Job Description

College College of Human Sciences
School School of Philosophy
Post Title Teaching Fellow
Post Duration Temporary 12 month post commencing 1 September 2012
Reports to Head of School, Philosophy
HR Reference No. 005330
HR Administrator Gosia Wojnicka

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching research in phenomenology, contemporary European philosophy and in the history of philosophy. This post arises from the IRCHSS Advanced Collaborative Research Project Discovering the “We”: The Phenomenology of Sociality (PI Professor Dermot Moran 2012/2013).
Salary: €32,122 per annum

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

The duties of the successful candidate will include but not necessarily be limited to the following:

  • Actively contribute to the graduate and undergraduate teaching programmes as directed by the Head of School. Inter alia, this will involve module design and delivery, examination and assessment, quality assurance and enhancement, and associated administration
  • Make a significant contribution to the general administration of the School
  • Contribute to the academic life of the School, College and the University
  • Contribute to the wider educational community
  • Contribute to research meetings, conferences and workshops, and contribute to the IRC Advanced Collaborative Research Project Discovering the “We”: The Phenomenology of Sociality
  • Undertake such other appropriate duties as directed by the Head of School in line with the contract of employment

Selection Criteria

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.


  • A PhD in Philosophy or in a related discipline
  • A strong, demonstrable, commitment to research and international publication
  • A commitment to high quality teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels in contemporary European philosophy and phenomenology.
  • A capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the School and the wider academic community.


  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: Contemporary European Philosophy, Phenomenology.
  • An ability and commitment to interface with colleagues and students across the School’s research and teaching themes.
  • Ability to teach an introductory course in early modern philosophy (e.g. Descartes) could be an advantage.

Further Information for Candidates

Supplementary information

The University:
The College:
The School:

Relocation Expenses Will not apply

Informal Enquiries ONLY to:

Name: Dermot Moran
Title: Professor
Email address:
Telephone: 0035317168123