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Lecturer in Mathematical Philosophy (EXPIRED)

School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI), University of Sydney

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Mathematical Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Mathematics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 2504/1119C
Location Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Job description

Lecturer in Mathematical Philosophy
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Reference no. 2504/1119C



  • Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, continuing position, remuneration package $125,848 – 149,441p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation


About the opportunity 

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Mathematical Philosophy. This is a full-time, continuing position at Level B (roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the U.S.).

Applicants should:

  • have an outstanding research record and compelling future research programme in the area of Mathematical Philosophy: the development of theories and methods in mathematics, logic, or other areas of the formal sciences and their application to genuinely philosophical questions and problems in logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, ethics or other areas of philosophy
  • be able to teach from introductory through to advanced undergraduate level in relevant areas (for example, but not limited to, mathematical logic, probability theory, decision theory, formal semantics, philosophy of language or epistemology) and be able to develop new units of study where needed
  • be able to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students in their areas of expertise.

The successful applicant will be expected to pursue an active research programme, produce high quality publications, participate in the department's research culture, contribute to teaching at all levels, and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.


About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Philosophy with:

  • a PhD in a related area of philosophy 

  • research expertise in Mathematical Philosophy, demonstrated through high quality publications
  • an active research program with significant potential for future publication in highly regarded peer-reviewed international journals and presses
  • experience as a philosophy teacher at the tertiary level 

  • capacity for high quality teaching in a range of areas relevant to Mathematical Philosophy, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, from large introductory units through to specialised advanced seminars
  • capacity to supervise Honours and postgraduate students
  • capacity to contribute to curriculum development
  • capacity to undertake academic administrative roles
  • a collegial approach and capacity for successful teamwork


About us

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour and offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region, and a vibrant research and teaching environment. 

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of six schools in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History, and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia. 

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney is home to leading thinkers in a wide range of areas of philosophy, and we offer a rich and varied array of units taught by dedicated and enthusiastic scholars whose outstanding research informs their teaching at every level.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.


How to apply

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2504/1119C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 8 January 2020 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

© The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://sydney.nga.net.au/?jati=B2DFC1CB-B4F0-8409...
Hard deadline January 8, 2020, 11:30pm +10:00
Web address for more information http://sydney.edu.au/recruitment
Time created November 20, 2019, 8:40am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 8, 2020, 11:30pm +10:00
Expired on January 9, 2020, 11:46pm +10:00
Last updated March 10, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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