Lecturer of Philosophy

University of Auckland, New Zealand - Faculty of Arts

Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand at about 1.5 million people, is a diverse and multi-ethnic maritime city located in the South Pacific, with the world’s largest Polynesian urban population.

The University of Auckland is home to the leading and most comprehensive Arts Faculty in New Zealand. It is ranked 25 in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty for 2017. The School of Humanities, comprising the disciplines of Art History, Classics and Ancient History, English and Drama, History, Philosophy and Theological and Religious Studies, constitutes the largest concentration of Humanities scholars in the nation and ranks first nationally in all of the QS subjects if offers.

The School of Humanities at the University of Auckland invites applications for a full-time, permanent appointment as Lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor in North America) in Philosophy, commencing at the beginning of 2018. 

The field of appointment is open, however we particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, epistemology, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to develop upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate courses in their field of expertise, and also to contribute to Philosophy’s first-year teaching programme.

Applicants should have a PhD in Philosophy. The successful candidate will have a capacity for productive, high quality research, demonstrated experience of successful undergraduate teaching and the readiness to undertake postgraduate supervision. In the University we want to reflect the diversity of our city and therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Why work for us?
The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave per year, and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.

Applications close Friday 14 July.

Inquiries about this position should be directed to the Head of the School of Humanities, Associate Professor Malcolm Campbell, mc.campbell@auckland.ac.nz.

All applications need to be made online through the university website - www.opportunities.auckland.ac.nz job code: 19036.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees. Writing samples will be requested from shortlisted candidates.

To learn more about working & living in New Zealand, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/new-zealand

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