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The Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy, is looking for an Assistant Professor in Political and Social Philosophy, with focus on Gender, Diversity, Intersectionality.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong record of publications in top international peer-reviewed journals, experience with acquiring third party funding, a broad philosophical background, outlook and interests, and solid experience with teaching at both BA and MA level, including academic skills.
The Philosophy and Public Affairs group covers a broad field of expertise and seeks to strengthen its profile by hiring a candidate with (a) feminist theory, critical race theory, theories of intersectionality of gender, race and class; (b) competence in general social and political philosophy (both in terms of the history of philosophy, and across the continental and analytic divide); and preferably (c) a specialization in the French tradition of social and political thought ( i.e., from Foucault up to contemporary authors)
Areas of competence: general political and social philosophy, preferably in the French tradition;
Areas of specialization: feminist theory, critical race theory, theories of intersectionality of gender, race and class.
The candidate is expected to take an active role in departmental activities, ranging from research seminars to board memberships and grant applications. Good social skills, a deeply collegial attitude, and ability and willingness to take up substantial administrative tasks are particularly welcome.
Our teaching needs are focused on but not limited to introductory and advanced courses political and social philosophy at BA-level (ranging from theories of democracy to recent debates in feminist theory), BA and MA theses supervision, co-supervising PhD theses as well as text-based courses with intensive training of academic skills.
The temporary employment contract is for a period of two years. Extension of the temporary contract to a maximum of three years or conversion to a permanent contract is not excluded, but is partly dependent on developments in student numbers. The contract will commence preferably between 1 September 2020 and 1 February 2021.
The UFO profile for this position is, dependent on relevant experience, Universitair docent 2 (scale 11) or Universitair docent 1 (scale 12).
The gross monthly salary will range from €3,637 (start scale 11) to €5,656 (end scale 12), based on a full-time employment contract (38 hours a week).
The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities applies.
With over 5,000 employees, 30,000 students and a budget of more than 600 million euros, the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is an intellectual hub within the Netherlands. Teaching and research at the UvA are conducted within seven faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business, Law, Science, Medicine and Dentistry. Housed on four city campuses in or near the heart of Amsterdam, where disciplines come together and interact, the faculties have close links with thousands of researchers and hundreds of institutions at home and abroad.
The UvA’s students and employees are independent thinkers, competent rebels who dare to question dogmas and aren’t satisfied with easy answers and standard solutions. To work at the UvA is to work in an independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.
The Faculty of Humanities offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new teaching methods are being developed.
The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities consists of the groups Philosophy and Public Affairs, Critical Cultural Theory, Logic and Language, Philosophical Tradition in Context. The new assistant professor will be part of the Philosophy and Public Affairs group.
The candidate’s research will be part of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA). ASCA is one of the five research schools within the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research.
University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX, Amsterdam
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