University of Reading, UK, Dept of Philosophy. Two three year full time lecturers
Oct 28, 2014 → Nov 21, 2014
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading, UK, seeks to appoint two fixed-term (three-year), full-time lecturers, from January 2015 to December 2017.
One will be a lecturer in non-Western Philosophy, the other a lecturer in Moral Philosophy (although what they each teach for us may not be limited to these areas).
The successful applicants will each have a PhD in philosophy or a closely related discipline. In each case s/he will be able to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. For the moral philosophy post, teaching duties will involve contributions to our modules in Moral Philosophy (year 2), and Contemporary Moral Theory (year 3), among others.
For the post in non-Western philosophy, teaching duties will include the development and convening of at least one module in non-Western philosophy (e.g. Arabic, Islamic, Chinese, Indian or African philosophy), and contributions to our first-year module Human Nature.
The successful applicants will also contribute to the supervision of undergraduate dissertations within their fields of expertise. (Further details of 2014-15 modules are available via the department’s website: Philosophy Philosophy modules are ones begin whose codes begin with ‘PP’).
The successful applicants will also take on significant administrative responsibilities (Admissions & Recruitment Officer, Schools Liaison, Careers & Alumni Officer, widening participation remit, etc.).
Applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates are particularly welcome.
Note that the posts begin in January 2015, and successful candidates must be able to take up their post at that date.
The closing date for applications is Sunday November 2nd, 2014. Note also that two distinct posts are being advertised: reference numbers LE14042 (Moral Philosophy) and LE14043 (Non-Western Philosophy) respectively. The terms and conditions of the two posts are not the same. You may apply for either or both, but please state in your application which post you would like to be considered for.
Applications should be submitted on-line, where further details (including a person specification) are also available:
Lecturer in Moral Philosophy link - Moral Philosophy
Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy link -Non-Western
Please attach a full academic CV and a covering letter of no more than one page. The CV should include the names and contact details (preferably e-mail) of two referees, who have agreed to write in support of your application if approached by us. Your covering letter should explain how you match the person specification. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: House