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Job #2017-6: California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (CA)

Published on April 5, 2017
Rank: Lecturer
Job type: Fixed Term
AOS: Religious Studies
AOC: Religious Studies
Apply by: May 10, 2017


RELIGIOUS STUDIES, PART-TIME LECTURER POOL- The Philosophy Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is seeking applications for a pool of part-time lecturers. Positions are available as determined by need and funding during the Fall, Winter and/or Spring quarter of the 2017-2018 academic year, which begins September 7, 2017. Teaching assignments are contingent upon budget and enrollments. Responsibilities and duties may include teaching general education courses such as Monotheism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Religion, Gender and Society.

Job #2017-5: Leibniz Universität Hannover (Lower Saxony)

Published on March 21, 2017
Rank: Other
Job type: Fixed Term
AOS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Social Science, Applied Ethics, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Global Ethics, Ethics of Technology, Other (Applied Ethics), Science and Ethics, Ethics and Moral Philosophy
AOC: Not specified.
Apply by: May 28, 2017

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting October 1st, 2017, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research.

Initial appointment will be for 2.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 6 months. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1480 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other two at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants must be fluent in English and should be able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science). They should hold a pertinent university degree (typically an MA degree in Philosophy or HPS) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. They need to specify a dissertation project that fits the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of each holder of one of the advertised positions will be to conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and to participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program. Holders of the positions must enroll as doctoral students in philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. It is expected that they take residence in the region of their respective campus.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to and must be received by May 28th, 2017. Please consult by all means the application guide on our website for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered).

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón:

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Job #2017-4: University of Graz (Steiermark)

Published on February 28, 2017
Rank: Other
Job type: Fixed Term
AOS: Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Political Philosophy
AOC: Open
Apply by: March 22, 2017

With its 4,300 employees and 32,500 students, the University of Graz provides an exciting and varied work environment. Due to our research and teaching competence we are a central institution for guaranteeing that Styria remains a research and education location.

The Institute of the Foundations of Law (Department of Jurisprudence, Sociology of Law, negotiation and mediation) is looking for two
University Assistants without doctorate

(20 hours a week; fixed-term employment for the period of 3; position to be filled as of now)

Job specification
• Collaborating in the team of Univ.-Prof. Dr.iur. Matthias Klatt
• Participating in national and international research projects
• Own research (with opportunity to take the PhD)
• Teaching (in the 2nd and 3rd year of employment, 2 hrs per wk in term)
• Administrative support

Professional qualifications
• Studies of law completed above-averagely (Diplom or Master or equivalent foreign exam)
• Focus of interest in one of the following areas: 1. analytical legal theory (eg concept and validity of law; theory of legal argumentation; theory of legal science) 2. substantial legal philosophy (eg theory and application of justice; problem of culturally hetergenous societies) 3. international constitutional law (eg problems of globalization; pluralization and transnationalization of public law; comparative constitutional law; fundamental rights)
• Good foreign language competence (desirable)

Personal profile
• Social competence and very good communication skills
• Self initiative and commitment
• Academic curiosity

Salary scheme of the Universitäten-KV (University Collective Agreement): B1

Minimum salary
The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 1365.50 gross/month. This minimum salary may be higher due to previous employment periods eligible for inclusion and other earnings and remunerations.
We offer you a job with a lot of responsibility and variety. You can expect an enjoyable work climate, flexible work hours and numerous possibilities for further education and personal development. Take advantage of the chance to enter into a challenging work environment full of team spirit and enthusiasm for your job.

Application Deadline: March 22nd 2017
Reference Number: MB/54/99 ex 2016/17

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.

Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.

If you are interested, please submit your application documents within the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz
Universitätsplatz 3
8010 Graz

Questions can be addressed to Univ.-Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Klatt, or via phone: 43 (0) 316 / 380 - 3390

Job #2017-3: Utrecht University (Netherlands)

Published on February 21, 2017
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job type: Continuing, Tenure Track
AOS: Modern Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Late Modern Philosophy, 19C Philosophy, 20C Philosophy
AOC: Open
Apply by: March 12, 2017

The Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht is looking for an

Assistant professor in the history of modern philosophy (0.75 fte)


The Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Utrecht is looking for an assistant professor (0.75 fte) in the field of the history of modern philosophy, with a focus on the history of philosophy starting with, and after, the Enlightenment. This assistant professor will also teach within the BA-programme “Liberal Arts and Sciences” at the University of Utrecht. The position is part of the group for the “History of philosophy” within the department. Together with the group for “Theoretical philosophy” and the “Ethics Institute”, this group is responsible for the department’s research and teaching in philosophy. Within the programme “Liberal Arts and Sciences”, the assistant professor will work within a broad and interdisciplinary BA-programme that lets motivated students develop their talents and interests in various disciplinary fields. This programme is taught in Dutch.

The group for the “History of philosophy” has research foci in ancient philosophy, in early modern philosophy, and in modern philosophy (German Idealism, 19th century). The group stands in close interaction with the History and philosophy of science-group at Utrecht.

We are looking for a colleague who can give shape to research and teaching in the field of the history of philosophy after, and – given the candidate’s expertise – possibly also including, the Enlightenment. In research, the specific research accentuation will depend on the candidate’s expertise. Close cooperation with the “strategic themes” and/or “focus areas” of Utrecht University is desired, as well as cooperation with the other groups within the department.

As regards teaching, the assistant professor will teach on both BA- and MA-level, contribute to interdisciplinary teaching activities, supervise theses, and is available for administrative tasks concerning teaching, such as the development of teaching curricula or participation in the relevant committees.
The candidate is also expected to be available, in an amount that is adequate for this position, for other administrative tasks in the department and/or faculty.


The candidate

- has finished their Ph.D.
- has an international track record in research in the field of the history of modern philosophy, as documented by publications in international journals and/or with the important publishers in the field
- has proven her/his ability to perform innovative research, and is willing and able to compete for national and international research grants
- is an inspiring teacher who can develop and teach courses on both BA- and MA-level, as documented by a track record in teaching (and preferably a certificate in academic teaching)
- has proven her/his interest in interdisciplinary teaching at BA-level
- is able to coach students in their personal and academic development
- has the ability to play an appropriate role in departmental management and to contribute fully to the academic life of the department
- is able to teach in Dutch at the earliest possible moment


We offer a position for 0.75 fte (of which 70% will be devoted to teaching, and 30% to research), starting August 1st 2017. The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of two years. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be followed by a permanent appointment. Salary depends on qualifications and experience and will range from € 3427,- to € 5330,- for a full time position, consistent with the CAO (Collective Employment Agreement) scale 11/12 for Dutch Universities.

Under the current CAO Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employment conditions.

Additional information

For more information, please contact prof. P. Ziche,; for information over “Liberal Arts and Sciences”, please contact dr. I. van der Tuin,


Written applications should address the criteria mentioned under “Profile”, and include the following documents:

- Motivation letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Description of the candidate’s teaching experience;
- Statement of research (in the form of a sketch for a – potential – research proposal, max. 2 pages).

Candidates who make the shortlist will be interviewed in person in Utrecht. The interviews will be held on April 5th, 2017.

Deadline for submitting your application is March 12th, 2017; submit your applications via the website of Utrecht University (

Job #2016-37: University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Published on October 26, 2016
Rank: Lecturer
Job type: Visiting
AOS: Open
AOC: Open
Apply by: October 24, 2017


The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to serve as teachers or teaching assistants for lecture courses in philosophy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester and summer, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 27% to 55% time for one semester or one summer session. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (UC Berkeley’s academic calendar can be viewed at, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Basic qualifications: B.A. or equivalent degree in philosophy or related field with completion of all degree requirements by the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience teaching philosophy is desirable by start date.

General duties will include leading two or three weekly discussion sections per course, grading student assignments, providing individual student consultations, and attending all weekly course lectures.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting annual, full-­‐time salary is $52,099 (27% of full-­‐time salary for one semester is $7,033). Some credit will be given for prior college-­‐level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

To apply for the position, please go to the following link:

Document Requirements for Application:

• Cover Letter (required)
• Curriculum Vitae (required)
• Contact information for three professional/academic references (required)
• Student Course Evaluations – no more than 3 courses (optional)

While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April and May, and in October and November for spring course needs, summer course needs in January and February, and on an as-­‐needed basis. The pool will close on October 24, 2017; if you would like remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in APRecruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Applicants can direct questions to Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at

The Philosophy Department seeks candidates whose research or teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: