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Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Logic and Language

Deadline: Monday 11 April 2022
Faculteit/Dienst: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Opleidingsniveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie type: Wetenschappelijk Personeel
Sluitingsdatum: 11 April 2022
Vacaturenummer: 8415

What are you going to do

You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. Your research will be part of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, one of the six research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research. The position will be embedded within the department of philosophy in the capacity group of Logic & Language, Mind and Behaviour.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • designing and conducting independent research on philosophy of logic and/or language resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books and doing research with a strong relevance for metaphysics and/or the history of analytic philosophy;
  • actively pursuing external funding for research, notably funding from research councils, national as well as European;
  • actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
  • actively contributing to the research activities of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, research unit Formal Semantics and Philosophical Logic;
  • developing, coordinating and teaching courses in both Dutch and English, in the BA and MA Philosophy and MSc Logic programmes;
  • supervising BA, MA and MSc theses and tutoring students; co-supervising PhD theses;
  • actively contributing to the development and improvement of the broader teaching programmes in the department;
  • taking part in committees and working groups, and carrying out departmental administrative tasks as directed.

What do we require

You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, as demonstrated by international publications, presentations in international venues, and an international academic network. Your publications display broad knowledge of theoretical philosophy, close, high-level research familiarity with the history of analytic philosophy, and/or metaphysics, and a research focus on philosophy of logic and/or language. Your research matches the profile of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation.

You are able to develop and provide modules at all levels in logic and theoretical philosophy, in particular philosophy of logic and language, metaphysics as well as the history of analytical philosophy. You have proven flexibility in teaching topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA, MSc and minor programmes that appeal to a wide range of students.

Your experience and profile:

  • holds a PhD in Philosophy;
  • has demonstrated research expertise in philosophy of logic and/or language (AoS);
  • has demonstrated high-level research familiarity with the history of analytic philosophy, and/or metaphysics (AoC);
  • has an international academic network in the research area concerned;
  • produces research output commensurate with the level of the position;
  • is an active and ambitious researcher with a strong publication record in the research area concerned;
  • has demonstrable ability and ambition to obtain external research grants;
  • has broad and relevant teaching experience at BA and MA level including the supervision of MA theses;
  • has excellent command of both Dutch and English, if this is not the case for Dutch, an active and passive command must be acquired within two years of appointment and the state examination for Dutch as a Second Language programme II must be passed;
  • is a good team player and versatile at all levels, capable of multidisciplinary co-operation;
  • has excellent organisational experience and skills;
  • has acquired the Dutch Basic Teaching Qualification, or is willing to acquire it within the first two years of appointment.

Our offer

We offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 18 months with a probationary period of two months. If you already have an employment contract with the UvA, we offer permanent employment upon a satisfactory evaluation following a temporary employment contract of a maximum of 12 months.The employment is for 38 hours per week. Preferred starting date is September 2022.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week, ranges between €3,821 (scale 11) to €5,943 (scale 12) dependent on relevant experience.

This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8,3% year-end allowance. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

We additionally offer:

  • the opportunity to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams;
  • excellent opportunities for study and personal development;
  • an inspiring academic and international working environment in the heart of Amsterdam.

About us

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the faculty maintains close ties with many cultural institutes in the capital city. Research and teaching staff focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and are active in several teaching programmes.

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Job Application

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via the link below. The deadline for applying for this vacancy is 11 April 2022.

Applications, including a letter of motivation, a detailed CV, a list of publications and the names and email addresses of two referents who can be asked to provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted in one pdf.

Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.

The interviews will be held in the course of Spring 2022. A trial lecture and a research seminar is expected to be part of the application procedure.

The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

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