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Associate Professor in Social and Political Philosophy

Job Announcement

Type: Associate Professor in Social and Political Philosophy
Institution: Philosophy Department, University of Amsterdam
Location: Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Deadline: 26.8.2019

To strengthen its senior staff, the Philosophy Department of the
University of Amsterdam, specifically the section Philosophy and
Public Affairs, invites applications for an Associate professor in
Social and Political Philosophy. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong record of
publications (books, as well as articles in prestigious international
journals), experience with acquiring third party funding, a broad
philosophical background, outlook and interests, and solid experience
with teaching at both BA and MA level, as well as experience in
supervising PhD students. 

The section's research and teaching focuses on practical philosophy
and its history. More specifically, the candidate is expected to have
firm knowledge of the history of political and social philosophy; to
have firm knowledge of the most relevant contemporary normative
political and social philosophical approaches (analytic as well as
continental); to have shown to be interested in interdisciplinary
research; to be able to apply his/her philosophical knowledge to
problems in contemporary societies and to be interested not only in
academic but also in broader non-academic publications. 

We welcome applications from candidates with research expertise in,
and a broad command of, issues in social as well as political
philosophy. We also require a systematic specialization in either
social or political philosophy (preferably, but not necessarily,
within one of the ASCA focus areas Globalisation & Migration,
Identities, Cultural and Social Critique, or the new UvA ‘Research
Priority Area’ Human(e) AI). 

The candidate is expected to take an active role in departmental
activities, ranging from research seminars to board memberships and
grant applications. Good social skills, a deeply collegial attitude,
and ability and willingness to take up substantial administrative
tasks are particularly welcome. 

The research undertaken by the new associate professor will be part
of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), sub-programme
Philosophy and Public Affairs.

Formal requirements are 
- A PhD in social or political Philosophy 
- Teaching experience, preferably at various levels of university
- Outstanding research skills, demonstrated by publications in
 international refereed academic journals and academic publishers 
- Fundraising experience, e.g. acquisition of research projects
 through government agencies or the private sector 
- Experience in supervising PhD research 
- Proven leadership qualities; experience in administration,
 organisation and coordination of university education and research 
- Enthusiasm, an interdisciplinary attitude, a strong team spirit and
 the ability to motivate team members 
- Flexibility, readiness to participate in interdisciplinary
 cooperation and multidisciplinary development 
- Excellent command of both Dutch and English; preferably
 international teaching experience. If Dutch is not the native
 language, an active and passive command should be acquired within
 two years of appointment (passing the state examination for Dutch as
 a Second Language (NT2), programme II, is a prerequisite for a
 permanent employment contract). 

Further details are available at:

For further information, please contact Prof Beate Roessler, Chair of
the Department of Philosophy,

Your application should include a full academic CV and letter of
motivation. Please submit your complete application no later than 26
August 2019 using the link available at: