Lecturer in Political Philosophy


Interview Date: Monday 10 July 2023

The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy, with research expertise in Political Philosophy. This is a full time, indefinite post, to start 4th Sepember 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will have an excellent profile in research and teaching appropriate to your career stage. You will also have expertise in political philosophy, construed broadly and so as to include work in any area of philosophy which is of political relevance.  We are a pluralistic group of philosophers, working in Eastern as well as Western traditions.  We therefore encourage applications from all philosophical backgrounds, as well as those whose work foregrounds critical/decolonial perspectives.

You will have experience of teaching undergraduates and/or postgraduates, and the ability to attract students and provide high quality, research-led teaching in Philosophy.

You will have completed your PhD (or be very near to completion), will have a record of excellence in published research appropriate to your career stage, and will have concrete plans for future internationally excellent research publications, research funding and/or projects. You will have the ability to contribute to the research culture in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion. Your research and teaching development will be supported by a mentoring system within the Department and a range of departmental and faculty level teaching and research development activities. 

The Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion is a dynamic, interdisciplinary department that is highly ranked in the UK and internationally and is looking to build upon its substantial track record of high quality research and teaching.

The Department is proud of its Athena Swan Award and is committed to the Race Equality Charter application process. The Department works on the advancement of equality, progression, and success for all and welcomes applications from people in all diversity groups, particularly women and ethnic minorities.

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be made to: Professor Alison Stone: [email protected] .  

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.  The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education. We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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