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Assistant Professorship of Applied Ethics
Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (RU)
At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes covering the full width of the academic spectrum. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more. Thus, Radboud University contributes to the development of new perspectives. Within science and within society. This makes Radboud University successful and of international importance.
Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics (0.8 FTE)
Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
Vacancy number: 21.04.18
Application deadline: 27 May 2018
In the near future, the process of digitisation will change our society even more radically, and will assume an even greater significance. There is a steady increase in the influence of algorithms on governmental and professional decisions. Transport, communication, privacy, health, safety and warfare have already undergone a thorough transformation. The ethical standards surrounding all these issues are under pressure, and must in some cases be invented anew. As a member of the Practical Philosophy chair, you, our new Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics, will be involved in education and research, as well as in administrative duties at the levels of the faculty and the chair. You will teach ethics at all levels of the Bachelor‘s and Master‘s degree programmes at our own and at other faculties, and also supervise students doing internships or Master‘s theses.
In addition to teaching, you will be involved in educational development at both faculty and programme levels. Moreover, you will be actively involved in research at the Center for Contemporary European Philosophy (CCEP), in particular into ethical issues surrounding the above-mentioned issues, and contribute to the acquisition of externally financed research projects.
You will be a member of the chair of Practical Philosophy (which comprises philosophical ethics and political philosophy). This Chair is a part of the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. The Faculty has around 140 staff members.
The Faculty‘s multidisciplinary research is carried out within its research institute. The Faculty‘s teaching institute provides discipline-oriented study programmes to approximately 600 students. Research and education are carried out by the Faculty‘s ten chairs.
Responsibility and solidarity are values that define the Faculty‘s culture, as does our commitment to our students.
What we expect from you
you graduated on a theme in philosophical ethics;
you demonstrably have a thorough knowledge of the historical and contemporary discussions in philosophical ethics;
you have an applied ethical expertise in developments in the field of digital society;
you are a dedicated teacher, experienced in teaching at a variety of levels, and you have a clear vision on education;
you are preferably in possession of the University Teaching Qualification (BKO) or are willing to obtain such a qualification within two years;
you are capable of contributing to CCEP-related research;
you either already have an excellent knowledge of Dutch, or else you are capable of achieving C2 level within two years;
your verbal and written English skills are either at the C2 level, or else you are capable of achieving that level within two years.
What we have to offer
employment: 0.8 FTE;
in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
the salary is dependent on your level of previous education and the amount of work experience and will lie somewhere between €3,475 and €5,405 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11 or 12);
duration of contract: 1 year, with the possibility of extension;
depending on your CV, we will offer you a tenure track with the possibility of extension after 2 or 4 years;
university job classification: Assistant Professor, Level 2;
you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
The faculty has an attractive promotion policy. If you would like to know more about this, please contact Ms W. Groenen, our personnel consultant, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposed date for commencement of employment is 15 August 2018.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. dr. Jean Pierre Wils, Chair
Telephone: +3124 361 24 85
Dr. Marcel Becker, Associate Professor
Telephone: +3124 361 62 26
Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of prof. dr. Jean Pierre Wils) exclusively using the button ‘Apply‘ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
Letter of motivation
CV (including publication list) and contact information for 2 references
We would like you to be able to start teaching from September 2018.
Faculty policy is to strive for an increase in the number of women in academic posts. Female candidates are therefore explicitly invited to respond.