Job reference: 001946
Salary: £45,839 per annum pro rata
Closing date: 16/09/2022
Department: School of Advanced Study
Location: London Senate House
Employment type: Fixed Term - 12 Months
Sub-Department: Institute of Philosophy (IP)
Hours Per Week: 17.5 hours per week

Job Description

The University of London

The University of London is one of the largest and most diverse higher education institutions in the world. With a mission to transform lives through knowledge, it delivers high quality academic programmes, brings benefits to society through its research in the humanities and social sciences, and leverages intellectual connections through public engagement.

The School of Advanced Study

The School of Advanced Study is a nationally and internationally recognised centre of excellence in the promotion and facilitation of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It comprises eight internationally renowned research institutes as well as centres in Digital Humanities and Public Engagement. It has four nationally and internationally recognised specialist research libraries.

The Institute of Philosophy

Part of the School of Advanced Study, the Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community. The research project below is a collaboration between the Institute of Philosophy and the British Philosophical Association (BPA) The BPA is the national professional association for philosophers in the UK. It’s aim is to promote and foster the teaching and study of, and research in Philosophy in the UK, within higher education and also within the wider community.

The Role

Project: ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Philosophy in the UK’

Location: Mainly online with occasional meetings in London

This fixed-term position has been created to employ a researcher to design and undertake a qualitative and quantitative research project assessing the extent of under representation within the discipline of Philosophy. The project will investigate the experiences of under-represented groups in the discipline amongst staff and undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students and to understand how curricula and the climate in the discipline contribute to this experience. While the successful candidate will help to develop the research design it is envisaged it will involve a mixed-methods approach using both interview-based and survey-based methodologies and analysis. The outcome will be a written report with a detailed summary of findings, including (in consultation with the British Philosophical Association) a set of practical recommendations for all UK Philosophy departments, research centres and teaching clusters, with a set of best practice guidelines with regard to equality, diversity and inclusion within the discipline.

The successful candidate for this position will have demonstrated applied research experience using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and need not have experience in Philosophy.

Start date: 1 November 2022 (negotiable)

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and Covering letter ​​​​​​​(by clicking ‘apply for job’ at the bottom of this page) before the closing date at midnight on Friday 16 September 2022. 

Interviews will take place online, probably in mid-October.

The University currently operates a Hybrid Working framework involving a mix of working from remotely and in the office.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented at all levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description. 

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