Lecturer in Philosophy (Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic)
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School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 2174/1017
- Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
- Four Year fixed term position, salary 120-143k including annual leave loading and superannuation (Level B)
- Commencing January 2018
About the opportunity
Applications are invited for a four-year fixed term position at the level of Lecturer (Level B) in the Department of Philosophy.
The Department is seeking applicants with outstanding research profiles in Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic. Applicants should have the ability to teach in these areas—both large introductory units of study and more specialised higher-level units—and to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students in their fields of speciality. The appointees will also be expected to participate in the curriculum transformation currently underway at the University and to be willing to teach into interdisciplinary units. In addition, the successful candidates will be expected to pursue active research programs, participate fully in the department’s research culture and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.
We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to replace a staff member who is on a fellowship. The appointee will be expected to:
- teach introductory units of study, as well as specialised higher-level courses
- supervise Honours students, and doctoral and other postgraduate research, in their fields of speciality
- publish their research in well-regarded peer-reviewed international publications
- seek research funding from internal and external sources
- contribute to academic administration
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Philosophy with:
- a PhD in a related area of philosophy
- experience as a skilled philosophy teacher at the tertiary level
- demonstrated research expertise in Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic through high quality publications
- evidence of high quality teaching capacity at undergraduate or postgraduate level in both large and small units
- capacity to supervise honours, masters and PhD students
- capacity to contribute to course and program development
- capacity to teach in a range of areas including Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic
- an active research program with significant potential for future publication
- evidence of successful teamwork and a collegial approach
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.
The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.
Philosophy at the University of Sydney has research strengths in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, metaethics, ethics, decision theory, American pragmatism, feminist philosophy, and metaphysics.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.
Closing date: 11:30pm, 12 November (Sydney time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.
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