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Assistant Professor History of Philosophy (0.8 FTE) (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS History of Philosophy and History of Science
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Start date August 2021
Job description

The Faculty of Philosophy is looking for an assistant professor with expertise in the history of science and history of philosophy.

The position is in the Department of the History of Philosophy and includes research (40%) as well as teaching and administrative tasks (60%). The position will become permanent after a period of 2 years conditional on a positive performance review, and there is a promotion policy in place to facilitate promotion up to the level of associate professor. Ideally the candidate’s research complements and strengthens the existing research profile of the Department, and contributes to the lively intellectual life of the faculty as a whole.

The candidate will be expected to teach in the philosophy programme on both BA and MA levels, including courses on the history of science in the master’s programmes. It is important that the candidate develops and teaches courses that will appeal to a broad range of philosophy students, as well as to students from a variety of other academic backgrounds.


• PhD in philosophy
• experience and proven success in teaching in the relevant areas
• a strong publication record, appropriate to career stage
• concrete plans for a future grant proposal (ERC or NWO)
• an excellent command of English, both in writing and in speaking; knowledge of Dutch is expected after three years (European standard B2); teaching in Dutch is expected after 5 years (C1).
• intellectual drive, enthusiasm and open-mindedness
• international network or record of international collaboration
• a willingness to take up residence in or near the city of Groningen is preferable (staff members are expected to be present at the faculty at least 3 days a week)
• the University of Groningen requires teaching staff to attain the University Teaching Qualification; a successful applicant lacking this qualification (or equivalent) is expected to obtain it within two years, by attending courses at the University.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,746 (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,826 gross (scale 12) for a full-time position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end 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.


You may apply for this position until 15 February 2021 23.59 h. Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We invite you to submit a complete application including:
1. a cover letter containing your motivation for the position
2. CV and list of publications
3. the names and contact details of three referees and an indication whether we can contact them at this stage.
4. a sample of written work which is relevant to this position, not more than 8,000 words; it may be a published or unpublished sample and may be an extract from a longer piece
5. teaching evaluations.
6. statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals, with potential to be submitted to a funding agency (no longer than 1000 words).

Skype interviews will probably take place in the week of 1 March 2021. Depending on the corona situation site visits, planned for short list candidates, may have to be changed into online meetings, in the week of 15 March 2021.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We have adopted an active policy to increase the number of female scientists across all disciplines of the university. Therefore, women are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), http://nvp-plaza.nl/download/?id=7714 and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers, https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code


For information you can contact:

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-oppor...
Hard deadline February 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.rug.nl/about-ug/work-with-us/job-oppor...
Contact name Prof. Lodi Nauta
Contact email
Time created January 13, 2021, 4:21pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 15, 2021, 11:59pm CET
Expired on February 17, 2021, 12:46am CET
Last updated February 16, 2021, 6:46pm EST
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