Stockholm University: Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science

[Web announcement:]

Stockholm University hereby invites applications for a position as Senior Lecturer in Theoretical Philosophy, with a specialisation in the Philosophy of Science, Department of Philosophy. Application deadline: April 15, 2014.

The Department of Philosophy is Sweden=92s largest philosophy department, and is divided into Theoretical Philosophy and Practical Philosophy. It has a thriving research community and regularly hosts visiting speakers and conferences. You can find more information about the department here:

Responsibilities: The primary duties are teaching, including supervision of students and course leadership, and conducting research within Theoretical Philosophy, with special focus on the philosophy of science.

Areas of interest may include general questions concerning, e.g., scientific inference, explanation and causality, as well as the philosophy of specific disciplines in the natural or social sciences or the humanities. The teaching requirements include courses in the philosophy of science for students in other disciplines. The holder of the position should be prepared to take on administrative and leadership duties, and to actively help in securing external funding for research at the department.

Qualification requirements: A senior lecturer should have been awarded a PhD in Philosophy with a specialisation in Theoretical Philosophy, or have the corresponding research competence, and have demonstrated university level teaching expertise. Teaching expertise should be demonstrated through teaching and supervision experience. The applicant must have the ability to collaborate with others, as well as the ability and suitability otherwise needed to perform the duties well.

Assessment criteria: Particular emphasis will be put with equal weight on research proficiency, as demonstrated by the candidate=92s own research, and on pedagogical skills in the subject area, as demonstrated by teaching and supervision. Teaching expertise should be well documented, making it possible to evaluate the quality of the teaching activities.

A documented ability to collaborate with colleagues, staff members and other researchers will be a merit. Administrative proficiency and the ability to collaborate with the surrounding society and to communicate developments in research is a merit.

Success in applying for and gaining research funds for projects from external research funding bodies is a merit.

Teaching and learning theory: Higher education teaching theory, or corresponding knowledge obtained in another manner, is to be given credit. Candidates lacking formal advanced education in teaching theory, corresponding to a minimum of 7.5 higher education credits, and who are judged not in possession of corresponding teaching skills, must pursue such studies during the first two years of employment.

Teaching may be in Swedish or English. Swedish language skills is not a requirement at the time of taking up the position. The applicant should, however, be prepared to carry out teaching and administration tasks that require knowledge and usage of Swedish within two years.

As the majority of the staff at the department are men and the faculty of the humanities strives toward a gender balance, women are encouraged to apply for this position.

Further information about the position is provided by professor Staffan Carlshamre, Head of Department of Philosophy, telephone: +46-(0)8-16 33 63, e-mail: Questions regarding the applications can be put to the administrative official Kenneth Hjalmarsson, telephone +46-(0)8-16 21 30, e-mail:

Trade union representatives: Mrs. Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm, (SACO), Mrs. Lisbeth H=E4ggberg (ST), telephone +46 (0)8 16 20 00 (switchboard) and Mr Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO) +46 (0) 70 316 43 41.

To apply for this position, use the Stockholm University web application form. The application form is found here.

Note that a maximum of 10 scientific papers will be submitted for assessment. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete, follows the instructions in the vacancy announcement and that it is submitted no later than application deadline.

We recommend you to write your application in English, as it will be reviewed by international experts.

Deadline for applications: April, 15, 2014.

Further information
Stockholm University:
Department of Philosophy:

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


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