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Lecturer (EXPIRED)

School of Philosophy, Australian National University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Mind and Language
AOS categories Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 514953
Location Majura, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Start date September 2017 (negotiable)
Job description

AOS (area of specialisation): Philosophy of Mind and/or Philosophy of Language
AOC (area of competence): Open
Position overview The school has particular research needs in Philosophy of Mind and/or Philosophy of Language; the Lecturer will contribute to the school's research strengths in those areas, and in particular to the Centre for Consciousness. He or she will also be a dynamic and entrepreneurial teacher who can offer courses that appeal to a wide range of our growing cohort of undergraduate students, such as (but not restricted to) philosophy of cognitive and social science, philosophy of technology, moral psychology, applied philosophy, analytical feminism, social epistemology, philosophy of race, introductory philosophy of science, and moral and political philosophy.

The Lecturer will be expected to supervise HDR students, carry out world-leading research leading to regular publications in leading journals, apply for Australian Research Council grants, and be available for service roles as appropriate.

The standard teaching load for early career researchers is three undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year (2:1). Additionally, the Lecturer can expect extensive tutorial (TA) support, generous travel and research funding, active mentoring, and significant opportunities to bring international visitors to Australia for workshops and our annual 'visitor season'.

The School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, is a world-leading department that combines several of the world's most cited living philosophers with dynamic mid-career researchers, and award-winning early career researchers. Our principal strengths are in philosophy of science (especially philosophy of biology, probability, and decision theory), moral and political philosophy, and philosophy of mind, with a growing concentration in Asian Philosophy. We have a proud reputation of repeatedly winning significant support for both individual- and team-projects from the Australian Research Council, and every year welcome scores of international visitors to Canberra, hosting multiple annual workshops in all our major areas of research strength, as well as a vibrant series of three weekly research seminars. We have a continuing flow of postdoctoral researchers, all of whom go on to continuing positions at leading departments worldwide. We have two major research Centres—the Centre for Consciousness, and the Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory—and plan to launch a Centre for Philosophy of Science in 2017. These centres coordinate our work in our areas of research strength, hosting multiple workshops and more postdocs.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Canberra is one of the world's finest places to live, with an unparalleled combination of urban comfort and access to some of the most beautiful countryside in the world (including some of the world's best, and quietest, beaches: see here). For more information about living in Canberra see here.

The School of Philosophy particularly welcomes applications from women, and members of other groups that are underrepresented in the discipline. The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au


Associate Professor Seth Lazar, Head of School, Philosophy T:02 6125 8995 E: Seth.Lazar@anu.edu.au

Professor Daniel Stoljar T: 02 6125 2076 E: Daniel.stoljar@anu.edu.au

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

The School of Philosophy particularly encourages applications from female applicants and members of other groups underrepresented in the profession.

How to apply
Application type Online
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: A statement addressing the selection criteria. A current curriculum vitae (CV). A writing sample of approx 6-12k words. Four letters of recommendation emailed to phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au by the deadline with the job number and your name in the subject header. A statement describing your research to date, and your plans for the coming two years. A teaching portfolio including (but not limited to) two syllabuses, one for a first-year course in a core area of analytic philosophy, and another for a second-year course in one of the areas described in selection criterion 5 (or an area with similar appeal). Other documents, if required.
Web address to apply http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/514953/lecturer
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 27, 2017, 11:59pm +10:00
Web address for more information http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/514953/lecturer
Contact name Daniel Stoljar
Contact email
Contact phone +61 61252076
Time created December 8, 2016, 12:15pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 27, 2017, 11:59pm +10:00
Expired on January 29, 2017, 12:46am +10:00
Last updated March 30, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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Writing sample now requested, deadline pushed back two weeks.
January 9, 2017, 9:39pm EST

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