|Salary:||£48,319 to £56,746 pa including London Allowance, Grade 8|
|Placed On:||24th March 2023|
|Closes:||23rd April 2023|
SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. SOAS is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for institutional renewal and revitalisation. SOAS is committed to student responsiveness and research intensity, and is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.
About the Department
Our degree programmes cover the histories, systems of belief and thought in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. We are unique for approaching the subjects from global perspectives, rather than through a purely western-centric framework, and for our unrivalled coverage of those regions. Our innovative and progressive teaching has contributed to our recent ranking of 11th in the UK for philosophy (the Complete University Guide 2023).
About the Role
The School of History, Religions and Philosophies seeks to appoint a Lecturer in World Philosophy with expertise in African philosophy, starting in September 2023. SOAS has been one of the first institutions in the world to develop a Philosophy programme that showcases the richness of philosophical and intellectual traditions in a global perspective. We seek to build on the success of the BA World Philosophies by developing a PGT programme and a research centre to establish our emerging reputation as a world-leading centre for non-western philosophy. We are looking for an exceptional candidate who is able to contribute to the three intellectual principles upon which our approach to Philosophy is founded (decolonial critiques and reconceiving Philosophy as a global discipline; dialogic and critical-comparative analyses between global intellectual traditions; and specialism in specific non-western philosophical traditions) and to help us realise an ambitious research agenda which will lead contemporary debates regarding the nature and purpose of Philosophy in the contemporary world.
The successful applicant will work closely and collegially with the core teaching team, the convenors of relevant programmes and the Head of the School of History, Religions and Philosophies to facilitate and enhance the delivery of a well-organised and well-executed curriculum at both UG and PGT levels. The selected candidate will lead on designing a postgraduate pathway and research agenda and will work with the programme team members to establish a research centre in Global Philosophy.
To apply and for further information click the 'Apply' button above.
Closing date: 23 April 2023
Interviews to be w/c 22 May 2023
We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process
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