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Researcher/Postdoc (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Early Modern Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 212215
Location Groningen, Netherlands
Start date 1st of January 2013
Job description

The postdoc researcher will be based in the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen. The Faculty of Philosophy is a rich and lively community of excellent lecturers and researchers. The faculty has an excellent reputation, both in research and in teaching, and has a strong international orientation. For more information about the faculty see: http://www.rug.nl/philosophy

Job description

The project "Naturalism and Teleology in Spinoza's Philosophy" is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung and led by Martin Lenz. The postdoc candidate will conduct independent research on Spinoza's theoretical and practical philosophy with special emphasis on the conatus doctrine. The outcome should consist in a number of articles to be published in high-profile journals or in a monograph.



  • have or will soon have completed a PhD in philosophy
  • have a strong background in early modern philosophy
  • have systematic as well as historical interests
  • are prepared to come to Groningen for the period of the research project
  • are fluent in English
  • and are prepared to collaborate with other members of the department of the history of philosophy.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary dependent on qualifications and work experience up with a minimum of € 2,861 gross per month (scale 10) to a maximum of € 3,195 gross per month (scale 11.0) for a full-time job. The full-time appointment of this postdoc researcher is for a period of two years. The conditions of employment comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for the University of Groningen.

The postdoc researcher will start at latest at the 1st of January 2013.

Please send your application, including the vacancy number and

  • curriculum vitae
  • two letters of reference which can be sent directly by the referees
  • a covering letter, including a research plan
  • a writing sample of about 3,000 words.

before 30 November 2012 by means of the application form.

Women and members of other underrepresented groups in philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.

Acquisition is not appreciated.


For information you can contact: Martin Lenz

Apply via: http://www.tangram-tis.nl/10378/Kandidaten/Inschrijven/00347-0000004987


How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Web address to apply http://www.tangram-tis.nl/10378/Kandidaten/Inschri...
Hard deadline November 30, 2012, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.rug.nl/medewerkers/Vacatures/jobOpportu...
Contact name Martin Lenz
Contact email
Time created October 8, 2012, 4:53pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2012, 11:59pm CET
Expired on November 30, 2012, 11:59pm CET
Last updated October 8, 2012, 8:47pm EST
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