Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Oakland University,
Rochester, Michigan,
USA
October 21, 2011
Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Feminist Bioethics
December 5, 2011

Oakland University seeks to make a joint appointment in Philosophy and
Women & Gender Studies, beginning Fall 2012. 3/2 teaching load (5 semester courses/year). Two courses/year in the Women & Gender Studies Program. Three courses/year in the Philosophy Department. AOS: Feminist Bioethics, broadly conceived. AOC: Feminist Theory and/or Methods, Ethical Theory, and Applied Ethics. A successful candidate for this position would be appointed to a tenure track position in Philosophy and have a research specialty in bioethics broadly conceived (which may cover environmental as well as clinical issues), with a focus on feminist bioethics. Ph.D. or equivalent required by the time of appointment (8/15/12). A Ph.D. in Philosophy is strongly preferred but other similar credentials will be considered. Competitive salary and benefits. Submit cover letter, CV, writing sample, and evidence of excellence in teaching at https://academicjobs.oakland.edu/postings/82. Online submission of transcripts, sample syllabi, teaching statement, and research plan are optional. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted by designated referees to Mark Rigstad, Chair of Philosophy, via email to rigstad [__at__] oakland [dot] edu (preferred submission method) or by mail to the following address: Oakland University
Department of Philosophy,
Attn: Mark Rigstad 346 O'Dowd Hall,
Rochester, MI 48309. Deadline: December 5. Initial interviews via Skype. Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

John Brown University,
Siloam Springs, Arkansas,
USA
October 20, 2011
Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy

John Brown University, independent, evangelical and Christian, seeks a full-time faculty member in Biblical Studies to teach in the traditional undergraduate program.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching lower division Core classes as well as church history, historical theology, and Christian philosophy.

Additional expectations are: to develop new courses within the department and general interest courses to appeal to non-majors; be active in scholarship through publications and presentations at scholarly conferences; participate in departmental and faculty wide activities including advising and committee work.

The Division of Biblical Studies contributes to JBU’s mission of providing Christ-centered education that prepares people to honor God and serve others by developing their intellectual, spiritual, and professional lives by providing classes in Bible, theology, philosophy, and ministry/service.

Courses in this division help equip each student to be biblically literate, historically rooted, theologically reflective, doctrinally sound, and growing in Christ-like maturity in all relationships for the glory of God.

The religion and philosophy classes are specifically designed to equip those students who are planning to enter directly into ministry or further their studies in seminary or graduate school.

The Division of Biblical Studies is a vibrant and growing division that includes 13 full-time faculty members and approximately 200 students. The university has a generous program of course releases and summer research grants.

Requirements
An earned doctorate in bible/theology and/or philosophy is preferred. ABD will be considered; an M.Div. and/or ministry experience is helpful. Effective teaching experience in higher education, evidence of scholarly potential, and a commitment to Christian higher education are essential.

Position begins August 1, 2012. Screening process begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Submit electronically a letter of interest and vita to academicaffairs [__at__] jbu [dot] edu Attn: Dr. Ed Ericson III, Vice President, Academic Affairs, John Brown University, Siloam Springs, AR 72761. Phone: 479.524.7129. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

King's University College at the University of Western Ontario,
London,
Canada
October 15, 2011
Tenure Track in Ancient Philosophy
November 15, 2011

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-Track) to commence on July 1, 2013

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at King’s University at The University of Western Ontario invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2013. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy with an A.O.S. in Ancient Philosophy and an A.O.C. in Logic by the effected date of the appointment. A broad knowledge in the History of Philosophy and ethics would also be an asset.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both teaching and research. The candidate’s research should focus on ancient philosophy broadly conceived. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, contributing to the undergraduate program.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, teaching portfolio, and two writing samples or publications should be sent electronically to Dr. Steve Lofts, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at kingsjobsearch [__at__] uwo [dot] ca. Three letters of reference should be addressed to Dr. Steve Lofts, Chair, King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 2M3.
Deadlines: the deadline to be considered for an interview at the Annual Meeting of the APA is Nov. 15, 2011; the deadline to be considered for a Skype interview is Dec. 1, 2011.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience ($64,600- $77,400 plus benefits and extended health coverage).
King’s University College is a publicly funded equal opportunity employer sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of London. The College welcomes faculty and students from all faiths and backgrounds. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority, however this is an international search and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The King’s University College website is http://www.kings.uwo.ca.

