Lecturer in Political Philosophy

The University of Sydney - Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

Reference no.  1880/1116 

  • Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
  • Academic Level B
  • Full-time, continuing position, remuneration package: $117K - $139K p.a. which includes (salary, leave loading and up to 17% super) 

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students. 

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment. 

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia. 

Philosophy at the University of Sydney has research strengths in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, metaethics, ethics, decision theory, American pragmatism, feminist philosophy, and metaphysics. 

We invite your application for the position of Lecturer in Political Philosophy. 

In this position you will: 

  • teach introductory units of study, as well as specialised higher-level courses
  • supervise doctoral and other postgraduate research in your specialist field
  • publish your research in well-regarded peer-reviewed international publications
  • seek research funding from internal and external sources
  • contribute to academic administration. 

To be successful you will need: 

  • a PhD in a related area of philosophy
  • experience as a skilled philosophy teacher at the tertiary level
  • demonstrated research expertise in political philosophy through high quality publications. 

The expected commencement date is mid-2017.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11:30pm 5 January 2017 (Sydney time) 

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged. 

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