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University Lecturer

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Philosophy

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £41,526 to £52,559 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th August 2021
Closes: 12th October 2021
Job Ref: GV27749

The Faculty of Philosophy wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Philosophy with effect from 1st September 2022. 

The successful candidate will have research and teaching strengths in Ethics. 

The ability to teach in one or more of the following areas is desirable but not essential: Aesthetics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, and post-Kantian Philosophy (up to Nietzsche). More generally we welcome candidates with teaching strengths that will widen or consolidate our curriculum. We expect candidates to have, or to be willing to acquire, the ability to teach in other areas outside their specialization. Candidates should draw attention in their application to the full range of their teaching abilities. 

Candidates will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to seek opportunities to win external funding for their research, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work. 

It is expected that candidates will have a PhD in Philosophy (or relevant area) by the time of the application deadline.  Candidates will have an outstanding record of excellence in research, publication and teaching in Philosophy, relative to their stage of career. 

The Lectureship is based in the Faculty of Philosophy, in central Cambridge. The position is permanent, subject to the satisfactory completion of an initial probationary period. 

Most academic staff are also invited to join a College as a Fellow. College teaching is remunerated separately from the University teaching, and appointment to a College is a separate matter from a University appointment. Membership of a College adds an important social and intellectual dimension for many academic staff. 

In order for applications to be considered applicants must upload: 

  • a covering letter
  • a curriculum vitae, which includes a list of publications and areas of teaching competence
  • a statement of research interests and future research plans;
  • two samples of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total). 

The closing date is midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 12th October 2021. 

Candidates are required to give contact details for three referees. We shall request references at the long-listing stage. Full details about the interviews and final selection process will be sent to short-listed candidates. The interview process is planned for the period between Wed 1st and and Friday 3rd December 2021. 

We welcome applications from all and especially encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in UK academic Philosophy and from people marginalised on any of the grounds enumerated under the UK Equality Act 2010. 

For queries about the application process, please contact HR on Enquiries about academic matters may be made to Professor. Alexander Bird at 

For more details please see the Further Particulars. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Please quote reference GV27749 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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