Full Professor of Philosophy

Company:University of St.Gallen

Location:Switzerland / St.Gallen


Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Full Professor of Philosophy

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Full Professor of Philosophy (100%)

The Chair of Philosophy is attached to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) at the University of St.Gallen. The successful candidate will take up the position on 1 August 2023.

The SHSS is seeking to appoint a candidate with a research and teaching focus on cultural philosophy, social philosophy, political philosophy.

Requirements: The postholder must have completed an excellent doctoral dissertation and habilitation thesis (or provide evidence of an equivalent academic achievement). We also expect an outstanding track record in research and teaching. Other assets include experience in academic self-management and success in raising external funding.

Applicants are expected to be willing to teach at the BA, MA and PhD levels, especially in the Contextual Studies Programme, which is central to the University of St.Gallen’s integrative approach. Active involvement in the interdisciplinary Master’s programme in “Management, Organisation and Culture” (MOK) and the PhD programme in “Organisation and Culture” (DOK) is desirable. The teaching load is 8 hours per week.

The University’s official language is German. The postholder is expected to acquire a working knowledge of German (B2) within two years of the appointment.

The University of St.Gallen is committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. We explicitly encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Caspar Hirschi, Chair of the Appointments Committee (facultyposition@unisg.ch).

Applications should include a cover letter and the usual supporting documents (CV, list of publications, research statement, teaching evaluations and teaching statement). They should be submitted online via http://www.unisg.ch/professorships at the latest by 10 October 2022.

Research presentations and interviews are expected to take place in calendar week 50.

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