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Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parkville
role-type: Full-time; continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Department/School: School of Historical and Philosophical Studies
Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 pa plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and strongly encourages people with diverse experiences to apply. This includes First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, Deaf and hard of hearing people, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+, and neurodiverse people. If you have any accessibility requirements for the application or interview, please contact us. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. A position description is available in alternate formats if required, including USB, Large Print and Plain English.

The Faculty actively seeks to welcome and value the unique contributions of people from all backgrounds and is committed to diversity and inclusion practices to achieve our vision.

About the Role

The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies (SHAPS) is at the forefront of teaching and research in the humanities in Australia.

The Faculty welcomes applications to fill the role of Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science to complement its strengths and support its teaching and research objectives. The successful applicant will be expected to teach, research, supervise and administer at a level commensurate with a Level B Lecturer.

Responsibilities include:

  • Subject coordination and delivery
  • Curriculum design and innovation, including cross-disciplinary approaches
  • RHD monitoring
  • Leadership in development of national and international institutional partnerships and networks

About You

You are an established academic, able to demonstrate excellence in teaching and capacity to achieve a high-level of research performance through the steady production of refereed publications. You will have made a significant contribution to research and engagement in Philosophy and will aspire to cultivate research links and networks with internal and external networks/partners nationally and internationally. Your professional and collegial behavior will assist you to work effectively within a broad team, as well as supervising honors and postgraduate research.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in Philosophy or related discipline
  • A specialization in the Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science that complements the existing research and teaching strengths of the discipline
  • A capacity to attract research grants

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Position Description: Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science PD.docx

Applications close: 31 August 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


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