University Lecturer in Philosophy (Critical Thinking)

Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle

Critical Thinking (PHIL 259)

Campus: Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
Hours: Part-time
Contract type: Fixed-term (1 January to 30 April 2019)

Job description

Duties include:

  • Teaching one upper year undergraduate course, Critical Thinking (PHIL 259), during the Winter 2019 term.
  • Teaching one section* of maximum 30 students; 2 hours 40 mins/week and offering 1.5 office hours/week during 12 instructional weeks of term. One section = 2 x 1hr 20 min classes; classes taught between 08:30 and 21:50. Regular teaching week runs Monday to Thursday.
  • Developing the syllabus in line with Queen’s University (Canada) Department of Philosophy and BISC Curriculum Committee requirements.
  • Preparing and submitting innovative proposals for two field studies.
  • Leading and actively teaching on two field studies.
  • Setting and marking assessments.
  • Setting and invigilating an exam during the exam period of 1 to 9 April 2019.
  • Marking exam and submitting results in accordance with Queen’s University requirements.

Person specification

  • Holder of a post-graduate degree in Philosophy, relevant to this course.
  • Demonstrable experience of teaching and assessing undergraduate students.
  • Ability to communicate subject matter clearly and engagingly.
  • Flexibility in working hours. Lectures may take place in the evening and field studies often take place on Fridays and at weekends.
  • Commitment to high quality teaching and creating a fully inclusive, positive learning environment.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK.
  • Successful completion of an enhanced DBS check.
  • Own transport, or use of public transport and taxi, to travel to and from work.

Who we are

Located in historic Herstmonceux Castle, the BISC prides itself on offering rigorous, innovative education to students from Canada and around the world.  Academic programs, which are all accredited by Queen’s University (Canada), include undergraduate Humanities, Science, Commerce, and Social Sciences, as well as specialized short programs in areas including Law, Health Studies, Law & Politics, Archaeology, and Medieval Theatre Performance.

The BISC is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunities employer.

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Please note there are related vacancies available in Great Works of Philosophy (PHIL 151) and Culture, Identity and Self (INTS 306).  See

How to apply

Please obtain a full job description and person specification from Nicola Taylor at or at  

Required application format: CV and covering letter to Nicola Taylor by email or post at Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN.

Closing date: Friday 13 April 2018 17:00 BST

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