We are Hiring - Teaching Fellow in Ethics, UCD School of Philosophy (Temporary, Specified Purpose)

The School of Philosophy at University College Dublin seeks to appoint a temporary teaching fellow in Ethics. The duration of the appointment estimated to be 36 months, commencing September 1, 2019. The appointee will be expected to deliver lectures in ethics, theoretical and applied, and to contribute to the teaching of the School’s multi-disciplinary Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) undergraduate programme.

Fixed salary: €35,000 per annum

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 5th June 2019.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements.

For further information please access details at the following web address: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf

Philosophy at the Crossroads of Civilisation 

Mention Greek philosophy and one thinks of Plato and Aristotle but what about Proclus? Newly-appointed Associate Professor Dragos Calma hopes to make this 5th century thinker if not a household name then at least better appreciated by the modern academy.

Proclus (412-485) was the victim of one of philosophy’s great misattributions – his work was passed off for several centuries as belonging to Aristotle. This creative mix-up is part of an intriguing story surrounding one of the last great custodians of ‘the School of Athens’. It’s a story of how a pagan text, reworked by Muslims, ended up being used in the Catholic Church to explain Christian doctrine.


SWIP Annual Conference 2019


SWIP Ireland are delighted to announce that registration for our 7th Annual Conference on Gender and Philosophy in DCU is now open.

Tickets can be purchased here

The MA Conference will take place on Friday 12th April 2019 in Room D522 Newman Building.


 MA Conference Programme



School of Philosophy welcomes Mitchell Scholar in 2019

The School of Philosophy is delighted to welcome a Mitchell Scholar, Annabelle Curry, from Princeton University

Level 1 Philosophy Essay Prize 2017-2018

In celebration of World Philosophy Day, we are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Level 1 Philosophy Essay Prize. 

The Prize was instituted in the previous academic year and was open to any UCD student registered to at least one Level 1 Philosophy module. Entrants were invited to submit an essay on any topic of up to 1,500 words. We welcomed original essays; essays that had been previously submitted for assessment; revised versions of essays that had previously been submitted for assessment; and co-authored essays. Essays could be on any philosophical topic, but were to address a distinctively philosophical question using distinctively philosophical methods. There were a large number of entries and these were carefully read and discussed by a judging panel formed of members of the School of Philosophy. We were very impressed by the overall quality of the entries.

The winners of the inaugural Prize are as follows:

Julie Altemueller: Winner Philosophy Essay Prize 2017-18

Jack Hanafin: Runner up Philosophy Essay Prize

Matthew Tolan: Runner Up Philosophy Essay Prize

  Julie Altemueller, Jack Hannafin, Matthew Tolan, Dr Daniel Deasy, Prof Maria Baghramian and Helena McCann