Unestablished Lecturer in Philosophy(Fixed Term)
University of Cambridge Faculty of Philosophy
United Kingdom

Unestablished Lecturer (Fixed Term)



The Faculty of Philosophy wishes to appoint a fixed-term Lecturer in Philosophy for one year from 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020.


The successful candidate will have teaching competence in Metaphysics. Teaching competence in Epistemology and other areas would also be an advantage.


The person appointed 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 where possible, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work. Applicants will normally have a PhD in Philosophy at the time of the application deadline and must have submitted before 1st September 2019.


The successful applicant will have an outstanding record of excellence in research, publication and teaching in Philosophy, bearing in mind their stage of career. They will be expected to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work. They will also be required to take on certain administrative duties.


The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in College teaching for additional remuneration. The Lectureship is based in the Faculty of Philosophy, in central Cambridge.


Applications must be submitted by Wednesday 19th June 2019 using the University's Web Recruitment System. You will need to register an account (if you have not done so already) and log in before completing the online application form. Applicants must upload (i) a covering letter; (ii) your curriculum vitae, which includes a list of publications, and areas of teaching competence; (iii) a statement of research interests and future research plans; (iv) two samples of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total).


Candidates are required to give contact details for two referees. Candidates should ask their referees to send their references directly, by Wednesday 19th June 2019, to the following email address: philref@hermes.cam.ac.uk The subject line for all emailed references should include the candidate's last name. Interviews will be held in early July 2019.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly. In recognition of its efforts to advance gender equality, the University holds an institutional 'Athena-SWAN' silver award and the Faculty is working towards an 'Athena-SWAN' submission.


Enquiries about the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to Ms. Heather Sanderson, Faculty Administrator and Secretary to the Appointments Committee, at hs313@cam.ac.uk (01223 330525). Enquiries about academic matters may be made to Prof. Rae Langton, Chair of Faculty, at rhl27@cam.ac.uk.


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