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July 2023
Call for applications: Administrator/ Web editor role

Administrator / Web Editor Vacancy at the Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society is looking for an administrator/web editor to assist with the general running of the Society. This is a flexible part-time role suitable for a current graduate student to undertake alongside their studies. The role presents an opportunity to gain valuable experience working within an academic member organisation in a broad capacity.

Location: The administrator / Web Editor will be expected to do some work from the Aristotelian Society office in Bloomsbury, London, though there is flexibility to work from home.

Job Description:

Your duties will include assisting with the organisation of our meetings, the publication of our journal volumes, contributing to the smooth-running of the UK’s largest philosophy conference (the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association), and maintaining the Aristotelian Society’s website. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Managing Editor.

The successful candidate should be able to start in mid September 2023.

Key Tasks:

  • Prepping for and assisting with bi-weekly meetings of the Aristotelian Society during term time. Helping to run the meetings over Zoom and, when held in-person, printing and putting up promotional posters, assisting with room setup, handing out handouts etc.
  • Checking through papers for publication
  • Making sure the website is kept up to date (including editing existing pages, creating new pages, uploading draft papers and podcasts, and updating the online shop with new products once per year).
  • Processing membership orders and queries, providing customer support to members
  • Managing conference grant applications, reports, and disbursements
  • Managing email campaigns to subscribers
  • Keeping the society’s social media accounts up-to-date
  • Assisting at the annual Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association
  • Other administrative assistance as directed by the Managing Editor

Time Commitments & Pay: Weekly hours can vary widely but average at 5 hours per week. The hourly rate is £17.64 per hour.

Person Specification:

You will be a highly organised and self-motivated individual who is equally capable of working both independently and as part of a team. A background in philosophy is desirable.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Good organisational & record-keeping skills
  • Clear communication skills
  • Previous administrative experience (desirable)
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with WordPress & Mailchimp (desirable)
  • A background in web-editing (desirable)
  • A background in philosophy (desirable)


Applicants should complete the attached application form along with a CV and short cover letter to the Managing Editor, Anna Stelle, at with the subject line: “Administrator / Web Editor Job Application”. In recruiting for this role the Aristotelian Society is committed to actively ensuring and promoting diversity along many dimensions – gender, ethnicity, (dis)ability, etc. The society welcomes feedback and suggestions for ways it might improve in its manifestation of this commitment. Queries about the role may be directed to the Managing Editor at the above address, though we are unable to offer formal feedback to individuals. The society reserves the right to not make an appointment.

Applications must be received no later than Friday 8th September. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held the week of 11th September.

May 2022
the barcelona principles

The Aristotelian Society endorses the Barcelona Principles, for a Globally Inclusive Philosophy. The Barcelona Principles seek to highlight and address the structural inequalities that non-native English users face in contemporary philosophy. Please click here to read more.

June 2020
A Statement from the Aristotelian Society

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have underlined the systemic racism and racial injustice that continue to pervade not just US but also British society. The Aristotelian Society stands resolutely opposed to racism and discrimination in any form. In line with its founding principles, the Society is committed to ensuring that all its members can meet on an equal footing in the promotion of philosophy. In order to achieve this aim, we will continue to work to identify ways that we can improve, in consultation with others. We recognise it as part of the mission of the Society to actively promote philosophical work that engages productively with issues of race and racism.

The following papers, which the Aristotelian Society has published, are now free to access:

Kwame Anthony Appiah 
‘How to decide if races exist’

John Gardner
‘Discrimination: the good, the bad, and the wrongful’

Colleen Murphy
‘On Principled Compromise: when does a process of transitional justice qualify as just?’

Quayshawn Spencer
‘A more radical solution to the race problem’

Katharine Jenkins
‘Two Routes to Radical Racial Pluralism’

Jennifer Saul
‘What is happening to our norms against racist hate speech?’

Charles Mills
‘Racial Justice’

Katrin Flikschuh
‘Philosophical Racism’

Derrick Darby
‘Rights Externalism and Racial Injustice’ [podcast]

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