Hughes Professor of Philosophy

Job no: 506464
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Arts, Level E

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(Level E) $189,518 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation will apply 

Full time, continuing position to commence in March 2022. 

The Department of Philosophy in the School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide seeks to appoint an outstanding researcher and teacher as the next Hughes Professor of Philosophy.

We are open to any area of specialisation although Ethics is an area of preference. We are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research complements existing areas of strength in the department.

The department especially encourages applications from members of groups historically under-represented in philosophy.

The Hughes Professor in Mental and Moral Philosophy was one of two foundation chairs at the University of Adelaide and has had many distinguished occupants since it was established in 1874. The Department of Philosophy has a history of excellence in research and teaching since that time. Research in philosophy at the University has achieved an ERA evaluation rating at level 5 (well above international standard) in the two most recent ERA evaluations, and we have a strong track record of success in attracting external research funding. We have a vibrant community of postgraduate students and we also pride ourselves on the quality of our undergraduate subject offerings.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in Philosophy.
  • A significant international reputation in philosophy research.
  • An excellent publication record in high quality outlets.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching philosophy coursework at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • A history of success in competitive external grant funding applications.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 19 December 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Jon Opie
Head of Department

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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