Lecturer in Ethics and Values

London (Greater) (GB)
£38,826 - £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
29 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies welcomes applications for a fixed-term position as Lecturer in Ethics and Values. This position will provide some cover for Professor Linda Woodhead who has a 50% buyout on an AHRC research project ‘Abuse in Religious Contexts’.


We seek applications from candidates with expertise in ethics and values, whether from theological, philosophical, anthropological, sociological, or other disciplinary backgrounds, or some combination.  Applicants who work in relation to different ethical, religious, cultural and social backgrounds and traditions are welcome.


Ethics and values are important in our BA in Religion, Politics & Society and BA Religion Philosophy & Ethics and MA in Religion. The postholder will add to existing expertise in ethics and values the Department.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop existing research expertise and expand their teaching skills. The postholder will work closely with Professor Woodhead on aspects of her work as F.D.Maurice Chair in Moral and Social Theology, including public impact and knowledge exchange, new module design, and organising public lectures and other events.


We welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, and from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the UK Equality Act.


About the Faculty:     https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums


About the Department of Theology and Religious Studies:    https://www.kcl.ac.uk/trs


 This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 12 months starting from 1st September 2022.


Key responsibilities 

  • Participate in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching within the department, especially in relation to ethics and values  
  • Contribute to scholarship and research, and to the research culture of the Department and King’s College   
  • Contribute to relevant research seminars and conferences 
  • Supervise BA dissertations 
  • Participate in assessment and examination processes as appropriate and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning 
  • Contribute to the administration of the Department 
  • Work closely with Professor Woodhead in organising public impact and knowledge exchange activities, new modules, public lectures and other events. 
  • Undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department  

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria  

1.      PhD in a relevant subject 

2.      Ability to engage students in insightful, empathetic, and intellectually stimulating thinking about ethics and values 

3.      Collaborative spirit and ability to work with others in a supportive manner in the context of a friendly and collegial department  

4.      Administrative and organisational skills  

5.      Demonstrated research and publications, in line with career stage  

6.      Interest in engaging in research-related public impact and outreach activities 


Desirable criteria

1.      Experience in teaching in ethics and values 

2.      Some experience in engaging in research-related public impact and outreach activities 


Further information 

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the last week of July. The selection process will include a short presentation to the interview panel followed by an interview.  


To assist in the shortlisting process, applicants are asked to include a copy of an article or chapter (either published or intended for publication) as well as a CV and supporting statement.  


Candidates should make it clear in their supporting statement how they meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of their skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, voluntary activities, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependents).