Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Harvard University,
Cambridge,
USA
November 14, 2017
Fellow-in-Residence
November 15, 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers and practitioners who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty in arts and sciences and professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply. 
 
For the 2018-19 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will be Political Economy and Justice. 

Priority will be given to early career scholars and practitioners whose work closely aligns with this theme, but we reserve some "open" slots for senior scholars and practitioners, and for exceptionally competitive applicants whose work in ethics falls outside this scope. The goal will be to craft a cohort in which "thematic" fellows and "open" fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work. 

Applicants who engage in scholarship of broad social and political importance from cross-cultural perspectives, and demonstrate a commitment to the public dissemination of their ideas may be interested in our Berggruen Fellowship opportunity. We particularly welcome applications for the Berggruen Fellowship from researchers and practitioners addressing great transformations that impact the world today in connection with our theme of Political Economy and Justice (e.g. artificial intelligence and the future of work, the ethics of bioengineering, crises of legitimacy in political and social institutions).

Candidates for the Berggruen Fellowships will be asked to indicate this interest on the application form, and are strongly encouraged to apply in teams of two or three. Team applications must be submitted individually, with each separate application indicating the names of the other team members.

All Fellows-in-Residence will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual projects and to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars. In addition, Fellows will be invited to participate in the Center's programming, which includes public lectures, themed seminars and reading groups, conferences, workshops, and less formal discussions.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must have a PhD, professional degree, or a minimum of 5 years of equivalent professional experience, and any discipline or professional field will be considered. Those who have previously held a yearlong residential Fellowship at the Center are not eligible; this limitation does not apply to former Undergraduate Fellows or former Graduate Fellows. The Fellowship-in-Residence Program runs the course of the academic year, typically from the beginning of September through the end of May and is open to all applicants who meet the above criteria, regardless of citizenship.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

To apply, you will need to complete an online application form which includes submission of the following (pdf, .doc, or .docx versions are acceptable):

• Cover letter stating your background and interest in the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellows-in-Residence Program
• Three professional references
• Recent writing sample
• Research proposal
• CV

The deadline for submitting this application is November 15, 2017. Please note that the application form will be saved automatically while in progress, but no edits or alterations will be allowed once you have submitted the application.

Should you have any questions regarding this application process, please send an email to applications [__at__] ethics [dot] harvard [dot] edu.

University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON,
Canada
November 13, 2017
Assistant Professor - Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy
December 18, 2017

The Department of Philosophy and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy. This is an endowed Chair appointment begining on July 1, 2018, and is for an initial four-year term, with the possibility of renewal following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Philosophy (51%) and to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (49%).

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues or a research pipline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative, independent, and competitive research at the highest international level in the area of Jewish Philosophy and be familiar with the Jewish textual canon.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of Philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will contribute to the integration of Jewish philosophy into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate must provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The tri-campus graduate department consists of all philosophy faculty appointed to the St. George, Mississauga (UTM), and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, within the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus, has one of the best and most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America and offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in numerous disciplines.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca; for information about the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, please visit http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job....

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by December 18, 2017:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “Jewish Philosophy cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “Jewish Philosophy research.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “Jewish Philosophy teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca by December 18, 2017. (Using Interfolio is acceptable.)

General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON,
Canada
November 13, 2017
Associate / Full Professor – Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy
December 18, 2017

The Department of Philosophy and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy. This is an endowed Chair position and will begin on July 1, 2018. Appointment to the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy will be for a five year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Philosophy (51%) and to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (49%).

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field at the time of appointment and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. They must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by sustained contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level in the area of Jewish Philosophy and be familiar with the Jewish textual canon.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of Philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will contribute to the integration of Jewish philosophy into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish Studies. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaIuations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The tri-campus graduate department consists of all philosophy faculty appointed to the St. George, Mississauga (UTM), and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, within the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus, has one of the best and most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America and offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in numerous disciplines.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca; for information about the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, please visit http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job....

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by December 18, 2017:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “Grafstein cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “Grafstein research.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “Grafstein teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of at least three referees in their application.

General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

UWorld,
Irving, Texas,
USA
November 9, 2017
Philosophy Instructor / Adjunct Professor
December 9, 2017

UWorld is looking for an on-site Philosophy Instructor, trained in the “analytic” style of doing philosophy, to contribute to the development of the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section for our new MCAT Question Bank. The Philosophy Instructor will collaborate with a team of authors, editors, and illustrators to develop a web-based product. We seek individuals with an unending passion for education who strive to develop an exceptional product that contributes to easier and stress-free MCAT preparation.

