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Location:  Avenue Campus
Salary:   £43,155 to £54,421 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 June 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2306823AR

The University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Philosophy on a full-time, permanent basis.

The Philosophy Department at Southampton has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We were ranked 6th in REF2021 by overall GPA and 1st equal for impact. We are based within the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and have close interdisciplinary links with other members of the School and the wider University. The University of Southampton has a global reputation for its ability to work collaboratively in delivering world-class education, research and innovation that makes a proven impact on society’s greatest challenges. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, a top 100 global university (QS World Rankings, 2023) and top 15 in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2023).

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as a philosopher, will be enthusiastic and flexible in contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and will be keen to participate fully in the intellectual and academic activities of a lively and committed department which prizes collegiality very highly. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Philosophy by the date of appointment as well as proven teaching skills. The AOS and AOC for the post are open. But the ability to teach business ethics and/or in areas that would enhance our PPE programme or our new Liberal Arts programme may be an advantage. Research with the capacity to have impact beyond the academy may also be an advantage.

The successful candidate should be able to take up the post by Monday 25th September 2023.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Philosophy, Prof. Jonathan Way (

For information on other staff in the department, see here. For information on our programmes, see here

We are committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity by attracting, developing and retaining staff from many different backgrounds to promote an inclusive environment. Philosophy at Southampton subscribes to the BPA/SWIP Best Practice scheme; and the University of Southampton is proud to have been awarded an institutional Athena Swan Silver Award and a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award.

Application Procedure

Please include a covering letter, a full CV and a sample of written work in your application.   

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email Quote reference 2306823AR on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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