Lecturer in Philosophy of Science

City of Bristol (GB)
04 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
03 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Philosophy of Science

Job number  ACAD102581

School of Arts

Open ended contract staff

Full time

Salary   £36001 - £40523 per annum

Closing date for applications     03-May-2017

The Department of Philosophy intends to make an appointment in philosophy of science broadly construed to include: general philosophy of science, philosophy of specific sciences (all sciences), philosophy of social science (incl. economics, psychology, statistics), rational choice theory, and epistemology of science. The ability and willingness to teach philosophy of economics at UG level is desirable. The University invites applications from candidates who have an outstanding record of research or outstanding research potential in this area.

The Department of Philosophy is known for the high quality of its research and teaching and there are thriving interdisciplinary links with arts, social and natural sciences, law, medicine and medical humanities. In recent years the department has been highly successful in attracting grant income and hosts several active research projects and a number of postdoctoral researchers.

The undergraduate community is diverse with a number of joint honours programmes as well as a large single honours programme and eight successful and growing taught masters programmes. We also have a large number of PhD students, creating a thriving community of students and researchers. A significant number of our recent research students have gone on to prestigious postdoctoral positions and permanent posts. Members of the department are active in various forms of outreach, public engagement, impact work, and widening participation.

The candidate will be expected to develop an internationally excellent independent research programme as well as working in collaboration with other researchers in philosophy and the rest of the University.

Currently in the philosophy department there is a significant group of staff who work in philosophy of science, including philosophy of physics, biology, and medicine, general philosophy of science, metaphysics of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of economics, formal epistemology, and rational choice theory. The candidate is expected to work with them to develop research and teaching across the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

With its highly collaborative and supportive environment, the department is looking to appoint a collegial and energetic person who will form relationships in teaching and research with colleagues, as well as contribute to the life of the department across a range of areas.

The department is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (see and we especially welcome applications from groups underrepresented in academic philosophy.

Contact: Professor Havi Carel, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill. BS6 6JL. Email: For further information on the department:

Supervisor: Professor Havi Carel

The closing date for applications is 3rd May 2017.

A Selection Panel has been established to review all applications for this post and to conduct interviews of
short-listed candidates.

Long-listing is planned to take place on or before 12th May 2017.

Short-listing is planned to take place in week beginning 15th May 2017.

Candidates may be invited to give a presentation prior to their formal interview, as part of the final selection process. It is expected that the final selection process will be held on 8th June 2017.