Lecturer in Philosophy of Science (Education and Research)

University of Exeter
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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The starting salary will be from £41,732 up to £44,263 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Lecturer in Philosophy of Science (Education and Research)

Job description

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

This full-time, permanent post is available from 1st September 2024.

The role

You will contribute to extending the research profile of Philosophy at Exeter, particularly in the various areas relevant to Egenis, our world-leading Centre for the Study of Life Sciences. The successful candidate should have research interests in philosophy relating to one or more of Egenis' research strands: Biology and Environment; Health and Biomedical Research; Mind, Body and Culture; and Data, Knowledge and Artificial Intelligence. The successful candidate will pursue independent, internationally-recognised research in one or more of these areas, with the potential to attract research funding. The ability to consider how your research area will be impacted by developments in artificial intelligence will be an advantage. You will also be able to contribute high-quality teaching to our undergraduate and graduate level programmes in philosophy.

About you

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Philosophy and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in the Philosophy of Science
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrative potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact the Head of the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy, and Anthropology, Professor Robert Lamb (01392 722054, [email protected]).

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