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Lecturer in Philosophy

Lecturer in Philosophy (4661) Kelburn, Wellington Central, New Zealand

  • Do you have a relevant PhD?
  • Are you interested in joining one of the leading departments of philosophy in Australasia?
  • Do you have a current and active research profile?


Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.


Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a permanent Lecturer in Philosophy (equivalent to tenured assistant professor). The starting date is 11 January 2023 (negotiable).

The Lecturer in Philosophy will have teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Political Philosophy, Non-Western Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, History of Philosophy. A PhD must be in hand prior to taking up the appointment as Lecturer.

This role will require: preparation and delivery of graduate and undergraduate courses in Philosophy; an active research profile; and other teaching or administrative duties as agreed with the Head of School.

For further information about the role, please contact Professor Simon Keller, Head of Programme, Philosophy (


Ō pūmanawa - About you

The School of History, Philosophy, Political Science & International Relations is one of the largest Schools in the University. The three disciplines within the School represent important fields of study, each with their own set of concepts and perspectives. Many students take courses in each of them. Graduates develop skills in critical and creative thinking, leadership, communication and research. The School is committed to excellence in research and teaching.


Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

The Philosophy Programme in the School has long been a leading department of philosophy in Australasia. It is in the top 100 in the world in the QS rankings, and is highly regarded for its research quality. The programme has 7 academic staff who teach across all areas of philosophy. The diversity of our Programme’s research, teaching, engagement and leadership activities make it a dynamic and stimulating place to work and study. 

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy:Friday 23 September 2022 

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Professor Simon Keller, Head of Programme, Philosophy ( applicants should follow all steps listed below. 


Important - Application Steps and information

For applicants who are not NZ Citizens or Permanent Residents, we recommend you check the NZ Immigration website for updates related to Covid19 restrictions on entry to New Zealand:

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.