Lecturer in Philosophy / Research Fellow in Cognitive Science
Reference Number (015Z1)
Department of Philosophy and ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders
The Department of Philosophy and the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at Macquarie University (the host institution of the Centre) wish to appoint a Lecturer/Research Fellow. For the first 5 years, the appointment will be full-time involving 0.5 teaching and research in the Philosophy Department and 0.5 research only in the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. After this initial 5 year period the position will revert to a 0.5 continuing teaching and research position in the Philosophy Department. (There is a strong possibility that the position will become a full-time position in Philosophy after the initial 5 year period, but this cannot be guaranteed.)
The Department of Philosophy is a pluralist teaching and research department. As Lecturer in Philosophy, the appointee will contribute to teaching in the Mind, Metaphysics and Meaning stream of the Philosophy Department’s undergraduate program and to the supervision of Honours and Postgraduate students in this stream. As Research Fellow in Cognitive Science, the appointee will conduct research in ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at the host institution of Macquarie University. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to at least one of the Centre's programme areas in cognitive science: belief formation, language, memory, person perception, and reading. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to fostering research links between the Philosophy Department and the Centre. For further information about the programme areas of the Centre see http://www.ccd.mq.edu.au
Essential criteria: Applicants must hold a PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment, and must have an established research track record, demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching, and the potential to undertake Honours and Postgraduate supervision in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.
Desirable criterion: Applicants should have a demonstrated record of collaboration with cognitive scientists.
Appointment Type: The position is available on a continuing basis from July 2011 subject to probationary conditions (continuing level B position, full-time for five years, half-time position thereafter)
Enquiries: Further particulars of the position can be obtained from Clara Wong (clara.wongATmq.edu.au). Enquiries about the position should be directed to Associate Professor Jean-Philippe Deranty (jp.derantyATmq.edu.au) or Professor Peter Menzies (peter.menziesATmq.edu.au). Further information about the Philosophy Department can be found at http://www.phil.mq.edu.au/ Further information about the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders can be found at http://www.ccd.mq.edu.au.
Salary Package: Level (B) salary range $77,670 to $92,103 pa, plus annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation.
Applications Close: 30 January 2011
Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and women (particularly for senior and non-traditional vacancies).