Philosophy opening, University of Canterbury, New Zealand




The Department of Philosophy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, is looking to appoint a Lecturer (i.e., Assistant Professor) in Philosophy. The successful applicant will join a strong team of philosophers, beginning in early 2011 (or earler, by arrangement).

Applications are invited from specialists in any field of Philosophy. The successful candidate will each broadly in undergraduate courses, offer more specialised higher-level courses, and supervise doctoral and other postgraduate research. A PhD in Philosophy is required, as well as good teaching shills. The applicant must be actively involved in research and publication.

The Philosophy Department has a strong commitment to research. The programme received an exceptional score in the recent National Performance-Based Research Rankings, making it the top-ranking programme in the University and one of the two top-ranked programmes nationally across all subjects.

Salary will be at the level of Lecturer/Assistant Professor. The University of Canterbury offers superannuation benefits, assistance with relocation expenses, and generous sabbatical leave provisions. Philosophers are also eligible for additional periods of overseas leave thanks to a substantial bequest to the University (the Erskine Fund).

UC’s beautiful campus is situated in Christchurch, a culturally diverse city of 350,000 people. Known as the "Garden City", Christchurch is well stocked with art galleries, museums, theatres, cafes and parks, and the city’s many lifestyle benefits include the relatively low cost of housing, short commuting times, a sunny climate, and a geographical location close to the Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean, affording easy access to ski slopes, beaches, vineyards, forests, lakes, rivers, and thermal pools. The city offers a thriving art and music scene as well as excellent sporting and recreational opportunities. Christchurch is a great place to raise a family.

Enquiries may be made to Professor Jack Copeland, Head of Humanities

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Prof. Denis Dutton

Department of Philosophy

University of Canterbury

Christchurch 8004

New Zealand