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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Temporary (1y) lectureship in philosophy, Sheffield (U.K.)

*Job Reference Number: *UOS008802

*Contract: *Fixed-term from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015

*Faculty:* Faculty of Arts and Humanities

*Salary: Lecturer Grade 8: 37,756 - 45,053 per annum*

*Closing Date: 14 July 2014*


The Department of Philosophy currently consists of 18 permanent members of 
staff, across an unusually broad range of areas.  We have a large and 
thriving postgraduate committee and a lively reading group and seminar 
culture.  In addition, we have been home to a variety of large research 
projects, most recently the Leverhulme Pragmatism and Idealism Network, 
the Leverhulme Implicit Bias and Philosophy Project and the AHRC Culture 
and Mind Project.  For a full staff list, see here:

This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with an outstanding research 
record and excellent teaching ability to join one of the leading 
philosophy departments in the United Kingdom.  You will design and deliver 
modules in Philosophy, and contribute to postgraduate supervision. You 
will assist in developing the Department?s research profile through the 
production of high quality research and will be expected to contribute to 
the Department?s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the 
wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in 
Sheffield and beyond and to carrying out administrative duties to a level 
commensurate with their grade.

You will have (or be close to completing) a PhD in Philosophy or a related 
subject area (or have equivalent experience), proven teaching ability, the 
ability to carry out high quality research and disseminate research 
findings..  It is expected that you will teach *Reference and Truth* at 
2nd year level, a 3rd year module related to your research, and one other 
module (to be determined).

*Applicants should provide the following information:*

    - Anonymised CV
    - Anonymised writing sample

To apply, go here: , and search using reference
number UOS008802.
Professor Jennifer Saul
Head of Department
Department of Philosophy
University of Sheffield
45 Victoria St
Sheffield S3 7QB