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The Faculty of Philosophy wishes to appoint four fixed-term Lecturers in Philosophy: one for a three-year term, the other three for one-year terms.

Position 1. We wish to appoint one three-year Lecturer in Philosophy with effect from 1st October 2018. The Lectureship is for a three-year period from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2021. The successful candidate will have teaching competence in Political Philosophy, or Feminist Philosophy, or both. Teaching competence in any of the following areas would be an advantage: Aesthetics, Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy: Early Modern, History of Philosophy: Hegel and Nietzsche, Wittgenstein

Positions 2, 3 and 4. We wish to appoint three one-year Lectureships in Philosophy with effect from 1st October 2018. These Lectureships are each for a one-year period from 1st October 2018 to 30th September 2019. The successful candidates will have teaching competence in at least one of the areas listed below. Teaching competence in more than one of these areas would be an advantage: Aesthetics, Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy: Early Modern, History of Philosophy: Hegel and Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

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 where possible, to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work.

Successful applicants for all four of these Lectureships will have a PhD in Philosophy at the time of the application deadline. They will have an outstanding record of excellence in research, publication and teaching in Philosophy, bearing in mind their stage of career. They will be expected to teach and examine undergraduates, and to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work. They will also be required to take on certain administrative duties.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to participate in College teaching for additional remuneration.

All four Lectureships are based in the Faculty of Philosophy, in central Cambridge.

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.

More information about the requirements for this post are available in the Further Particulars, below. When applying, please ensure that you upload any additional documents requested to the 'upload' section of the online application.

Candidates are required to give contact details for two referees. Candidates should ask their referees to send their references directly, by Monday 25th June 2018, to the following email address: philref@hermes.cam.ac.uk The subject line for all emailed references should include the candidate's last name.

Enquiries about the appointments procedure and related matters may be made to Ms. Heather Sanderson, Faculty Administrator and Secretary to the Appointments Committee, at hs313@cam.ac.uk (01223 330525). Enquiries about academic matters may be made to Prof. Rae Langton, Chair of Faculty, at rhl27@cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference GV15423 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/pay-benefits/cambens-employee-benefits/family-friendly. 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.

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

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