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Lecturer (3 posts)

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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The philosophy department at the University of York seeks to appoint three lecturers to Grade 7, open contract, full-time posts. For one of these posts, a research specialisation and an ability to teach political philosophy will be essential. For another of these posts, a research specialisation and an ability to teach in Aesthetics would be desirable. For the third post, both research specialisation and teaching competencies are open.

The department, based on the University’s West campus on the outskirts of the historic city of York, is a pluralist department of thirty staff. It has a postgraduate community of thirty students and admits around one hundred undergraduates annually. Our programs include single honours philosophy, a wide range of joint modules, and we participate in the University of York’s successful Philosophy, Politics, and Economics  (PPE) program. A post-holder who is appointed with a research specialisation in Political Philosophy would be expected to play an important role in the development of PPE teaching at taught post-graduate level.

You will contribute to the department’s research profile through high-quality publications and by seeking external research funding. The potential impact of your research on non-academic stakeholders may also be considered. You will be expected to attend international conferences for the purpose of disseminating research results or for personal development. You will contribute to the department’s teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including specialist, research-led teaching and supervision of MA and PhD students.  You will undertake an appropriate share of administrative responsibilities.

You will have a PhD in Philosophy or equivalent experience, and appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.

You will have knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies and a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students. You will possess advanced and relevant IT knowledge and research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals.

You will be expected to show evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials.

You will have the ability to develop future research objectives, projects and proposals, highly developed oral and written communication skills, the ability to write publications and/or to disseminate research findings using other appropriate media; to deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate events internally and externally; to extend, transform, and apply knowledge from scholarship where appropriate; and to supervise the work of others, for example in research teams or projects or as an MA, PhD or postdoctoral supervisor.

The department positively encourages applications from members of groups under-represented in the profession.


Informal enquiries about these posts may be directed to the Head of Department, Alan Thomas, at

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