Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London

Lecturer in Philosophy
Royal Holloway, University of London -Politics and International Relations

Lecturer Salary is in the range £39,890 to £47,187 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Royal Holloway, University of London, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Philosophy, tenable from 1 September 2014.

Philosophy is an emerging discipline in the College, and currently offers a series of joint and minor degrees with other arts, humanities and social science departments, as well as with Physics and Mathematics, and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). From September 2014 it will offer a single honours degree in Philosophy. It also offers an MA degree in Modern Philosophy, which will be joined by the MA European Philosophy and MA Political Philosophy from September 2014. In addition to a core of dedicated philosophers, the group includes colleagues from English, Drama, and Politics and International Relations.

We aspire to develop an approach unique amongst philosophy programmes in the UK insofar as it neglects arbitrary divisions within the discipline and connects it both to its own history and to related disciplines across the humanities and social sciences. We welcome applications from candidates able to contribute to these goals. For our expanding undergraduate programme we have teaching needs in ethics and in introductory logic but the AOS is open. We expect candidates to have an established record of research excellence, or demonstrable potential for such excellence, and to have a PhD in hand by 1 September 2014.

Philosophy teaching programmes began in September 2007 with the establishment of several minor degrees. These were followed by the establishment of joint honours degrees in September 2010, the MA in Modern Philosophy in 2011, a PPE degree in 2012 and the launch of a single honours degree in 2014. This appointment will bring the size of the core philosophy group to five academics, with six other academics across the university also contributing to philosophy teaching.

Philosophy is housed within the Department of Politics and International Relations (PIR). The largest philosophy undergraduate degrees are currently the minor and joint degrees with Politics and International Relations. The Department was established in 2004 and was entered into the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, marking the first time that Royal Holloway made a submission to the Politics and International Studies panel. Overall 70% of the Department’s outputs scored in the highest three categories, from “Internationally Excellent” to “World Leading” in terms of “originality, significance and rigour.”

This is a full time and permanent post, available from September 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Prof. Anne Sheppard (Philosophy Programme Director) on a.sheppard@rhul.ac.uk or Dr Alister Miskimmon (Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations) on Alister.Miskimmon@rhul.ac.uk. See also our websites: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/philosophy.home.aspx and http://www.rhul.ac.uk/politics-and-IR/.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit http://www.rhul.ac.uk/aboutus/jobvacancies/home.aspx . The RHUL Recruitment Team can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk or via telephone on: +44 (0)1784 41 4241.

Please quote the reference: X0214/7199

Closing Date: Midnight, 12th March 2014

Interview Date: 23rd April 2014