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Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Faculty of Philosophy in association with Somerville College, University of Oxford

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Ancient Philosophy
AOC Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 164600
Location Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Start date 16 September 2023
Job description

The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, in association with Somerville College, wishes to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy to cover the teaching and other duties of a permanent postholder during a period of externally-funded research leave. This post is for a fixed term up to 18 September 2024, starting 16 September 2023.

The person appointed will be expected to be able to deliver lectures in Ancient Philosophy to undergraduates, to provide graduate teaching (classes or supervision) to masters students, and to deliver an average of 8 contact hours per week during term time of undergraduate tutorial teaching for Somerville College. In addition, the appointed person will conduct research in Ancient Philosophy, and will undertake administration for the Faculty and the College including, but not limited to, participating in the annual admissions exercises and acting as assessor for undergraduate and graduate examinations.

For the college, the successful candidate must be able to provide tutorials in introductory Moral Philosophy, introductory metaphysics and epistemology (‘General Philosophy’), and Plato’s Euthyphro and Meno both in Greek and in translation; and for advanced undergraduates, tutorials in Plato’s Republic in Greek and translation, Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics in Greek and translation, and in Ethics. Candidates should also be willing to teach at least one of: introductory logic, Aristotle on Nature, Life and Mind in Greek and translation, or Plato on Knowledge, Language and Reality (Theaetetus and Sophist) in Greek and translation.  Further information can be found here.

The successful candidate should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil in Philosophy, or a closely related discipline, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by the closing date for applications to this post.

Candidates must have an outstanding research record appropriate to the stage of their career with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, significant research in the area of Ancient Philosophy. They must provide evidence of the ability to provide excellent teaching and must have the ability and willingness to assume pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to act as an assessor at graduate and undergraduate level.

Applications must be made online via the Oxford University jobs website (vacancy ID: 164600) where further particulars for the post are available. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of their online application. 

The deadline for all applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on 21 April 2023. Candidates should ask their referees to submit reference letters directly to [email protected] no later than this date.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_v...
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 21, 2023, 12:00pm BST
Web address for more information http://www.jobs.ox.ac.uk
Contact name Emma Harte
Contact email
Time created March 30, 2023, 4:00pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 21, 2023, 12:00pm BST
Expired on April 22, 2023, 12:46pm BST
Last updated May 23, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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