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Postdoc Medieval or Early Modern Philosophy (EXPIRED)

University of Groningen

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS History of Medieval / Early Modern Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location University of Groningen, Netherlands
Job description

The position is part of the Spinoza Prize Project of Prof. Lodi Nauta, who has received the Spinoza Prize 2016 from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Job description

The Postdoc will carry out research in the Department of the History of Philosophy; you will also be involved in the activities of the Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought, which is based in this department. Your research will focus on medieval philosophy and/or early-modern philosophy (up to the Enlightenment). We expect you to teach some courses, co-supervise PhDs, organize workshops and lectures, and assist in the daily running of the department. And also to submit a research proposal to the NWO in the course of your fellowship. Knowledge of Dutch is no requirement.


• PhD in philosophy
• a strong publication record (depending on career stage)
• a clear research plan, and a clear idea on how this fits in with the overall research profile of the group
• record of some teaching (depending on career stage)
• an excellent command of English, both in writing and in speaking
• intellectual drive, enthusiasm and open-mindedness
• international network or record of international collaboration is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

In accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, we offer:

• a salary of between € 3,255 and € 4,274 gross per month (salary scale 10)
• a full-time position for 4 years (1.0 FTE)
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% year-end bonus
• minimum of 29 holidays and additional 12 holidays in case of full-time employment.

Starting date: 1 May 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter, but no later than 1 September 2020


Do you meet our selection criteria? If yes, please apply by sending:

• a cover letter including a statement outlining your potential contribution to the department, and an explanation of how you meet the selection criteria for the position
• a CV
• a statement describing current and future research (no more than 2 pages)
• the names and contact details of three academic referees and an indication of whether we can contact them at this stage
• a sample of written work of most relevance to this position, not more than 8,000 words: it can be a published or unpublished sample and can be an extract from a longer piece and a list of publications.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-oppor...
Hard deadline January 30, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-oppor...
Contact name Han Thomas Adriaenssen
Contact email
Time created December 20, 2019, 2:07pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 30, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Expired on February 1, 2020, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 1, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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