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Lectureship in Philosophy (teaching needs in logic), Royal Holloway, London (U.K.)


Lecturer in Philosophy
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey

Full time and permanent post

Lecturer Salary is in the range 39,890 to 47,187 per annum inclusive of 
London Allowance.

Royal Holloway, University of London, invites applications for the 
position of Lecturer in Philosophy, tenable from 1 September 2014.

Philosophy is an emerging discipline in the College, and currently offers 
a series of joint and minor degrees with other arts, humanities and social 
science departments, as well as with Physics and Mathematics, and a degree 
in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE).  From September 2014 it will 
offer a single honours degree in Philosophy.  It also offers an MA degree 
in Modern Philosophy, which will be joined by the MA European Philosophy 
and MA Political Philosophy from September 2014.  In addition to a core of 
dedicated philosophers, the group includes colleagues from English, Drama, 
and Politics and International Relations.

We aspire to develop an approach unique amongst philosophy programmes in 
the UK insofar as it neglects arbitrary divisions within the discipline 
and connects it both to its own history and to related disciplines across 
the humanities and social sciences.  We welcome applications from 
candidates able to contribute to these goals. For our expanding 
undergraduate programme we have teaching needs in ethics and in 
introductory logic but the AOS is open. We expect candidates to have an 
established record of research excellence, or demonstrable potential for 
such excellence, and to have a PhD in hand by 1 September 2014.

Philosophy teaching programmes began in September 2007 with the 
establishment of several minor degrees.  These were followed by the 
establishment of joint honours degrees in September 2010, the MA in Modern 
Philosophy in 2011, a PPE degree in 2012 and the launch of a single 
honours degree in 2014.  This appointment will bring the size of the core 
philosophy group to five academics, with six other academics across the 
university also contributing to philosophy teaching.

Philosophy is housed within the Department of Politics and International 
Relations (PIR). The largest philosophy undergraduate degrees are 
currently the minor and joint degrees with Politics and International 
Relations.  The Department was established in 2004 and was entered into 
the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, marking the first time that Royal 
Holloway made a submission to the Politics and International Studies 
panel.  Overall 70% of the Department's outputs scored in the highest 
three categories, from "Internationally Excellent" to "World Leading" in 
terms of "originality, significance and rigour."

This is a full time and permanent post, available from September 2014 or 
as soon as possible thereafter. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where 
the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great 
Park and within commuting distance from London.

Royal Holloway is one of the major Colleges of the federal University of 
London and is among the elite group of UK university institutions. In RAE 
2008, the College ranked 16th out of 159 UK institutions of higher 
education in terms of the proportion of its research belonging in the 
highest possible category (4-star).

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Prof. Anne 
Sheppard (Philosophy Programme Director) on a.sheppard@rhul.ac.uk or Dr 
Alister Miskimmon (Head of the Department of Politics and International 
Relations) on Alister.Miskimmon@rhul.ac.uk.  See also our websites: 
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/philosophy.home.aspx and 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit 
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/aboutus/jobvacancies/home.aspx . The RHUL 
Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: 
recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: X0214/

Closing Date:  Midnight, 12th March 2014

Interview Date: 23rd April 2014

The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages 
applications from all sections of the community.