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Lecturer in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS 19th Century European Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
History of Philosophy
AOC Kant, and ideally at least one of: Aesthetics; 20th Century European Philosophy; Political Philosophy
AOC categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 847
Location Malet Street, London, United Kingdom
Job description

Lecturer in Philosophy

Contract: Open ended
Hours: Full time

The Department of Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London, is looking to hire an academic specialising in 19th Century European Philosophy. You will join a vibrant philosophy department in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury district, and a university with a unique mission of offering flexible academic programmes to students of all ages primarily through evening study.

Your area of specialism will be: 19th Century European Philosophy.

Your area of competence will also be: Kant, and ideally at least one of: Aesthetics; 20th Century European Philosophy; Political Philosophy.

You will be expected to engage in high-quality research in 19th Century European Philosophy that has the potential to become internationally recognised, and in the longer term world-leading. In addition to teaching in your area of specialism, you will also be expected to teach a Kant module, and ideally also modules in at least one of the following areas: Aesthetics; 20th Century European Philosophy; Political Philosophy.

Applications need to be received by June 17, 2021, to be considered. You will be asked to provide the following, which you should upload as a single document, as part of the application process:

  • a cover letter
  • a CV, with a list of publications
  • the names and contact details for up to three referees
  • 1-2 pieces of research on a topic relevant to the post

The Department will request references for longlisted candidates only. Such requests will go out to referees on or shortly after June 23. In order to be factored into shortlisting, reference letters would need to reach us by June 29, so applicants are encouraged to check with their letter writers that this time-frame is workable for them.

Presentations and interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place online on July 7, with presentations in the morning and interviews in the afternoon.


The Lecturer grade of the College's London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £53,342 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.


If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij, Head of the Department for Philosophy, via [email protected]

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected], providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Closing date: 17/06/2021

Link: https://cis7.bbk.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-in-philosophy-446505.html

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://cis7.bbk.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-in-philoso...
Hard deadline June 17, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Web address for more information https://cis7.bbk.ac.uk/vacancy/lecturer-in-philoso...
Time created June 1, 2021, 10:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 17, 2021, 11:59pm BST
Expired on June 19, 2021, 12:46am BST
Last updated August 18, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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