Associate professor in Social and Political Philosophy

Associate professor in Social and Political Philosophy

Published Deadline Location
18 Jun 26 Aug Amsterdam

Job description

To strengthen its senior staff, the Philosophy Department, specifically the section Philosophy and Public Affairs, invites applications for an Associate professor in Social and Political Philosophy.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong record of publications (books, as well as articles in prestigious international 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, as well as experience in supervising PhD students.

The section's research and teaching focuses on practical philosophy and its history. More specifically, the candidate is expected to have firm knowledge of the history of political and social philosophy; to have firm knowledge of the most relevant contemporary normative political and social philosophical approaches (analytic as well as continental); to have shown to be interested in interdisciplinary research; to be able to apply his/her philosophical knowledge to problems in contemporary societies and to be interested not only in academic but also in broader non-academic publications.

We welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in, and a broad command of, issues in social as well as political philosophy. We also require a systematic specialization in either social or political philosophy (preferably, but not necessarily, within one of the ASCA focus areas Globalisation & MigrationIdentitiesCultural and Social Critique, or the new UvA ‘Research Priority Area’ Human(e) AI).

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.

The research undertaken by the new associate professor will be part of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), sub-programme Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Specifications

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

Requirements

Formal requirements are:

  • a PhD in social or political Philosophy;
  • teaching experience, preferably at various levels of university education;
  • verifiably broadly deployable and prepared to be deployed in several teaching programmes;
  • outstanding research skills, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journals and academic publishers;
  • fundraising experience, e.g. acquisition of research projects through government agencies or the private sector;
  • experience in supervising PhD research;
  • proven leadership qualities; experience in administration, organisation and coordination of university education and research;
  • enthusiasm, an interdisciplinary attitude, a strong team spirit and the ability to motivate team members;
  • flexibility, readiness to participate in interdisciplinary cooperation and multidisciplinary development (verifiably focused on collaboration with other disciplines);
  • excellent command of both Dutch and English; preferably international teaching experience. If Dutch is not the native language, an active and passive command should be acquired within two years of appointment (passing the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), programme II, is a prerequisite for a permanent employment contract);
  • amenable to personal and professional development that focuses on broad deployability.

Conditions of employment

The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years with prospect on a permanent appointment. Subject to satisfactory performance, this temporary contract will be turned into a permanent contract.

The gross monthly salary will range from €5,039 (scale 13) to €6,738 (scale 14), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU).The appointment starts at the first of January or February 2020.

Employer

University of Amsterdam

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.

http://www.uva.nl/en/home

Department

Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Employees focus on interdisciplinary collaboration, are verifiably broadly deployable and are prepared to be deployed in several teaching programmes.

The Faculty of Humanities comprises eight departments, and each department is composed of sections comprising one or more professors and a number of other academics working in the relevant field. The Philosophy Department comprises four sections: The Philosophical Tradition in Context; Logic and Language: Mind, Body, and Behavior; Philosophy and Public Affairs; and Critical Cultural Theory: Art, Culture and Media.

https://www.uva.nl/en/faculty/faculty-of-humanities/homepage.html

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Job application

Your application should include a full academic CV and letter of motivation. Please submit your complete application no later than 26 August 2019 using this link.

Only complete applications received by this link will be taken into consideration. 

Specifications

  • Professors, associate professors, assistant professors and lecturers
  • Language and Culture
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €5039—€6738 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 19-407

Employer

University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Spui 21, 1012 WX, Amsterdam

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Application procedure

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application through the application procedure of Academic Transfer. 

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Application procedure

The UvA is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We value a spirit of enquiry and endurance, provide the space to keep asking questions and cherish a diverse atmosphere of curiosity and creativity.

You may submit your application through the application procedure of Academic Transfer. 

No agencies please

Make sure to apply no later than 26 Aug 2019 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).