The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy. The postholder will be expected to dedicate 50% of her/his time to undertaking research within the Northern Institute of Philosophy. (To clarify, the teaching load will be held to 50% of the standard teaching load in the department and will include probationary relief.)
The Northern Institute of Philosophy—directed by Professor Crispin Wright—is dedicated to collaborative research on fundamental philosophical issues and to the provision of a dedicated training environment for early career (postdoctoral and postgraduate) philosophical researchers. It also runs a programme of wider outreach and societal impact activities co-ordinated to its researches. The work of the Institute centres upon a number of projects in the core areas of analytic philosophy: metaphysics, epistemology and the philosophies of logic, language, mathematics and mind. We currently host the AHRC-funded project, Basic Knowledge, and the Leverhulme Trust-funded project, Relativism and Rational Tolerance. The Institute is home to a number of associated postdoctoral fellows and PhD students.
This post will involve a balanced commitment to both departmental and Institute activities aimed to enhance the quality and effectiveness of philosophical research and teaching at the University of Aberdeen at all levels. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the collaborative research activities of the Institute, both through supporting Institute activities and through his or her own research and research initiatives. The candidate will be encouraged to establish and lead an Institute research group dedicated to his or her own research project and will be appropriately supported in efforts to seek external funding for research projects.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale for Lecturer (£37,012 - £44,166 per annum) with placement according to qualifications and experience.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 22 June 2012.
For more information and to apply please go to http://tinyurl.com/7lvd626