Lecturer in Philosophy

Bundoora, Banyule, Australia
$87,891 - $104,366 per annum
28 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Utilise your communication and academic skills together with your ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Continuing, Full-Time ongoing role at our Bundoora campus
  • $87,891 - $104,366 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2016), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.

The Department of Politics & Philosophy includes a number of disciplines. The four main areas offered are politics, international relations, philosophy and gender sexuality and diversity studies.

In this role

A Level B teaching and research academic is expected to develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. You must have a demonstrated capacity to teach into a wide range of undergraduate subjects for the Philosophy major, including continental philosophy and at least one of the following subjects: first year Philosophy core subject, ethics and political philosophy. Staff may also be requested to contribute to teaching in interdisciplinary majors such as Gender, Sexuality and Diversity Studies and/or our Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree. Responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and studio sessions;
  • Design and maintenance of on-line provision, including assessment, blended learning activities, on-line tests and discussion groups;
  • Acting as subject coordinator;
  • Participate in innovative course level curriculum design, development and review plus involvement in professional activity;
  • Contribute to a robust and ambitious research culture, including demonstrated capacity to contribute to program's research targets.

The candidate

You will possess demonstrated evidence of the following:

  • A PhD in philosophy, or equivalent qualification;
  • Demonstrated competence in teaching and curriculum development in philosophy, with particular emphasis on continental philosophy, ethics, political philosophy;
  • Evidence of high quality and/or high impact research in any or some of the following areas: continental philosophy, ethics, comparative philosophy, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, environmental philosophy;
  • Ability to contribute to the research profile of the Philosophy program, including grant applications and ERA performance;
  • Demonstrated capacity to act as subject co-ordinator and collaborate with colleagues in effective delivery of team-taught subjects;
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in multidisciplinary teaching and research teams is highly desirable.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 18 December 2016

Position Enquiries: Dr Gwenda Tavan, head of Department, Politics & Philosophy Phone: +61 3 9479 1287 Email:

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor on +61 3 9479 1623.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.