Stipendiary Lecturership (6 Hours) in Philosophy

University of Oxford - Hertford College

Hertford College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy. The lecturership is fixed-term from 1 October 2017 – 30 September 2018. It can be held in conjunction with another similar appointment to the extent that this is compatible with the responsibilities of the lecturership.

The lecturer will be under the direction of Professor Peter Millican, Gilbert Ryle Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy. The overall tutorial teaching load will be an average of six hours per week (in pairs and small classes) over the three terms, though the load will be lighter in Michaelmas (autumn) term, and heaviest in Hilary (spring) term.

The most important single teaching need is for Elements of Deductive Logic, taught in Hilary term. Other teaching will be arranged in coordination with the teaching team. Philosophy teaching in the college covers first year compulsory courses and upper year choices for PPE (typically nine students per year) and Computer Science and Philosophy (typically four students per year), though the college also has a few students who combine Philosophy with Mathematics, Physics, and Modern Languages.

Relevant upper-year courses – depending on student choices – include Aesthetics, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Kant, Knowledge and Reality, Logic and Language, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Plato’s Republic, and Post-Kantian Philosophy. We do not expect to cover all of these within the college, and part of the lecturer’s teaching load may be used to provide “swaps” with other colleges. In addition, the appointee will be expected to assist in the organisation of teaching of Philosophy at Hertford (and associated pastoral support where required), and to be available to assist throughout the 2017 admissions round in December. 

Candidates should have a good first degree and should have, or be close to completing, a doctorate in Philosophy or a closely allied discipline. Some teaching experience would be an advantage. The salary for a six-hour lecturership will be in the range £13,026 - £14,651 p.a., depending on qualifications and experience, and will be pensionable with USS. The successful candidate will also be entitled to associate membership of the SCR, to free lunches in college (when teaching and during vacations), and to two free dinners per week during weeks 0–9 of term. Further particulars for the post are available on the Hertford College website:

Candidates should send a CV including relevant experience, a covering letter, an application form (available on the college website) and the names of two referees to Ms Julia Howe, Deputy Academic Administrator, Hertford College ( by 12.00 noon on Thursday 21 September 2017. Candidates should also arrange for their referees to write to the college by the same date. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Tuesday 26 September. Potential candidates are welcome to contact Professor Peter Millican ( for further information.

Hertford College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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