School of Philosophy, Psychology & Language Sciences


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Teaching Fellow - Fixed-term (11 months)

The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is seeking to appoint a 1 FTE Teaching Fellow for a fixed-term period of approximately 11 months within its Philosophy department (until end of August 2022).

We are looking for an ambitious candidate who will contribute to the preparation, teaching and assessment of undergraduate levels in Philosophy, especially relating to tutorials for pre-honours (years 1-2) courses plus possible supervision and assessment of dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Please review the job description below for further information and also to review the expected criteria candidates should keep in mind when considering applying for the role.

Please note that work is planned to occur in hybrid fashion and therefore some degree of on campus work should be expected.

All applications should be emailed directly to by 16:00 hrs on Friday 24th September 2021, who will then circulate them to the panel for shortlisting.

Please note applications are not being progressed via the People and Money recruitment portal.

Interviews will be held (online) approximately 1.5 weeks later and we are aiming for a mid-October start date for the position.

Any queries please contact (who will coordinate responses on behalf of the panel chair).

Recruitment Portal guidance

The School recruitment team have created the document below to guide all candidates through using the online recruitment portal and help support them in making the most out of the application process.

Please note that this guide is a summery and the full job posting should always be reviewed in detail to check if specific guidance is given.

User guides to support the technical aspects of the system can be found on the People and Money user guides web page but if you have any specific queries please email for assistance.

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