The University of Sydney, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lecturer in Philosophy

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7,500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Philosophy is the equal top ranked Philosophy program in Australia according to the Excellence in Research in Australia rankings, and is very highly ranked in the word in all reputational surveys that cover the discipline.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Department of Philosophy is seeking applicants for a Lectureship in early modern philosophy (Descartes to Hume). The person appointed will be expected to teach junior and senior level courses in these areas, as well as offer supervision at Honours and Postgraduate level.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Essential criteria are a PhD in a relevant area of philosophy; a strong demonstrated interest in and commitment to developing high quality teaching programs in philosophy; the ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate research students; and demonstrated potential or excellence in research in the relevant areas. Also essential are competency in administrative skills relevant to a university environment, and the personal qualities required to work well with a diverse group of colleagues.

The position is full-time continuing, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation and confirmation period for new appointees. Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE: (Lecturer, Level B): a competitive remuneration package of $104,644 to $124,263 p.a. is available (which includes a base salary $88,426 to $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer's contribution to superannuation).

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit: and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 5 December 2012 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

Posted 10/16/12