Assistant professor in logic and philosophy (tenure track)

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 16 Dec 2022

Assistant professor in logic and philosophy (tenure track)
Assistant professor in logic and philosophy (tenure track)
Published Deadline Location
today 16 Dec Amsterdam

The department of philosophy has a vacancy for an assistant professor (tenure track) in logic and philosophy of artificial intelligence.
Job description
Areas of specialisation: logic and philosophy of AI.
Area(s) of competence: philosophy of science, philosophy of language.
Your duties
  • teaching courses to BA and MA students in the philosophy programmes and introductory courses to BA students of other programmes
  • supervising theses in BA and MA programmes
  • conducting research in logic and the philosophy of artificial intelligence
  • applying for external research funding
  • contributing to outreach, as part of research and/or teaching
  • performing administrative tasks
  • Your teaching will cover topics in logic, philosophy of artificial intelligence and philosophy of the sciences in the BA and MA philosophy programmes and in the PPE and/or Creative Technology programme. You will also teach in introductory courses in philosophy of science in other faculties.
  • Administrative tasks may be at Department or Faculty level.
Your research should be related to logic and the philosophy of artificial intelligence. Your research will be embedded in the theoretical philosophy group of the department, and in the interdisciplinary research Network Institute ( ). The research will be embedded in Humane Artificial Intelligence track in the humanities Domain plan (sectorplan Geesteswetenschappen). You will participate in interdisciplinary collaboration (e.g., with computational linguistics, computer science, or the Hybrid Intelligence project).
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3974—€5439 per month
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

  • a PhD in logic or philosophy and a strong research profile in the relevant field
  • strong teaching skills
  • a strong and relevant international network
  • a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ/BKO or equivalent) or are willing to acquire it in the first two years of appointment as part of the tenure track
  • mastery of English at CEFR C1/C2 level
  • mastery of Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch as part of the tenure track

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 5 years.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,974 (scale 11)
and a maximum €5,439 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.
The initial employment contract will affect a period of 5 years. The standard division of labour at our Faculty is 60% of teaching, 30% of research, and 10% of administration and management. During the tenure track, performance will be evaluated in all three domains. After a positive evaluation, a permanent position will be granted.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment,
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus,
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavor - from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 30,000 students. We employ over 5,500 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.
We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences.
Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities links a number of fields of study: Language, Literature and Communication, Art & Culture, History, Antiquities and Philosophy. Our teaching and research focus on current societal and scientific themes: from artificial intelligence to visual culture, from urbanization to the history of slavery, from 'fake news' in journalism to communication in organizations. We strive to ensure small group sizes. Innovative education and interdisciplinary research are our hallmarks.
Working at the Faculty of Humanities means making a real contribution to the quality of leading education and research in an inspiring and personal work and study climate. We employ more than 350 staff members, and we are home to around 2,000 students.
Department of Philosophy
The VU Department of Philosophy has a strong interdisciplinary profile in research and teaching. The Department has around 20 staff members and 40 PhD students. For more information, see: humanities/departments/philosophy
Additional information
Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae and cover letter until 16/12/2022.
Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.
Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:
Name: prof. dr. L.B. Decock
Position: head of the department of Philosophy
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