Lecturer in Philosophy

Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
$90,740 - $107,758 per annum
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
End of advertisement period
Friday, 30 June 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Utilise your communication and academic skills together with your ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Full-time, Fixed –term (until June 2020)  role at our Bundoora campus
  • $90,740 - $107,758 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

The Department of Politics & Philosophy includes a number of disciplines. The four main areas offered are politics, international relations, philosophy and gender sexuality and diversity studies.

In this role

A Level B teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. You must have a demonstrated capacity to teach into a wide range of undergraduate subjects for the Philosophy major. Staff may also be requested to contribute to teaching in interdisciplinary majors such as Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies and/or our Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree. Responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions;
  • Design and maintenance of on-line provision, including assessment, blended learning activities, on-line tests and discussion groups;
  • Acting as subject coordinator;
  • Participate in innovative course level curriculum design, development and review plus involvement in professional activity;
  • Contribute to a robust and ambitious research culture, including demonstrated capacity to contribute to program’s research targets.

The candidate

You will possess demonstrated evidence of the following:

  • A PhD in philosophy, or equivalent qualification;
  • Demonstrated competence in teaching and curriculum development in philosophy, with capacity to teach at least three of the following undergraduate subjects (courses): Critical Thinking and Innovation, Knowledge, Individual and Society, Logic and Language, Ethics, Political Philosophy, 20th- century Philosophy, Descartes to Kant;
  • Evidence of high quality and/or high impact research in any aspect of Philosophy;
  • Ability to contribute to the research profile of the Philosophy program, including grant applications and ERA performance;
  • Demonstrated capacity to act as subject coordinator and collaborate with colleagues in effective delivery of team-taught subjects;
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in multidisciplinary teaching and research teams is highly desirable.  

Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.


Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to Apply

Closing date:  30 June 2017

Please address Key Selection Criteria from the attached position description and attach these with your application.

Position Enquiries: Dr Gwenda Tavan, head of Department, Politics & Philosophy    +61 3 9479 1287 /   g.tavan@latrobe.edu.au

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor +61 3 9479 1623.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for job no (552542) under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.