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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

University Lectureship in Formal and Philosophical Logic, UK

Oxford (U.K.)

University Lectureship, University of Oxford, and Tutorial Fellowship in Philosophy, Pembroke 

The Faculty of Philosophy and Pembroke College propose to appoint to a University Lecturership 
(CUF) in Philosophy, in association with a Tutorial Fellowship, with effect from 1 September 2012, 
or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Area of Specialisation for this post is Formal and Philosophical Logic. The successful 
candidate must be able to provide research-led teaching and supervision in these areas at all 
levels, undergraduate and graduate. An interest in Philosophy of Mathematics or Philosophy of 
Language will be welcome, but is not required. Applications from candidates whose work complements 
the research and teaching of the Faculty will be especially welcome. The successful candidate will 
also be expected to provide teaching for the College, in the form of tutorials, on a range of 
introductory (i.e., first-year) and advanced (i.e., second-year and beyond) Philosophy subjects for

Candidates should refer to the further particulars for full details of the teaching requirements 
for this post. Candidates should have received the degree of PhD by 1 September 2012, or at least 
have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who 
do not meet this requirement may be considered if they have attained a comparable level of 
publication. The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record of international standing
appropriate to the stage of his or her career; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching 
and to give lectures and classes; the ability to act as an examiner; the ability to supervise 
graduate students; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on 
behalf of both the College and the University.

The combined College and University salary for this post will be on a scale from 42,733 to 57,431
(as from 1 August 2010) per annum. 

Additional College allowances are available as set out in the further particulars. The postholder 
will have an office in Pembroke College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available


Applications must be submitted by email to the Administrator of the Philosophy Faculty no later 
than 12.00 noon on 24 November 2011.

The University of Oxford and Pembroke College are Equal Opportunities Employers