Lecturer in Philosophy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,467 - £51,799 per annum
04 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job description

Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast is a small but dynamic and pluralist unit located within the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics, with research strengths in ethics, history of philosophy, and epistemology. It is seeking to appoint a fixed-term lecturer (0.75FTE, 12 months) for the 2022-23 academic year, to provide teaching cover for a leave of absence. The person appointed will be expected to play an active role in the School’s research and teaching activities, including convening and teaching undergraduate level modules in both metaphysics and philosophy of religion / philosophical theology.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • Hold a philosophy PhD or equivalent
  • 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
  • Demonstrable evidence of high-quality teaching in philosophy
  • Ability to teach both metaphysics and philosophy of religion / philosophical theology at UG level.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria please click the Candidate Information link below.

This is a part-time (0.75FTE), fixed term post for 12 months, or until 31 August 2023, whichever is sooner.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays).

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity; www.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Dr Jeremy Watkins (j.watkins@qub.ac.uk)

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