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The successful applicant will be employed by the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of science (FloV), as a researcher in the field of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology (AMP). The department was founded in 2009, and offers teaching and research in theoretical and practical philosophy, linguistics, and theory of science. 


Subject area

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology


Subject area description

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy and Classical Philology (AMP) at FLoV offers education on all levels on the History of Philosophy together with Ancient Greek and Latin. Current research within AMP specialises on medieval logic, natural philosophy and translation studies with a focus on Greek and Latin literature. For a description of the research on the History of Philosophy and Classical Philology at FLoV, see


Job assignments

The appointed candidate will participate in and contribute to the further development of AMP’s research on natural philosophy and translation studies as well as participate in the AMP seminar series and international MA programme.



Eligible for a research position are those with a PhD or other foreign degree that is deemed equivalent to PhD. The subject of the doctoral thesis and/or other research publications should be in a research area relevant to the subject description above.



Scientific proficiency will be given priority in the evaluation of the qualifications of the applicants. A strong scientific track record within the field(s) of the medieval reception of Aristotle’s works on natural philosophy and/or translation studies focusing on Greek and Latin literature will be considered as particularly important. The department is in this case looking for an experienced researcher, typically at the level of full professor. A record of academic leadership will also be taken into account.



Type of employment: Fixed-term position, 18 months

Extent: 15 %

Location: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, Gothenburg University

First day of employment:  September 1st, 2021, or upon agreement. 


For further information:

Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist, Professor, +46(0)31-786 4348,  

Emelie Seeliger, HR Officer, +46(0)31-786 5083,



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How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The following documents should be attached to the application (in pdf):

  1. A personal statement specifying how the candidate is qualified for both the research and the organizational tasks that the position involves. The statement should contain relevant details of the candidate’s experience in leadership roles for academic and research activities.
  2. A PhD certificate.
  3. A CV listing academic degrees, employments, publications, and other relevant merits.

We welcome applications written in English, since a non-Swedish speaking person may be appointed as external expert in the recruitment process.

Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed to: HR administrator, FLoV, Box 200, 405 30 Göteborg. 


Application deadline: 2021-08-16


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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