Lecturer in Philosophy of Science and Medicine (part-time)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON- Department of Science and Technology Studies


The Department seeks to appoint a part-time (60%) lecturer in the philosophy of science, with a particular focus on medicine. The main duties of this post will include the overall management of the Intercalated BSc degree in Philosophy, Medicine and Society, and teaching courses that are relevant to that degree. The successful applicant must hold a PhD in an appropriate subject by the start of appointment, and must be able to teach courses at all levels of philosophy of science; additional expertise in the social studies of science and the philosophy of the social sciences would also be helpful.

The holder of this post will be expected to be active in research, teaching, and research supervision. There will also be significant pastoral and administrative duties. The Department encourages strong interdisciplinary connections both in research and teaching.

The appointment will start on 1 September 2009, and will be on the Lecturer A (Grade 7) pay scale (pro rata, for 60% FTE), plus London Allowance. The appointment carries a three-year probationary period.

For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Hasok Chang (Head of Department for 2008-09) by phone on 020 7679 1324 or by email at [email protected].

Applicants must submit a UCL application form (including the names and contact details of two referees), and a full CV (page 2 of the application form can be left blank). The application form can be downloaded from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/docs/download_forms/job_app.doc

Full details about the position, and further information about the Department, can be obtained from the departmental website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sts/

Applications should be submitted to: Dr Caroline Essex, Departmental Administrator, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom. In case of difficulty accessing the form or the further information, please contact Dr Essex on tel: 020 7679 4371 or e-mail [email protected]

Deadline for receipt of applications: Monday, 17 November 2008. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews, which will take place in January 2009.