Associate Lecturer (2-year position), Faculty of Science, Unit for History and Philosophy

The University of Sydney

Job Type: Fixed-Term

Application Deadline: April 6, 2015


Associate Lecturer (2-year position) ~ Faculty of Science ~ Unit for History and Philosophy ~ Reference No. 2890/1214

  • Teach undergraduate history of science
  • Position available from July 2015
  • Full-time fixed term two years, remuneration package: $98K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.

The Unit for History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) of the University of Sydney is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer. The appointment will be full-time fixed term for two years, beginning in July 2015.

The Unit for HPS is part of the Faculty of Science, and draws undergraduate and postgraduate students from both science and the humanities. It enjoys excellent relations with departments in the Arts faculty, in particular philosophy, history and Chinese studies, as well as with medicine, leading to collaborations in research and teaching.

You will teach two or three undergraduate courses per year, geographical and chronological speciality is open however you must be prepared to offer survey courses on the history of science, and teach a course on the scientific revolution.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • a PhD in the History of Science
  • the ability to engage in high-level research in HPS
  • a track record or clear potential for publications in leading venues
  • undergraduate teaching experience.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 6 April 2015 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

Posted: March 10, 2015