Oxford: Fixed-term departmental lecturer in philosophy of physics

FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford.

Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy of Physics

Grade 7: £31,604 – £33,518 per annum

The Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, in association with Brasenose College, intends to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy of Physics to cover the teaching and other duties of a permanent postholder while he takes on additional duties for the Faculty. This post will commence on 1 September 2018 for a fixed term of 36 months.

The person appointed will be expected to provide undergraduate and graduate teaching in Philosophy of Physics. This will include designing and delivering 16 hours of lectures or graduate classes for the Faculty in each academic year, and delivering an average of 10 weighted hours of teaching per week during term time for Brasenose College. Teaching for Brasenose will be required to cover topics in philosophy of science, in epistemology and metaphysics, and in logic, in addition to philosophy of physics. The appointed person will also conduct research in Philosophy of Physics, and will undertake administration for the Faculty and the College including, but not limited to, participating in the annual admissions exercises and acting as assessor for undergraduate and graduate examinations. The precise configuration of duties will be agreed on appointment.

The successful candidate should normally have received the degree of PhD or DPhil by 1 September 2018, or at least have submitted a completed doctoral dissertation for examination by that date, but candidates who do not meet this requirement may be considered, if they have attained a comparable level through their publications.

Candidates must have an outstanding research record appropriate to the stage of their career with evidence of, or evidence of potential for producing, significant research in the area of Philosophy of Physics. She or he must provide evidence of the ability to provide excellent teaching in the field and must have the ability and willingness to assume pastoral responsibilities associated with undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to act as an assessor at graduate and undergraduate level.

The person appointed will be provided with shared or individual office space in Brasenose College.

Applications must be made online via the Oxford University jobs website (vacancy ID: 134313) where further particulars for the post are available. Applicants will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of their online application. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please access the link below:


The deadline for all applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on 18 April 2018. Candidates should ask their referees to submit reference letters directly to jobs@philosophy.ox.ac.uk no later than this date.

The University of Oxford is an equal opportunities employer.


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