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Assistant professor in Philosophy (0.8 fte) (EXPIRED)

Department of Theoretical Philosophy, University of Groningen

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy of science (including the philosophy of specific disciplines within the natural, life, and social sciences), epistemology (including formal and social epistemology), or logic
AOS categories Epistemology
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
AOC Epistemology, Philosophy of science, and Logic (broadly construed)
AOC categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Start date September 2020
Job description

The Faculty of Philosophy is looking for an assistant professor with expertise in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of specific disciplines within the natural, life, and social sciences), epistemology (including formal and social epistemology), or logic.

The position is in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy and includes research (40%) as well as teaching and administrative tasks (60%). We are particularly interested in a candidate who can relate her/his philosophical work to other scientific or scholarly disciplines. Ideally the research of the candidate can complement and strengthen the existing research profile of the Department of Theoretical Philosophy, and can contribute to the lively intellectual life of the faculty as a whole.

The candidate will be expected to teach in the philosophy program on both BA and MA level, including the MA program “Philosophy and Science”, which caters for students who study philosophy and another discipline in tandem. It is crucially important that the candidate can offer courses that will appeal to a broad range of philosophy students, as well as students from a variety of other academic backgrounds. For information about the Faculty and the department and its members, see http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/organization/theoretical/

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen is a vibrant, international community of excellent researchers and teachers. It consistently receives the highest evaluations both for research and for teaching among philosophy departments in The Netherlands. The Faculty has three departments: History of Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy, and Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.


• PhD in philosophy or related field
• strong record of teaching
• a strong publication record
• an excellent command of English, both in writing and in speaking; knowledge of Dutch is not required but working knowledge of it is expected after three years
• intellectual drive, enthusiasm and open-mindedness
• international network or record of international collaboration

Conditions of employment
The position will become permanent (not tenure-track) after a period of 2 years conditional on a positive performance review.
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,475 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,405 gross (salary scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. A fiscal facility pertaining to extraterritorial costs (the 30% facility) may be applicable if the rules of Dutch tax law permit this.

How to apply
Application type Online
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Web address to apply https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-oppor...
Hard deadline January 16, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-oppor...
Contact name Jan-Willem Romeijn
Contact email
Contact phone +31503636161
Time created December 12, 2019, 4:56pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 16, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Expired on January 18, 2020, 12:46am CET
Last updated March 18, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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