Job as Lecturer/Lecturer in Political Philosophy at KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

job description

The Department of Philosophy at King’s College London is seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in political philosophy. Specialization in research and the ability to teach at all levels and supervise postgraduate students in this field is required.

The successful candidate will lead or lead their own original and independent research program, at an international level.

Expertise or skill in research and/or teaching in areas that will help broaden or strengthen certain areas of our program is desirable. These areas include, but are not limited to, other philosophical traditions (e.g. Indian or Chinese) and philosophical issues regarding race or gender.

The Department of Philosophy is one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK. We have particular research strengths in History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Psychology, Philosophy of Language and Linguistics, Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science, and Moral and Political Philosophy.

This position will be offered on a full-time, indefinite-term contract.

Main responsibilities

  • Undertake an original research project of international standing, and disseminate it through publication and participation in relevant research communities, and contribute to the research culture and profile of the Department and the advancement of the discipline
  • Contribute to teaching at the BA and MA levels of Philosophy as directed by the Head of Department, in the candidate’s areas of expertise and/or skill
  • Supervise research students in BA, MA and Postgraduate in Philosophy in the areas of expertise and / or competence of the candidate
  • Assist in the setting and assessment of courses or exams, attend examiners’ meetings, and complete student reports for undergraduate and postgraduate students as required
  • Act as a personal guardian, who provides pastoral care to assigned guardians
  • Perform administrative tasks assigned by the Head of Department

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake the duties and responsibilities reasonably expected within the scope and classification of the post.

Skills, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria

1. Doctor of Philosophy or relevant related field (obtained or passed) at time of appointment

2. Outstanding research achievement and potential, conducting their own research program at the international level, in political philosophy.

3. Relevant teaching skills and exceptional ability to engage, teach, supervise and support undergraduate and postgraduate students, with career-stage-appropriate experience.

4. Willingness and ability to develop new teaching and research initiatives as needed, with a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

5. The ability and willingness to effectively and imaginatively manage assigned administrative tasks as required for the operation of the Department, Faculty and College.

6. The ability to work in a team in close collaboration with others.

7. Outstanding research achievement and potential, leading their own research program, with a recognized international profile in political philosophy. (Lecturer)

8. Relevant teaching skill, proven experience and exceptional ability to engage, teach, supervise and support undergraduate and postgraduate students. (Lecturer)

9. Experience in effectively and imaginatively managing administrative tasks assigned as required for the operation of a department, faculty or similar. (Lecturer)

Desirable criteria

1. Expertise or skill in research and/or teaching in other areas that will help expand or strengthen our curriculum.

More information

We welcome applications from all and particularly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in British academic philosophy and from people who are marginalized on any of the grounds listed in the UK Equality Act 2010.

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  1. Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications
  2. Two recent research papers (published or in ms) on a topic relevant to the position of no more than 8,000 words each (this may be an indicated part of a larger work).
  3. Statement of current and future research plans (no more than 500 words)
  4. Cover letter (no more than 250 words) explaining your suitability for the position

Presentations and interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in early 2023. The start date for the position is September 1, 2023, but an earlier or later start date may be possible.