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Assistant Professor Position at Central European University, Budapest

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 15, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad, Job Market

Assistant Professor Position


Starting date: 1 August 2012
Application deadline: 20 March 2012
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time


Central European University invites applications for a full-time junior position in the field of ethics. The position will be a joint appointment between the Department of Philosophy (2/3) and the newly founded School of Public Policy and International Affairs (1/3). Candidates must demonstrate excellence and strong commitment to research and teaching.


The candidates’ research should be on some area in ethics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses on central issues in ethics and metaethics, as well as courses on some field in applied ethics (for example bioethics, or environmental ethics, or the moral status of animals, etc.). The successful candidate  should be able to develop and contribute to case studies at the School of Public Policy.
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and humanities. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement.  CEU offers MA and PhD programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Duties and responsibilities:

Teaching graduate courses in ethics and applied ethics, and supervising MA and PhD theses in ethics, and normal administrative work at both departments and the University. The yearly teaching load is 12 credits (1 credit equals 12 classroom hours). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in major professional journals.


PhD by the time of starting employment.


An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of research plans, a CV, a list of publications, a writing sample, and the names and contact details of at least three referees.
Please send your complete application to positions@ceu.hu  including job code in subject line: 2012/010.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.


Sheffield Post-Doc (2/17/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 1, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

De Velling Willis Fellowships (2 posts)

University of Sheffield – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Available to work in any area relevant to the disciplines covered by our constituent departments

Job Reference Number: UOS003892

Contract Type:  Fixed term for two years.

Salary: Grade 8 £37,012 – £44,166 per annum pro-rata.  .

Closing Date: 17 February 2012


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities brings together internationally excellent research across a range of disciplines and provides an environment in which this research can flourish.  We have a strong commitment to sharing our research with those beyond our walls and take very seriously our status as a Civic University.  We are also committed to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary working and are committed to the notion of arts and humanities research and innovation as a shared endeavour.  We performed very well in RAE 2008 and are working to achieve an even higher level of external recognition in REF2014.  Appointment to a De Velling Willis Fellowship means the opportunity to work in a vibrant, multi- and interdisciplinary research environment in a period of exciting growth.

The two post-doctoral fellows will work to develop their research beyond their doctoral studies, generating new publications and establishing the next stage of their career as researchers. Outreach and public engagement work will be encouraged, and, in line with the ethos of the Faculty, the fellows will also be encouraged to engage and work with new audiences, particularly in the local region.  This is an opportunity both for the fellows to make significant career strides in a research-intensive environment and for the faculty to benefit from the vision, dynamism and enthusiasm the fellows will bring to the role.

Fellows will already have an impressive track record in research, evidenced by high-quality publications.  They will be people who are clearly able to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences, from funding agencies to non-specialists.  They will be researchers with the capacity to motivate and inspire others and who are clearly destined to be research leaders of the future.

Applicants should possess (or be close to completion of) a PhD in a relevant discipline (or have equivalent experience) and specify their area of expertise/interest in their online application.

The post is fixed-term for two years.

To apply for this job please click here and search for the job using the reference number provided or to view current vacancies and apply online please go to: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs.


Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany

Call for Applications – Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Germany Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München will award up to 10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics in 2012. The “LMU Research Fellowships” are an integral part of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, aimed at recruiting excellent early-career postdocs. Candidates from all fields of research who have completed their doctoral studies with outstanding results within the last three years may apply. The fellowships are tenable for two years.

Deadline for applications is February 5, 2012.

For eligibility requirements and further details, please visit: www.graduatecenter-lmu.de/researchfellows/


Lecturer in Political Theory at Leeds (1/19/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: January 11, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Lecturer in Political Theory
University of Leeds – Education, Social Sciences & Law

Job Summary

You will be a full member of the School of Politics and International Studies. As a research active academic, you will maintain a strong research and publication record, and contribute to the School’s research activities and research culture. You will deliver undergraduate and taught postgraduate modules in appropriate subject areas, as well as supervising BA and MA dissertations; and recruit and supervise PhD candidates. You will also undertake a normal load of administrative duties within the School. You will have research expertise in any of the core areas of political theory, including the history of political thought, continental political philosophy and analytical political theory. You will be involved in the research, teaching and administration of the School as well as contributing to related activities within the school and the wider faculty. You will work within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.

University Grade 7 (£32,751 – £35,788 p.a.) or University Grade 8 (£36,862 – £44,016 p.a.)

