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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Faculty position in philosophy of science / analytic ontology, Leuven, BELGIUM

There is a full-time academic vacancy in the Institute of Philosophy at KU 
Leuven in the areas of philosophy of science / analytic ontology. We are 
looking for internationally oriented candidates with an excellent research 
record and with educational competence within the field of philosophy of 
science and/or analytic ontology.



Candidates are expected to

- develop a research programme at an international level in the areas of
philosophy of science and/or analytic ontology.
- set up collaborations within and outside of the department. They support
national and international collaborations of the research group and help
promote and further develop these. They also actively assist in the
development of the group's future research projects.
- acquire competitive funding and supervise PhDs at an international level.


Candidates are expected to

- deliver high-quality education within the area of analytic philosophy,
with a clear commitment for the quality of the programme as a whole. They
are prepared to teach courses and seminars in Dutch and English, to graduate
and undergraduate students both at the Institute of Philosophy and other KU
Leuven faculties. They also contribute to the pedagogic project of the
faculty through the supervision of master theses and as a promoter of PhD
- develop their teachings in accordance with KU Leuven's vision on
activating and researched-based education and make use of the possibilities
for the educationalist professionalisation offered by the faculty and the


Candidates are expected to provide scientific, social and internal services.


Candidates are expected to

- possess a PhD in Philosophy.
- have a strong research profile in the field of philosophy of science
and/or analytic ontology. The quality of their research is proven by
publications in leading journals and books and through international
research experience.
- have demonstrable qualities related to academic education. Teaching
experience is an advantage.
- possess organizational skills and have a cooperative attitude. They also
possess leadership capacities within a university context.
- A good command of English is required. KU Leuven provides courses in
academic English.
- The administrative and educational language at KU Leuven is Dutch. If, at
your appointment, you do not speak Dutch at all or do not speak it well, KU
Leuven will provide a training offer that must equip you to be able to teach
in Dutch within three years. If your teaching assignment is completely in a
language other than Dutch, then it is expected that you have mastered the
Dutch language to a level that will allow you to participate in the
administrative meetings.


- We are offering full-time employment in an intellectually challenging
environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented
university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific
research. It is highly inter- and multidisciplinarily focused and strives
for international excellence. In this regard, it actively works together
with research partners in Belgium and abroad. It provides its students with
an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
- You will work in Leuven, a historic, dynamic and lively city located in
the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the
European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.
- Depending on your record and qualifications, you will be appointed to or
tenured in one of the grades of the senior academic staff: assistant
professor, associate professor, professor or full professor. In principle,
junior researchers are appointed as assistant professor on the tenure track
for a period of 5 years; after this period and a positive evaluation, they
are permanently appointed (or tenured) as an associate professor.


Before applying, candidates are kindly requested to contact Prof. G. Van
Riel, chair of the Appointment Committee of the Institute of Philosophy,
Kard. Mercierplein, 2, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail:
or Prof. Bart Raymaekers, dean of the Institute of Philosophy, Kard.
Mercierplein, 2, B-3000 Leuven, e-mail:

You can apply for this job no later than September 30, 2013.

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