The University of Lincoln is an ambitious and fast-growing academic community. Although established within the last twenty years, it already ranks among the Top 50 Universities in the UK (49th in Complete University Guide 2017), and has set itself the goal of a position in the Top 40 by the end of the decade.The University has now decided to launch a new BA degree in Philosophy. The degree will be located within the School of History and Heritage.
The School forms part of the College of Arts, the largest College in the University, and is located at the University’s main Brayford campus beside a natural pool in the River Witham. Like much else in the city, the view is dominated by Lincoln’s magnificent Cathedral.
School teaching and research staff currently represent the disciplines of history, art history, conservation, archaeology, heritage, and philosophy, and deliver a portfolio of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degrees. We are expanding our portfolio of programmes at BA and MA level, including a new BA (Hons) Philosophy.
The School performed very well in REF 2014 with 35% of history outputs rated 4*. In the latest NSS the history programme was rated in the top three nationally in all categories, including first in the average of all scores. We have recently established coverage of ancient history and the history of art and architecture, early modern history, and the history of ideas and political thought. Philosophy is our next area for growth, and applicants for this position will be asked to articulate a vision for a dynamic, engaging Philosophy programme that will make Lincoln distinctive.
Our ideal candidate for this position will have a developing research profile in any area of Philosophy, of a calibre which will allow him or her publications to be returned to the next REF, and the potential to become an outstanding HE teacher. The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the new Philosophy curriculum, introducing modules that will appeal to undergraduate philosophers.
Lincoln is a wonderful city for scholars of all periods. It is home to Britain’s finest cathedral and a recently-restored Norman castle. There are excellent local museums and galleries. The School offers a friendly and welcoming working environment and a strong collaborative research culture, with regular seminars and ongoing support for research activity, including funding for research and conference activities and a research leave scheme.
This is a full-time (1.0FTE) permanent position offering employment from 1 April 2017 or as soon afterwards as possible. The successful candidate will undertake to validate modules to run in academic year 2017-18.
Closing Date: 10 Mar 2017