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Unestablished Teaching Associate (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 1-year teaching associate position, designed to provide additional teaching in the philosophy of science. Candidates will be expected to teach general philosophy of science, and the ability to teach philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of medicine and the ethics of science may be an advantage. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in philosophy of science (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post.

The role holder will help support and maintain the Department's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the philosophy of science. The holder of the position will have ample time to devote to research. The position will start on 1 January 2019, and will include an initial 6-month probation period.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Department, where they will be asked to give a short talk (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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 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 shortlisted 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: 29 July 2018 Shortlisting: beginning of August 2018 Interviews: mid-August 2018

If you have any questions about the position, the application process, or eligibility, please send an email to or call us on (01223) 334556.

Please quote reference JN15965 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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