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Lecturer in Philosophy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

Application closing date: 06/05/2024
Salary: £41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Lecturer in Philosophy

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 lecturer to drive the further growth of the unit. The area of specialisation is one or more of: Metaphysics (including social metaphysics); Epistemology (including social epistemology); Philosophy of science; Philosophy of language (including social and political philosophy of language); Logic; Philosophy of mind. The person appointed will be expected to play an active role in 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, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrable evidence of high-quality teaching in philosophy
  • Ability to teach introductory logic.
  • Evident skills in, and commitment to, developing student learning and the quality of the student experience.

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

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 8.4 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Jeremy Watkins

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