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Lecturer (docent) in Theoretical Philosophy

Vacancy number
19-164 6184
Function type
Academic staff
Hours (in fte)
External/ internal
Placed on
08 April 2019
Closing date
21 April 2019

Vacancy closed

The Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Philosophy is looking for a

Lecturer (docent) in Theoretical Philosophy (0.8 - 1.0 fte)

Key responsibilities

  • Teaching courses in Theoretical philosophy
  • Including but not limited to introductory courses in Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Logic, and upper-level courses in your area of specialisation in our BA and MA programmes in Philosophy and in other Leiden University degree programmes as required;
  • BA and MA thesis supervision depending on needs and suitability.

Selection criteria

  • PhD degree in theoretical philosophy;
  • Broad teaching competence in theoretical philosophy;
  • Teaching experience and commitment to high-quality teaching practice;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • Ability to teach in Dutch will be considered a major advantage;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications, the successful applicant may be required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certificate (BKO) with support from the Institute and the Faculty;
  • Team player;
  • Flexibility, enterprising spirit, and enthusiasm.

Our Faculty/Institute
The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields including philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics, and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With a staff of around 1,000, the faculty provides 25 BA and 27 MA programmes for over 7,000 students.

The Institute of Philosophy conducts research and offers teaching in the standard areas of philosophy in both Continental and analytic traditions, as well as in comparative philosophy. With around 35 employees and 500 students, the institute offers an innovative, collegial, and international working environment. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/institute-for-philosophy.

Terms and conditions
We offer a fixed-term post for the period of two years from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2021. Salary range, depending on training and experience, is from € 2,709.- to € 4,978,- (pay scale 10 to 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) before tax per month, based on a full-time appointment.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%), training and career development, and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model offers some freedom to assemble a personalised set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. There is a Dual Career Programme for international spouses; for further details, see https://www.medewerkers.universiteitleiden.nl/po/international-staff/social-life-and-settling-in/your-spouses-career---the-dual-career-programme-dcp.

Diversity is one of our university’s core values in research and teaching. We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. Women and members of ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Further information
Enquiries may be directed to Dr. Frank Chouraqui, Director of Education, Institute of Philosophy, tel. +31 71 527 2006, e-mail: f.chouraqui@phil.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications must be received no later than 21 April 2019. Applications should be in English, and be submitted online via the blue button in our application system. Please submit the following documents:

  • Motivation letter;
  • CV including education and employment history, courses taught, publication list;
  • Representative course descriptions and teaching evaluations;
  • Names and contact details of at least one teaching referee (no reference letters at this stage).

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated

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