This ground-floor opportunity is long-term, and the Philosophy Instructor will have the potential to engage in the product life cycle from planning and development to completion and maintenance. Candidates will partner with some of the brightest minds in education and become a part of UWorld’s success story.

If you are looking for a company that is passionate about student education and provides growth opportunity with a good work/life balance, UWorld is right for you.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education Required:
Master’s degree required, PhD preferred
Undergraduate/Graduate GPA of 3.6 or higher

Minimum Experience Required:
• Subject matter expertise in Philosophy
• Teaching experience in Logic and Critical Thinking

Required Skills:
• Passion for education and learning
• Strong writing skills with the ability to research a wide variety of topics
• Effective problem solving skills and acute attention to detail
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to think strategically and analytically and execute conceptual ideas into a finished product
• Proven history of working independently while operating within a team environment
• Ability to provide, receive, and respond to feedback positively
• Solid organizational, prioritization, and self-motivation skills to successfully meet deadlines
• Ability to adapt quickly, brainstorm, and collaborate in a team setting
• Proficient in MS Office
• Proven ability to write high-quality MCAT passages, questions, and rationales

Job Responsibilities:

Reports to the Manager of MCAT Product Development and develops content for the online MCAT Question Bank.

New content production
• Plays a key role in project development, planning, and execution
• Writes MCAT passages and questions with comprehensive rationales
• Revises and provides constructive feedback on content written by other authors
• Generates content that reflects existing blueprint standards and current scientific research
• Applies knowledge that reflects the MCAT blueprint and standardized examination practices for generation of test items
• Validates accuracy and relevance of content generated with other team members
• Collaborates with management and team members to ensure goals are met
• Works with other content experts to identify topics for new product development
• Assists other content team members during peak periods of new content production to ensure that all deadlines are met
• Manages time effectively while multi-tasking

Content revision and quality control
• Works closely with editing to create exceptional content that adheres to UWorld standards
• Responds quickly to user feedback and makes necessary edits to question bank content
• Works collaboratively with team members to provide and receive feedback with tact and diplomacy
• Assists other team members during peak periods of content revision to ensure that all deadlines are met

Technical content management
• Communicates effectively with quality assurance team to resolve technical issues related to content in a timely manner
• Communicates with IT and support teams to troubleshoot exam development problems that inhibit productivity or result in customer dissatisfaction
• Participates in ongoing performance evaluation of current test items in the question bank.
• Recognizes and champions the integrity and security of question bank content and proprietary assets

Compensation and benefits
• Compensation negotiable (contingent on experience)
• Up to 3 weeks paid time off
• Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability)
• 401(k) plan for retirement with 4% employer matching
• Relaxed work environment

Keywords: "MCAT Tutor", "MCAT teacher", "Philosophy", "Philosophy Instructor", "Philosophy Professor", "Adjunct Faculty", "Critical Thinking", “Logic”, “Rhetoric and Composition”, "MCAT author", "MCAT prep",

"UWorld is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any characteristic protected by law".

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/3kw6qmhrx7vswkjs

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Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul,
Porto Alegre,
Brazil
November 8, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow / Researcher - Philosophy
November 27, 2017

The Department of Philosophy of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul invites applications for one (01) position as Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher in Philosophy, starting on March 2018, pending administrative approval. Areas of specialization and concentration: Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Film and/as Philosophy, and Philosophy of Perception (see more details at our site).

This is a one-year appointment possibly renewable.

Responsibilities include teaching one undergraduate or graduate course on a topic related to the researcher’s area of interest, leaving the other semester free to pursue research (which may include organizing seminars with students). The course may be taught in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. It lasts one semester, but can be offered in a concentrated period of the semester according to the University rules.

The current monthly value of postdoctoral scholarships amounts to 4.100 reais (Brazilian currency).

Qualifications: Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by February 28, 2018 or before, and have no more than a 10 years PhD degree.

Brazilians with a Ph.D. degree abroad must have obtained it in courses evaluated by CAPES and it must be recognized by the CNE / MEC. Those who are not Brazilians should prove home address. They cannot be employed by another institution during the period of their appointment at UFRGS, nor be retired.

How to Apply: Candidates should send email to apply to pnpd-filosofia [__at__] ufrgs [dot] br with “Application for postdoc position” in the subject, with the following attachments: a current curriculum vitae; contact information of two referees who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s qualification; a research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), describing the project to be carried out; and a sample of academic writing.

