Lecturer in Philosophy (A297-17VP)

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

Job description

School of Humanities, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Applications are invited for a lectureship in Philosophy in the School of Humanities at Massey University.

The position will be based at Massey’s Palmerston North campus where papers are taught in to the Bachelor of Arts. The successful candidate will be required to deliver a selection of papers in Ethics, Aesthetics and other fields as required.

The successful candidate will contribute to the School’s distance programme and experience in that form of teaching is essential. Supervision of postgraduate research will also be expected.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in the discipline, an ongoing research platform, and experience teaching at University-level.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Job description
Purpose statement

To enhance the learning and qualification outcomes of Massey’s students and the scholarly ouputs of the University by undertaking an effective programme of teaching; undertaking research including research supervision of students; engaging in the pursuit of external funding; providing administrative and professional service to the University and broader academic or professional communities.

Responsible to Head of School

Key accountabilities

•Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
•Develop and teach major curriculum components of courses.
•Coordinate and administer the teaching of subjects.
•Supervise the research activities of graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the supervision of students/research projects at postgraduate level.
•Undertake continuing personal professional development.

•Undertake an active, appropriate and viable personal research programme and/or participate in team-based research.
•Publish papers or other scholarly works in academic journals and review papers.
•Present research and act as a discussant at academic conferences.
•Generate research funding.

Service to the Community
•Participate in community service activities that further advance the profession or field and which are consistent with the University’s planning documents.
•Assist the School to develop an environment which gives effect to the obligations of the Treaty of Waitangi.

University Responsibilities
•Serve on University and/or School committees.
•Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
•Contribute to the development of a School working environment of teamwork and cooperation.

Other duties as required by the Head of School.

Person specification

PhD in Philosophy.


Evidence of ongoing teaching and scholarly research activity at University level in the field of Ethics and/or Aesthetics.
Experience of Massey online teaching environment preferred.

Personal attributes and behaviours

Competence in all areas of professional activity.
A strong sense of professionalism.
Suitable skills in time management.
The ability to develop and maintain good collegial relationships.

How to apply

Make an application

Massey University (Māori: Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa) is a university based in Раlmеrstоn Nоrth, Nеw Zеаlаnd, with significant campuses in Аlbаny and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand's second largest university when not counting international students.Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university.