Lecturer in Philosophy (Two posts)

Durham University - Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint two non-fixed-term full-time lecturers. Their principal research interests will be in ethics (including applied or professional ethics), political philosophy or philosophy of public policy, and they will be able to provide high quality research-led teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in one of these areas. The successful applicants will be expected to contribute to the vibrant research culture of the Department and will also take on administrative responsibilities.

The Department of Philosophy has an outstanding reputation for its teaching and research. Admission to our undergraduate programmes is highly competitive, and we are home to a large and very active postgraduate community. Our level of external research funding is exceptional. Located in historic buildings at the centre of a beautiful cathedral city, we are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in ‘analytic’, ‘Continental’ and non-Western philosophical traditions. Current research by our staff and postgraduate students spans a notably diverse range of philosophical, historical and interdisciplinary topics.

It is structured around five research groups/clusters:

  • Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics.
  • Applied Phenomenology.
  • History of Philosophy.
  • Mind, Language and Metaphysics.
  • Science, Medicine and Society.

These posts provide an exciting opportunity to help shape the development of a leading philosophy department, and benefit from the resources and support needed to develop a successful international research career. In recent years our Mind, Language and Metaphysics, and Science, Medicine and Society clusters have grown substantially, and are home to world-leading concentrations of research expertise. We are now building up our research groups in other areas, and are keen to appoint outstanding philosophers whose research will complement and enhance the activities of the Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics cluster.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1st September 2017.

For further details of this position and to make an application, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/academictalent

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates with disabilities and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

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