Associate Professor in Philosophy [closing 11.01.2021]

Страна: Швеция;

Город: Umeå

Добавлена: 15.12.2020

Работодатель: The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;

Для кого: For lecturers;

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Дедлайн подачи: 11.01.2021


The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University’s Faculty of Humanities conducts education and research in the fields of archaeology, philosophy, history, history of ideas, religious studies and theology. The department is now seeking an associate professor in philosophy. The position is full-time, 100 % and permanent.

Philosophy offers study programmes and degrees at first-cycle (undergraduate), second-cycle (Master’s) and third-cycle (doctoral) level. In addition to separate philosophy courses, the department administers the Bachelor’s Programme in Philosophy and Social Analysis, and parts of the core education subjects within teacher education.

The position involves teaching both on campus and on internet-based courses. A substantial part of teaching is focused on ethics (including metaethics). In addition, the teaching content may focus on the following core philosophical areas: history of philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, political philosophy, logic and philosophy of science.

During the first two years, the position includes 60 % teaching/administration and 40 % skill development. After the first two years, the position includes 80 % teaching/administration and 20 % skill development. Skill development is normally devoted to research and work with applications for external research grants and associate professors are expected to contribute to the development of the subject area by actively applying for external research funding. Apart from teaching, administrative tasks related to teaching as well as staff and planning meetings and meetings regarding the subject area are included in the employment.

Qualification requirements
A person who has demonstrated educational expertise and holds a doctorate in philosophy or has attained equivalent academic competence or other professional skills relevant with regards to the subject area of the employment will be considered eligible for the position.

The ability to teach in Swedish (or another Scandinavian language) is a requirement for the position.

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