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University Lecturer (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Leiden University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS African/Africana or East Asian; Comparative Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Leiden, South Holland, Netherlands
Start date August 1, 2019
Job description

The Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Philosophy is looking for a University Lecturerin comparative philosophy (1.0 FTE).

Key responsibilities

Your work will consist of:

  • Teaching in English in African/Africana philosophy and/or East Asian philosophy, in comparative philosophy, and in other areas of philosophy in our BA and MA programmes in Philosophy and in other Leiden University degree programmes as required, including supervision of BA and MA theses;
  • Teaching in Dutch in due course;
  • Supervision of PhD research;
  • Original research in philosophy and dissemination of findings through appropriate channels;
  • Acquisition of research funding from outside sources;
  • Representation of the field to external audiences and media;
  • Active participation in the running of the institution.

Selection criteria 

  • PhD degree in philosophy;
  • Expertise in African/Africana philosophy and/or East Asian philosophy and in comparative philosophy;
  • Research and publication record commensurate with career stage;
  • Teaching experience and commitment to high-quality teaching practice;
  • Excellent command of English;
  • If the successful applicant does not speak Dutch, s/he will be required to acquire proficiency in Dutch to level B1 within two years of taking up the appointment;
  • Upon appointment, depending on experience and formal qualifications, the successful applicant is required to obtain a nationally standardized teaching skills certificate (BKO);
  • Team player, but also able to carry out independent research and teaching;
  • Flexible, enterprising, and enthusiastic.

Our organisation

The Faculty of Humanities is rich in expertise in fields such as philosophy, religious studies, history, art history, literature, linguistics and area studies covering nearly every region of the world. With its staff of 995, the faculty provides 27 master’s and 25 bachelor’s programmes for over 7,000 students. 

The Institute of Philosophy conducts research and offers teaching in philosophy. As well as a standard curriculum in the Western tradition, we offer an English-language BA track, “Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives”, in comparative and intercultural philosophy; we will add an MA track from 2020. With around 35 employees and 500 students, the institute offers an innovative, collegial, and international working environment. For more information, see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/institute-for-philosophy.

Terms and conditions

We offer a full-time (38 hours per week), fixed-term post for the period of two years from 1 August 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter, with the possibility of a permanent contract conditional on performance and funding. Salary range, depending on training and experience, is from €2,709 to €4,978 (pay scale 10 to 11 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) gross per month, based on a full-time appointment.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.


Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. 


Enquiries about the function content and the procedure can be made to Professo James McAllister, academic director, Institute of Philosophy, email j.w.mcallister@phil.leidenuniv.nl, telephone +31 71 527 2004.


Please submit online your application no later than 5 March 2019 via our application system.


Applicants should submit online:

  • Motivation letter;
  • CV including education and employment history, courses taught, publications;
  • Research plan with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages);
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (max. 2 pages);
  • Representative course descriptions and, if available, teaching evaluations;
  • Names and contact details of at least two academic referees (no reference letters at this stage).
How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/vacatures/2019/q...
Hard deadline March 5, 2019, 10:00am CET
Web address for more information https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/vacatures/2019/q...
Contact name James McAllister
Contact email
Contact phone +31 71 527 2004
Time created February 13, 2019, 10:00am EST
Scheduled expiry date March 5, 2019, 10:00am CET
Expired on March 6, 2019, 10:46am CET
Last updated May 6, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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Application deadline is March 5, 2019.
February 13, 2019, 3:37pm EST

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