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Assistant Professor in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Durham University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Moral, Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PHIL21-54
Location Durham, England, United Kingdom
Start date September 2021
Job description

Assistant Professor in Moral, Social and Political Philosophy (PHIL21-54) ( Job Number:  20000936) Department of Philosophy Grade 7/8: - £33,797 - £49,553 per annum Open-Ended/Permanent - Full Time Contracted Hours per Week: 35 Closing Date: 31-Jan-2021, 6:59:00 PM  The role is full-time, but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares.
Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 1st September 2021.
Durham University

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

As part of Durham University, you’ll be working with exceptional minds, all with the desire to ask, and answer, the big questions. Access to leading edge facilities and being an active contributor to the global research and university community means you’ll be part of an international and diverse network of partners spanning the world’s best research institutions, organisations and businesses. And all this within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham.

We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.  We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on your career path, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application.  The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.

Durham University’s Athena Swan institutional award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting and supporting the development of women. We have also signed up to the Race Equality Charter, a national framework for improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education.

  The Role 

The Department of Philosophy at Durham University seeks to appoint an outstanding philosopher to the role of Assistant Professor.  We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests within the broad field of Moral, Social and Political Philosophy. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/.

Key responsibilities:

  • Pursue research that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour, commensurate with the Department’s continuing emphasis on international excellence;
  • To be developing clear plans for the pursuit of suitable national and international funding opportunities to support research and end-user engagement;
  • Play a role in relevant teaching and research supervision, and contribute to ongoing curriculum development;
  • Contribute to enhancing the quality of the research environment in the Department, the wider University and beyond through collaborative research activity;
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take contribute to the administrative work, citizenship and values of the Department;
  • Offer lectures, seminars and tutorials at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, with the opportunity to teach more widely within the Department, as well as engaging in related activity such as assessment;
  • To fully engage in and enhance the values of the Department;
  • To contribute to attracting and supervising research students, and to enhance the Department’s commitment to its vibrant and international postgraduate culture.
  • Carry out such other duties as specified by the Head of Department. 
How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://durham.taleo.net/careersection/du_ext/jobd...
Hard deadline January 31, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://www.dur.ac.uk/philosophy/academic-recruitm...
Contact name Robin Hendry
Contact email
Time created January 19, 2021, 5:33pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 31, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Expired on February 2, 2021, 12:46am BST
Last updated Yesterday, 3:00pm EST
Last update notification
The deadline was incorrectly listed as March 16. This has now been corrected to January 31.
January 20, 2021, 7:56am EST

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