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Lecturer in Philosophy

Job no: 498894
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Arts

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

School of Humanities

  • Level B ($96,210 - $114,250) or C ($117,857 - $135,900)
  • 2 positions available: One in political philosophy and one in another area of specialisation
  • Full-time, tenurable appointments

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to 'innovate and inspire' there is no better time to join Western Australia's top University.

About the team

The School of Humanities offers a rich teaching and research environment spanning the disciplines of Philosophy, Classics and Ancient History, History, English and Cultural Studies and European Languages and Studies. As well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the School supports an active research program. The Discipline of Philosophy offers postgraduate and undergraduate programs in analytic philosophy broadly construed. The Discipline of Philosophy is committed to developing research and teaching collaborations with other disciplines both within the School of Humanities and across the University.

About the opportunity

2 positions are available:

  • The first is an open opportunity: All areas of specialisation within philosophy will be considered. However, candidates who can teach in the areas of logic, philosophy of science or epistemology will be looked upon favourably. An ability to teach some of the history of philosophy is also very desirable. Ability to contribute to research and postgraduate teaching in the areas of time and/or artificial intelligence will be beneficial
  • The second is an opportunity for a specialist in political philosophy, broadly construed to contribute to research and postgraduate teaching in the areas of social justice and/or applied ethics and/or virtue ethics. An ability to teach feminist philosophy, aesthetics and ancient philosophy is also desirable.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop, co-ordinate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in the discipline of Philosophy
  • Contribute to curriculum management and development of the major in collaboration with other members of the discipline of Philosophy and the Discipline Chair. 

  • Supervise and recruit Honours and Postgraduate level research students.
  • Produce high quality research in Philosophy, and actively represent the University and the School domestically and internationally in scholarly conferences and through publishing in high-quality academic journals. 

  • Apply for relevant external funding to support the research programs and strategic emerging research areas of the School.
  • Contribute to the broader Philosophy curriculum and other key teaching areas according to the needs of the School.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:


  • PhD in Philosophy.
  • Ability to develop, coordinate and teach undergraduate units in Philosophy.
  • Ability to attract research funding and build research collaboration.
  • Ability to supervise Honours and Postgraduate Students.
  • Commitment to pursue the best educational practices and to implement institutional goals.
  • Ability to relate well to staff and students at all levels and evidence of a commitment to equity and diversity principles.
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders beyond the university. In your application, please outline your engagement with stakeholders outside universities such as industries, community groups, government departments, etc.

About you:

You will possess a strong record of research in your area of specialisation and be committed to high quality and innovative teaching. You will demonstrate a willingness to work in a small but vibrant collegial environment and will be open to opportunities for intra- and inter-disciplinary collaboration. You will hold a PhD in Philosophy by the closing date for applications. 

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Benefits and Conditions of Employment:

  • Tenurable position
  • Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
  • Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
  • Long Service Leave after 10 years
  • Eligibility for sabbatical leave
  • Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

Closing date: Sunday 22 October

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position descriptions prior to applying:


  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time