Professor of Philosophy of Art and Culture
Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
|Job category||Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent|
|AOS||Aesthetics, Philosophy of Culture|
|AOC||Continental Philosophy and/or History of Aesthetics|
|Organization's reference number||vacancy number 19-148|
|Location||Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands|
The Faculty of Humanities (http://www.uva.nl/en/faculty/faculty-of-humanities/homepage.html) provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language, history, and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutions in the capital city. Almost 1,400 employees are affiliated with the Faculty, which has about 7,000 students. The Faculty of Humanities consists of eight departments.
The chair is part of the capacity group Critical Cultural Theory (CCT). The group covers, first and above all, aesthetics or philosophy of art as a philosophical discipline ranging from the middle of the 18th century to the present and following the European-continental tradition (from German idealism via Romanticism, Phenomenology and Critical Theory to Postmodernism and beyond). The group covers, secondly, philosophy and theory of culture, ranging from classical philosophical positions, again in the European-continental tradition, to sociological, ethnological and cultural-theoretical positions. “Culture” here has a broad meaning including contemporary forms of culture. The candidate’s interest should thus preferably embrace a variety of forms of art and culture, including those popular in today’s world. Therefore, the successful candidate has to cross borders easily between various disciplines.
Area of Specialization: Aesthetics, Philosophy of Culture
Areas of Competence: Continental Philosophy, and/or history of aesthetics
The successful candidate will be the chairperson of the Capacity Group CCT. The chairperson is expected to have regular meetings with the Head of Department and the Chairpersons of the other three research groups (Logic & Language/LLA, Philosophy and Public Affairs/PPA, and Philosophical Tradition in Context/PTC). The chairperson is expected, as well, to coordinate every year the assignment of teaching tasks to the group both with the staff, the BA- and MA-directors, and the administration. The managerial duties also include taking up the task of Head of Department.
More in general the candidate is expected to take an active role in the whole spectrum of activities of the Department of Philosophy, ranging from teaching and research to administration and academic as well public debates. The candidate will be a team player and has exquisite social skills. Put in simple words: the department would like to welcome a creative, open-minded and collegial person.
Teaching and research
The professor in Philosophy of Art and Culture is expected to play an important role in both BA and MA teaching as well as PhD supervision. In terms of research, the candidate will continue and expand the research profile of the capacity group and will be affiliated to the faculty research institute ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis).
Candidates for the position are expected to meet the following requirements:
All foreign employees appointed at the Faculty of Humanities are expected to have a good command of both written and spoken Dutch within two years. Please check the document Information for prospective chairs at the Faculty of Humanities.
The appointment will be permanent. The gross salary will normally conform to professorial scale 2, between € 5,582 and € 8,127 gross per month (€77,902 - €113,420 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis (38 hours per week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). In certain cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered.
|How to apply|
Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application in Dutch or English no later than Wednesday 5 February 2020, accompanied with a CV and a list of publications. The application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Fred Weerman, and should be sent in pdf-form to Hotze Mulder (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please indicate vacancy number 19-860 in the subject field. Applications will be received by a selection committee headed by the chair of the department of Philosophy, Prof. Beate Roessler. Following a procedure which may involve a formal leadership assessment and a public trial lecture, the committee will make its final recommendation to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
|Web address to apply||http://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2019/03/19-...|
|Email to apply|
|Hard deadline||February 5, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2019/12/19...|
|Contact name||Hotze Mulder|
|Contact phone||+31 20 5253066|
|Time created||December 31, 2019, 1:19pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||February 5, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||December 31, 2019, 1:19pm EST|
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