Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Northeastern University,
Post date: December 20, 2015
Assistant Teaching Professor
Deadline: January 15, 2016

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University seeks to fill a position of Assistant Teaching Professor in philosophy beginning September 2016. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching and will be able to teach Business Ethics, other courses in applied ethics, and Introduction to Philosophy. This is a non-tenure-track position with one year, renewable contracts. Teaching Professor positions have a promotion track which include multi-year contracts. The standard teaching load is six courses per year. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment and teaching experience at the university level.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 15th will be assured full consideration. To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions. Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy, a sample syllabus, and a list of references. Questions should be addressed to Prof. Jung Lee, Search Committee Chair, ju [dot] lee [__at__] neu [dot] edu.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a dynamic and highly selective urban research university in the center of Boston, Massachusetts whose standing among peer universities has increased rapidly in recent years. Grounded in its signature co-op program, Northeastern provides unprecedented global experiential learning opportunities.

University of Lethbridge,
Post date: December 7, 2015
Assistant Professor
Deadline: December 18, 2015

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Lethbridge invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July, 2016. The position is subject to budgetary approval.

The area of research specialization is open. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand, teaching experience, and be actively engaged in research. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to our MA program. The department has teaching needs in philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, philosophy of law and history of philosophy.

The University of Lethbridge hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply including persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and all genders and expressions, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. We are a comprehensive University placing strong emphasis on both research and teaching. For more information about the University of Lethbridge, please visit our web site at

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, sample course materials, teaching dossier, a writing sample, a statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, along with three confidential letters of reference and contact information for the referees who have been asked to send those letters of reference on your behalf. All material must be sent electronically to Bev Garnett (bev [dot] garnett [__at__] uleth [dot] ca).

Direct inquiries to: Bryson Brown (Chair, Department of Philosophy) at: brown [__at__] uleth [dot] ca or 403-329-2506.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 18, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Sydney,
Post date: November 25, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philosophy
Deadline: December 21, 2015

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry
Reference no: 2362/1115

• Utilise your expertise in ethical and political philosophies concerned with the imagination (as well as reason), embodiment, and difference in ethical and political life
• Develop your academic career alongside supportive colleagues
• Full-time, fixed term for three years: $79K - $109K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology; Classics and Ancient History; Gender and Cultural Studies; History; and Philosophy. The school brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.

The Department of Philosophy is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including the history of ancient and early modern philosophy; political philosophy; aesthetics; ethics; philosophy of science; and philosophy of mind, logic, and critical theory.

The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the area of philosophies of imagination, embodiment, and difference. The successful applicant will work with Professor Moira Gatens and will maintain their own high-quality research project while contributing to collaborative research, also assisting with the organisation of research seminars, workshops, and conferences.

To succeed in this role, you will have:

• a PhD in Philosophy (awarded by time of commencement of appointment)
• research expertise in social and political philosophy and ethics (with particular emphasis on the role of the imagination, embodiment, and difference)
• an outstanding capacity for research and writing.

Desirable for appointment is your:

• administrative experience, particularly in organising workshops and/or seminars
• ability to work cooperatively with others in a team environment
• publication record in social, ethical, or political philosophy.

The preferred starting date is 29 February 2016 (negotiable).

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 11.30pm 21 December 2015 (Sydney Time)

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.

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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

University of North Georgia,
Blue Ridge,
Post date: November 19, 2015
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Deadline: January 3, 2016

The Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy on the Blue Ridge campus at the Assistant Professor level beginning June 1, 2016.

The vision for the Blue Ridge Campus is to offer a variety of educational pathways that meet the needs of the region, to include dual-enrollment courses for high school students, continuing and professional education programs for adult learners, and a full-time cohort-based program for first-time freshmen with courses that will enable students to complete degrees in regional high-demand disciplines. This cohort model may include learning communities and an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum that builds the skills necessary for success in college-level work and uses the region as a context for learning in and out of the classroom. The university will support student success through financial counseling, mandatory advising, and a required pre-college summer program.
Review of applications begins January 4, 2016.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

This position will require teaching three (3) or four (4) courses per semester along with curriculum development on this newest of UNG’s five campuses. Summer teaching is a possibility with this position. Service and scholarly activities are expected, and interdisciplinary curriculum development will be an important component of this position.

Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in hand by June 1, 2016 is required. Demonstrated excellence in teaching is essential. Online teaching experience a plus. AOS & AOC: Open, although preference will be given to those who have experience and interest in Non-Western philosophy.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references. If selected as a finalist, you will also be required to submit three letters of recommendations.

Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.

