Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Philosophy

Queensland, Australia
Sep 20, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type


The School of Historical & Philosophical Inquiry is a dynamic team with a reputation for innovative approaches to teaching and research excellence. We consider and explore how human beings have ordered and made sense of their world throughout history, from ancient times through to the present, and how this informs our futures. Our disciplinary groupings of Classics and Ancient History, Studies in Religion, Philosophy and History are united by this common intellectual quest, and are mutually reinforced and supported by each discipline’s distinct approaches, perspectives, and methodologies. Through our research, teaching and engagement activities, we seek to further and disseminate knowledge about these aspects of humanity. In doing so, we serve our scholarly communities, our students, and our wider societies. We operate to the highest ethical standards in the way our staff, students and other stakeholders relate to each other. We aspire to quality and best practice in all that we do.

The role

The successful appointee will engage in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Philosophy, postgraduate supervision, and further develop the School’s specialist teaching in applied and professional ethics and bioethics, as well as performing research, administrative and other activities associated with the School.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of applied and professional ethics or bioethics. The successful appointee will be expected to develop and deliver course material in applied and professional ethics, bioethics, and data science, and contribute to the existing program of specialist ethics teaching in the biomedical and health sciences. The appointee will also be expected to develop a program of applied and contract research in the area of applied ethics and bioethics, and must have a record of successful applications for external research funding in a chief investigator role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( ) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This is a part time (60%) position.

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This is a part-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years at Academic level C or D. The remuneration package will be in the range $67,724 - $78,090 p.a. for Level C and $81,545 - $89,838 p.a. for Level D, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,237 - $91,365 p.a. for Level C and $95,407 – $105,110 p.a. for Level D).

Position Description   PD_Senior Lecturer-Associate Professor in Philosophy.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Megan Cassidy Welch via email .

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses clearly outlining the level of position you are applying for. 

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.