Professor / Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

Durham (County) (GB)
Monday, 4 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 31 January 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing department that pursues research that is world-leading and world-changing. The Department is grouped into four research clusters: 

  1. Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics;
  2. History of Philosophy;
  3. Mind, Language and Metaphysics; and 
  4. Science, Medicine and Society. 

It leads several interdisciplinary research centres, including the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS), the Durham Centre for Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage and the Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease. Collaborative interdisciplinary research is at the heart of our research and impact strategy, as is our very strong performance in external research funding.

At both postgraduate and undergraduate level, students can choose from a wide range of topics spanning the whole discipline of philosophy. Admissions to the Department’s undergraduate programmes is competitive, and we consistently perform strongly in national rankings for philosophy. We have one of the largest PhD programmes in the UK, and many of our students go on to pursue highly successful academic careers.

Benefitting from strong student recruitment, the Department has expanded significantly in recent years, investing in key research areas to create concentrations of expertise that will catalyse the development of our ideas. We are using this opportunity to create a scholarly community that is open, representative and diverse: our commitment to this is expressed through work of the Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Group, and our recent Athena Swan Bronze award.

Job title:             Professor / Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science 
Vacancy reference:         PHIL21-53    
Responsible to:         Head of Department
Assistant Professor Grade 8 £41,526 - £49,553 
Associate Professor Grade 9 £52,560 - £59,135
Professor Grade 10 Competitive salary based on our professorial Pay Scales (starting at £64,606 and going considerably higher based on experience)

Working arrangements:     The role is full-time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Open date:             1st January 2021
Closing date:         31st January 2021
Preferred start date:     Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1st September 2021