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An open academic position in 17th Century Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Institut Supérieur De Philosophie, Universite catholique de Louvain

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS 17th Century Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 23650 / FIAL 013 / 2020
Location Louvain-la-Neuve, Walloon Region, Belgium
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

UCLouvain invites applications for a tenure track or tenured full time position in 17th Century Philosophy


UCLouvain is a comprehensive university offering, in the context of the present position, the opportunity of cross-disciplinary research and teaching collaborations. The position is attached to the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and to the Institute of Philosophy that offer opportunities for diverse and stimulating teaching as well as an environment to carry out ambitious research. The Louvain-la-Neuve site offers a unique living environment inside a naturally preserved neighbourhood, conveniently located to the heart of Europe.

Description of the mission


The successful candidate will have teaching assignments in the field of modern philosophy. The successful candidate may be required to provide general philosophy courses at the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters and other faculties at the various UCLouvain sites. 


The successful candidate will develop both individual and collective research in the field of 17th century philosophy. 

Specific qualifications

- The candidate will have to demonstrate her/his expertise in philosophy in the 17th century.
- In her/his research and teaching, the candidate will have to demonstrate her/his ability to mobilize the contributions of 17th century philosophy to give a relevant philosophical perspective on contemporary issues.

Practical Information

Application deadline: 15th November, 2019

Starting date:  1st September, 2020

Further information:

Prof. Cédrick Fairon, Dean FIAL – doyen-fial@uclouvain.be
Prof. Alexandre Guay, President ISP – president-isp@uclouvain.be

Localization : Social Sciences and Humanities Sector
                        Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters (FIAL) (https://uclouvain.be/en/faculties/FIAL)
                        Institute of Philosophy (ISP) (https://uclouvain.be/en/research-institutes/ISP) 

General conditions

Tasks: the applicant will

- Be responsible for teaching courses at all study levels (i.e. undergraduate and postgraduate), as well as in programmes of continuing education;

- Supervise the final diploma research (i.e. theses) of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as PhD theses;

- Be involved in (and/or supervise, promote) research programmes;

- Contribute to the international visibility of the University through teaching and research excellence;

- Be available to carry out, in the long term, different service activities and responsibilities within the University and its entities;

- Contribute to activities of the University with a societal impact in the fields of the economy, socio-cultural changes or cooperation with developing countries.

Qualifications: the applicant must have

- A PhD degree in philosophy or any comparable discipline;

- A significant scientific record with international publications;

- Either studied abroad for an extensive period or have had substantial experience outside his or her university of origin;

- Experience in and the aptitude for teaching at university level, demonstrated if possible by formal assessments;

- The capacity to work within a team of teachers and to integrate research findings into teaching;

- Creativity and must be open to teaching innovation and interdisciplinarity;

- The capacities required to undertake high-level academic research: capacity to raise research funds, to supervise projects, to animate and lead a research team;

- Team management and communication skills, including if possible fluency in French and English, spoken and written. Otherwise, you will be asked to acquire them within two years after taking office, in order to be able to communicate and teach in these languages. Knowledge of other languages is an additional asset.


The level of recruitment (appointment to the rank of lecturer or professor) will be discussed if a proposal is made to you, in connection with your previous academic experience. For more information, see: jobs.uclouvain.be.

Our HR policy supports equal opportunities and diversity including in the academic career. Attention is also paid to reconciliation of private life and professional life.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions: https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/content/-Deposer-votre-candidature/?locale=en_GB
Web address to apply https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/job/...
Hard deadline November 15, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://jobs.uclouvain.be/PersonnelAcademique/job/...
Contact name Prof. Alexandre Guay
Contact email
Time created October 7, 2019, 3:58pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 15, 2019, 11:59pm CET
Expired on November 17, 2019, 12:46am CET
Last updated January 16, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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