Please see below for details of two hourly-paid opportunities starting in January 2023, one in the Philosophy department (History of Ethics) and one in the Theology and Religious Studies department (Philosophy of Religion) at KCL.

KCL Philosophy: Hourly-paid lecturer opportunity- History of Ethics, S2 AY22/3

The Department of Philosophy at King’s College London currently has hourly-paid teaching opportunities for Semester 2, 2022/3 in the History of Ethics.

5AANB006 ETHICS: History of Ethics. The module will introduce students to the ethical theories of past and contemporary moral philosophers, and will explain their significance for modern ethical theory, including debates about a range of ethical questions, such as the nature of moral rationality, moral objectivity, moral virtue and moral obligation.

Duties: Convene and teach (in person) a second-year module, 5AANB006 ETHICS IIB, including ten one-hour weekly lectures and weekly one-hour seminar for five groups of 15 students each (5 groups = 10 hours). Total: 60 hours.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Philosophy at the time of application, and have the right to work in the UK.

The payment is £22 per hour. The role will also include payment for preparation hours, office hours and both formative and summative marking. Total salary for the module (approx.): £8,000 (before tax).

To apply:

Please send a CV and short (500 word) statement outlining the ability, skills and experience you would bring to the role to: Closing date:  Tuesday 22nd November, 23:59 (GMT).

Job: hourly-paid Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL, Jan-Dec 2023

The Theology and Religious Studies Department at King’s College London seeks to appoint an Hourly Paid part-time Lecturer in Philosophy for the duration of 2023.  

The Lecturer will teach and examine a second-year module, ‘Faith and Enlightenment: Philosophies of Religion from Anselm to Kant’ from January to Easter 2023, and a third-year module ‘Philosophy of Religious Life’ from September to December 2023.  There will be various marking duties over the course of the year, including over the summer.

The second-year module covers short texts by Anselm, Descartes, Spinoza and Kant; the third-year module focuses on Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling and related texts in the history of philosophy and theology.

Candidates should be appropriately qualified to teach these modules, ideally with a PhD in hand (or near completion) in a relevant discipline.  All teaching takes place on campus, and applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

The contract includes 60 hours of lecture/seminar teaching, 140 hours preparation time, and 40 hours for offering students support and feedback outside class, in addition to hours allocated to marking.  We also offer pro rata holiday pay.  The hourly rate is £22.13 and the total salary for the year, including holiday pay, will be approx. £8,100.

Lectures and seminars for ‘Faith and Enlightenment: Philosophies of Religion from Anselm to Kant’ are scheduled on Wednesdays in Semester 2 of the current academic year.  The teaching timetable for the autumn is negotiable.

To apply, please send a letter of application and an academic CV to 

There is no application form.  The closing date is midnight on November 25th, 2022.  Interviews will be held in early December.

Please direct informal enquiries to Prof. Clare Carlisle: