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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Full Professorship in analytical philosophy (philosophy of language), Vienna, AUSTRIA

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

 Full Professor of

 Analytical Philosophy with Special Emphasis on Philosophy of Language

 (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 has her/his main area of specialisation in 
analytic philosophy, primarily in the philosophy of language. Additional 
areas of competence or specialisation in other fields of philosophy - e.g. 
in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, history of analytic philosophy, or 
practical philosophy - are desirable.

 The chair is located in the Department of Philosophy. In addition to being 
active in research, the successful candidate will contribute to the 
department's teaching program on all levels (Bachelor, Master, Teacher 
Training, PhD). Successful candidates will have the following 

 - PhD and post-doctoral 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 of 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, as well as the willingness and ability to team leadership of 
research groups

 - experience in university teaching, and willingness and ability to teach 
at all curricular levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD), 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

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

 - 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

 - grant for relocation to Vienna, where appropriate ??? ?Candidates should 
send an application containing at least the following documents:

 - academic curriculum vitae

 - 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 URLs of 
downloadable copies or through email attachments or an addition of a 

 - list of talks given, including detailed information about invited 
plenaries at international conferences

 - brief description of current research interests and research plans for 
the immediate future

 - 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 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 German or English should be submitted by e-mail 
(preferably as PDF attachments) to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy 
and Education of the University of Vienna, ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. 
Elisabeth Nemeth, Universittsstrae 7, 1010 Wien, 
(dekanat.philbild@univie.ac.at) no later than March 31st, 2014 with 
reference 2014/Phil-P-ASP.