|Publication date||12 April 2021|
|Closing date||1 June 2021|
|Level of education||PhD|
|Hours||38 hours per week|
|Salary indication||€3,746 to €5,826 gross per month|
The Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Humanities is looking for an Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Language and Cognition.
You will provide education in a dynamic context with ample opportunities for the development of innovative teaching methods. You have a proven track record of teaching in theoretical philosophy in particular in philosophy of cognition, philosophy of language and logic.
You have demonstrable experience with teaching at both BA and MA level, including teaching to diverse student groups from different disciplines.
You are an active researcher and have a strong research expertise in philosophy of language and cognition, as well as expertise and interests in the interplay and application of these areas to other research fields, e.g. logic, (computational) linguistics, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, the philosophy of information, or the history of any of these fields. Preferably, you will have one or more of the following: an interdisciplinary background, an empirically-oriented approach or a double expertise in philosophy and one more relevant area, e.g. cognitive science and linguistics or any computational field.
Your research will be part of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), which together with the different research schools of the Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research represents UvA’s research in the Humanities. The position will be embedded within the department of philosophy in the capacity group of Logic & Language, Mind and Behaviour.
You are expected to take an active role in departmental activities. Excellent social skills, a deeply collegial attitude, and ability and willingness to take up administrative tasks are particularly welcome.
Tasks and responsibilities:
You are a dynamic and ambitious researcher with a strong profile, demonstrable by international publications and an international academic network. Your publications show broad knowledge of work in theoretical philosophy in general, and a strong affinity with work in philosophy of language and cognition. Your research matches the profile of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation.
You are able to develop and provide teaching modules in theoretical philosophy and have the competence to teach in philosophy of language, logic and cognition. Important is a proven flexibility in teaching on topics beyond your own research focus, a willingness to work in interdisciplinary teams of teachers and the ability to offer inspiring lectures and tutorials in the BA, MA, MSc and minor programmes that aspire to a wide range of students.
Your experience and profile:
Research that entails collaboration with non-academic institutions and agencies in the Netherlands, Europe, and beyond is highly welcome.
We offer a temporary employment contract for a period of two years with the intention of converting it into a permanent contract after a positive assessment. Our ideal starting date of the employment contract is 1 September 2021.
The gross monthly salary, dependent on relevant experience, will range from €3,746 to €5,826, based on 38 hours a week. This is excluding a generous holiday scheme (8%) and year-end bonus (8.3%). A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% rule’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement for the Dutch Universities is applicable.
We additionally offer:
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About the Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strong international profile in a large number of disciplines in de 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. The faculty offers assistant professors the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their interdisciplinary approach - are world-renowned.
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The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise 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.
Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application. You may apply online by using the link below.
Applications (to the Dean of the faculty, Prof. F.P. Weerman), including a motivation letter, a detailed CV, a list of publications and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees who can provide letters of recommendation, should be submitted in pdf.
The response period closes on 1 June 2021. Only complete applications received within the response period via the link below will be considered.
The interviews will be held within 6 weeks following the closing date of this vacancy. A trial lecture may be part of the application procedure.
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