Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Philosophy

Canberra, Australia
Nov 26, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 21, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification/Academic Level: Academic Level B (Lecturer); Level C (Senior Lecturer); Level D (Associate Professor); or Level E (Professor)
Salary package: $99,809 - $187,079 per annum (enterprise agreement 2% increase due 9 July 2020) plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Ongoing

Position overview

The School is looking to appoint two outstanding scholars whose research will complement the School’s existing strengths. Each appointee will be expected to carry out world-leading research resulting in regular publications in leading journals, contribute to the teaching programme by teaching one undergraduate course per year, supervise HDR students, apply for external grants, and be available for service roles as appropriate. In addition, each appointee can expect extensive tutorial (TA) support, generous travel and research funding, active mentoring (especially in the case of junior appointments), and significant opportunities to bring international visitors to Australia for workshops and our annual “visitor season.” The positions are open with regard to academic level of appointment and area of specialization.

The School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, is a world-leading department that combines several of the world's most cited living philosophers with dynamic mid-career researchers, and award-winning early career researchers. Our principal strengths are in moral and political philosophy, philosophy of science (especially philosophy of biology, probability, and decision theory), and philosophy of mind. We have a proud reputation of repeatedly winning significant support for both individual- and team-projects from the Australian Research Council, and every year welcome numerous international visitors to Canberra (more than 70 in 2019), hosting multiple workshops each year, as well as a vibrant series of three weekly research seminars. We have a constant flow of postdoctoral researchers, who go on to continuing positions at leading departments worldwide. We have three major research Centres— the Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory, the Centre for Philosophy of the Sciences, and the Centre for Consciousness.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest of the seven Colleges at ANU. It is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both. In the last 10 years we have hosted three Australian Research Council Laureates and 21 Future Fellows. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Canberra is one of the world's finest places to live, with a rare combination of urban comfort and access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world (including an easy drive to some of the world's best, and quietest, beaches). For more information, see http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au.

The School of Philosophy particularly welcomes applications from women, and members of other groups that are underrepresented in the discipline. The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Nicholas Southwood, T: +61 2 6125 3226 E: nicholas.southwood@anu.edu.au

Closing date: 21 January 2020

Position description: Academic (Research and Teaching).docx

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion.

Application information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • At least three letters of recommendation to be sent by referees to hr.cass@anu.edu.au. If you are unable to include these at the time of applying, please email phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au as soon as practicable with the job number and your name in the subject header
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria at the level you wish to apply for
  • Any other supporting documents

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.