Teaching Fellow in Philosophy
The Philosophy Department at Durham University is a centre for world-leading research in a wide range of fields, with four main research clusters: 'Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics'; 'History of Philosophy'; 'Mind, Language and Metaphysics' and 'Science, Medicine and Society'. It is home to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) and has strong links with other interdisciplinary research centres and institutes at Durham. At postgraduate and undergraduate level, students can choose from a wide range of topics spanning the whole discipline of philosophy. The Department has one of the largest PhD programmes in the UK, and many of our students go on to pursue highly successful academic careers.
Applications are invited for a Teaching Fellow in Philosophy. Teaching duties will primarily include lectures and seminars in Ethics and Bias in Data Science, plus contributions to modules within logic and critical thinking (Philosophical Traditions, Fundamentals of Logic and Formal and Philosophical Logic), and/or ethics (Ethics and Values, Moral Theory, Applied Ethics, Ethics in Business Practice) and/or other areas as teaching needs arise. The teaching fellow will also be required to play an administrative role in the Department, which will be assigned by the Head of Department.
Teaching Fellowships offer the opportunity of valuable experience to those early in their academic careers and the University is keen to maximise the benefit to as many people as possible. The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, which may extend into the summer period, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.
The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.
Successful applicants will, ideally be in post by 1st September 2022
The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.