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2 Permanent Positions at Essex (May 6 2012)

LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER/ READER IN PHILOSOPHY, School of Philosophy and Art History [2 Positions]
Ref.: ACR613
Salary:                     In the range £37,012-£52,706 per annum
Closing date:              06/05/12

The School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex seeks to appoint two full-time members of staff, either with permanency or with eligibility for permanency after a probationary period, to start on 1 September, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. One post will be at the rank of Lecturer; the second will be at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader, depending on the experience and qualifications of the applicant. We seek to make one appointment that will strengthen our teaching and research profile in moral and/or political philosophy, and a second that will either contribute to or suitably supplement our existing strengths in Continental European Philosophy.

The post-holders will be expected to make significant contributions to the research and teaching activities of the School, and to participate in the usual range of administrative duties. Essential qualifications include: a PhD in Philosophy or a related discipline; evidence of research excellence; experience of teaching in a higher education environment or the demonstrable potential to achieve this. Candidates for appointment to ranks beyond that of Lecturer will be expected to have a proven record of experience and accomplishment as detailed in the recruitment pack for these posts (see the link below). Ability to contribute teaching and/or research in the area of medical ethics may be an advantage.

Essex Philosophy is part of the School of Philosophy and Art History in the Faculty of Humanities and Comparative Studies at the University of Essex. We are internationally recognized for our unique combination of Anglo-American and Continental European Philosophy. We also have a long-standing research orientation in moral and political philosophy, and research strengths in the Philosophy of Psychiatry. We are committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, and to developing links between philosophy and other disciplines. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduates, taught postgraduates, and doctoral research students. We were rated among the top-ten research departments in Philosophy in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise; and are ranked in the top ten in the Guardian league table for philosophy (4th in 2010; 7th in 2011). We are currently ranked 4thnationally in philosophy for employability of our graduates. Applications for places have been steadily rising in recent years. The School offers a congenial environment for research and teaching, both of which are carried out with considerable emphasis on collegiality and collaboration. The School hosts the Essex Autonomy Project (http://autonomy.essex.ac.uk/). The work of the EAP is funded by two major grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain, for investigation of the ideal of autonomy in human affairs.
Please use the link below for the jobpack containing a full job description, person specification and further information relating to this post: http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=jj&id=63784
If you have informal enquiries about this position, please contact Prof. Wayne Martin (Head of School) onwmartin@essex.ac.uk.

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum Position in Ethics and Aesthetics

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. The RUB is a vital institution in the Ruhr area, which has been selected as European Capital of Culture for the year 2010. *FULL PROFESSORSHIP (W2) IN PHILOSOPHY, AOS: ETHICS AND AESTHETICS, AOC: EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY*

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum – faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research – invites applications for the position of a Full Professorship (W2) in Philosophy, AOS: Ethics and Aesthetics, AOC: Early Modern Philosophy, to start as soon as possible. The person appointed will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to the teaching and research profile of the department in the areas of ethics and aesthetics, and he or she will also be expected to contribute regularly to the teaching of a required introductory module in early modern philosophy.

The teaching load is 9 hours per week and includes undergraduate teaching as well as teaching in the Masters, Masters of Education and PhD programs in Philosophy. Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB and to generally get involved in university processes according to RUB’s mission statement. We expect further more:

* high commitment in teaching

* readiness to participate in interdisciplinary work

* willingness and ability to attract external funding

 

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer. Complete applications with CV, proof of degrees, a list of publications and an electronic version of five relevant publications should be send via email to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research of the Ruhr-University Bochum no later than April 21st 2012. Please apply via e-mail: dekanat-pe@rub.de [For further information visit: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/i/index.html.de . For further inquiries contact corinna.mieth@rub.de]


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2 Positions at Kent, UK (31/03/12 & 01/04/12)

There are two lectureships just advertised at Kent that may be of interest

(1) School of Politics: Lectureship in Social and Political Thought

Closing date: 31st March

The job spec mentions a specialism in “history of political ideas and/or current post-structrualist and post-foundational political thought”.
However, the post is open to anyone who works in any aspect or approach of political philosophy.

http://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=eziKhNSpCaRDiFfRax&jobid=36355,6514235614&key=25577100&c=615435564847&pagestamp=senvjrvvnaumlyyfwg

(2) School of Arts: Lectureship in Film Studies
Closing date: 1st April

The job spec is for anyone with interest in Film Studies. However, the School of Arts has a number of philosophically trained aestheticians across its departments, including Film, so a philosopher who could demonstrate knowledge and interest in Film Studies would be eligible.

http://jobs.kent.ac.uk/fe/tpl_kent01.asp?s=FoQnTYvIgXJoLlXgd&jobid=36396,3472025954&key=25577100&c=615435564847&pagestamp=seobahmujodurvtqhz


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Lectureship in Political Philosophy/Political Theory, Lancaster University 3/30/12

Lecturer in Political Philosophy/Political Theory

Politics, Philosophy and Religion
Salary: £31,948 to £35,938
Closing Date: Friday 30 March 2012
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: A388

The recently formed Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Political Philosophy/Political Theory.

You are expected to be research active, have excellent teaching abilities and have relevant administrative skills. We encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds (Philosophy, Politics and related fields), but you must be capable of teaching modern political philosophy/ political theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, candidates with applied research/teaching experience (such as in applied ethics and/or policy or legal fields), with distance learning experience and/or who are capable of structuring their teaching to attract students from outside the traditional boundaries of Politics and Philosophy are particularly encouraged.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Robert Geyer, Head of Department, r.geyer@lancaster.ac.uk.

Further details are available at: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A388


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