Teachers in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (1.4 FTE)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 14 Jun 2024

Teachers in Epistemology and Philosophy of Science (1.4 FTE) (V24.0301)
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Job description

We are looking for lecturers in Theoretical Philosophy for courses and parts of courses on the following topics: (1) philosophy of science in the minor programme Philosophy, the BA programme Philosophy, and the MA programme Philosophy, Science and Humanities; (2) formal epistemology in the the BA programme Philosophy; (3) Feminist epistemology in the MA Philosophy; (4) Philosophy of biology and medicine in the BA programme Philosophy of a specific discipline; (5) Philosophy of economics in the MA Philosophy, Politics and Economics. These posts are teaching posts only. They do not include research time. Teaching is face-to-face. The positions add up to 1.1–1.4 FTE.

There is pedagogical and peer support available in the department.

We expect to recruit two or three teachers, depending on the preferences and expertise of the applicants.

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 34,000 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. For information about the Faculty and the departments and their members, see http://www.rug.nl/filosofie/organization/


The candidate we are looking for will have

  • A PhD in Philosophy.
  • A strong background in epistemology and/or philosophy of sciences.
  • Experience of teaching at university level.
  • Intellectual drive, enthusiasm and open-mindedness.
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills.
  • An excellent command of English, both written and spoken; knowledge of Dutch is preferable but not essential.

Conditions of employment

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

  • A salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,226 to a maximum of € 5,090 (salary scale 10, job profile teacher/docent) for a full-time position.
  • Excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.
  • Temporary part-time positions for the period of max. 1 year.

The Committee will seek to achieve a balanced composition of the departmental team in terms of gender and cultural diversity.

Startingdate: 1 September 2024


We strongly encourage applications from female candidates and members of other groups currently underrepresented in academic philosophy.

Please indicate the topics you would be interested in teaching, the maximum number of courses you would prefer to teach and how these courses relate to your teaching experience or philosophical expertise.

The application should include the following:

1. A cover letter containing your motivation for the position.
2. CV and list of publications.
3. The names and contact details of three referees.
4. Teaching evaluations if available, or else a teaching statement (on one A4).

You may apply for this position until 13 June 11:59pm / before 14 June 2024 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

Interviews will take place late June, in vivo or through video calls.

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/(...)rsity-and-inclusion/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


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