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Research Fellowship Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Groningen

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Research at the intersection of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, e.g. Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of the Social Sciences
AOS categories Decision Theory
Philosophy of Social Science
Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Business Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 217091
Location University of Groningen, Netherlands
Start date September 1, 2017 (desirable)
Job description

Located in the Faculty of Philosophy in Groningen, the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) stimulates and facilitates interdisciplinary research at the interface of philosophy, political theory and economics (https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/ppe/).

The Centre invites applications for a one-year full-time research fellowship.

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated research fellow who will pursue research within the field of Philosophy, Politics and Economics and assist in the activities of the Centre.

The Research fellow will:
• pursue research at the intersection of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. This can include, but is not limited to Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Public Policy, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Welfare Economics, Applied Ethics or related fields
• submit a grant application to the Dutch national funding agency NWO for a Veni fellowship (for eligibility criteria see: http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/veni/index.html)
• assist with running the PPE Centre. This can include help in organizing a lecture series, assist with external funding opportunities, and coordinate a winter or summer school in PPE (see here for information about our previous winter school: https://www.rug.nl/education/summer-winter-schools/winter_schools_2016-2017/justice_democracy_and_rationality/)
• the successful candidate also has the option to teach an elective seminar in the newly established PPE master (see here: https://www.rug.nl/filosofie/ppe/master)
• the research fellow will spend roughly 60% on her/his own research and 40% on administrative tasks (and teaching, if so desired).

Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to have:
• a PhD in philosophy or any discipline relevant to PPE. The PhD has to be in hand and formally approved by 1 September 2017; moreover, NWO Veni applicants must have obtained their doctorate within the last three years. The 2018 Veni round is open to researchers who meet this criterion on 1 January 2018 (for possible extensions, see http://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/nwo/innovational-research-incentives-scheme/veni/index.html)
• a clear and promising research plan, fitting with the existing research profile of the PPE Centre
• depending on career stage, international publications
• an excellent command of English, both written and spoken
• strong organizational and communication skills
• knowledge of the Dutch academic system may be considered an asset
• a record of international research collaborations is an advantage.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on experience, between € 3,427 and € 4,691 gross per month for a full-time appointment (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities). The salary will be supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8% per year and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. The post is full-time and will be for 1 year (a successful Veni application would extend the research fellowship for at least another 3 years).

The starting date is 1 September 2017.

Application
We strongly encourage female candidates and members of underrepresented groups to apply.
You may apply for this position until 17 April 23.59h / before 18 April 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). Skype interviews for short-listed candidates will be scheduled for the week of 15-19 May 2017. Decisions are expected to be taken by 1 June 2017.

The application should include the following:
• a cover letter explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position and how the applicant intends to contribute to the Centre’s activities, research and administration
• a CV (including list of publications)
• a statement describing current and future research (no more than 2 pages)
• the names and contact details of three academic referees and an indication of whether we can contact them at this stage
• a writing sample that is relevant to this position of no more than 8,000 words; it can be a published or unpublished sample and can be an extract from a longer piece.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Information

For information you can contact:

  • Prof. Christine Straehle, Professor for Political Philosophy and Public Affairs, c.straehle@rug.nl

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opport...
Hard deadline April 17, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opport...
Contact name Prof. Christine Straehle
Contact email
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