We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

Department of Philosophy Dalhousie University ,
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
Post date: November 18, 2015
Probationary Tenure stream position at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor
Deadline: January 31, 2016

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a
probationary tenure stream position at the rank of Lecturer/Assistant Professor, effective
July 1, 2016. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Areas of specialization:
Epistemology, Metaphysics, History of Philosophy: Rationalists and Empiricists. Areas of
competence: critical thinking, other areas in the history of philosophy, especially Ancient
or Kant.
The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced
undergraduate/graduate levels, with graduate student supervision and committee work.
Excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants must hold (or be about to
receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. The
ideal candidate would be able to teach the following classes: third-year survey classes and
advanced topics classes in Epistemology and Metaphysics, second year classes in the
Rationalists and the Empiricists, critical thinking, and intro to philosophy. Other areas of
competence in the history of philosophy would be assets.
Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and
graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness),
a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential
letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded separately by the referees). A record
of publication will be an asset.
Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of Philosophy,
Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H
4R2. (Please use dalphil [__at__] dal [dot] ca for correspondence).
Deadline for applications is January 31, 2016
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent
residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative
Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal
people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

Texas State University,
San Marcos, TX,
Post date: November 4, 2015
Two Assistant Professor Positions - Tenure-Track
Deadline: December 4, 2015

The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University invites applications for two Tenure-Track Assistant professorships to start in the Fall 2016 semester. AOS: One or more of: Applied Philosophy; Experimental Philosophy; Cognitive Science & Moral Psychology; Ethics of Science and Technology; Bioethics; Research Ethics; Africana Thought; or Philosophy of Culture. AOC: One or more of: History of Philosophy; Ethics; Philosophy of Language; Logic; Metaphysics; or Aesthetics.

Typical teaching load is 3/3, with a 2/2 assigned for the first year. Some teaching may be in evening courses. The department teaches two courses that meet a General Education Core Curriculum requirement to over 4,000 students each long semester, offers a BA in Philosophy, a MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, and minors in Philosophy, Value Studies, and Religion. Class size for most 1000-level course sections is 50. The department also offers these courses in large lecture sections (with required weekly discussion groups and a team of Graduate Instructional Assistants).

Other course assignments will be based on expertise and departmental need, possibly including doctoral-level Responsible Conduct of Research/Research Ethics. There are expectations of service to the department, college, university, and profession. We strongly support cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Successful candidates will be expected to be effective teachers and committed to teaching lower level philosophy courses as part of a core curriculum. PhD in Philosophy required by the time of appointment. ABD candidates please provide a letter from your committee chair verifying your anticipated completion before August 2016. Experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy or Moral Problems courses, and an active research program are strongly preferred.

The Department: The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University grants the BA in Philosophy, the MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, and offers undergraduate minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Value Studies, as well as a graduate certificate in Professional Ethics. The Department has 35 full-time faculty members in Fall 2015, and teaches the largest number of undergraduates of any public university in Texas, over 5000 in Fall 2015. Members of the department have received funding from NEH or NSF in each of the past three years. Departmental activities include the Philosophy Dialogues, a program of ~50 events each semester including lectures, films, and discussions; an active chapter of Phi Sigma Tau; an annual student symposium; an annual alumni banquet; two student journals; an Ethics Bowl team, and an International Business Ethics Case Competition team.

The University: Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and the 4th largest in the state. Texas State’s more than 38,000 students choose from 96 undergraduate, 88 master’s, and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College). With a diverse campus community including 48% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is a Hispanic Serving Institution and one of the top 16 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation. In the fall of 2012, there were over 1,100 full-time faculty and nearly 2,000 full-time staff. Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support. For FY 2012, Texas State had an annual operating budget of $450 million and research expenditures of more than $36 million. The Alkek Library has more than 2.3 million titles in its collection, including major archives of Cormac McCarthy and Sam Shepard in the Wittliff Collections. Located in the Texas Hill Country, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities including the headwaters of the San Marcos River, home to eight endangered species and the second-largest springs in Texas. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at

TO APPLY: Please send the following to Professor Craig Hanks at craig [dot] hanks [__at__] txstate [dot] edu. Please include Assistant Professor Search in the subject line. Review will begin 4 December 2015.

• Cover Letter
• CV
• Research and Teaching Statement(s) – may be included in cover letter
• Evidence of Teaching Excellence
• Two Sample Syllabi:
o A syllabus for one of our 1000-level courses: PHIL 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking, or PHIL 1320: Ethics and Society;
o A Syllabus for a graduate level course
• Contact Information for References and Three Letters of Reference
• A Texas State University Employment Application available at:

Personnel Policies: Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs. A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility. Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory. The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.
Texas State University is an EOE.

