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Location: Primarily based at Singleton Campus

We are seeking to appoint a suitable candidate to a permanent lectureship in Philosophy at Swansea University’s Department of Politics, Philosophy, and International Relations, which is based in the newly formed School of Social Sciences. Philosophy has a long and important tradition at Swansea University. The philosophy degree was re-launched in September 2019 and thus the post holder will have the chance to help to shape the development of the degree programme. The current philosophy staff have primary expertise in contemporary political theory; applied ethics; phenomenology; the philosophy of emotion; feminism and gender politics; and economic justice.

We are seeking candidates who are effective and innovative teachers for domestic and international students. The successful candidate will support and extend the continued development of teaching, undergraduate and postgraduate supervision, and scholarship in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and International Relations at Swansea. The post-holder will contribute to the delivery of our BA programmes in Philosophy and PPE. The appointee will also be expected to engage in their own research activities and be capable of contributing to the research activities of the Department and the university more generally. 

The area of specialisation for the post is open. However, we especially welcome applications from those with teaching experience and/or research interests in philosophy of mind, metaphysics or epistemology. The ability to contribute to teaching in continental philosophy may also be an advantage. The successful candidate may also be asked to develop new modules that will enrich the existing module offering on the UG Philosophy programme.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr Paddy McQueen the Programme Director for BA Philosophy (

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

We have an under-representation of women in the area of academia and would particularly welcome applications from women for this position. We also have an under representation of individuals from ethnic minority backgrounds and would encourage applications from these groups. Appointments will always be made on merit.

To apply for the post please click on the link: Lecturer in Philosophy (

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application:

  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Statement detailing your teaching strategy
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