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2 University Lectureships in Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy wishes to appoint two University Lecturers in Philosophy with effect from 1st September 2018. Each of the two positions is permanent, subject to probation. We expect to appoint in the following areas of specialization:

Position 1. Philosophy of Mind

Position 2. One of the following areas: History of Philosophy (c. 1450-1930, excluding Kant), Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science

Appointees will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to seek opportunities to win external funding for their research, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work.

Candidates must either have or be willing to acquire the ability to teach in other areas outside their specialization. Applicants must already have a PhD in Philosophy by the time of the application deadline. They must have an outstanding record of excellence in research, publication and teaching in Philosophy, bearing in mind their stage of career.

Appointees will also have the opportunity to participate in College teaching for additional remuneration.

The Lectureships are based in the Faculty of Philosophy, in central Cambridge. The positions are permanent, subject to the satisfactory completion of a review of the initial probationary period of office. This review is intended to be a constructive one, is non-competitive, and most post-holders at Cambridge complete it satisfactorily.

Applications must be submitted by Friday 1st December 2017.

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 must upload a (i) a covering letter; (ii) a curriculum vitae, which includes a list of publications, and areas of teaching competence; (iii) a statement of research interests and future research plans; (iii) two samples of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total).

Candidates are required to give contact details for three referees. They should notify their referees that we shall immediately request their references, to be received by the latest on Friday 8th December 2017.

Interviews and presentations will be held on the following dates: Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd February 2018. See Further Particulars for more details.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

The Faculty is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from members of underrepresented groups. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: In recognition of its efforts to advance gender equality, the University holds an institutional 'Athena-SWAN' silver award and the Faculty is working towards an 'Athena-SWAN' submission.

Enquiries about the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to Ms. Heather Sanderson, Faculty Administrator and Secretary to the Appointments Committee, at (01223 330525). Enquiries about academic matters may be made to Prof. Rae Langton, Chair of Faculty, at

Please quote reference GV13700 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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