Lecturer in Philosophy

University of Otago

New Zealand


About Us

Philosophy is one of many programmes within the Division of Humanities and has been taught at Otago since the university was founded in 1869.

We place a high priority on research informed teaching and are committed to assisting staff achieve their individual research goals.

For more information on the Programme, including papers taught and staff research interests, see our Department Website.

The Role

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer in Philosophy, this is a full-time (1.0 FTE) position for one year from 1 February 2020 through to 31 January 2021. We are seeking to appoint an excellent teacher and promising researcher.

Please note the area of Specialty is Early Modern Philosophy.

The successful applicant will be required to:
• Teach between two and a half to three papers per year or the equivalent at various levels;
• Supervise research at honours and postgraduate levels; and 
• Be actively engaged in research.

This is a rare opportunity to combine a successful academic career with the work-life balance people at Otago enjoy. The University of Otago's Baier Chair in Early Modern Philosophy supports a lively research community. We foster a collaborative and collegial approach to teaching and research.

Your Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:
• A PhD degree or significant progress towards completing a PhD degree.
• Demonstrated strengths in teaching and research.

Further Details

This is a full-time, fixed term position until 31 January 2021.

The University of Otago offers an outstanding working environment in one of the most beautiful campuses in the world, combined with a unique work-life balance that Dunedin has to offer.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Professor Michael LeBuffe, Baier Chair in Early Modern Philosophy, University of Otago, via the contact details below.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:
• A CV.
• A cover letter.
• Three referee contact details including email addresses.

To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1901637 will close on Friday, 1 November 2019.

Additional Information

Contact: Professor Michael LeBuffe

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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