Academic Positions

Associate Professorship in Theoretical Philosophy 1022176

The School of Culture and Society invites applications for an associate professorship in theoretical philosophy.

The associate professorship is a permanent, full-time position, commencing on 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is located at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 3-7, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

The position
We are looking for an innovative and dedicated candidate with a focus on Aarhus University’s core activities in the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange. The associate professor will be expected to develop and strengthen the department’s profile in analytical theoretical philosophy. The successful applicant must be able to teach a range of core courses on the philosophy programme at both BA and MA level.

The successful applicant will be expected to develop and to participate in research projects in one or more core areas of analytical theoretical philosophy, such as epistemology, metaphysics, philosophical logic, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind, or the philosophy of language. The successful applicant must also demonstrate competences in using formal methodology in philosophical research.
The School of Culture and Society places emphasis on research of a high international standard, including interdisciplinary collaboration, participation in collective research projects and the attraction of external research funding.

The associate professor will be expected to teach several modules or core courses in analytical theoretical philosophy at BA level, including critical thinking, formal logic, epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mathematics, philosophical logic, and metaphysics; as well as advanced courses on our MA track ‘Epistemology, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Cognition’. The associate professor will be expected to contribute substantially to the interdisciplinary profile of the philosophy programme at the Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas.

Talent development
The associate professor will be expected to supervise PhD students and contribute to the development and implementation of PhD courses in the field of philosophy and related fields.

Knowledge exchange
It is expected that the successful applicant will engage in knowledge exchange as described in the strategy for the Faculty of Arts, for instance in research cooperation with private companies, government consultancy, cooperation with civil society partners or public dissemination of knowledge. Applicants should document any prior experience within the field of knowledge exchange.

For further information, please contact Head of Department Thomas Schwarz Wentzer by email (

Applicants must have a PhD degree in philosophy or equivalent qualifications at an international level, and must document qualifications corresponding to the completion of an assistant professorship.

Applicants must moreover be able to document:

• An established research and publication record in the areas of philosophical logic (in particular concerning modal logic), epistemology (in particular formal epistemology), and the philosophy of robotics
• Competence in using formal methodology in philosophical research
• The ability to teach modules in several of our core courses in analytical theoretical philosophy at BA level, including critical thinking, formal logic, epistemology, the philosophy of science and technology, philosophical logic and metaphysics
• The ability to teach and supervise at MA level in theoretical analytical philosophy
• Participation in national and international research networks
• Experience of attracting external funding
• Experience of interdisciplinary cooperation.

Please note that only submitted publications will be assessed: a list of publications is not sufficient. As a result, applications without submitted publications will not be assessed.

If the successful applicant is not fluent in Danish, he or she will be expected to learn Danish within a period of approximately two years.

Academic staff are expected to contribute to the department’s social and academic environment. We emphasise the importance of good working relationships, both among colleagues and with our students.

The application must be uploaded in English

For more information about the application, please contact HR supporter Marianne Birn, email

For a more detailed description of the programme, please visit the department website:

The School of Culture and Society
At the School of Culture and Society the object of research and teaching is the interplay between culture and society in time and space:

- From the traditional disciplines of the humanities and theology to applied social research

- From Antiquity to the issues facing contemporary societies

- From familiar Danish cultural forms to other very different worlds

- From local questions to global challenges

The school’s goal is to produce compelling research with an international resonance, as well as offering teaching and talent development of high quality. The school has a broad cooperative interface with society, both in Denmark and abroad, and contributes to social innovation, research communication and further and continuing education. 

Qualification requirements

Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent academic qualifications.


If nothing else is noted, applications must be submitted in English. Application deadline is at 11.59 pm Danish time (same as Central European Time) on the deadline day.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

Shortlists may be prepared with the candidates that have been selected for a detailed academic assessment. A committee set up by the head of school is responsible for selecting the most qualified candidates. See this link for further information about shortlisting at the Faculty of Arts:

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All applications must be made online and received by:

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