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Lecturer in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

School of Humanities, the University of Western Australia

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 498894
Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Job description

Please also see our other ad, for a position with AOS in political philosophy.

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

School of Humanities

  • Level B ($96,210 - $114,250) or C ($117,857 - $135,900)
  • Full-time, tenurable appointment

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The School of Humanities offers a rich teaching and research environment spanning the disciplines of Philosophy, Classics and Ancient History, History, English and Cultural Studies and European Languages and Studies. As well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the School supports an active research program. The Discipline of Philosophy offers postgraduate and undergraduate programs in analytic philosophy broadly construed. The Discipline of Philosophy is committed to developing research and teaching collaborations with other disciplines both within the School of Humanities and across the University.

About the opportunity

All areas of specialisation within philosophy will be considered. However, candidates who can teach in the areas of logic, philosophy of science or epistemology will be looked upon favourably. An ability to teach some of the history of philosophy is also very desirable. Ability to contribute to research and postgraduate teaching in the areas of time and/or artificial intelligence will be beneficial.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop, co-ordinate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the discipline of Philosophy
  • Contribute to curriculum management and development of the major in collaboration with other members of the discipline of Philosophy and the Discipline Chair. 

  • Supervise and recruit Honours and Postgraduate level research students.
  • Produce high quality research in Philosophy, and actively represent the University and the School domestically and internationally in scholarly conferences and through publishing in high-quality academic journals. 

  • Apply for relevant external funding to support the research programs and strategic emerging research areas of the School.
  • Contribute to the broader Philosophy curriculum and other key teaching areas according to the needs of the School.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:


  • PhD in Philosophy.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate and teach undergraduate units in Philosophy.
  • Ability to attract research funding and build research collaboration.
  • Ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate Students.
  • Commitment to pursue the best educational practices and to implement institutional goals.
  • Ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders beyond the university. In your application, please outline your engagement with stakeholders outside universities such as industries, community groups, government departments, etc.

About you:

You will possess a strong record of research in your area of specialisation and be committed to high quality and innovative teaching. You will demonstrate a willingness to work in a small but vibrant collegial environment and will be open to opportunities for intra- and inter-disciplinary collaboration. You will hold a PhD in Philosophy by the closing date for applications. 

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Tenurable position
  • Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
  • Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
  • Long Service Leave after 10 years
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave
  • Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

Closing date: Sunday 22 October

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position descriptions prior to applying:

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.
How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/498894/l...
Hard deadline October 22, 2017, 11:55pm +08:00
Web address for more information http://external.jobs.uwa.edu.au/cw/en/job/498894/l...
Contact name Elsa
Contact email
Time created July 26, 2017, 8:55am EST
Scheduled expiry date October 22, 2017, 11:55pm +08:00
Expired on October 24, 2017, 12:46am +08:00
Last updated December 23, 2017, 3:00pm EST
Last update notification
Please note that the applications deadline has been extended to the 22nd of October.
July 26, 2017, 11:18pm EST

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