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05/31/2018

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I will give my impressions, based on experience. European universities are hiring people on the basis of their research. There is a particular type of career trajectory that is normal here. You get a PhD then you work a number of years as a post doc, perhaps 4-6 years, at two or three different places (and always in more than one country), and then you are eligible for a permanent job (in American terms, a tenured job). That is quite typical in a number of European countries. As a result, much of the teaching portfolio material that figures in USA job applications is irrelevant here in Europe. They do not know what to make of it. Teaching is often to a fixed curriculum. That is, students in programmes take set courses, and you will be expected to teach some part of the programme (some fixed set of courses). You are also expected to work with masters students and PhDs. But there are far fewer of these in European programmes than there are in programs in the USA (like Notre Dame, for example).

Luca Gili

All academic jobs in Italy are listed here: https://bandi.miur.it/

Jobs are advertised both in Italian and in English, but you'll have to teach in Italian once you're hired. as of now, there are three openings: "theoretical philosophy" (mind, epistemology, metaphysics), logic & language, and ancient philosophy

Bill Wringe

I work at an institution that teaches in English in Turkey (Bilkent University). We advertise on PhilJobs, and get a fair number of international applicants. Most of the things we're interested in are pretty standard, but it's helpful if a covering letter shows some evidence that a candidate actually wants to come here.

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