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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Tilburg University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Ethics/ Political Philosophy
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Business Ethics
AOC categories Business Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 16612
Location Tilburg, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Start date June 1st 2020 (approximately)
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in Ethics and Political Philosophy – 1.0 FTE

Starting date approximately June 1, 2020

The job

The philosophy department at Tilburg University seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate in ethics and/or political philosophy. The candidate is expected to possess – or to be in the process of developing – a good reputation in research. The candidate is also expected to have excellent teaching skills, as demonstrated by prior teaching experience. Courses are given at both Bachelor and Master level and to both philosophy and non-philosophy students. In the case of the non-philosophy students teaching is to large groups. The successful candidate will spend around 60/65 percent of her time teaching. Depending on the size of the groups, this means about 2-3 courses per semester.

The department of philosophy at Tilburg University is an internationally oriented and pluralist department whose research strength is organized in two groups: TiLPS (Tilburg Center for Moral Philosophy, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science) and PHC&E (Philosophy of Humanity, Culture, and Ethics). The department is internationally recognized for its research and offers a lively, amicable and stimulating research environment. Philosophical research at Tilburg is often done in an interdisciplinary framework.

Your profile

The successful candidate holds a PhD in philosophy with a research specialization in ethics and/or political philosophy.

The successful candidate is a natural born teacher. She or he can teach philosophy to both philosophers (at Bachelor and Master level) and non-philosophers (at Bachelor level). Among the courses that the candidate will teach are business ethics and social philosophy (for non-philosophy students), and ethics (for Ba philosophy students). The successful candidate finds it important to engage with society as a philosopher, for example by participating in public debate. It is highly desirable if the candidate can also teach subjects outside her or his field of expertise (for example on the history of philosophy).

The successful candidate is a good researcher. Her or his research focus strengthens the research topics of the department. He or she has a track record of publications in good international journals or shows the capability of developing such a record early in his or her career. The successful candidate is expected to publish at least 1 article in an A-journal each year. The successful candidate is expected to apply regularly for external research funding.

Because of the teaching involved, the successful candidate must be fluent in Dutch from the start. He or she must also have an excellent command of the English language. The candidate is expected to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO). It is welcomed if the candidate is prepared to move to (the vicinity of) Tilburg.

Tilburg University has committed itself to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, welcomes applications from underrepresented groups within philosophy and academia including members of minority groups and people with disabilities.

Employment terms and conditions
The positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor (“universitair docent 2”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3,637 up to (maximally) € 4.978,- per month (max  € 69.472,- all in per year). The start of the employment is negotiable, preferably June 1, 2020. Successful candidates receive a contract for four years. Whether the appointment can be extended permanently after this period will depend on the candidate’s proven capacities in teaching and research, together with the organizational and financial situation of the department.

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Information and application

For inquiries about the position, please contact the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Wim Dubbink at W.Dubbink@tilburguniversity.edu.

The candidate should submit the following documents and merge them into one pdf file: a letter of motivation, a CV, a teaching dossier, a one page outline of his/her research plans, a recent research publication, and the names and contact information for two referees. The deadline for applications is February, Tuesday 18th, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by February, 26. Interviews and test classes will be held at the beginning of March. Decisions will be announced shortly thereafter.

The only way to apply is online.

Tilburg University

Tilburg University is an inspiring university offering a stimulating and challenging environment for students, staff, and alumni. The university highly values authenticity, academic freedom, and continuous development. In its top-quality education and research programs in the disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities, the university is committed to addressing quality issues in society at national and international levels. It does so by training people for positions of responsibility in society and by contributing to socially sustainable solutions. Tilburg University draws on a rich tradition which nourishes reflection and which also encourages the academic community's awareness of its philosophy in relation to academic discipline.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Onderzoek en onderwijs aan de Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences (TSHD) heeft een unieke focus op de mens in de context van de globaliserende digitale samenleving, op de ontwikkeling van kunstmatige intelligentie en interactieve technologieën, op de impact ervan op communicatie, cultuur en maatschappij, en op morele en existentiële uitdagingen die zich voordoen. De School of Humanities and Digital Sciences bestaat uit vier departementen: Communicatie en Cognitie, Cognitieve en Kunstmatige Intelligentie, Cultuurstudies en Filosofie; verschillende onderzoeksinstituten en een faculteitsbureau. Ook het University College Tilburg is onderdeel van de School. Jaarlijks starten ongeveer 275 studenten met een Bachelor- of (Pre)Masteropleiding. De School telt ongeveer 2000 studenten en 250 medewerkers.

Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences

Tilburg University hanteert de NVP-sollicitatiecode van de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Personeelsmanagement & Organisatieontwikkeling.


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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://tiu.nu/16612
Hard deadline February 18, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about/schools/hu...
Contact name Professor Wim Dubbink
Contact email
Time created January 31, 2020, 10:02am EST
Scheduled expiry date February 18, 2020, 11:59pm CET
Expired on February 20, 2020, 12:46am CET
Last updated April 20, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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