD research proposal (1,000 words, excl. references) and a writing sample (max 1,000 words).

Additional information about the vacancies can be obtained from Prof. dr. Jack Vromen (e-mail: vromen@esphil.eur.nl). A selection committee will be responsible for the selection of the candidate.

The interviews will be held on Wednesday November 21 and Thursday November 22.

Diversity is one of our strategic priorities. Candidates from an ethnic minority, candidates with an international background and/or female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Conditions of employment
This position comes with good employment conditions, compliant with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The position begins with a temporary employment contract for 14 months in which the candidate’s suitability is evaluated. If the candidate is suitable, then an additional contract of 34 months follows, leading to a total appointment of 4 years. The salary is in accordance with the doctoral candidate scale of the CAO NU. For a full-time appointment, the salary is € 2,222 gross per month during the first year, which will increase annually up to € 2,840 gross per month in the fourth year. In addition, the attractive employment package includes an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, generous leave provisions for a healthy work-life balance, a good pension scheme, excellent options for collective insurance, and a provision for the use of the Internet at home. The employee may also use a number of campus facilities, such as sports facilities and the library.

Erasmus School of Philosophy – ESPhil
Erasmus School of Philosophy of the Erasmus University Rotterdam is a leading research and teaching institution in the Netherlands. The faculty has a broad international orientation, with many international students and staff members and strong connections with universities abroad. The research programmes of the academic staff members (roughly 20 in total) are leading in their field.

Erasmus University Rotterdam
The expertise of Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is concentrated in the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Medicine and Health Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, History, Culture, Communication and Media, and Philosophy. In addition to the initial degree programmes and scientific research, the University offers specific postgraduate study programmes and courses. Erasmus University has around 25,000 students and some 2,500 faculty and staff members.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 1, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.eur.nl/en/esphil/vacancy-4-phd-positio...
Contact name Prof.dr. Jack Vromen
Contact email
Time created October 2, 2018, 10:11am EST
Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2018, 11:59pm CET
Expired on November 3, 2018, 12:46am CET
Last updated March 14, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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