Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Philosophy)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Grade and Salary Band: Grade 8 (£34,520 to £39,992) or Grade 9 (£41,212 to £47,722)
Average weekly working hours: 37.00

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. The Department of History, Politics, and Philosophy is one of the largest Department’s within the Arts & Humanities Faculty. The Philosophy team is a highly professional and collegiate group who have been proactive in establishing innovative programmes of study to serve the needs of a 230+ undergraduate and postgraduate student population.


You will help in growing the Philosophy section of the Department, contributing to research development, mentoring junior staff, and providing high-quality teaching and supervision at undergraduate, masters and PhD levels. The Department is a collegial one, with an emphasis on mutual support, and organised around the principle of working together as a team to achieve the University’s strategic objectives (https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/about-us/our-strategy/). We offer a stimulating environment for an exceptional scholar along with an excellent level of staff development and research support.

Ideal Candidate

As the successful candidate, you should have a background in modern and contemporary Philosophy within the European tradition and/or be able to teach in these areas in addition to their own specialism. You will be a scholar with a recognised record of achievement in research as demonstrated by publications that are REF 2021 eligible and world-class in terms of originality, significance and rigour. You will also have experience in applying for external grants and building external partnerships. You will also be collegial and a team-player, with an ability to mentor and nurture the talents of others to the benefit of the Department and University as a whole. It is also desirable that you have prior experience managing academic programmes or teams.

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