Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Staff is offered the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that – partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach – are world-renowned.
The Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science. As an assistant professor, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed. Together with other new assistant professors and lecturers you will participate in a comprehensive introductory programme, which includes obtaining the Dutch national certificate for professional university teaching (BKO), if not already in your possession. Faculty research priority areas are Brain and Cognition, Cultural Heritage and Identity, Globalisation Studies, Creative Industries and Digital Humanities. Philosophy – a thriving field at the University of Amsterdam – participates in a number of these areas. The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Humanities consists of the groups Critical Cultural Theory, Logic and Language, Philosophical Tradition in Context and Philosophy and Public Affairs. We plan to host the new assistant professor in the Philosophical Tradition in Context group.
The assistant professorship is a temporary replacement for a position with a teaching component and a research component affiliated to the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC). The Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) is a renowned research institute at the University of Amsterdam, in which researchers from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science collaborate. The ILLC’s central research area is the study of fundamental principles of encoding, transmission and comprehension of information. Research at the ILLC is interdisciplinary and brings together insights from various disciplines concerned with information and information processing, such as logic, theoretical philosophy, linguistics, musicology, mathematics, computer science, artificial intelligence and cognitive science.