Lecturer in Philosophy
University of Glasgow, School of Humanities
United Kingdom

The University of Glasgow seeks to appoint a lecturer in philosophy to undertake high-quality research and research supervision, to make an active and high level contribution to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Philosophy, and to undertake administration as requested by the Head of the School of Humanities. We are particularly interested in applicants with teaching and research experience in logic/philosophy of Language, philosophy of science, metaphysics, or the history of these areas.

Main Duties and Responsibilities


1. To develop and sustain individual / joint research projects of international standard and demonstrable impact in the School, Centre or Philosophy Unit of Assessment and to pursue and secure external funding for the same through successful grant application to Research Councils and other funding bodies.


2. To contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Philosophy Unit of Assessment, School and College, including maintaining a track record of high quality publications and demonstrable impact.


3. To participate fully in the School, College and University’s research culture and to attend and participate in appropriate research seminars/conferences.


4. To be responsible for the supervision and training of postgraduate, Masters and doctoral students and to ensure their effective development in line with University and (where relevant) funder guidelines.


5. To participate in the design, review, organisation, delivery and assessment of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in accordance with the School’s programmes, including the delivery and development of cross teaching and employability initiatives.


6. To participate fully in the assessment process (using a variety of methods and techniques) and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.


7. To undertake School/College level administration as directed and supported by the Head of School or VP Head of College.


8. To provide student support at College level, normally through acting as an adviser.


9. To work effectively in co-operation with colleagues in the School, College and University as a whole. 


10. To develop research and where appropriate teaching initiatives, which support the School and College Knowledge Exchange agendas.


11. To engage in professional development as appropriate.


12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People – Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/


In addition, for appointment at Grade 8:

13. To sustain internationally leading research activity in Philosophy, including a portfolio of future and existing projects and publications.


14. To play a leading role in the planning, organisation, and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School.


15. To play a lead role in the School’s ongoing development and review of the curriculum, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning and employability.


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