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Professor of Philosophical Anthropology (EXPIRED)

Radboud Universiteit

Job category Postdoc or similar / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophical Anthropology
AOC Philosophical Anthropology
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 20235622
Location Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Job description

Radboud University is looking for a
Professor of Philosophical Anthropology

The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies is seeking a Professor of Philosophical Anthropology for its Department of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology. The teaching and research remit involved is based on continental philosophy and deals with questions surrounding human beings and their subjectivity.

As a professor, you will teach Philosophical Anthropology in the Bachelor's programme and participate in the Master's track in Continental Philosophy. You will be co-responsible for the content of the teaching. You should therefore have a thorough knowledge of the history of philosophical anthropology in order to be able to teach both introductory and advanced courses in the field (e.g. in the Research Master's programme). In addition, you have a thorough knowledge of continental philosophy.

In research, you will contribute to the Department's research at the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy. You will give new impetus to research in philosophical anthropology by linking up with major contemporary developments. Today, the question of human subjectivity and its conditions is a question of humankind's relationship to nature, environment and climate, to other animals, to technology and AI, and to physicality and gender. Each of these relationships pose a question for philosophical anthropology to which your research may contribute. Your research expertise should relate to one or more of these issues, enabling you to acquire research funds and raise the profile of the field both within the faculty and nationally and internationally. Your duties also include supervising PhD candidates and participating in valorisation activities.

As a new professor, you are motivated to actively take on administrative tasks in line with Radboud University's leadership vision based on Courage, Connection and Openness. This vision stems from the idea that leadership must come from understanding the needs of those affected by it.


  • You have a PhD in Philosophy preferably in the field of Philosophical Anthropology or, more generally, Continental Philosophy.
  • You have an excellent track record of publications in internationally leading journals, demonstrating expertise in philosophical anthropology.
  • You have proven experience in acquiring research grants and supervising PhD research.
  • You are an inspiring and challenging lecturer with extensive teaching experience at BA and MA levels, who is widely employable in the Faculty's Philosophy programme.
  • You have a university teaching qualification (UTQ) or equivalent, or are willing to obtain a UTQ as soon as possible.
  • You have managerial and preferably also administrative experience.
  • You are proficient in Dutch (C2 level) and English (C1 level) or are willing to obtain these proficiencies within two to four years.

We are
The Department of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology and the associated Center for Contemporary European Philosophy teach and research themes in metaphysics and philosophical anthropology from a continental philosophical perspective, combining historical and systematic perspectives. The Department is a cohesive unit in which monthly lectures are organized and work in progress is discussed.

The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religion Sciences is a compact, ambitious division with approximately 180 staff and over 1,000 students from the Netherlands and abroad. Our education programme includes several top-notch degree programmes in both in-depth disciplinary fields of study and interdisciplinary and interfaculty studies. The faculty has innovative education and research programmes with a strong focus on current societal issues.

Our faculty is committed to equal opportunities for all. We stand for an inclusive community and believe that diversity contributes to the quality of teaching and research. We therefore particularly welcome employees from different backgrounds, whose perspectives and alternative ways of thinking may contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Radboud University
We are keen to meet critical thinkers who want to look closer at what really matters. People who, from their expertise, wish to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This ambition unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University and requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €6,099 and a maximum of €8,881 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale H2).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a permanent employment.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20. 

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?
For questions about the position, please contact Gert-Jan van der Heiden, Professor, at +31 6 23 87 47 11 or [email protected].

Practical information and applying
You can apply until 1 October 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Gert-Jan van de Heiden. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A motivation letter.
  • Your CV including a list of publications and the contact details of at least two references.
  • A teaching statement and a research statement (max. 2 pages each).
  • An article or chapter from a book that, in your opinion, accurately reflects your research. 

The first round of interviews will take place on Monday 13 and Friday 17 November. The second round of interviews will take place on Friday 24 November. You would preferably begin employment on 1 May 2024. The selection process includes an assessment and trial lecture.

We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://link.inhroffice.com/d521718c-835d-44c7-b22...
Hard deadline October 1, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.ru.nl/
Contact name Gert-Jan van der Heiden
Contact email
Contact phone +31 6 23 87 47 11
Time created August 22, 2023, 8:35pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 1, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on October 3, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated December 2, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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