Lecturer in Philosophy
The Open University Faculty of Arts and Social Science
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Philosophy





Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS)


£33,199 to £39,609


Milton Keynes

Please quote reference:


FTC for 16 months - Full Time

Closing Date:

1 July, 2019 - 12:00


Change your career, change lives


The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence and transforming lives through education.


The role


The successful candidate will have obtained a very good honours degree and will have completed a doctorate in philosophy. The person appointed will have a research specialism in any area of philosophy that complements or adds to existing research strengths in the department and will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their chosen field.


The successful candidate will work alongside existing staff in the delivery and design of the Open University’s undergraduate and postgraduate Philosophy curriculum.


More specifically, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the presentation and teaching of undergraduate modules such as A222: Exploring Philosophy and A333: Key Questions in Philosophy, postgraduate qualifications such as F30, the MA in Philosophy, the production of new modules or short courses and may be asked to help supervise doctoral students. Building towards the next REF exercise, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the school’s research profile and impact work.


The Lectureship is tenable for 16 months and is not renewable. Its tenure is incompatible with the holding of a University Lectureship or equivalent post elsewhere.


Main duties include:




    Successfully contributing to the planning and development of Philosophy curricula; 

    Contributing to the successful presentation and development of other modules and qualifications associated with the Discipline of Philosophy;


Research and scholarship


    Enhancing the Department’s and Faculty’s research and scholarship profile through high quality research publications; 


    Working effectively and collaboratively to develop a shared research and scholarship culture; 


    Consistently contribute in positive ways to the development of a collegial and engaged academic community in the Department, Faculty and University, including by undertaking leadership and administrative roles as required.


For further information about this post, please contact Dr Manuel Dries, Head of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences by email at manuel.dries@open.ac.uk


What you get in return


Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition. We also offer agile working to support staff.


Interview date: To be confirmed


Panel: To be confirmed


How to apply


Just complete the short application form and send this to us with a copy of your CV and Cover Letter (explaining how you meet the Person Spec) to Resourcing-Hub@open.ac.uk.  Please ensure you quote the vacancy reference number.


Closing date: 12 noon Monday 1st July 2019


Resourcing Hub


An application form and job related information are available from the links located below.  Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01908 655554 or by email (on the link above), quoting the reference number - VRF16128

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