The Durham University Department of Philosophy is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar working in any part of the philosophy of mind, broadly construed so as to include philosophy of psychology, psychiatry and/or cognitive science. We are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in both ‘analytic’ and ‘Continental’ philosophical traditions. Our staff and postgraduate students pursue a notably diverse range of philosophical, historical and interdisciplinary research projects. Our research is structured around four research groups, each of which is a concentration of internationally excellent research strength:

  • Applied Phenomenology
  • Ethics & Aesthetics
  • Mind, Language and Metaphysics
  • Science, Medicine and Society

We have benefited from substantial investment in recent years, and are currently going through a further period of significant growth and renewal. As part of this, we are keen to strengthen the research cluster in Mind, Language and Metaphysics by appointing a philosopher of international distinction with a track record of academic leadership, including postgraduate supervision, and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant and substantial research impact, and strengthen and enrich the department’s research culture more broadly.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

The post is available from 1st October 2015. Applications close on 16 July 2015. For full details and to apply please visit the Durham vacancies web site.


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