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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Temporary Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy (4 months), Vienna, AUSTRIA

The Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Vienna 
announces the position of a Professor of Theoretical Philosophy

As stated in its development plan 
( the 
University of Vienna aims at strengthening its position as a major 
research-oriented university. Key elements of this strategy include the 
provision of an attractive range of research-based study programmes, 
support for furthering the work of junior academic colleagues, and 
high-calibre professorial appointments.

The Faculty of Philosophy and Education of the University of Vienna 
announces the position of a

Professor of Theoretical Philosophy

(full time position under private law, October 1st, 2013 until January 
31st, 2014). The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of 
women on its faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore 
specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified 
applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Successful candidates will have an international and outstanding profile 
and reputation in the field of Theoretical Philosophy, and their 
publication output is well documented in high-ranking international 
The candidates research areas emphasize at least one of the following 
fields: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Early modern Philosophy, 
Epistemology, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind.
A visiting professor is expected to give courses in the amount of 8 
semester hours, aiming at all levels of the curriculum (BA, MA, PhD) in 
the winter semester 2013/14.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

- PhD and post-doctoral experience at a university or other research 
(Austrian or equivalent international academic degree in the relevant 

- Outstanding research and publication record, with an excellent 
reputation as an active member in the international academic community 
(Habilitation (venia docendi) or equivalent international qualification 
in the relevant field is desirable)

- Experience in designing, procuring and directing major research projects

- Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach 
at all curricular levels and to further the work of junior academic 

The University of Vienna offers

- An attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high 
quality of life
- An attractive salary

Candidates should send an application containing at least the following 

- Academic curriculum vitae
- Brief description of current research interests and research plans for 
the immediate future
- List of publications together with
a) specification of five key publications judged by the applicant to be 
particularly relevant to the advertised professorship together with an 
explanation of their relevance
b) PDF versions of these five publications provided either as email 
attachments or through URLs of downloadable copies
- List of talks given, including detailed information about invited 
plenaries at international conferences
- List of projects supported by third-party funds
- Short survey of previous academic teaching and list of supervised PhD 

University professors will be classified according to the Collective 
Bargaining Agreement for University Staff into the salary group A1. The 
salary may exceed the amount given in the collective bargaining agreement.

Applications in English or German should be submitted per e-mail 
(preferably  as pdf attachments) to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy 
and Education, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Nemeth, Universittsstr. 
7/3,  A 1010 Wien (  no later than May 22th, 
2013 with reference KZ 2013/Phil-GP-ThP.