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Assistant professor in Philosophy (tenure track), in the project Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (1.0 FTE)

The Faculty of Philosophy is seeking to appoint an assistant professor in philosophy, with a research specialisation relevant to the study of inclusive prosperity[1]. The recently established Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of inclusive prosperity combines ...

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The Faculty of Philosophy is seeking to appoint an assistant professor in philosophy, with a research specialisation relevant to the study of inclusive prosperity[1]. The recently established Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of inclusive prosperity combines members of the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam School of Management and the and channels their expertise into ambitious multi-disciplinary research projects that lead to a step-change in academic understanding of the drivers and dynamics of inclusive prosperity as well as impact-driven contributions to societal debate, public policy formation, entrepreneurship and regulation. Work is done in collaborative teams that cut across disciplines. Appointment will be within the Faculty of Philosophy.

[1] Possible foci include inter alia: regulation of markets, new business models, financial and economic governance, business ethics, corporate responsibility, innovation management, sustainability, equality, fairness, industrial dynamics, digital economy, technology, circular economy, disruptive innovation, economic institutions, democratization, etc.


We are looking for someone with interest in and knowledge of subjects or developments in society that may help foster inclusive prosperity. Candidates should have a doctorate degree or be in their final year of dissertation research. Together with the scientific director, three associate professors and two other assistant professors, you will constitute the core research team of the Initiative and develop other projects aligned with its ambitions, notably in the areas of education and knowledge utilisation. Candidates should have a solid background in Philosophy. Preferably, candidates also have an additional background in another discipline, notably in law, management theory or any other relevant social science.

The assistant professor is expected to:
• play a pivotal, initiating role within the Initiative;
• conduct teaching within the Faculty of Philosophy
• be available for occasional teaching within the partner Schools
• gear his/her future research to the Initiative’s theme(s)
• make connections to other scientific disciplines;
• organise activities relevant to the Initiative (e.g. research events, knowledge dissemination);
• build on to the Initiative’s current content and organisation;
• make an effort to acquire future funding.

The successful candidate will have:
• a good track record in studying (aspects of) inclusive prosperity in his/her area of expertise;
• scientific qualities expressed by scientific publications related to the theme of inclusive prosperity, in combination with a promising future research agenda;
• a cooperative attitude towards furthering societal impact of scientific knowledge;
• proven ability to work across disciplines and/or convincing plans to do so in the future;
• outstanding social skills and ability to work in teams;
• good writing and verbal skills in English (C1).


This position comes with good employment conditions, compliant with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO NU). The position holds a full-time appointment as a tenure tracker for a period of 5 years. The salary is in accordance with the scale of the CAO NU. In addition, the attractive employment package includes an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, generous leave provisions for a healthy work-life balance, a good pension scheme, excellent options for collective insurance, and a provision for the use of the Internet at home. The employee may also use a number of campus facilities, such as sports facilities and the library. As this position falls under the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity, the assistant professor will be expected to dedicate 80% of time to research and 20% to teaching. Also, he/she can make use of the support infrastructure within the Initiative.

Additional information

More information about Erasmus University and the Faculty of Philosophy can be found on https://www.eur.nl and https://www.eur.nl/fw.

Information about the Erasmus Initiative Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity is available at https://www.eur.nl/onderzoek/erasmus-initiatives/dynamics-inclusive-prosperity.

Your application must be written in English and must consist of the following documents. All documents are to be offered as *.pdf, and completely anonymized. To stress, none of the documents should include your name, in order to facilitate anonymous and compartmentalised judgements on the different elements of the application package as a part of the application process.
A. Letter of motivation
C. Short description of future plans in view of Initiative, including research ambition, ideas about collaboration and envisaged (societal) impact (max 500 words).
D. A writing sample paper, article, or book/thesis chapter. The writing sample should be presented as if for anonymous journal submission. In particular, if the writing sample is an already published article or book chapter, no indication of venue of publication should be given, to facilitate anonymous review.
The application will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
• fit with the theme Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity (see Initiative website for description of research content);
• scientific quality as demonstrated through publications and/or other scientific activity;
• multi- or interdisciplinarity of current research and/or ability to do so in the future;
• ability to operate in teams and in diverse (scientific) communities;
• link to Philosophy’s research profile;
• societal relevance of future plans.
You may apply for this position until 15 January 2018, 23.59 pm by sending your application to:
secretariaat@fwb.eur.nl, subject: Application Tenure-track Inclusive Prosperity.
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Faculty of Philosophy
To the attention of: Prof. dr. Jack Vromen
P. O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
For further questions, prospective applicants can contact:
Prof. dr. Jack Vromen: vromen@fwb.eur.nl
Dr. Jeroen Timmermans: timmermans@law.eur.nl

If invited, interviews will be held in the last week of January.
Erasmus University Rotterdam does not appreciate acquisition and canvassing by third parties with respect to the above job advertisement.


A melting pot of talent, internationally-oriented, and highly engaged in society; this is Erasmus University Rotterdam. Erasmus University Rotterdam is a university with 25,000 students and nearly 2,500 employees developing academic knowledge in Rotterdam and applying it worldwide. Employment at Erasmus University Rotterdam means working in an ambitious university with plenty of room for personal development and individual initiative.

The Faculty of Philosophy has research strengths in a number of different areas of philosophy. It offers a three year bachelor programme in philosophy, a one year master programme in philosophy and a two year research master programme in philosophy and economics. Moreover, the Faculty offers a double degree (honours) undergraduate programme for students from other faculties at the Erasmus University. In total the Faculty has about 500 students and 20 staff members.