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Academic Director (EXPIRED)

Royal Institute of Philosophy

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location London, England, United Kingdom, England, United Kingdom
Start date Winter/Spring 2019
Job description

Academic Director of the Royal institute of Philosophy

The principal responsibilities of the Academic Director are the organising and implementation of the Institute’s scholarly and educational activities, as determined by the council and executive committee. These activities include the following:

1. The annual London lectures, typically consisting of sixteen lectures delivered each Friday between October and March.

2. The annual London Debate, hitherto held in association with London University School of Advanced Study ‘Festival of the Humanities’ at the Senate House Building.

3. The annual London Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture. The annual Cardiff, Dublin and Edinburgh annual lectures have been arranged by the Chair Professor Haldane but this responsibility would be expected to transfer to the new Director.

4. The Director is also formally responsible for the administration of the Jacobsen Postgraduate Fellowship Scheme and the Jacobsen Schools scheme, for the Institute’s own postgraduate bursary scheme, and also for the conduct of the Royal Institute’s branches. 

In these matters the Academic Director is currently assisted by the Secretary and as part of the ongoing development of the Institute the latter role is being redesignated Managing Director.

Because the Gordon Square office is the administrative centre of the Institute’s activities and the Director chairs the Friday evening lectures on the same site it is expected that a successful applicant will live within the London area or somewhere with reliable and speedy communications to London. While applicants will be able to do some of the Directorial tasks from off-site they should expect to spend at least one day a week at Gordon Square. 

The appointment will be for a period of three years. If the holder wishes to be considered for a further three year term they may apply for re-appointment. 

How to apply
Application type Email
Initial expressions of interest for the posts of Director and of Editor should be sent by email to the Secretary Dr James Garvey at j.garvey@royalinstitutephilosophy.org and copied to the Chair Professor John Haldane at jjh1@st-andrews.ac.uk to arrive on or before by 26th October 2018. These should include a CV, together with a brief statement of purpose. Selected applicants will then be invited to provide a more extensive account of how they would envisage pursuing the purposes and aims of the Royal Institute of Philosophy either as Academic Director or as Editor(s).
Email to apply
Hard deadline October 26, 2018, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information http://royalinstitutephilosophy.org/recruitment-fo...
Contact name James Garvey
Contact email
Time created September 26, 2018, 12:10pm EST
Scheduled expiry date October 26, 2018, 11:59pm BST
Expired on October 28, 2018, 12:46am BST
Last updated October 27, 2018, 7:46pm EST
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