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Full Professor of Epistemology

Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Start date November 2024 (or later in 2025)
Job description

The University of Vienna is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and research, and counts more than 7,500 academics from all disciplines. This breadth of expertise offers unique opportunities to address the complex challenges of modern society, to develop comprehensive new approaches, and educate the problem-solvers of tomorrow from a multidisciplinary perspective.

At the Faculty of Philosophy and Education, the University of Vienna seeks to appoint a Full Professor of Epistemology

The position:

The successful candidate has a research focus in Epistemology. They should have an excellent research track record with publications in internationally leading journals. She/he/they will contribute to the research of the FWF-funded Cluster of Excellence “Knowledge in Crisis”. In addition, the successful candidate represents the philosophy of science in teaching across all curriculum levels.

Your academic profile:

  • Doctoral degree/PhD
  • Outstanding research achievements, excellent publication and funding record, international reputation
  • Proven leadership qualities
  • Gender and diversity competence
  • Experience in designing and managing large research projects
  • Enthusiasm for excellent teaching and supervision at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral level
  • Willingness to take on organisational and administrative responsibilities within the Faculty and/or the University

The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.

We offer:

  • a dynamic research environment
  • a wide range of research and teaching support services
  • attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life
  • an attractive salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (§98 UG, level A1, to be negotiated individually) and an organisational retirement plan
  • a “start-up package”, in particular for the initiation of research projects
  • comprehensive relocation support

The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Please submit a single PDF file (LastName_FirstName.pdf) containing the following information in English via e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education at the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Bernhard Schmid, Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG), 1010 Wien. 1. Letter of motivation 2. Academic curriculum vitae o education and training o positions held to date o relevant parental, family or other care times o awards and honors o commissions of trust o previous and current cooperation partners o list of most important acquired third-party funding as principal investigator, and, if applicable, of inventions/patents o list of most important scientific talks (max. 10) o teaching and mentoring o supervision experience (Master and PhD) 3. List of publications and a link to your ORCID record 4. Research statement o most important research achievements (max. 2 pages) and planned future research activities (max. 4 pages) o synopsis of five key publications with relevance to the position advertised 5. Teaching and supervision statement o teaching and supervision concept, including a description of the previous and planned priorities in academic teaching and supervision (max. 2 pages) Appendices to application document: a. Five key publications as electronic full text version b. Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file) c. Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)
Web address to apply https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruit...
Email to apply
Hard deadline Today, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information https://personalwesen.univie.ac.at/en/jobs-recruit...
Contact name Ulf Thalhammer, MSc MBA
Contact email
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