The Department of Philosophy at Stockholm University is Sweden’s largest philosophy department. The department is home to a very active, friendly, and cooperative community of internationally well connected researchers, and hosts a large variety of conferences, workshops, colloquia, seminars, and guest researchers every year.  Like most major philosophy departments in Sweden, the Stockholm department is divided into two subjects — Practical and Theoretical Philosophy — both of which feature many researchers prominent in their fields. Theoretical Philosophy encompasses philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, and the history of philosophy.

We are now looking to further strengthen our profile in the philosophy of science and/or epistemology and are inviting applications for one Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor, permanent position) in the following two areas: 
•   Philosophy of science: general philosophy of science as well as the philosophies of special disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences, or the humanities.
•   Epistemology: general epistemology as well as formal epistemology. 

The ideal candidate in the philosophy of science combines work in the general philosophy of science with work on the philosophy of a special discipline. The ideal candidate in epistemology combines work in general epistemology with work in formal epistemology. The successful candidate has a strong research record in one of the two indicated areas and also a good documented teaching ability.

Main responsibilities
The holder shall conduct research and teaching in the theoretical philosophy with a particular focus on Philosophy of science/epistemology. Science theory includes both general science theory and science theory for specific fields, including social sciences and humanities. The employee shall actively work to contribute to external funding of research at the department. Administrative tasks may also be included in the duties. Employment as a lecturer means entitlement to later apply for promotion to a professor

Qualification requirements
In order to qualify for employment as a senior lecture, the applicant must have demonstrated teaching skills, has either obtained a doctoral degree or has equivalent scientific or other professional skills relevant to the subject content and the tasks that are to be included in the employment.

A general assessment criterion is the ability to work with other people, as well as other general abilities required to perform one’s duties.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special and equal emphasis will be given to scientific and pedagogical proficiency – especially with regard to the type of teaching mentioned above. Emphasis will also be given to administrative skills (including demonstrated leadership skills) and ability to interact with the surrounding community as well as the ability to inform about research and development work.

Teaching and learning in higher education
Completed training in teaching and learning in higher education worth at least 15 credits, or equivalent knowledge, is an advantage.

Additional information
Proficiency in Swedish is not a requirement at the time of appointment, but the candidate should be prepared to carry out teaching and administrative duties that require proficiency in Swedish within two years of employment.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from the Head of the Department,Björn Eriksson, telephone: +46 8 16 44 93,

For questions regarding the application process, please contact administrator Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone: +46 8 16 21 30,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

We would appreciate it if your application is written in English. Since it will be examined by international experts, English is the working language.

The University’s rules of employment and instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!