[MaFLa] Fw: [SPSP-members] Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

Laszlo E. Szabo leszabo at phil.elte.hu
Tue May 6 22:27:38 CEST 2014

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Date: Tue, 6 May 2014 13:01:52 +0000
From: "Regt, H.W. de" <h.w.de.regt at vu.nl>
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Vacancy: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

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Vacaturenummer: 14166

VU University Amsterdam

VU University Amsterdam is one of the leading institutions for higher
education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed
to societal welfare. It compromises twelve faculties and has teaching
facilities for 25.000 students.

Faculty of Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy is a small-scale community of dedicated
teachers and researchers. Its aim is to promote excellent teaching and
excellent research. The main areas of philosophy are represented by the
chairs of history of philosophy, practical philosophy and theoretical
philosophy. The Faculty is known for its interdisciplinary profile,
many students and most staff members have a background in a
non-philosophical discipline. By way of the 'academic core' the Faculty
has an important role within the undergraduate program of VU University
as a whole.

VU University Amsterdam, invites applications for an Assistant
Professor in Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Philosophy.

Job description

The main tasks of the Assistant Professor are:

•  Conducting internationally oriented research and publish in
international refereed journals;

•  Contributing to the Faculty’s international research connections;

•  Applying for (national or international) external research funding;

•  Teaching (in English or Dutch) on undergraduate and graduate level
in the philosophy programs and introductory courses in other faculties;

•  Supervision of bachelor and master theses;

•  Contributing to the Faculty’s management tasks.

Job requirements

•  PhD in Philosophy (defence completed);

•  Area of specialization: philosophy of science and/or philosophy of a
particular scientific discipline;

•  Promising publication record that includes publications in
international peer-reviewed journals ;

•  Teaching experience (undergraduate and graduate level) and excellent
teaching skills;

•  A teaching certificate (BKO) or the willingness to obtain a BKO;

•  If the candidate's native language is not Dutch, willingness to
learn it in 3 years.

Further particulars

The candidate will initially be appointed for a period of one year.
After satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a period of one
year. In case of a positive evaluation after the end of the second
year, the position will become tenured.

You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of
employment at www.workingatvu.nl<http://www.workingatvu.nl> like:

• remuneration of  8,3% end-of-year bonus and  8% holiday allowance

• solid pension scheme (ABP);

• a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;


The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for
academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum
of € 3259 gross per month (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of

€ 5070 gross per month (salary scale 12) based on a fulltime employment.


For additional information please contact:

Prof.dr.M.R.M. (Michel) ter Hark

Phone +31-20-5986401

email: m.r.m.ter.hark at vu.nl<mailto:m.r.m.ter.hark at vu.nl>


Applicants should send a cover letter with their motivation, CV, list
of publications and the contact information for two or three references
before 29-05-2014 to:

VU University Amsterdam

Faculty of Philosophy

To the attention of mr.A.W.Mulder, operations director
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It is also possible to apply via e-mail:
hrm.thw at vu.nl<mailto:hrm.thw at vu.nl>

Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top of
your letter and on the envelope.

Any other correspondence in response to this advertisement will not be
dealt with.

See also: http://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2014/100.asp

L a s z l o  E.  S z a b o
Professor of Philosophy
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