Are you a current or aspiring professor with a drive to shape critical philosophical reflection for humanities students in languages, communication, cultures and (art) history? Then use your experience to increase the visibility and quality of our teaching and research into the philosophy of the humanities within our faculty, nationally and internationally.
The introductory Philosophy of the Humanities course in the Bachelor’s degree programme is compulsory for all students at the Faculty of Arts. You will coordinate these courses faculty-wide and partly teach them yourself. Teaching and research preferably focus on philosophical reflection on the humanities, including cultural philosophy and aesthetics, and pay attention to current themes, such as cultural diversity, interculturality and sustainability. As a professor, you will also participate in the Research Master’s programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Arts and fulfil an initiating, stimulating and unifying role in the development and implementation of the teaching programme. Within the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, you will have a smaller teaching load.
You will stimulate research based on a clear vision and will make research in the philosophy of the humanities more visible within the faculties as well as nationally and internationally. Your duties explicitly include supervising PhD candidates and acquiring indirect government funding and contract funding, as well as actively contributing to the valorisation activities of the faculties.
This position concerns a double appointment: 60% of your mandate will be dedicated to the Faculty of Arts and 40% to the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies. In principle, your duties will consist of 50% teaching and 50% research. Within the Faculty of Arts, you will be associated with the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). At the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, you will be associated with the Centre for Contemporary European Philosophy and the Department of Metaphysics and Philosophical Anthropology.
Fixed-term contract: It concerns a temporary employment for 1 year with the possibility of a permanent contract.
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University’s primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.
The Faculty of Arts is committed to knowledge production with a significant scientific and social impact. With over 500 academic and support staff, we teach and conduct research in the fields of history and art, languages and cultures, and linguistics and communication, using innovative methodologies and working in close collaboration between the disciplines. Our research is embedded in two research institutes: the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). We currently have approximately 2,500 students, enrolled in three departments: the Department of History, Art History and Classics, the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, and the Department of Language and Communication. We aim to contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive world, which is why we especially seek applications from candidates who bring diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and skills that will be assets to our study programmes and research profiles.
The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies is a compact, ambitious organisation with more than 160 staff and over 1,000 students from both the Netherlands and abroad. Our education programme includes several top-quality courses and has in-depth disciplinary studies as well as interdisciplinary and inter-faculty studies. The faculty has innovative teaching and research programmes that strongly relate to current social issues.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!