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Lecturer in Applied and Inter-Disciplinary Ethics

Are you an academic with a strong grounding in ethics who is committed to fostering the development of ethical understanding and reasoning skills, both inside and outside academia? Do you have experience of University teaching in a range of formats including face to face and online? Would you like to be part of a team making a major impact through innovation in ethics learning and teaching, research and consultancy?   

You will be drawing on high quality philosophical and inter-disciplinary research to design and develop high quality inter-disciplinary applied ethics teaching for students both at the University of Leeds and in the University of Leeds Joint School with Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) in China. Liaising with academics across the University you will develop and deliver applied and inter-disciplinary ethics teaching across programmes of study in a range of disciplines (for example, engineering, business, dentistry). You will work with colleagues in IDEA to develop and deliver teaching materials for the Centre’s Masters programmes and for professional development activities in consultancy and training.  

The role involves the development and delivery of high quality teaching (online and campus based) both as part of the Centre’s own MA programmes (in Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics and in Applied and Professional Ethics), and in sessions and modules integrated within programmes of study in a range of disciplines across the University. You will have the ability to motivate, challenge and inspire students from a range of discipline, professional and cultural backgrounds. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people.  

You will also pursue a programme of philosophical research, both individual and, where appropriate collaborative, thereby enhancing the IDEA Centre’s international profile for research excellence in applied and inter-disciplinary ethics. In addition you will actively contribute to the impact of the CETL’s research through your part in our professional ethics consultancy.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Chris Megone, NTF, Director, IDEA Centre

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7888, email:

Kathryn Blythe, Manager, IDEA Centre 

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 37796, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  Inter-Disciplinary Ethics Applied
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Available from 1 August 2019
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 23 May 2019
Closing Date:  Thursday 20 June 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 11 July 2019
Reference:  AHCIE1009
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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