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Job id: 090946. Salary: £43,205 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 11 June 2024. Closing date: 24 June 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Department: Philosophy.

Contact details: Andrea Sangiovanni. Andrea Sangiovanni

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.


Job Description

This is a non-renewable career development post for early career scholars: applicants must have submitted their Philosophy PhD thesis at KCL, within the twelve months directly preceding commencement of the post. Applications are welcome from candidates with research interests in any area of philosophy.   

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage applications especially from members of groups underrepresented in UK academic Philosophy and from people marginalised on any of the grounds specified under the UK Equality Act 2010. 

This post will be offered on an fixed-term contract of 12 months. 

This is a full time post.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead seminars on an introductory-level Philosophy module for medical students.  
  • Support other teaching needs by delivering lectures and/or seminars, and offering supervision, on the postholder’s AOE or AOC.  
  • Contribute to the assessment, administration and pastoral provision, broadly construed, of the Department 

The above list of responsibilities is indictive rather than exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected given the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

  1. PhD (awarded or submitted) in Philosophy at time of appointment 
  2. Ability to coordinate and lead seminars at introductory level on Philosophy and Medicine for students in the MBBS (Medical School) programme 
  3. Outstanding teaching ability and suitable teaching experience in Philosophy  
  4. Ability to supervise student research in Philosophy at BA and MA levels 
  5. Ability to engage in pastoral care and concern to create a diverse and inclusive environment in the classroom and in the University 
  6. Excellent administrative and organisational skills  
  7. Excellent record of, or ability and plans for, academic publications and other outputs appropriate to career stage 

Further information

Please include a CV, a brief personal statement, and a recent piece of your research of up to 5000 words. This may be an indicated portion of a larger piece of work. 

Applicants should make clear in their supporting statement how they meet each of the selection criteria for the post, using examples of their skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).

The selection process will include a teaching presentation on a topic tbc, and a panel interview.