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Lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy
The University of Sydney

Date Posted May 25, 2021
Title Lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy
University The University of Sydney
Darlington, NSW, Australia
Department The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Application Deadline Jun. 27, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Social Sciences - General
  • Work alongside internationally renowned experts in the field
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time, continuing position, remuneration package $128K – $152K p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy. This is a full-time, continuing position at Level B (roughly equivalent to a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the U.S.). The successful applicant will be expected to pursue an active research programme, produce high quality publications, participate in the department’s research culture, contribute to teaching at all levels, and undertake appropriate administrative roles and curriculum development as required.

Applicants should:

  • have an outstanding research record and compelling future research programme in the area of Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • be able to teach from introductory through to advanced undergraduate level in relevant areas (for example, but not limited to, Early Greek Philosophy, Plato and Aristotle, and Hellenistic philosophy) and be able to develop new units of study where needed
  • be able to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students in their areas of expertise.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy who has:

  • a PhD in Ancient Greek Philosophy

  • research expertise in Ancient Greek Philosophy, demonstrated through high quality publications
  • an active research program with significant potential for future publication in highly regarded peer-reviewed international journals and presses
  • experience as a philosophy teacher at the tertiary level 

  • capacity for high quality teaching in a range of areas relevant to Ancient Greek Philosophy, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, from large introductory units through to specialised advanced seminars
  • capacity to supervise Honours and postgraduate students
  • capacity to contribute to curriculum development
  • capacity to undertake academic administrative roles
  • a collegial approach and capacity for successful teamwork


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

How to apply

To be considered for this position please ensure you submit a current CV (including three referees of international standing) along with your teaching portfolio and teaching evaluations.

Please address the following criteria in your cover letter:

  • a PhD in Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • experience in developing and delivering high quality teaching in Philosophy at the tertiary level
  • a list of high-quality publications in the field
  • demonstrated research in Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • detail your expertise in supervision of Honours and/or Postgraduate research students
  • describe your contribution to curriculum development and other academic administrative duties

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position from Associate Professor Luke Russell

For recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Paulina Rojas/Nicole Pearson on

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the job requisition number 0081281 to apply.

Closing date: 27 June 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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