Thomas Spitzley

Former president of the “Society for analytical philosophy” Vice-rector for developement and resources, University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Spitzley

* 1957

1976-1978

Magister degree course Systematic Musicology, Physics, and Psychology, University of Hamburg (until second year examination (Zwischenprüfung))

1978-1984

Magister degree course Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology, University of Hamburg

1985-1986

Research stay at St. John‘s College, Oxford, funded by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1987-1990

Research fellow, University of Hamburg

1990-1996

Lectureship (Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, C 1), University of Duisburg (Gesamthochschule)

1992

Doctorate in Philosophy, University of Hamburg (viva voce 1989)

1997-1998

Stand in for a Senior Lectureship (Oberassistentenstelle, C 2), University of Duisburg (Gesamthochschule)

1998-1999

Research fellow, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

1999

Habilitation in Philosophy, Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

1999-2003

Senior Lectureship (C 2), Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg;

Stand in for a Professorship (C 4) in Theoretical Philosophy, University of Duisburg (since 1.1.2003 University of Duisburg-Essen)

since 2003

Professorship of Philosophy (C 4) with a specialisation in Theoretical Philosophy,

University of Duisburg-Essen

since 4/2014

Vice-Rector for Development and Resource Planning, University of Duisburg-Essen

Further academic functions (selection)

2003–2015
Member of the Managing Committee of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (2006-2012 President)

2010-2013
Chairperson of the Senate of the University of Duisburg-Essen

since 2011     
Member of the Standing Expert Committee on Humanities of the accreditation agency ACQUIN


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