Lecturer in Philosophy

Banyule, Australia
Dec 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Feb 02, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing position
  • Based at the Bundoora campus
  • $95,432-$112,697 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 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 through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is one of the University’s strengths with consistently high performing research, outstanding teaching and a very strong public profile. The Philosophy Program at La Trobe is part of the Department of Politics, Media, and Philosophy and currently ranks 5th in Australia and in the top 100 in the world for our Philosophy subjects (QS Work University Rankings by Subject 2019).

About the role

Located at La Trobe University Bundoora (Melbourne) campus, this position will be responsible for developing and delivering quality education and making contributions to the teaching and research  objectives across our Philosophy program. You will deliver high quality learning experiences in two or more of the following areas: ethics, philosophy of science, political philosophy, introductory philosophy, or critical thinking and play an important role in developing teaching and scholarly engagement with flexible delivery and on-line learning approaches.  In conjunction, you will conduct, publish and disseminate high quality and high impact scholarly research.

Skills & Experience

  • PhD in Philosophy or a cognate field.
  • Demonstrated capacity to teach across a range of areas within the discipline.
  • Evidence of high quality and/or high impact research, relative to opportunity.
  • Evidence of the ability to work as a member of a team in a cooperative and collegial manner.
  • Capacity to successfully supervise honours and postgraduate students.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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

How to Apply

Closing date: Sunday 2nd February 2020 at 11:55 pm AEST

Position Enquiries: Dr James Leibold, TEL: 03 9479 2089 Email: j.leibold@latrobe.edu.au

Recruitment Enquiries: Alyssa Brabender, TEL: 03 9479 1102 Email: a.brabender@latrobe.edu.au

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • At least two letters of recommendation which can either be included with the application or emailed separately to a.brabender@latrobe.edu.au before the closing date, with the job number and your name in the subject line.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for position no. 558948 under current vacancies.

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

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