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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy, Vienna, AUSTRIA


As stated in its development plan 
(http://rektorat.univie.ac.at/Entwicklungsplan) 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

Full Professor of Theoretical Philosophy

(full time, permanent position under private law). 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.

The successful candidate will possess a solid record of teaching and 
scholarship in one or more of the following areas: Medieval Philosophy or 
Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology. It is desired 
that he or she is able to engage with different philosophical traditions. 
In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful 
candidate will contribute to the department's teaching program on all 
levels (Bachelor, Master, Teacher Training, PhD). The chair is located in 
the Department of Philosophy.

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications:

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

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 
and willingness and ability to assume the responsibility of team 
leadership Experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability 
to teach at all curricular levels, to supervise theses, and to further the 
work of junior academic colleagues


The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, 
within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in 
Bachelor programmes and participation in committees.


The University of Vienna offers

Attractive terms and conditions of employment with a negotiable and
performance-related salary, associated with a retirement fund

A ?start-up package? for the initiation of research projects

An attractive and dynamic research location in a city with a high quality
of life and in a country with excellent research funding provision

Support for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate


Candidates should send an application containing at least the following
documents:

Academic curriculum vitae (List of publications including)

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 (PDF versions of
monographs need only be provided if easily available.)

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 theses

University professors will be classified according to the Collective
Bargaining Agreement for University Staff into the salary group A1. The
salary will be individually negotiated under consideration of the previous
career development and in case of an appointment from abroad of the
different tax situation.

Applications in English or German should be sent to the Dean of the
Faculty of Philosophy and Education, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth
Nemeth, Universittsstr. 7/3, 1010 Wien, and submitted per e-mail
(preferably as PDF attachments) to the deans office
(dekanat.philbild@univie.ac.at) no later than June 21st, 2013 with
reference KZ 2013/PHIL-P-THP.