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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Two temporary lectureships in philosophy, Durham (U.K.)


Job Details
Teaching Fellowship in Philosophy (fixed-term)
Reference Numbers: 3817 and 3818
Location: Durham City
Faculty/Division: Arts & Humanities
Department: Philosophy
Grade: Grade 7
Position Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Salary (): 30728 - 36661
Closing Date: 26 August 2014

Job Description. The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint two 
fixed-term, full-time teaching fellows, from 1 October 2014 to 30 June 
2015. Each successful applicant will have a PhD in Philosophy or a closely 
related discipline. He/she will be able to provide high quality teaching 
at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Teaching duties will involve 
contributions to some of the following, distributed across the two posts: 
Knowledge and Reality, Reading Philosophy (Level 1), Philosophy of Mind, 
Modern Philosophy 1, Philosophy of Science (Level 2), Aesthetics and 
Metaphysics (Level 3). The successful applicants will also contribute to 
the supervision of undergraduate dissertations within their fields of 
expertise, and to the MA in Philosophy. (Further details of module 
contents are available via the department's website.) The successful 
applicants will also take on some administrative responsibilities.

We are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in 
'analytic', 'Continental' and non-Western philosophical traditions. 
Current research by our staff and postgraduate students spans a notably 
diverse range of philosophical, historical and interdisciplinary topics. 
It is focused around the activities of five research groups/clusters:

* Applied Phenomenology
* Ethics & Aesthetics
* History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
* Mind, Language and Metaphysics

We are keen to appoint excellent early-career philosophers, whose work 
will complement and enhance our research-led teaching, which is structured 
around the activities of these clusters.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority 
ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the 


Please note that two distinct posts are being advertised: reference 
numbers 3817 and 3818 respectively. The terms and conditions of the two 
posts are the same. You may apply for either or both, but please state in 
your application that you would like to be considered for both. 
Applications should be submitted on-line, where further details (including 
a person specification) are also available: 
https://ig5.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_durham01.asp (Search for reference numbers 
3817 and/or 3818.) Please attach a full academic CV and a covering letter 
of no more than one page. The CV should include the names and contact 
details (preferably e-mail) of three referees, who have agreed to write in 
support of your application if approached by us. The letter should explain 
how you match the person specification. If you have any questions about 
the application process, please contact: