Post-doc in Political Philosophy (1.0 FTE)

Post-doc in Political Philosophy (1.0 FTE)

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8 May 2 Jun Groningen

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Job description

This is a one-year research-oriented postdoc position in the project “The political philosophy of work – expanding our vision” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Lisa Herzog. In a nutshell, this project wants to rethink the nature and role of work in our lives by looking at historical accounts from the history of philosophy and at non-Western ways of thinking about work, to try to uncover, and potentially challenge, the basic assumptions about “work” that are taken for granted both in political philosophy and in social practices in Western countries. The aim is to reconceptualize “work” in ways that are compatible with climate justice and global justice, and that are not tied to problematic assumptions about economic growth or exploitative relations to nature. Familiarity with non-Western philosophical traditions and willingness and ability to work across disciplinary boundaries are therefore a plus in the application.

The postdoc will do his or her own research on aspects of this topic in collaboration with Prof. Herzog, and help organize academic events for the project.

The University of Groningen is an innovative and research-driven institute in the Northern part of the Netherlands. It is an internationally oriented university with 34,000 students and 6,500 employees. Quality is a top priority and as a consequence, the University has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm position in the international university ranking lists.
The Faculty of Philosophy 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. Moreover, the interdisciplinary Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a meeting space for researchers from different disciplines to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

We are looking for a postdoc (1 year) in political philosophy, within the department of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy.


University of Groningen


- PhD prior to appointment
- strong research profile and publication record appropriate to career stage
- excellent command of English
- proven ability to integrate insights from other disciplines (e.g., sociology, anthropology into philosophical work).

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities

- a salary depending on qualifications and work experience of candidates ranging from a minimum of € 3,226 gross per month to a maximum of € 5,090 gross per month for a full-time position, for one year (salary scale 10, combination profile researcher/lecturer)
- an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees; favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.

Starting date: 1 September 2024


  • Postdoc
  • Language and culture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • max. €5090 per month
  • University graduate
  • V24.0269


University of Groningen

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