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U of Sydney seeking Lecturer in Philosophy-Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Logic
26 October 2017 at 12:18 pm #1033
Institution Type: College / University
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Reference no. 2174/1017
Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
Four 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 four-year fixed term position at the level of Lecturer (Level B) in the Department of Philosophy.
The Department is seeking applicants with outstanding research profiles in Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic. Applicants should have the ability to teach in these areas—both large introductory units of study and more specialized higher-level units—and to supervise Honors, Masters and PhD students in their fields of specialty. 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
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, they see 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 Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic 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 Epistemology, Metaphysics and Logic
• An active research program with significant potential for future publication
• Evidence of successful teamwork and a collegial approach
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigor and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.
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.
Since their inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. They believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in their approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin the university’s long-term strategy for growth. They are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across their campuses, they employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
The University of Sydney is undergoing significant transformative change, which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
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 sydney.edu.au/recruitment 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.
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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.
Closing Date: 11/12/2017
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