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Lecturer in Moral or Political Philosophy

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research either in Moral or in Political Philosophy? Would you like to join and contribute to the vibrant philosophical community at the University of Leeds, which is distinctively embedded within the interdisciplinary school of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science? Would you be able to design and teach inspiring courses to our students in both the areas of Moral Philosophy and Political Philosophy? Would you be excited by the prospect of helping to support and develop our programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics?

As a Lecturer, you will carry out research either in Moral or Political Philosophy (or both) and be willing and able to teach in areas of both Moral and Political Philosophy. You will be able to teach at all levels of our varied undergraduate programmes, and to provide dissertation supervision. You will also contribute to relevant MA programmes and supervise research students. You will also contribute to the effective management of the School, Faculty and wider University. 

You will have a PhD in Philosophy or cognate discipline and relevant teaching experience. You will have an excellent research record and a potential for establishing an international reputation.

In addition to the standard application, please upload the following as 5 separate documents:

1. A cover letter which includes the following summary information: Area(s) of Specialisation, Area(s) of Competence, start date of graduate work, PhD completion date (or expected completion date), number of publications in peer-reviewed journals or edited collections;
2. A standard cv;
3. A research writing sample (maximum 10,000 words);
4. A publication list, with peer-reviewed publications starred, followed by a descriptions of future plans (max 1,000) words) e.g. future article or book plans, elaboration of research themes or projects, possible grant applications, future speaking invitations, conference or workshops plans;
5. A teaching statement (max 1,000) words) e.g. modules you might like to teach at Leeds, experience of teaching, statement of approach to teaching, experience of teaching in different formats or evidence from course evaluation questionnaires.

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

Professor Helen Steward, Deputy Head of School
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3661, email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Cultures
School/Institute:  School of Philosophy, Religion & History of Science
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 7 to Grade 8
Salary:  £35,550 to £47,722 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Monday 06 November 2017
Interview Date:  Thursday 15 February 2018
Reference:  AHCPR1014
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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