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Unestablished Teaching Associate

Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £31,406-£40,927
  • REF: JN29716
  • Closes: 28th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a 2-year teaching associate position, designed to provide additional teaching in the philosophy of science and medicine.

Candidates will be expected to teach philosophy of psychiatry and of psychology. The ability to teach philosophy and ethics of medicine, as well as philosophy and ethics of technology and of policy may be an advantage. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in philosophy of science before taking up the post.

The role holder will help support and maintain the Department’s national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The successful candidate will contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination, and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department. The candidate should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in the philosophy of science. The position has a significant research component; it is expected that the holder of the position will have ample time to devote to research. The position starts on 1 September 2022 and includes an initial 6-month probation period.

The University joined the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter in 2016 and received the REC Bronze award in November 2019. Women and candidates from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2024 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows:

1.) Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or DOIs for your publications, where possible;2.) Details of teaching experience and research interests;3.) Two samples of original written work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to jobs@hps.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname in email subject line and in the file names.

Please take into account the system has a limit on file size.

References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise otherwise). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate’s ability to undertake this role in the Department.

Schedule:Closing date: 28th February 2022Shortlisting: mid-March 2022Interviews: 29th-30th March 2022

For information on the Department of History and Philosophy of Science see www.hps.cam.ac.uk, for more on the University of Cambridge see www.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference JN29716 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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