University Lecturer in Global and Comparative Philosophy (1.0 FTE)

University Lecturer in Global and Comparative Philosophy (1.0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
4 Oct 1 Dec Leiden

Job description

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will take on the following responsibilities commensurate with career stage:
  • Original research in Korean and/or Japanese philosophy;
  • Teaching philosophy courses in our BA and MA programmes in Philosophy and in other Leiden University degree programmes as required, and supervision of BA and MA theses;
  • Teaching in Dutch in due course
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Acquisition of research funding from outside sources;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media;
  • Active participation in the running of the institution.

Specifications

Leiden University

Requirements

Selection criteria
  • PhD degree in philosophy or in closely related fields, with specialized focus in philosophical traditions;
  • Specialization in Korean and/or Japanese philosophy. Research specialisations in Buddhist and Confucian traditions in Korea and/or Japan will be considered an advantage;
  • Research and publication record commensurate with career stage;
  • Assumed proficiency in relevant source languages which enable the hire to do original research in their fields of specialization.
  • Broad teaching competencies in philosophy and commitment to high-quality teaching practice. Experience in teaching broadly in the history of philosophy will be considered an advantage;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Non-Dutch-speaking candidates will be required to acquire proficiency in Dutch to level B1 within two years of taking up the appointment. The candidate must demonstrate sufficient progress toward attaining this level of Dutch acquisition by the time of the probationary review. The institute facilitates Dutch-language learning with reimbursement of costs and teaching relief for an approved training programme;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications, the successful applicant is required to obtain a nationally recognised University Teaching Qualification (BKO); the candidate must demonstrate sufficient progress toward the attainment of the BKO by the time of probationary review.
  • Openness to other philosophical traditions and to interdisciplinary cooperation;
  • Team player, but also able to carry out independent research and teaching;

Conditions of employment

Terms and conditions

We offer a full-time (1.0 FTE, 38 hours per week), fixed-term post for the period of one and a half years, with the possibility of a permanent contract conditional on performance and funding. Salary range, depending on training and experience, is from € 3557 to € 5439 (pay scale 10 to 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) before tax per month, based on a full-time appointment.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development, and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model offers some freedom to assemble a personalised set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. There is a Dual Career Programme for international spouses; for further details, see https://www.medewerkers.universiteitleiden.nl/po/international-staff/social-life-and-settling-in/your-spouses-career---the-dual-career-programme-dcp.

Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive.

Employer

University of Leiden

Our Faculty/Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields including philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics, and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With a staff of around 1,000, the faculty provides 25 BA and 27 MA programmes for over 7,000 students.

The Institute of Philosophy conducts research and offers teaching in the standard areas of philosophy in Analytic and Continental traditions and in Intercultural Philosophy as well as their histories. With around 40 employees and 600 students, the institute offers an innovative, collegial, and international working environment. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/institute-for-philosophy.

Additional information

Further information

Enquiries may be directed to Prof. Douglas Berger, Academic Director, Institute of Philosophy, tel. +31 71 527 6497, e-mail d.l.berger@phil.leidenuniv.nl.

Specifications

  • Assistant professor
  • Behaviour and society
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 12641

Employer

Location

Rapenburg 70, 2311EZ, Leiden

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Applications

Please submit online your application no later than December 1st, via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online:
  • Motivation letter;
  • CV including education and employment history, courses taught, publications;
  • Research plan with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages);
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages);
  • Representative course descriptions and, if available, teaching evaluations;
  • Names and contact details of at least two academic referees (no reference letters at this stage).
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Applications

Please submit online your application no later than December 1st, via the blue button in our application system. Applicants should submit online:
  • Motivation letter;
  • CV including education and employment history, courses taught, publications;
  • Research plan with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages);
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages);
  • Representative course descriptions and, if available, teaching evaluations;
  • Names and contact details of at least two academic referees (no reference letters at this stage).
Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Make sure to apply no later than 1 Dec 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).