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Assistant Professor in Philosophy

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Philosophy

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £45,585 to £57,696 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2023
Closes: 14th January 2024
Job Ref: GV39604

The Faculty of Philosophy wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor in Philosophy with effect from 1st September 2024.

The area of specialization is open. 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. However, candidates must have the capability and willingness to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in at least two of the following areas: philosophical logic; metaphysics; ethics; aesthetics, history of 19th or 20th century philosophy.

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

For your application to be considered, please ensure that you upload the following documents to your online application:

 - a covering letter;

 - your Curriculum Vita, which includes a list of publications

 - a statement of the subjects in in the undergraduate Philosophy course which you would hope to teach if appointed;

 - a statement of your research interests and future research plans

 - two samples of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total)

 - contact details of three referees (from whom references may be requested at the longlisting stage).

The closing date for applications will be midnight (GMT) on Sunday 14 January 2024. The interview process is planned for the week beginning 26 February 2024, subject to change. Full details about the interviews and final selection process will be sent to shortlisted candidates.

For queries about the application process, please contact the Schools HR team on sahhr@admin.cam.ac.uk. Enquiries about academic matters may be made to Professor Angela Breitenbach on ab335@cam.ac.uk.

Further details about the role can be found in the Further Particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.

Please quote reference GV39604 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. We particularly encourage women and /or candidates from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level within our University.

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

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