Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£52,560 - £60,905 Per annum
Mar 29, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 30, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 30/04/2021
Salary £52,560 - £60,905 Per annum
Job category/type Academic

Job description

Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast is a small but dynamic unit (with existing research strengths in ethics and epistemology) located within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics (HAPP). It is seeking to appoint a senior lecturer to drive the further growth of the unit. The area of specialisation is open. The person appointed will be expected to play a leading role in all the School’s research and teaching activities, and to work closely with colleagues from across the School in building its externally facing profile (including building and sustaining international collaborations).  

The successful candidate must have: 

  • A PhD or equivalent in philosophy
  • A proven record of high-quality research in philosophy and of the ability to produce philosophy publications of an international standard commensurate with career stage
  • Ability to strengthen the School’s national and international research networks
  • Ability to form and mentor a research team, including a track record of post-graduate student and post-doctoral staff supervision
  • Demonstrable evidence of high-quality teaching in philosophy
  • Evident skills in, and commitment to, developing student learning and the quality of the student experience
  • Willingness to contribute in full to the School’s administrative tasks as required, including undertaking outreach and internationalisation activities.

The School of HAPP is one of the largest and most diverse School’s at the University, exploring culture and society from the origins of humanity and ancient history to modern day politics. We are home to a number of research centres which bring together clusters of research conducted by academics in the school and beyond. Philosophy at Queen’s is internationally recognised for its strengths in epistemology and ethics/ political philosophy. We are uniquely placed as the only group of philosophy researchers located both in the UK and on the island of Ireland. This, along with our outward looking focus, has enabled us to build a range of extensive research networks.

The School of HAPP is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the school is committed to supporting the career progression of women in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) in line with the Athena SWAN Charter. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’.  You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team at resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found here

Informal enquiries may be directed to Tom Walker at tom.walker@qub.ac.uk.

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