Lecturer in Philosophy

  • 01 Mar 2012
  • 18 Mar 2012
  • University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Lecturer in Philosophy
Full-time, Continuing
School of Social & Political Sciences
College of Arts, University of Canterbury, New Zealand


An invitation to teach and research in one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

The School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, wishes to appoint a specialist in ethics to a position of Lecturer (equivalent of U.S. Assistant Professor) in Philosophy. This is a full-time, continuing appointment, commencing in mid-2012 (or later by arrangement).

The successful candidate will teach broadly in undergraduate courses (not just in ethics), offer more specialized high-level courses and supervise doctoral and other postgraduate research. The appointee must be a friendly colleague, a skilful teacher and be actively involved in research and publication.

The successful applicant must possess a PhD in Philosophy and will teach some history of philosophy. An interest in one of the following areas would also be an advantage: ethics and law, experimental philosophy and ethics, moral psychology and ethical implications of science and technology.

The University of Canterbury philosophy programme has a strong commitment to research and received a very high quality-rating in the most recent National Performance-Based Research Rankings, making it the top-scoring research area in the University.

The University of Canterbury offers superannuation benefits, assistance with relocation expenses, and generous sabbatical leave provisions. Philosophers are also eligible for additional periods of overseas leave thanks to a substantial bequest to the University (the Erskine Fund).

Enquires of an academic nature can be made to Dr Douglas Campbell (douglas.campbell@canterbury.ac.nz).

Applications for this position, including a covering letter and CV, should be combined into the one document and submitted online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 18 March 2012.


Download the full Position Description for this role from here – https://ucvacancies.canterbury.ac.nz/PositionDescriptions/Lecturer in Philosophy_SAPS_Feb12.pdf

Any inquiries about this role should please be addressed to hr@arts.canterbury.ac.nz

Located on a picturesque campus, the University offers an extensive range of services and facilities including library and art collections, child-care centres, health centre, recreation centre, pharmacy, book shop and cafés. You’ll have opportunities to work alongside members of a world class, diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development. The University is a smoke-free campus.

To view all vacancies at the University of Canterbury, please go to http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/hr/job_vacancies.shtml

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