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U of Sydney seeking Lecturer in Philosophy (Australia)

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    Marina Duka

    Institution Type: College / University
    Location: Australia
    Position: Lecturer

    Lecturer in Philosophy (Ethics and Critical Thinking)
    School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
    Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
    Reference no. 2176/1017

    Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
    Three year fixed term position, salary 120-143k including annual leave loading and superannuation (Level B)
    Commencing January 2018

    About the opportunity
    Applications are invited for a three-year fixed term position at the level of Lecturer (Level B) in the Department of Philosophy.

    The Department is seeking applicants with outstanding research profile in Ethics and Critical Thinking. The appointees will also be expected to participate in the curriculum transformation currently underway at the University and to be willing to teach into interdisciplinary units. In addition, the successful candidates will be expected to pursue active research programs, participate fully in the department’s research culture and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.

    The department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer to replace a staff member who is on a fellowship. The appointee will be expected to:
    • teach introductory units of study, as well as specialized higher-level courses
    • supervise Honors students, and doctoral and other postgraduate research, in their fields of specialty
    • publish their research in well-regarded, peer-reviewed international publications
    • seek research funding from internal and external sources
    • contribute to academic administration

    About you
    The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, The University of Sydney sees the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Philosophy with:

    • a PhD in a related area of philosophy, experience as a skilled philosophy teacher at the tertiary level, and demonstrated research expertise in Ethics and Critical Thinking through high quality publications
    • evidence of high quality teaching capacity at undergraduate or postgraduate level in both large and small units
    • capacity to supervise honors, masters, and PhD students
    • capacity to contribute to course and program development
    • capacity to teach in a range of areas including Ethics and Critical Thinking
    • an active research program with significant potential for future publication
    • evidence of successful teamwork and a collegial approach

    About us
    The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

    Philosophy at the University of Sydney has research strengths in philosophy of science, history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, metaethics, ethics, decision theory, American pragmatism, feminist philosophy, and metaphysics.

    For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

    All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

    Closing date: 11:30pm, 12 November (Sydney time)

    The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

    If The University of Sydney thinks your skills are needed in other areas of the University, they will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

    © The University of Sydney

    The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment

    Closing Date: 11/12/2017

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