Informal enquiries to Head of School, Professor Kevin Theakston email K.Theakston@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 4391 or Academic Group Leader Dr. David Seawright, email D.Seawright@leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 6898

Closing Date: 19 January 2012


Jobs at Edinburgh, Machnester and Leiden

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: December 26, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Lectureship in Philosophy
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Science
University of Edinburgh

Senior Lectureship/Readership
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh

Senior Lectureship/Readership In Philosophy
School Of Philosophy, Psychology And Language Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Science
University of Edinburgh

Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester

Assistant Professors (UD), Liberal Arts & Sciences, Global Challenges
University of Leiden


3 Month Fixed Contract in Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism – University of Wales, Trinity St David

3 month Fixed Contract in Philosophy

The University of Trinity St David, School of Cultural Studies invites
applications for a 3 month Fixed Contract in Philosophy, effective from
February, 2012.  We would particularly welcome applications from
candidates able to teach undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy &
Phenomenology and Existentialism, but neither of these is a requirement
and teaching expertise in other areas will also be seriously considered.
While a Ph.D. by the time of appointment would be desirable, teaching
experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to
teaching excellence are the primary requirements.

To apply send a letter of application, vita, transcripts, evidence of
teaching experience, and two letters of reference to:

Dr David Morgans
Programme Coordinator Philosophy
School of Cultural Studies
University of Wales, Trinity St David
Lampeter Campus
Wales, SA48 7ED
United Kingdom
Tele: 01570 424800
Email: d.morgans@tsd.ac.uk


2 Year Post-Doc at the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon

1 post-doctoral position.

Deadline: 20 December 2011.

The project Contextualism, Relativism and Practical Conflicts and Disagreement invites applications for 1 full-time 2-year post-doctoral research position in philosophy. The position is based in the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon (with the LanCog research Group), but the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the collaborative activities of the EUROCORES project Communication in Context (CCCOM), of which the Lisbon project is a part. The activities the candidate will contribute to include the workshops and conferences organized under the CCCOM project. The successful candidate will have a promising publication record in philosophy, primarily in the areas of the project in Lisbon, or in the areas covered by the CCCOM project, and a research project likely to yield high quality publications in international journals. The position is funded for two years starting 01 March 2012. For further information on how to apply, please go here.


Various UK and AUS Jobs and Fellowships

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: December 11, 2011
  • Filed Under: Fellowships, Job Ad

Applications for Visiting Fellows 2013
Research School of Humanities and the Arts
The Australian National University

Research Fellowship in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Girton College
University of Cambridge

Lectureship/Readership in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy: School of Arts and Humanities
King’s College London

Associate Professor or Professor
Moral and/or Political Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Warwick

University of Southampton

Chancellor’s Fellowships
Humanities and Social Science
University of Edinburgh


Postdoc Frankfurt (1/2/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: December 10, 2011
  • Filed Under: Fellowships, Job Ad

The Centre for Advanced Studies „Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice – Applied and Global”, funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the University of Frankfurt is seeking to appoint up to three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the academic year 2012/2013.

Duration and Starting Date: 12 months, starting on either September 1st or October 1st 2012, according to the fellows’ convenience.

Candidates should have completed, or be close to the completion of, a doctorate in political theory/political philosophy, and should have proven potential to conduct and publish research at an international level. Candidates’ research should fall within the Centre’s areas of focus, namely global justice and applied theories of justice, as well as methodological questions on how to apply theories of justice to non-ideal circumstances.

Please send your application in English (a 2/3 page research project, CV, writing sample of preferably not more than 7,000 words (can be an excerpt), and two letters of reference) to the administrative officer of Justitia Amplificata, Ms Valérie Bignon, bignon@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Closing date is February 1st 2012.

For further information regarding the centre, its members, and its activities, please visit: http://www.justitia-amplificata.de

For the conditions of award of the fellowship, please visit: http://www.justitia-amplificata.de/en/postdoctoral-fellowship-programme/conditions-of-award.html


Postdocs Brussels Free U (1/7/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: December 8, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Postdoc and Doctoral Scholarship at the Leo Apostel Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

The Leo Apostel Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (Brussels Free
University, Belgium) offers the possibility of Postdoctoral positions or PhD
scholarships in a broad range of research fields including philosophy of
science and technology and science and technology studies. More information
is to be found on the web page http://www.vub.ac.be/CLEA/apply/call.
Application deadline 07 Jan 2012.


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