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Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 3-year teaching associate position, designed to provide additional teaching in the philosophy of science while Professor Hasok Chang holds a British Academy Wolfson Research Professorship.

The post-holder will be expected to give undergraduate lectures and supervise master's students both in general philosophy of science and the philosophy of the physical sciences. Proficiency in the history of the physical sciences may be an advantage.

The post-holder will help support and maintain the Department's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and will be asked to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The position will also allow a significant amount of time for research. The position will start on 1 September 2017, and will include an initial 6-month probation period. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows: 1.) cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or doi's for your publications, where possible; 2.) details of teaching experience and research interests; 3.) two samples of original written work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to, ensuring that you include your surname in the email subject line and in the file names.

Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise that you do not wish us to do so). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.

Closing date: 8 May 2017 Shortlisting: mid-May 2017 Interviews: late May/early June 2017

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Department, where they will be asked to give a shortened version of an undergraduate lecture (20 minutes) as part of the interview process. Interviews will be carried out in person where possible, but where this is impractical then interview via videoconference may be possible.

If you have questions about the position, the application process, or eligibility, please contact the Departmental Administrator, Tamara Hug (tel: 01223 334540, email:

Please quote reference JN11885 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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