The Department of Philosophy is one of the largest Philosophy departments in the UK, with around 30 academic staff and a large intake of students. In recent evaluations it received a maximum 24 for Teaching Quality and a rating of 5 in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise. The Department includes the Division of History and Philosophy of Science and the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind.
The Department is seeking to appoint to four new positions in philosophy and the history and philosophy of science.
Two posts will be in one or more of the areas of the philosophy of value, epistemology, philosophy of mind, logic and language, and history of philosophy. Applications from candidates whose research interests complement the department’s existing strengths in the History and Philosophy of Science will be welcomed. One post will be a Lecturer (University Grade 7 or 8). The other will be at the level of either Lecturer (University Grade 7 or 8) or Senior Lecturer (University Grade 9).
One post will be in the area of the philosophy of science, with preference for candidates with interests in the philosophy of physics. This post will be a Lecturer (University Grade 7 or 8).
One post will be in the history of early modern/enlightenment science. Applications from candidates with interests in philosophy will be welcomed. This post will be at either Lecturer (University Grade 7 or 8) or Senior Lecturer (University Grade 9).
Applicants should have a strong record of research publication and in addition all positions will incorporate undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, some thesis supervision, and usual non-teaching duties. The posts are available from 1 September 2008.
Lecturer – University Grade 7 (£30,012 – £32,796 p.a.) or University 8 (£33,779 – £40,335 p.a.) or Senior Lecturer – University Grade 9 (£41,545 – £48,161 p.a.)
For general information see http://www.philosophy.leeds.ac.uk/
Informal enquiries to Professor Steven French, tel +44 (0)113 343 3279, email [email protected]
Job ref 317089 Closing date 7 December 2007
Interviews will take place on 9/10 January 2008 for the positions in history of science and philosophy of science; and on 14/15 January 2008 for the positions in philosophy.
Applicants should submit the completed application form, full CV (to include the names of three referees), and a writing sample (of no longer than 25 pages) by the closing date of 7 December