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As part of a significant investment in the study of the Middle East, the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a promising scholar to a Lectureship in Philosophy.

Lecturer in Philosophy, Permanent, full time –
Lecturer A – starting at £32,901 and rising to £35,938 per annum
Lecturer B – starting at £37,012 and rising to £44,166 per annum
Expected start date: 1 September 2012 (or a later date by agreement)

The precise area of specialization is open. However, applications are especially welcome from scholars working on the history of one or more Middle Eastern philosophical traditions; or political philosophers exploring issues such as national and/or ethnic identity; legitimacy of government; theories of rights; theories of democracy; the nature of citizenship; just war theory; legal theory with an emphasis on international or interstate relations.

The individual we seek will possess a profile of high quality published work; clear plans for future research; demonstrable excellence as a teacher; and an entrepreneurial attitude to generating research grant income. He or she will join a friendly, intellectually invigorating department, committed to dialogue across philosophical traditions. We seek a colleague who will contribute fully to the life of the department and enjoy interacting with our highly engaged and intellectually able student community.

Informal enquiries may be made in confidence to the Head of Department, Kathleen Stock, by email in the first instance:

Closing date for applications: 22 June 2012

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