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Lecturer in Philosophy

University of Aberdeen - School of Divinity, History and Philosophy

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th September 2021
Closes: 15th November 2021
Job Ref: DHP101A

The School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and History of Art seeks to appoint a full-time, permanent Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in Philosophy.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Philosophy, and a record of high-quality publications and academic activities commensurate with career stage. The Lecturer will have a research and teaching specialization in Applied Ethics broadly construed (to include, for instance, applied areas in social and political philosophy as well as non-Western philosophical traditions). The Lecturer will contribute to the research activities of the Centre for Knowledge and Society, such as conferences, seminars, and public engagement events. Essential is a profile and an interest in topics and approaches that generate impact, e.g. by collaborating with experts from other disciplines and non-academic stakeholders. Experience of applying for research grants and of the public communication of research is desirable, but not essential.

The successful candidate will have experience of teaching Philosophy at university level. They will be able to contribute flexibly to a range of courses in the Philosophy curriculum, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. An ability to teach across several areas of practical philosophy is a distinctive asset, and the ability to teach in the MLitt Philosophy and Society is essential. Experience of developing and coordinating a course is desirable, but not essential.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7, £42,149 - £50,296 per annum and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. 

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

The candidate appointed to this post may be eligible for homeworking on an occasional or regular basis.  For more information please refer to our Homeworking Policy.

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15th November 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Dr. Ulrich Stegmann, Head of Philosophy

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Stegmann.

Please quote reference number DHP101A on all correspondence

The University embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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