Al-Rifaie on BBC

AISB Committee member and Research Fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, Dr Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie was interviewed by the BBC (in Farsi) along with his colleague Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid on the 6 November 2014. He was a...


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Rose wins the Loebne...

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AISB Convention 2015

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Yasemin Erden on BBC

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

The AISB has launched a YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube (http://www.youtube.com/user/AISBTube). The channel currently holds a number of videos from the AISB 2010 Convention. Videos include the AISB round t...


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Notice

AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Lectureship in Philosophy (Epistemology), Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA


The Department of Philosophy at the University of Cape Town is seeking to 
make an appointment at Lecturer level (US equivalent of Assistant 
Professor).  The successful candidate must have a PhD in Philosophy (by 
the time she or he commences duties). Our priority would be to appoint a 
candidate with expertise in epistemology but we would be keen to consider 
excellent candidates with expertise in metaphysics or the philosophy of 
mind.

 It is hoped that the successful candidate for this permanent post will 
commence duties in July 2014.

 The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research and to 
teach both undergraduate and postgraduate (Honours/Masters) courses, 
provide supervision for postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) dissertations, 
participate in departmental academic activities, and take some 
administrative responsibility. The usual teaching load is one 
undergraduate course per semester, one postgraduate course per year in 
addition to supervision of postgraduate students.

 The Department of Philosophy is seeking to make an appointment at Lecturer 
level (US equivalent of Assistant Professor).  The successful candidate 
must have a PhD in Philosophy (by the time she or he commences duties). 
Our priority would be to appoint a candidate with expertise in 
epistemology but we would be keen to consider excellent candidates with 
expertise in metaphysics or the philosophy of mind.

 It is hoped that the successful candidate for this permanent post will 
commence duties in July 2014.

 The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research and to 
teach both undergraduate and postgraduate (Honours/Masters) courses, 
provide supervision for postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) dissertations, 
participate in departmental academic activities, and take some 
administrative responsibility. The usual teaching load is one 
undergraduate course per semester, one postgraduate course per year in 
addition to supervision of postgraduate students.

 The annual cost of employment, including benefits at lecturer level is R 
457 223.

 Application process:

 Please e-mail the completed UCT Application 
form (HR201) and all 
other relevant documentation as indicated on the form, with the subject 
line ?Philosophy Lecturer? followed by the reference number to Mrs Melanie 
Falken at melanie.falken@uct.ac.za

 The application form can be downloaded at 
http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr201.doc

 An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be 
regarded as incomplete.

 Address: Staff Recruitment and Selection, University of Cape Town, 
Rondebosch, 7700, South Africa.

 Telephone: +27 21 650 5764

 Faculty website: 
[http://www.humanities.uct.ac.za

 Reference number for this position: SR544/13

 Closing date for applications: 4 October 2013

 UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress. Our 
Employment Equity Policy is available at 
http://www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf