Assistant Professor (Culture)
Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|Location||Tilburg, North Brabant, Netherlands|
|Start date||January 2023 (negotiable)|
The Department of Philosophy at Tilburg University seeks to appoint 1 Assistant Professor in Philosophy (0,8 – 1,0 FTE), with a research focus at the interface of popular culture, cultural heritage, memory, identity and society. Starting dates of approximately January 2023. Further information, as well as means of submitting applications, can be found at https://tiu.nu/20610
Profile of the candidates
The candidates are also good researchers with a track record of publications (e.g., in good international journals or books with good publishers) or show the capacity to develop such a record. The candidates are expected to publish in good journals, to apply regularly for external research funding and to participate in the research activities of the Department. The candidates are open to interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration outside of their specialization. The successful candidates find it important to engage with society as a philosopher, for example by participating in public debates.
AoS: The successful candidate does research at the interface of popular culture, cultural heritage, memory, identity and society. Their research is motivated by the realization that popular culture and popular media (including tv-series, games, and music) have a key role in the production and development of immaterial cultural heritage which includes the production and development of dominant (re)presentations of the past. The successful candidate will intensify the collaboration with the Department of Culture and acknowledges the importance of social media and digitalization for modern popular culture in their research.
AoC: The successful candidate will coordinate or be involved in teaching major courses on philosophy of communication, online culture and philosophy of art, media and society in the Master and Bachelor philosophy programs and in non-philosophy Bachelor programs. The successful candidate may also be asked to teach either the history of philosophy, ethics or political philosophy. Thesis supervision will also be part of their tasks. Fluency in Dutch (C2) is welcomed for this position.
Employment terms and conditions
The positions (Dutch: UD Filosofie) include teaching (50-55%) and research responsibilities (40%) as well as management or academic citizenship tasks (5-10%). Teaching responsibilities include coordination of or participation in 4-5 courses per year at both the Bachelor and Master levels. A significant portion of these tasks involves teaching philosophy to large classes of non-philosophy students (at Bachelor level).
Given the Department’s overall teaching needs, societal embeddedness, and other responsibilities, moderate proficiency in Dutch is a long-term requirement. The successful candidates are expected to be able to speak Dutch at an advanced level (B2) after 7 years (intermediate goal: A2 after 5 years). As many courses are taught in English, the candidates must have a good command of English from the start and obtain C2 level in writing and speaking in English before the contract becomes permanent.
If not already acquired, successful candidates are expected to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (BKO). Tilburg University offers courses for acquiring this certification. It is welcomed if the candidates are prepared to move to (the vicinity of) Tilburg. Successful candidates must remain at least 60% of their working days in the Netherlands (as a requirement of tax and social security laws).
The positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor 2 (“universitair docent 2”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3974,- up to (maximally) € 5439,- per month (max € 75.906,- all in per year). Following successful performance, successful candidates receive a permanent contract after 18 months.
Application and Information
The candidate should submit all of the following documents:
Applications must be submitted online (see https://tiu.nu/20610). The deadline for applications is 26 August, 2022.
We will inform shortlisted candidates, on or before 2 September, 2022. Interviews and test lectures will be held from Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 September 2022, preferably in person but online if necessary. Decisions will be announced before 23 September 2022.
Note for PhD students: your application will only be taken into account if you can provide an official guarantee that your public defense is scheduled before 1 December, 2022.
For inquiries about the positions, please contact the Head of Department, Prof. Dr. Wim Dubbink at [email protected]
For further information, please see the full job advertisement: https://tiu.nu/20610
|How to apply|
|Web address to apply||https://tiu.nu/20610)|
|Hard deadline||August 26, 2022, 11:59pm CET|
|Web address for more information||https://tiu.nu/20610|
|Contact name||Prof. W. Dubbink|
|Time created||July 28, 2022, 2:41pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||August 26, 2022, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||July 28, 2022, 2:41pm UTC|
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We are a non-US university; our hiring process is depedent on when the Dutch Government releases money to us for new positions.