Assistant Professor in Philosophy
Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the approximately 32,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.
The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen 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.
The Faculty of Philosophy is looking for an Assistant Professor with expertise in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of specific disciplines within the natural, life, and social sciences), epistemology (including formal and social epistemology), or logic.
The position is in the Department of Theoretical Philosophy and includes research (40%) as well as teaching and administrative tasks (60%). We are particularly interested in a candidate who can relate her/his philosophical work to other scientific or scholarly disciplines. Ideally, the research of you can complement and strengthen the existing research profile of the department, and can contribute to the lively intellectual life of the faculty as a whole.
We expect you to teach in the philosophy programme on both BA and MA level, including the MA programme “Philosophy and Science”, which caters for students who study philosophy and another discipline in tandem. It is crucially important that you can offer courses that will appeal to a broad range of philosophy students, as well as students from a variety of other academic backgrounds. For information about the faculty and the department and its members, see: http://www.rug.nl/(…)ization/theoretical/