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Assistant Professor in Philosophy


Location:  University Park
Salary:  £39,592 to £54,421 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Friday 09 June 2023
Interview Date:  Thursday 13 July 2023
Reference:  ARTS210123

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor (equivalent to a permanent Lecturer). 

The purpose of this role will be to lead and deliver individual and/or collaborative research and teaching in the Departments of Philosophy and History, and to take on appropriate administrative duties.

The Department of Philosophy is looking to appoint someone with demonstrable interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary research and teaching excellence in one or more of the following areas. We would particularly welcome applicants in: 

  • Philosophy of History (broadly conceived)

We also welcome applicants in the following areas (broadly conceived):

  • Continental Philosophy (inc. Philosophy of History)
  • Anglo-American Philosophy of History
  • German Idealism (e.g., Kant, Hegel)
  • History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine
  • Early modern Philosophy

We want to continue to tackle the issues faced by underrepresented groups in Philosophy – whether in staffing, curriculum, teaching, research, the public face of the disciplines, or in other ways, and so, you will be able to demonstrate an ability to make a positive difference to issues of underrepresentation, through your experience, work, ethos, identity, or in some other way.

We believe in an inclusive working environment for all, and so, we are welcoming, supportive, and caring, and pride ourselves on our positive community. Diversity is vital to our success and fundamental to our values. We want to raise our performance in producing world-class work in Philosophy and History for a diverse audience of students and scholars. We are, therefore, particularly keen to receive applications from people who are currently underrepresented in Philosophy and History, such as those of underrepresented genders (e.g., women, non-binary, trans) and people from Black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds.

You will contribute to an exceptional education for undergraduates and postgraduates in the departments and make an exceptional contribution to research profile and culture. You will be keen to pursue opportunities for impact, public engagement, and interdisciplinarity. You will contribute to administration and be keen on championing and promoting Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion initiatives.

Shortlisting is anonymous: we cannot see any personal data or the ‘Additional Information’ section in your application until shortlisting is completed. Shortlisting is by criteria-based questions based on the person specification, rather than CV or letter. For this reason, we advise applicants to begin the application process as early as possible, so that you are aware of what we require.

This is a permanent, full-time (36.25 hours per week) post, commencing 1 September 2023. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Harold Noonan, Head of Department, email:; please note that applications sent directly to this email addresses will not be accepted.

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Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

Please note that applicants for this post will be considered on an equal basis, subject to the relevant permission to work in the UK as defined by the requirements set out by UK Visas & Immigration.  Please visit: for more information.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependents accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.



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