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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Fte: 1,0</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Philosophy<br>
<b>Vacaturenummer</b>: 14166</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">VU University Amsterdam</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">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. </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Faculty of Philosophy</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">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.</span><span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Helvetica","sans-serif";color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">VU University Amsterdam, invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science in the Faculty of Philosophy.</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Job description</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">The main tasks of the Assistant Professor are:</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Conducting internationally oriented research and publish in international refereed journals;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Contributing to the Faculty</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">’</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">s international
 research connections;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Applying for (national or international) external research funding;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Teaching (in English or Dutch) on undergraduate and graduate level in the philosophy programs and introductory courses in other faculties;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Supervision of bachelor and master theses; </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Contributing to the Faculty</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">’</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">s management tasks.</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Job requirements</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">PhD in Philosophy (defence completed);</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Area of specialization: philosophy of science and/or philosophy of a particular scientific discipline;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Promising publication record that includes publications in international peer-reviewed journals ;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Teaching experience (undergraduate and graduate level) and excellent teaching skills; </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">A teaching certificate (BKO) or the willingness to obtain a BKO;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">• 
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">If the candidate's native language is not Dutch, willingness to learn it in 3 years.</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Further particulars </span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">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. </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at
<a href="http://www.workingatvu.nl">www.workingatvu.nl</a> like: </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">•
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">remuneration of  8,3% end-of-year bonus and  8% holiday allowance </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">•
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">solid pension scheme (ABP);</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">•
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment;</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 9.0px"><span style="font-size:6.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#103FFB"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Salary</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and depending on experience, range from a minimum of
</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">€ </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">3259 gross per month (salary scale 11) up to a maximum of </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black">€
</span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">5070 gross per month (salary scale 12) based on a fulltime employment.</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Information</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">For additional information please contact: </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Prof.dr.M.R.M. (Michel) ter Hark</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Phone +31-20-5986401</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#103FFB">email:
<a href="mailto:m.r.m.ter.hark@vu.nl">m.r.m.ter.hark@vu.nl</a></span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#103FFB"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Application</span></b><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height: 11.0px"><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">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: </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="font-size:9.0pt;color:black"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">VU University Amsterdam</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">Faculty</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;color:black"> </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">of
 Philosophy </span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">To the attention of mr.A.W.Mulder, operations director<br>
De Boelelaan 1105 <br>
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands</span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p style="margin:0cm;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">It is also possible to apply via e-mail:
<a href="mailto:hrm.thw@vu.nl">hrm.thw@vu.nl</a></span><span style="font-size:7.5pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<a href="http://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2014/100.asp">http://www.vu.nl/nl/werken-bij-de-vu/vacatures/2014/100.asp</a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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