2 Assistant Professors in Philosophical Ethics (1.0 FTE)
We are looking for two colleagues who can contribute significantly to research in the field of ethics, and who have teaching expertise and interest in both ethics and political philosophy. With regard to research, we expect these colleagues to have a solid background in philosophical ethics (including the history of the field) and a research specialization that fits the expertise of the Ethics Institute. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who combine a specialization in normative ethics with expertise in climate ethics, bioethics or economic ethics. Also, we specifically want to invite candidates who combine analytic and hermeneutic approaches to normative ethics.
With regard to teaching, we expect proven teaching skills and the ability to teach courses across a wide range of areas in practical philosophy. The assistant professors will teach at both the BA- and MA-level, contribute to interdisciplinary teaching activities, supervise theses, and be available for teaching-related administrative tasks, such as committee work or curriculum development.
The candidate is also expected to be available for other administrative tasks in the Department and/or Faculty, resulting, when appropriate, in proportional reductions in teaching duties.
Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information: working at Utrecht University.
About the organization
The Faculty of Humanities has around 6,000 students and 900 staff members. It comprises four knowledge domains: Philosophy and Religious Studies, History and Art History, Media and Culture Studies, and Languages, Literature and Communication. With its research and teaching in these fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Enthusiastic and committed faculty members and excellent amenities in the historical city center of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment.
The research of the Ethics Institute focuses on (fundamental and applied) ethics, political philosophy and philosophical anthropology. The Institute aims to combine various philosophical traditions in addressing various questions in applied ethics (e.g. economic ethics, environmental ethics/climate ethics, bioethics). It is committed to integrate fundamental philosophical research with a broad range of interdisciplinary activities. Members of the Ethics Institute participate in Utrecht University’s strategic theme "Institutions for Open Societies". The Ethics Institute is responsible for the practical philosophy components of the curriculum in philosophy, and offers courses in ethics in a variety of degree programmes throughout Utrecht University.
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