Associate professor in philosophy (theoretical philosophy)
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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?
The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a permanent position as
Associate Professor in Philosophy. The start date for the position is 1 August
2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.
The Department of Philosophy has an academic staff of around 50, an
administrative staff of 6, and around 10 PhD- and postdoctoral fellows. The
department offers bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Rhetoric, and master's
and PhD-degrees in Philosophy. Research at the department spans a wide area.
An overview of the research groups at the department can be found here:
Work tasks/research field:
The position involves teaching, research, dissemination, and administrative
tasks. The successful candidate will teach, supervise, and assess students in
Philosophy, including on the university-wide undergraduate course Examen
Philosophicum. The holder of the position will be expected to teach at both
graduate and undergraduate levels, and to supervise bachelor, master, and
doctoral students. They will also take part in course and curriculum
The successful applicant will be expected to conduct and publish research
within their area(s) of specialization, and to take active part in the
department's research environment. The appointee will be required to carry out
their duties at the University of Bergen campus and participate in the day-to-
day running of the Department.
The person employed must follow the rules and regulations pertaining to the
position at any time.
Qualifications and personal qualities:
The successful applicant must have research competence on the level of a
Norwegian PhD within Philosophy. They must have an area of specialization
within theoretical philosophy (for instance metaphysics, philosophy of mind,
epistemology, philosophy of language, or logic), including contemporary or
historical approaches. Preference will be given to applicants whose expertise
and research plans align with the department's research profile and study
Applicants must have published research in philosophy on a high international
level and beyond their doctoral thesis. Special weight will be given to
publications within the last five years. It is an advantage to have taken part
in research collaboration and international cooperation. Experience from
research leadership and communication, and success in attracting external
funding will also be given emphasis.
Basic teaching training and experience in the supervision of students at
university level is a requirement for the position as associate professor.
This implies completed formal pedagogical training, as well as basic skills in
planning, implementation, evaluation and development of teaching and
supervision. Relevant courses in combination with actual teaching experience
could replace a university pedagogy program. Should the successful applicant
not have such competence at the time of appointment, they will be required to
document such training within two years of the date of appointment.
Pedagogical training must be documented in a pedagogical portfolio which
should include a documented overview of practical experience and competence as
well as a brief reflection statement. The statement should primarily describe
the applicant's own teaching philosophy and an evaluation of their own
teaching in relation to their knowledge of students' learning at a higher
education level. For further information on how to document pedagogical
training, please click here.
The successful applicant will be expected to teach in Norwegian or another
Scandinavian language within two years of being appointed. Free Norwegian
courses for international employees are available.
Personal aptitude will be of great importance. Emphasis will be put on the
applicant's ability to work collaboratively, and on the applicant's current
research projects and potential to strengthen the department's academic
profile over the coming years.
Salary in accordance with pay grade 68 on the State Salary Scale (code
1011/ Pay range 24, alternative 8). This currently amounts to an annual
salary of NOK 625 700 before taxes. Further salary advancement will depend
on seniority in the position. A higher salary may be considered for
particularly well qualified applicants
A good and professionally stimulating working environment
Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
Employment in an inclusive workplace (IW enterprise)
Attractive welfare benefits (e.g. parental leave, subsidized child-care,
health care, etc.)
How to apply:
The application must be sent electronically within the deadline by using the
link “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” on this page. The applicant must fill in the
electronic CV form, and the application must include:
1. Cover letter
3. All Higher Education diplomas and recommendations (scanned versions of
originals or certified copies)
4. Pedagogical portfolio and reflection statement (more information here)
5. Overview of administrative experience, and research plans
6. Information about and documentation of administrative experience, earlier
work and research plans
7. A complete list of academic publications
8. Up to five academic works (may include theses, monographs and articles)
that are to be given special consideration in the assessment of your academic
9. The names of 3 references, with contact information
The application and appendices must be written in Norwegian, another
Scandinavian language or English. Documentation in other languages must be
followed by certified translations. Appendices must be uploaded within the
application deadline as Word- or pdf-files.
The expert committee can in special cases ask for additional documentation.
Successful applicants will be invited for an interview and a trial lecture.
Further information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Head
of Department, Steinar Bøyum, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +47 55 58
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the
greatest extent possible. Candidates with immigrant backgrounds and people
with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Women are encouraged to apply.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information
when recruiting staff for academic positions. Information about applicants may
be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of
persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be
omitted is not met.
For questions regarding the online application process please contact
Further information about the appointment process here.
Guide for application here.
Application deadline: 29 August 2021.
About The University of Bergen
The University of Bergen is a renowned educational and research institution,
organised into seven faculties and approximately 54 institutes and academic
centres. Campus is located in the centre of Bergen with university areas at
Nygårdshøyden, Haukeland, Marineholmen, Møllendalsveien and Årstad.
There are four departments and four centres at Faculty of Humanities. Read
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31st August 2021
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