Departmental Lecturer in History of Philosophy

Trinity College

Faculty of Philosophy, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, in association with Trinity College

Departmental Lecturer in History of Philosophy

Grade 7: £32,236 - £34,189 per annum

The Faculty of Philosophy intends to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in the History of Philosophy to cover the teaching and other duties of a permanent postholder during a period of externally-funded research leave. The post is fixed-term for 21 months, beginning 1 January 2019. The post will be associated with Trinity College.

The person appointed will be expected to be able to deliver lectures in Kant`s Theoretical Philosophy to second- and third-year undergraduates, and to be able to provide graduate teaching (classes or supervision) in Kant`s Theoretical Philosophy, particularly to students on the BPhil course. This will include designing and delivering up to 16 lectures or classes in each academic year to undergraduates or to graduates, and undertaking an average of 8 weighted hours (i.e. circa six contact hours) per week during term time of undergraduate teaching for Trinity College and other colleges, including teaching in at least two of the following first-year papers Introduction to Logic, General Philosophy, Moral Philosophy (Mill); and at least two of the following second and third-year papers: Early Modern Philosophy, Ethics, Knowledge and Reality. In addition, the appointed person will conduct research or study in the History of Philosophy, and will act as an examiner or assessor for undergraduate and graduate courses involving Philosophy.

The successful candidate should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil by 1 January 2019, 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 through their publications.

Candidates must provide evidence of the ability to provide excellent teaching in the area of Kant`s Theoretical Philosophy in the form of one-to-one (or small group) teaching, lecturing and class teaching, and graduate supervision, and the ability to provide excellent small group (tutorial) teaching in the subjects listed as essential above. The ability to provide teaching in one or more of the additional areas of philosophy on the undergraduate syllabus may be an advantage. (See here for a list of undergraduate courses: https://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/course-descriptions-finals).

Applications must be made online via the Oxford University jobs website (vacancy ID: 137856) where further particulars for the post are available. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of their online application.

The deadline for all applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on 19 November 2018. Candidates should ask their referees to submit reference letters directly to jobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk no later than this date.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer.

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