Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

University of Kent - School of European Culture and Languages

The School of European Culture and Languages (SECL) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Philosophy with the ability to contribute research, together with research-led teaching at all levels, in the analytic tradition, in the area of theoretical reasoning. Theoretical reasoning is to be understood as encompassing formal epistemology as well as the study of methods currently employed in the sciences, broadly construed.

You will be an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who will contribute to SECL's international standing in terms of high-quality research who can also work effectively as part of a team, by contributing to Kent’s Centre for Reasoning.

As Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Philosophy you will:

  • teach, convene and, where necessary, redesign existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules;
  • contribute to the teaching of other modules at undergraduate level as required;
  • engage in research and produce published research outputs of the highest quality in the field of theoretical reasoning;
  • seek external research funding and develop a record of success in attracting funding.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or a relevant discipline;
  • evidence of substantial research activity, including peer-reviewed philosophical publications of 3* or 4*, in the area of theoretical reasoning;
  • the ability to deliver effective research-led teaching at PG level and UG level in modules such as Philosophy of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Contemporary Theory of Knowledge, and Philosophy of Language;
  • the ability to initiate and organise research activities in theoretical reasoning and to contribute effectively to the Centre for Reasoning.

The School of European Culture and Languages is a multidisciplinary school and one of the largest at the University of Kent. Comprising six departments, the School embraces Classical and Archaeological Studies (including Ancient History), Comparative Literature, English Language and Linguistics, the Modern Languages (French, German, Hispanic Studies, and Italian), Philosophy, and Religious Studies, as well as programmes in Asian Studies and World Literature. It plays a major role in the University’s mission to be the ‘UK’s European university’, and prides itself on a strong sense of academic community.

With the aim of embedding equal opportunities for women within its working practices, the School has recently signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter for women in academia.

Further Information
Interviews are to be held: 11 December 2017
Closing date: 5th November 2017.

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team: jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: HUM0820.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person Specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

No agencies, thank you.

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