Assistant Professorship in Philosophy

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin - Department of Philosophy

Three-year, fixed-term contract (full-time).

The successful applicant will be expected to take up post on 1 August 2018 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Post Summary

The Department of Philosophy, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Philosophy, to commence on 1st August 2018. Applications are particularly welcome from the subfield of Analytic Philosophy of Mind and candidates with additional interests in artificial intelligence, phenomenology, or non-western philosophy would be welcomed.

Applicants will be expected to possess a PhD in Philosophy and a sound research profile, relative to career stage, in their area of specialization. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including the design and coordination of general modules for first and second-year students and specialised, research-led modules for honors students, and dissertation supervision at all levels.

The Department is seeking an individual with vision and enthusiasm, a genuine commitment to the vital roles of teaching and research, including flair for innovation in course design and teaching methods, and with candidates having an established record of research and clear potential for future research accomplishment. The successful candidate will be an engaged member of the Philosophy community and will also be required to undertake administrative responsibilities as directed by the Head of Department.

Further Information

Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Professor Paul O’Grady, Head of Department of Philosophy (email:

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