An interview via Skype in English, Spanish or Portuguese will be scheduled with short-listed candidates.

Howard University,
Washington, DC,
USA
November 5, 2017
Chair of Philosophy
January 15, 2018

HOWARD UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, DC. The Department of Philosophy is searching for a department chair to begin in Fall 2018. Howard University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a comprehensive research university and a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). It is a residential campus of more than 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Philosophy offers a B.A. in Philosophy and consists of 7 faculty members and 1 staff member. We are looking for an experienced administrator and committed scholar to build on the existing strengths of the department and to facilitate the department’s participation in several interdisciplinary degree programs. We have needs in the areas of 20th century continental philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and epistemology, but distinguished applicants in other areas of philosophy are also welcome. We are a pluralistic department with special strengths in Africana philosophy, philosophy of law, normative ethics, and bioethics. Applicants must have a strong record of research, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor and evidence of effective communication and organizational skills. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three to five references. Candidates should send application materials to: PhilosophySearch [__at__] howard [dot] edu.

Nominations and inquiries regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Barbara Griffin (bgriffin [__at__] howard [dot] edu), search committee chair. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but application by January 15, 2018 is encouraged. Howard University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of California, Irvine,
Irvine,
USA
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenure Track
November 10, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORINA, IRVINE, The Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant to mid-Associate Professor. AOS/AOC: open, but with a strong preference for a scholar in Mathematical Logic and/or one who can make substantial contributions to our recently launched MA program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, with an emphasis on formal approaches (e.g., game theory, decision theory, probability, or social choice). Ph.D. required or expected before start of employment. All applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, teaching statement, and a full curriculum vita. In addition, junior applicants are strongly encouraged to include a writing sample and at least 3 letters of recommendation (senior applicants may simply provide a list of potential references). For full application instructions, please visit the LPS employment page at: http://www.lps.uci.edu/employment.php. Candidates wishing to be guaranteed consideration for the current recruitment cycle should apply no later than November 10, 2017, but LPS will continue to accept applications until the position available for the current recruitment cycle has been filled. Please submit applications to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04295

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland,
USA
September 18, 2017
Lecturer-Department of Philosophy
October 27, 2017

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a Lecturer to teach two courses in Spring 2018. PhD or ABD in Philosophy required, teaching experience strongly desirable. AOS in philosophy of science and/or philosophy of technology, including ethics of technology.

Electronic applications via e-mail are preferred, consisting of a letter of application, a writing sample, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience. Applicants should arrange to have three current letters of reference sent independently. All should be sent to Laura Hengehold, Chair, Department of Philosophy (philosophy2018 [__at__] case [dot] edu) or to Department of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7119. Review of complete applications will begin 10/27/17 and continue until the position is filled.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Harvard University,
Cambridge,
USA
September 18, 2017
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow-in-Residence
November 15, 2017

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers and practitioners who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty in arts and sciences and professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply.

For the 2018-19 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will be Political Economy and Justice.

Priority will be given to early career scholars and practitioners whose work closely aligns with this theme, but we reserve some "open" slots for senior scholars and practitioners, and for exceptionally competitive applicants whose work in ethics falls outside this scope. The goal will be to craft a cohort in which "thematic" fellows and "open" fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work.

For more information and to submit at application, please visit the Center's website at http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/fellows-in-residence

Bryn Mawr College,
Bryn Mawr,
USA
September 16, 2017
Department of Environmental Studies Assistant Professor
October 2, 2017

The Bi-College Department of Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College invites applications for two full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies to begin August 1, 2018. One position is in Environmental Humanities and the Arts (broadly defined) and the other in Environmental Social Sciences (broadly defined). Successful candidates will be joining a newly established Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or other terminal degree requirements by the start date.

For the Environmental Humanist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the humanities or arts, including philosophy, history, literary and/or visual studies, critical theory, cultural studies or the creative arts. For the Environmental Social Scientist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography, economics, political science or sociology. For both positions, we seek individuals with the type of interdisciplinary graduate training common to Ph.D. programs in Environmental Studies, with a preference for candidates who hold their terminal degree in Environmental Studies.

Candidates must show demonstrated promise in research and a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty members filling these positions will teach courses at all levels in our Environmental Studies curriculum, including our mid-level Environmental Service Learning course. For both positions, we welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching address issues at the intersection of the environment and social justice, ethics, race, class, and gender. We are looking for candidates excited by the opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our new Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Prior experience teaching in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is desirable.