Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Political Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, University of Sheffield, are recruiting a Lecturer in Political Philosophy on an open-ended basis.

This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with an outstanding research record and excellent teaching ability to join one of the leading philosophy departments in the United Kingdom.

The Role

The post-holder will design and deliver modules in Political Philosophy, run the MA in Political Theory and contribute to postgraduate supervision. They will develop the Department’s research profile through the production of high quality research, where that research may have Impact beyond the academic community.

Post-holders will be expected to contribute to the Department’s presence within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the wider University and, through outreach and knowledge exchange, in Sheffield and beyond. You will have a PhD in Philosophy or a related subject area (or have equivalent experience), proven teaching ability, a very strong publication record in the area, and administrative skill. You will be expected to teach political philosophy at multiple levels, and to undertake MA and PhD supervision in the area.

The Department

Post-holders will join a department currently consisting of 17 permanent members of staff, across an unusually broad range of areas. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework our outputs were ranked 2nd in the UK. We have a large and thriving postgraduate community and a lively reading group and seminar culture. In addition, we have been home to a variety of large research projects, including the Leverhulme Bias and Blame Project and the research centres the Hang Seng Centre for Cognitive Science, the Centre for Engaged Philosophy and (alongside York and Leeds) the Centre for the History of Philosophy.

More details and how to apply

Closing date: 24 April 2017