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Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Cape Town

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Epistemology, Metaphysics or Philosophy of Social Science
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Social Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number E210332
Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Start date Negotiable
Job description

The Department of Philosophy is seeking to make an appointment at Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer (US equivalent of Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer level. The Department currently has seven permanent academics all working mainly within the analytic tradition, but with a wide span of philosophical interests. At undergraduate level it provides a major in the discipline and contributes service teaching in the Faculties of Commerce and Health Sciences. The post-graduate provision includes an Honours programme and taught Masters programme and research degrees at Masters and Doctoral level. PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) is a programme offered at undergraduate, Honours and Masters level.

The date of appointment is negotiable but it is hoped that the successful candidate for this permanent post will commence duties during 2022.

• Research expertise and proven ability to teach in at least one of the following areas: Metaphysics, Epistemology or the Philosophy of Social Science. We are open to a broad range of approaches to issues in these areas of philosophy, including especially those from within African Philosophy.
• For appointment at Assistant Lecturer Level, a Master’s degree in philosophy, enrolment in a Doctoral programme, demonstrated progress towards the degree and clear promise of research publications and lecturing ability.
• For appointment at Lecturer a doctorate in philosophy prior to taking up the post.
• For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, a doctorate in philosophy prior to taking up the post and a record of publications commensurate with experience.

• Experience of undergraduate lecturing, including lecturing to large classes
• Experience of post-graduate teaching and supervision
• A record of active research and publication
At Lecturer and Senior Lecturer levels the successful candidate will be expected to undertake research and to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate (Honours/Masters) courses, provide supervision for postgraduate (Masters and Doctoral) dissertations, participate in departmental academic activities, and take some administrative responsibility. The usual teaching load is one undergraduate course per semester, one postgraduate course per year in addition to supervision of postgraduate students. At Assistant Lecturer level the successful candidate will be expected to take on these responsibilities in a reasonable time.

Informal queries may be sent to: [email protected]

The annual remuneration packages, including benefits for the respective levels, for 2021 may be reviewed at
Assistant Lecturer: R676 074
Lecturer: R765 575
Senior Lecturer: R921 012

To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ian Petersen at [email protected]
- UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc)
- Cover letter, and
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- A writing sample of not more than 6000 words

Please ensure the title and reference number are indicated in the subject line.

An application which does not comply with the above requirements will be regarded as incomplete.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to make a presentation to the Department.

Telephone: 021 650 2163 Website: Philosophy | Faculty of Humanities (uct.ac.za)
Reference number: E210332 Closing date: 31 October 2021

UCT is a designated employer and is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets in accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets. Preference will be given to candidates from the under-represented designated groups. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at www.hr.uct.ac.za/hr/policies/employ_equity
UCT reserves the right not to appoint.

How to apply
Application type Email
Please include: - UCT Application Form (download at http://forms.uct.ac.za/hr201.doc) - Cover letter, and - Curriculum Vitae (CV) - A writing sample of not more than 6000 words
Web address to apply http://www.staff.uct.ac.za/staff/vacancies/general
Email to apply
Hard deadline October 31, 2021, 5:00pm SAST
Web address for more information http://www.staff.uct.ac.za/staff/vacancies/general
Contact name Ian Petersen
Contact email
Contact phone +27216502163
Time created October 6, 2021, 9:20pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 31, 2021, 5:00pm SAST
Expired on November 1, 2021, 5:46pm SAST
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