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The Centre for the History of European Discourses (CHED) at the University of Queensland (Australia) is looking for well-qualified and innovative postdoctoral researchers (no more than 5 years out of their PhD by June 30, 2015) whom it can support as applicants to the University of Queensland’s Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme, which offers full-time research-only positions for a period of three years beginning in January 2016. We are particularly interested in candidates specialising in the history of sexuality/history of medicine. A team of researchers within the Centre is currently working on topics in the intellectual and cultural history of sexuality, including Professor Peter Cryle and Dr Karin Sellberg.

Interested researchers should send their CV and a brief (200 word) outline for a project to Peter Cryle p.cryle@uq.edu.au and Karin Sellberg k.sellberg@uq.edu.au by February 8 2015

The criteria for selection are:
1.the quality and innovation of the project
2. neatness of fit with the centre’s research strengths
3. a relatively established record of publication in the field.

For further information, please visit CHED’s website or contact Peter Cryle p.cryle@uq.edu.au and Karin Sellberg k.sellberg@uq.edu.au

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Editorial Assistant wanted, Parrhesia 

The Editorial Board of Parrhesia: A Journal of Critical Philosophy is looking for an Editorial Assistant. This is a voluntary unpaid position. Since 2005, Parrhesia has provided an open-access venue for cutting-edge work in critical philosophy, and the appointment of an Editorial Assistant will allow us to make its publication a more efficient and streamlined process.

The position involves the management of article and review essay proposals, coordination of the peer review process, overseeing of production, and issue proofreading. It will likely involve 3 to 5 hours of work per week, though this will vary depending on the moment in the publishing cycle. The appointment will begin as soon as possible, and will initially be for one year (with the possibility of renewal).

The ideal person is likely an early post-graduate student in philosophy or a cognate discipline, with a particular interest in open-access publishing. Web design skills would be a plus, but are not necessary. This is an unpaid position. Any interested applicants should apply to Dr Jon Roffe jonathan.roffe@unimelb.edu.au, briefly explain who they are and why they are interested in the role, and attach a brief CV.

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Semester 2 tutoring vacancy for Habermas/Foucault-based subject at Swinburne

A tutor is needed at Swinburne for a two-hour Friday afternoon Social and Political Philosophy tutorial centred around Habermasian deliberative democracy and Foucauldian power relations, for twelve weeks  starting  8 August next.  Please email a CV and expression of interest, preferably by Monday next, 14 July, to Dr Paul Healy, Convenor, Philosophy and Cultural Inquiry, Swinburne University of Technology; email phealy@swin.edu.au



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Lecturer, European Philosophy

Job no: 493692
Work type: Fixed term full time
Vacancy type: External Vacancy
Categories: Academic – Teaching and Research

The Department of Philosophy is a pluralist department with recognized research excellence in many areas of Philosophy, including ethics, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and mind and cognition.

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Lecturer in Modern European Philosophy on a four year fixed-term appointment. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the teaching of the curriculum in European philosophy, which includes courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European philosophy, the philosophy of religion, as well as units in aesthetics and the philosophy of film. The appointee will also be expected to contribute to the delivery of one or more first year philosophy units. There is also the possibility of teaching research-related seminars in our Masters of Research program.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach their application as a separate document in the application process.

§  a PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment

§  an established research track record of high quality peer reviewed publications, including a list of publications

§  a sample of work

§  potential to apply for research grants from national and international research bodies

§  demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching

§  the potential to undertake Postgraduate supervision in Philosophy

§  capacity to work in a pluralist department and collaborate with other teachers and researchers


Salary Package: from $88,741 – $104,996 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading

Start Date: Negotiable, no later than 15 July 2014

Appointment Type: full-time, for 4 years

Enquiries: Associate Professor JP Deranty on jp.deranty@mq.edu.au or +61 2 9850 6773

Applications Close: 31 December 2013

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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Lectureship in French Philosophy, King’s College London

The Department of French and the Department of Philosophy of King’s College London wish to make the joint appointment of a Lecturer in French Philosophy, starting in September 2013. We are seeking an outstanding philosopher with research expertise and teaching experience in French philosophy, broadly conceived, but with preference for specialism in the area of 20th-century French phenomenology and existentialism. Candidates working in all areas of French philosophy from the early modern period onward will be fully considered.

The successful applicant will be able to teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules in both the French and the Philosophy departments. S/he will have native or near-native fluency in French. S/he will be expected to contribute to the College’s 2014 REF submission, will make an active contribution to the research culture of the two Departments, and will attract PhD students.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 February 2013.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact the Head of the Department of French, Professor Patrick ffrench via patrick.ffrench@kcl.ac.uk, or the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Maria-Rosa Antognazza, via maria.rosa.antognazza@kcl.ac.uk.

The appointment will be made within Grades 6-7, currently £31,020 to £45,486 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance.
For an application pack please click here. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A7/AAF/1286/12-JM. If you have any queries please contact the Recruitment Co-ordinator at recruitmentteam3@kcl.ac.uk.

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Employment opportunity

Research Associate
Keele University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Research Institute of Law, Politics and Justice

(Fixed Term for 12 months)

Starting Salary: Grade 7: £29,853 p.a.

A one-year post-doctoral research position is available within a project entitled Capitalising security through life insurance in the UK; directed by Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project seeks to analyse the role of life insurance as a security provider in the UK. The project is problem-driven and involves engaging with an interdisciplinary focus (Politics/International Relations/Security Studies; Social Studies of Finance; Social/Cultural/Political Theory). It seeks to advance knowledge on the ways in which liberal security is actively produced in relation to profit-making and the promotion and protection of lifestyles through the management of risk. The project is embedded within the Emerging Securities research group at Keele University which hosts the Biopolitics of Security Research Network.

Applicants will play an important intellectual role in managing and developing the project. Preference will be given to applicants able to demonstrate experience in biopolitical research. Competency in conducting interdisciplinary literature reviews and analyses, semi-structured interviews with high-profile officials, and internet-based as well as physical archival research is required. General knowledge of debates concerning security and risk is expected.

This post will commence on 10th January 2011.

Further details on Keele University site.

For enquiries
please write to Dr Luis Lobo-Guerrero by emailing:

Job packs available: or email vacancies@keele.ac.uk, Human Resources, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG or Fax: 01782 733471.

Please quote post reference: RE10/22UK

Closing date for applications: 20 October 2010

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