Texas State, in accordance with applicable federal and state law and institutional values, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or veterans’ status. Pursuant to university policy, this policy also prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

University of Massachusetts Lowell,
Post date: October 27, 2015
Assistant Professor - Philosophy
Deadline: November 26, 2015

Assistant Professor - Philosophy
University of Massachusetts Lowell

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. AOS or AOC in applied or practical ethics. Primary teaching responsibility will be in ethics and the sciences, in particular Engineering Ethics, a required class for all engineering students. Candidates need not have prior experience teaching engineering ethics. The standard teaching load is 3/3 but faculty who meet university standards for research productivity are eligible for a 2/2 load. Applicants should provide evidence of effective teaching. Service to the Department and University is expected as well. Initial interviews will be held at the Eastern APA in January 2016. For those unable to attend the APA, we will consider alternative interview arrangements where feasible. Applications should be submitted by Dec. 1 to ensure full consideration.

The Philosophy Department currently consists of eight full-time members. We offer a B.A. degree in philosophy. UMass Lowell is a public national research university with 17,000 students; it is ranked as a top-tier national university by U.S. News and World Report.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Ph.D. by time of appointment (September 1, 2016)
• The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

To apply please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, writing sample, unofficial transcript, research statement, evidence of teaching, and three letters of reference at:

Initial interviews will be held at the Eastern APA in January 2016. For those unable to attend the APA, we will consider alternative interview arrangements where feasible. Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2015 to ensure full consideration.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


Loyola University Maryland,
Baltimore, Maryland,
Post date: October 2, 2015
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Deadline: November 2, 2015

Loyola University Maryland seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy, with a specialization in some tradition of non-Western philosophy, beginning Fall 2016. The successful candidate will possess a solid grounding in a non-Western tradition, such as Indian, Buddhist, Chinese, Africana, Islamic, or Latin American philosophy. All department members also teach historically oriented introductory courses in Western philosophy as well as ethics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses (typically two preparations) per semester, maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, and perform service to the department and university.

To apply, please go to to complete the online application and submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (sample syllabi and teaching evaluations). In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Bret Davis, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles Street. Application review will begin on November 15, 2015. Finalists for the position will be invited to write a brief essay on how their work will support Loyola's Jesuit academic mission.

Loyola University Maryland is an urban, selective, Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition. The university is committed to intellectual excellence and social justice as it prepares students for a diverse and changing world. Recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States Loyola has a beautiful historic Evergreen campus in Baltimore and Graduate Centers in Timonium and Columbia. Loyola enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and about 2,000 students in its graduate programs.

Loyola is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and seeks applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at

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University of Toronto,
Post date: September 23, 2015
Assistant or Associate Professor in Ancient Philosophy
Deadline: October 31, 2015

The Department of Classics and the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ancient Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2016.

Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2016. They must have demonstrated excellence in both research and teaching and a clear commitment to ongoing development in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and dossier and/or syllabi submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in both departments from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In the Department of Classics, this means an ability to teach in the program of Classical languages at all levels.

The successful candidate’s research will focus on Ancient Philosophy. A research profile that is centred on areas of ancient philosophy other than Plato will be a positive asset. The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Strong evidence of excellence in research is required, demonstrated by publications in leading journals relevant to the field, presentations at significant conferences, and strong endorsements by referees.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Classics (75%) and to the the Department of Philosophy (25%), and s/he will engage actively in the graduate Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (CPAMP) at the University of Toronto.

The Department of Classics has a thriving graduate program focusing on classical literature, history, and philosophy. The Department of Philosophy is one of the most comprehensive philosophy departments in North America. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in a diverse and cosmopolitan city.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of academic writing, as well as a research statement and a teaching dossier. If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee Professor Christer Bruun at chair [dot] classics [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca or the office of the Department of Classics at a [dot] matti [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca (Ms. Ann-Marie Matti, Business Officer). All application materials should be submitted online.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the Department of Classics via email to chair [dot] classics [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca by October 31, 2015.

To apply, please visit:

Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining documents into one or two files in PDF/MS format.

For further information about the Department of Classics, please visit
For further information about the Department of Philosophy, please see .

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Université du Québec à Montréal,
Post date: August 26, 2015
Modern Philosophy (Open Rank) UQAM, Montréal
Deadline: October 28, 2015

Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal, Canada. Open rank, tenure-track, beginning June 1, 2016. Normal teaching load : 4 courses/year (undergraduate/graduate). Some thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. AOS : Modern Philosophy; AOC : Open. Ph.D. prior to appointment. Salary competitive. EO/AAE. All qualified candidates encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Fluency in French expected. Send complete dossier (including a c.v. in french, a sample of written research, and 3 letters of recommendation) to Professor Alain Voizard, Chair, Dépt. de philosophie, Université du Québec à Montréal, C.P. 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, Qc, Canada, H3C 3P8, (1- 514) 987-3000, ext. 8942. Deadline for application : October 28, 2015. For any additional information, please contact voizard [dot] alain [__at__] uqam [dot] ca