Associate Professor in Philosophy of Religion
University of Tartu School of Theology and Religious Studies

School of Theology and Religious Studies


Duties and responsibilities

  • Teaching at all levels of higher education in the field of Philosophy of Religion and Semiotics of Religion, using modern teaching methods and educational technology.
  • Supervising students at all levels.
  • Internationally recognised research.
  • RDC activities, incl. securing the resources necessary for RDC activities and performing contracts related to RDC activities.
  • Participation in the activities of Estonian and international research organisations and professional societies, organizing international conferences.
  • Participation in the work of academic and administrative decision-making bodies is recommended.

Required qualifications
PhD or an equivalent qualification.

Required experience

  • Ability to organise teaching and teach at all levels of higher education.
  • Previous teaching experience at least at the first two levels of higher education, incl. effective supervising of master’s students.
  • Experience in creating study and teaching aids for institutions of higher education.
  • Knowledge of modern study aids, learning environments, learning methods and their development opportunities.
  • Ability to direct a research theme and supervise academic staff involved.
  • Internationally recognised professional research, the volume of which is equivalent to that of at least two doctoral theses. Ongoing active engagement in research: internationally recognised research in the last five years at least in the volume equivalent to that of one doctoral thesis.
  • Experience in applying for research funding on international level.
  • Participation in the work of the international community in the specialisation, incl. participation in the work of professional societies or their subunits or in international RDC projects, work on the editorial panel of research publications or as a reviewer, organising international research conferences.
  • Experience in the popularisation of the field of research.
  • Experience in project management and participation in the work of administrative decision-making bodies.

Required language skills
Estonian, English, German.

Starting at


Remuneration based on UT Salary Rules.

Additional info
Urmas Nõmmik, Head of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, urmas.nommik [ät]

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