University lecturer in practical Philosophy

University lecturer in practical Philosophy

Published Deadline Location
12 Mar 31 Mar Leiden

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Job description

Your work will consist of:

  • Original research in Practical Philosophy, e.g. (history of) moral philosophy; meta-ethics; applied ethics; social and political philosophy;

  • Teaching courses in Practical Philosophy in our BA and MA programmes 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.


Leiden University


  • PhD degree in philosophy;

  • Specialization in practical philosophy, e.g. (history of) moral philosophy; meta-ethics; applied ethics; social and political philosophy;

  • Research and publication record commensurate with career stage;

  • Teaching competencies in areas of practical philosophy that complement our existing expertise, e.g. (history of) moral philosophy and applied ethics will be considered an advantage;

  • Teaching experience and commitment to high-quality teaching practice;

  • Excellent command of English;

  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, s/he will be required to acquire proficiency in Dutch to level B1 within two years of taking up the appointment;

  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications, the successful applicant is required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certificate (BKO);

  • Openness to other philosophical traditions and to interdisciplinary cooperation;

  • Team player, but also able to carry out independent research and teaching;

  • Flexible, enterprising, and enthusiastic.

Conditions of employment

We offer a full-time (38 hours per week), fixed-term post for the period of two years from 1 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of a permanent contract conditional on performance and funding. Salary range, depending on training and experience, is from € 2,709 to € 4,978 (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


Diversity is one of our university’s core values in research and teaching. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. Women and members of ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


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