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Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen

Job category Graduate fellowship / Fixed term
AOS Medieval Philosophy/Early Modern Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 217270
Location University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Start date Jan. 1st 2018
Job description

PhD position History of Philosophy (1.0 fte) (217270)

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen


The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen is a vibrant, international community of excellent researchers and teachers. It consistently receives the highest evaluations both for research and for teaching among philosophy departments in The Netherlands. The Faculty has three departments: History of Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy, and Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.

Job description

We offer a four-year fellowship for the completion of a PhD dissertation in the history of medieval or early-modern philosophy or science up to the Enlightenment; ancient philosophy is not excluded. Applications are invited from high-quality prospective PhD fellows who have a documentable expertise in these research areas.

The candidate will be enrolled in the Groningen Graduate School of Philosophy. A PhD training program is part of the agreement. Supervision will be carried out by the Groningen department.

The successful candidate is also expected to assist in some teaching. Knowledge of Dutch is no requirement.


The candidate should have a master’s degree in philosophy or related area, plus an excellent academic record. He/she should have a very good command of English and strong communication and academic writing skills.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary of € 2,222 (salary scale PhD candidates Dutch Universities) gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 2,840 gross per month in the final year, based on a fulltime position, excluding a 8% holiday allowance and a 8.3% end of the year bonus. The position requires residence in Groningen and must result in a PhD thesis within the 4-year contract period.

The position offered is for four years. The successful candidate will first be offered a temporary position of one year with the option of renewal for another three years. Prolongation of the contract is contingent on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that a successful completion of the PhD thesis within the contract period is to be expected.

The preferred starting date is 1 January 2018.

You may apply for this position until 17 August 23:59 hrs / before 18 August 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below the advertisement on the university website: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005OCP).

Applications should include:

  • a brief letter of motivation
  • a research proposal (up to two A4 pages)
  • a curriculum vitae, including contact details of two academic referees
  • transcripts of your academic degrees
  • a writing sample of approximately 5000 words such as an essay or part of a master’s thesis.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Dr Han Thomas Adriaenssen, +31 50 3636164, h.t.adriaenssen@rug.nl

(please do not use for applications)

Apply : use the Apply button on http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005OCP

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opport...
Hard deadline August 18, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opport...
Contact name Dr Han Thomas Adriaenssen
Contact email
Contact phone 0031503636164
Time created June 29, 2017, 5:06pm EST
Scheduled expiry date August 18, 2017, 11:59pm CET
Expired on August 20, 2017, 12:46am CET
Last updated October 19, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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