Lecturer in Ethics

Sydney, Australia
17 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Location- UNSW Kensington, Sydney Australia 

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

About the role

  • $105,108-$123,908 plus 17% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed -term untill Dec 2022
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)


The Lecturer in Ethics will teach primarily ethics, across all levels of the undergraduate philosophy curriculum. The successful candidate should also be able to contribute to some or all of the School’s other teaching needs in philosophy, which include the history of philosophy and core courses in the PPE degree. As this is a combined teaching/research position, the post-holder will contribute to UNSW’s research profile through the production of high-quality research; the post-holder’s specialist area of research could be any area of ethics, including historical approaches.

Specific responsibilities for this role include:    

  • Preparing and conducting lectures, tutorials, and/or seminars; marking and assessment; coordinating courses
  • Developing course material with appropriate advice from and support of more senior academics.
  • Consultation with students.
  • Supervision of honours projects in the philosophy major, as appropriate.
  • Conducting research.
  • Performing a range of administrative functions, the majority of which relate to the subjects in which the academic teaches.
  • Attending discipline and School meetings, and/or being a member of committees.
  • Cooperating with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and taking all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself and others

You should address the selection criteria listed within the position description (see below) in the cover letter to your application.

The School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW is strongly committed to principles of equity in hiring.

To this end, we require applicants to submit some materials in an anonymous form, i.e. with identifying reference to the applicant removed. 

The committee reviewing applications will determine an initial longlist from the review of those anonymised materials. 

Applicants need to submit the following materials: 

  • cover letter 
  • writing sample (anonymised)
  • research statement (anonymised) 
  • teaching portfolio
  • curriculum vitae
  • list of 3 references

Please apply online - Applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Steve Lalic Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: steve.lalic@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: 1st Dec 11.00 pm Australian, Eastern Standard time

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