University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Lecturer in Philosophy

United Kingdom

Closing in 7 days

Lecturer in Philosophy Philosophy

Location: Avenue Campus Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Thursday 02 May 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2671324AR

Achieving the Remarkable

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and is one of the UK's top 15 research-intensive universities. Committed to excellence in all we do, we are growing and investing in our research and people to accelerate our remarkable achievements. With particular focus on four key impact themes chosen to build on the university's existing strengths and to address the most complex societal and environmental challenges: Artificial Intelligence, sustainability and resilience, decarbonisation and engineering better health, this role is integral to our aim of making a lasting difference.

The Philosophy Department at Southampton has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We were ranked 6th in REF2021 by overall GPA and 1st equal for impact beyond the academy. We are based within the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and have close interdisciplinary links with other members of the School and the wider University. Our research covers a very wide range of the subject, and includes developing interests in philosophical questions around artificial intelligence and sustainability.

The role

We seek to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy, with research interests in philosophical issues raised by artificial intelligence and/or sustainability, the environment and climate change. The position is available from August 2024, on a permanent basis.

About you

You will have a record of high-quality published research in Philosophy, commensurate with career stage. You will be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be keen to participate fully in the academic activities of a lively and committed department which prizes collegiality very highly. You will also be interested in seeking opportunities to develop the impact of your research beyond the academy, and experience of such work may be an advantage.

Whilst this post is offered on a full-time permanent basis, hours are not a barrier, and we are interested in individuals wishing to work 0.6 FTE and above.

Please include a sample of written work in your application. Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Philosophy, Prof. Jonathan Way ([email protected]).

What we can offer you

With a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break. View our Benefits Explained website for full details.

We aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We particularly encourage applications from people who identify with one or more of the following: Black, Asian, a minority ethnic background, coming from a lower socio-economic background, LGBTQ+, a woman or having a disability as these identities are currently underrepresented in our working community.

To discover more about the key impact themes and the exciting opportunities on offer visit our campaign site

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    Job details

    Title

    Lecturer in Philosophy

    Employer

    University of Southampton

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 02, 2024

    Job type

    Lecturer

    Field

    Arts and Culture,History,Philosophy

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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