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Two Assistant Professors Philosophy (0,8 - 1,0 FTE)

The Philosophy Department at Tilburg University seeks to appoint two philosophers at the level of Assistant Professor (Dutch: Universitair Docent Filosofie). Both positions include teaching (55-60 %) and research responsibilities (35-40%) as well as management or academic citizenship tasks (0-10 %)

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Warandelaan, Tilburg, Noord-Brabant
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
32 - 40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3746 - € 5127 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Specifics position 1

Area of Specialization (AoS): organizational ethics or business ethics.
The successful candidate is a specialist in organizational ethics, business ethics, philosophy of markets, or philosophy of management. The successful candidate will teach business ethics courses in non-philosophy programs (mainly at our school of economics and management). The candidate will also teach in our master program on general ethics themes. The successful candidate will do research on themes relevant to business ethics, philosophy of organizations, philosophy of markets, or philosophy of management. They will be a vital link in organizing the business ethics research group at Tilburg University. Fluency in Dutch (C2) is an advantage for this position, but not a strict requirement.

Area of Competence (AoC): political and social philosophy, or ethics.
The successful candidate will teach courses in political and social philosophy, or ethics in the Philosophy BA and MA Programs.

Specifics position 2

Area of Specialization (AoS): Philosophy of digital society.
The successful candidate will – eventually – become the coordinator of the new Master track “Philosophy of Data and Digital Society". The successful candidate will also teach in this Master track as well as in the other Ma tracks and our Ba program in philosophy. The research of this candidate is relevant to the philosophy of digital society; this can include e.g., philosophy of datafication, philosophy of (digital) technology, philosophy of big data or data science, philosophy of digital media or philosophy of artificial intelligence. The successful candidate is a vital link in establishing (research) cooperation with other departments and schools at Tilburg University on the theme “datafication and digital society”. Fluency in Dutch (C2) is an advantage for this position, but not a strict requirement.

Area of Competence (AoC): Ethics or philosophy of science
The position also involves a substantial task teaching either (digital) ethics or philosophy of science at Ba level in non-philosophy Bachelor programs.

The positions

The Philosophy Department at Tilburg University seeks to appoint two philosophers at the level of Assistant Professor (Dutch: Universitair Docent Filosofie). Both positions include teaching (55-60 %) and research responsibilities (35-40%) as well as management or academic citizenship tasks (0-10 %). Teaching responsibilities include coordinating or being involved in 4-5 courses per year (2-3 per semester) at both the Bachelor and Master levels. An important portion of these tasks involves teaching philosophy to (often) large classes of non-philosophy students at Bachelor level.

Functie-eisen

The successful candidates hold a PhD in philosophy. They are committed, engaging and capable teachers, as demonstrated by prior teaching experience and/or a sample lecture (if invited to an interview). They enjoy and are able to teach philosophy to both philosophers and non-philosophers. We welcome candidates that can teach subjects outside their areas of specialization.


The successful candidates find it important to engage with society as a philosopher, for example by participating in public debate. They are also good researchers and have a track record of publications (e.g., in good international journals or well-received books with good publishers) or show the capability of developing such a record early in their career. The candidate is expected to publish on average 1 article in an A-journal each year and to apply regularly for external research funding (generally speaking we follow the ozsw list of quality indicators, journals and publishers). The successful candidates are expected to participate actively in the research activities of the Department and communicate their research to people outside their specialization or philosophical orientation. They are open to interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration. We welcome applications from various philosophical traditions, including but not limited to, analytic and continental philosophy.


If not already acquired, successful candidates are expected to acquire a University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO). Tilburg University offers courses for acquiring this certification. It is welcomed if the candidates are prepared to move to (the vicinity of) Tilburg. Successful candidates must remain at least 80% of their working days in the Netherlands (as a requirement of tax and social security laws).


The contracts will be temporary contracts for 12 to18 months.. After positive evaluation the contracts become permanent. Because of the relative short test period and the specific requirements of the philosophy department at Tilburg University, successful candidates must expect that the decision on their fit with the department will heavily rely on their performance in teaching philosophy in non-philosophy Ba programs.


Given the Department’s overall teaching needs, societal embeddedness, and other responsibilities, moderate proficiency in Dutch is a long term requirement. The successful candidates are expected to have basic Dutch proficiency (A2 level) after 5 years and be able to speak Dutch at an advanced level (B2) after 7 years. As many courses are taught in English, all candidates must have a good command of English from the start and C2 level in writing and speaking in English must be obtained before the contract becomes permanent

Conditions

The positions will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as assistant professor 2 (“universitair docent 2”). The starting gross salary for a full-time appointment is (minimally) € 3.746,- up to (maximally) € 5.127,- per month (max € 71.552,- all in per year). The start of the employment is negotiable, preferably 1 October, 2021. In principle, successful candidates receive a permanent contract after 18 months.

Tilburg University is rated among the top of Dutch employers and has excellent terms of employment, such as a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (annually), an options model and reimbursement of moving expenses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may qualify for a tax-free allowance equal to 30% of their taxable salary. The university will apply for such an allowance on their behalf. The Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences will provide assistance in finding suitable accommodation. The collective labor agreement of the Dutch Universities applies.

Additional information

For inquiries about the positions, please contact the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Wim Dubbink at W.Dubbink@tilburguniversity.edu.