University of Kansas,
Lawrence, Kansas,
USA
October 14, 2011
Associate/Full Professor

The Department of Philosophy is searching for a Chairperson at the tenured rank of Associate or Full Professor to begin as early as August 18, 2012. Areas of specialization and of competence are open. Required qualifications: current tenured appointment with the rank of Associate or Full Professor in a University or College Department of Philosophy; excellence in teaching, and a commitment to teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; strong record of scholarly achievement, as evidenced by an established program of research with the promise of continued productivity. Applications should include: a cover letter, CV, a list of three references with contact information, and evidence of teaching quality. The cover letter should address the candidate’s qualifications for the position of department chair. For a complete list of duties and requirements, and to apply, go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00002464. Initial review of applications begins November 15, 2011, and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified applicant pool. Semi-finalists will be interviewed by telephone, and on-campus interviews for finalists will be scheduled for February and March. Special consideration will be given to applicants committed to excellence who can contribute to the University’s innovative, collaborative, and multidisciplinary initiatives to educate leaders, build healthy communities, and make discoveries that will change the world. See http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning/.

Queens College. CUNY,
Queens, New York,
USA
October 13, 2011
Replacement Instructor

Due to the sudden illness of a faculty member, the Philosophy Department at Queens College needs immediately a replacement instructor to teach, for the remainder of the semester, the following course:

PHIL 262: Heidegger's Lectures on Nietzsche. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:40 -2:55 PM. Around twenty students are enrolled.

The course is co-listed with a course in Philosophy's BA/MA Program; the instructor needs to be capable of teaching at a specialist level.

Payment would be at CUNY adjunct rates, depending on qualifications and experience.

Princeton University,
Princeton,
USA
October 12, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Values and Public Policy
December 15, 2011

The Princeton University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.

Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School sponsors research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. In most cases, candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy.

Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2012 and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment. Applicants’ dissertation research need not be specifically in values and public policy, but they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to developing a research project in this area during their time at Princeton. Projects related to environmental policy, population and health, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy and global governance may have an advantage, although we will consider proposals related to any area in which the School sponsors research. For more information about these areas, please consult http://wws.princeton.edu/centers_programs/.

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2012, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

Candidates should submit an online application by December 15, 2011 at http://jobs.princeton.edu, requisition #0110665. For more information about the fellowship and full application details, please visit http://uchv.princeton.edu/fellowships_awards/vpp_postdoc.php. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

University of Toronto Scarborough,
Toronto,
Canada
October 11, 2011
Assistant Professor - Ethics / Political Philosophy
November 15, 2011

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2012.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply for the positions, one in Ethics and one in Political Philosophy. Areas of concentration are open for both positions. Only one application is required for both or either position: please indicate your interest in the cover letter. For at least one position, an interest in and ability to teach bioethics is a high priority. Ph.D. (or near completion) required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has three campuses, Scarborough (UTSC), Mississauga and St. George, each with its own Department of Philosophy. UTSC is strongly committed to maintaining a research-intensive home for its faculty and students. Competitive research funding is available both internally and through Canada's SSHRC and other research funding organizations. (See http://www.sshrc-crsh.gc.ca/.). Members of the three U of T Philosophy departments are also members of the tricampus graduate Department of Philosophy. The Philosophy teaching load at UTSC is normally two-two with three undergraduate courses and one graduate course. UTSC has an interdisciplinary commitment, and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The following links provide additional information:

Philosophy at UTSC: www.philosophy.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/utsc
The University of Toronto Scarborough: www.utsc.utoronto.ca
Philosophy at the University of Toronto: www.philosophy.utoronto.ca
The University of Toronto: www.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of visible minority groups, 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; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Applications received by November 15, 2011, are guaranteed to receive full consideration.

Each candidate should arrange for the submission of a CV, a writing sample, teaching materials, and at least three letters of reference. For further details and to apply online please visit www.jobs.utoronto.ca/faculty Job# 1100861.

Those applicants who are unable to submit materials online may submit applications by e-mail to PhilSearch [__at__] utsc [dot] utoronto [dot] ca.

Applicants should also ask three referees to mail letters directly to the address below or to email letters to PhilSearch [__at__] utsc [dot] utoronto [dot] ca

Philip Kremer
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Toronto ON, M1C 1A4
Canada

University of Toronto,
Toronto,
Canada
October 11, 2011
Assistant Professor
November 15, 2011

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Metaphysics and Epistemology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. The candidate’s research will focus on metaphysics and epistemology broadly conceived. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels, contributing to the undergraduate program on the St. George campus.

The University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy is a three-campus graduate department, consisting 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For further details and to apply online please visit www.jobs.utoronto.ca (Job #1100918). Applications must include a cover letter, CV, sample of academic writing, statement of research interests, all academic transcripts, and a teaching portfolio. Please have three letters of reference, at least one of which must comment on the applicant's teaching abilities, sent directly to:

Arthur Ripstein,
Chair, Department of Philosophy
Professor of Law and Philosophy
University of Toronto
Jackman Humanities Building
170 St. George Street, Room 408
Toronto, ON M5R 2M8

This address may also be used to send additional documents that cannot be accommodated using the online application system.

Please do NOT submit materials both online and in hard copy.
To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15 2011. 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. 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 of Canada will be given priority. For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://philosophy.utoronto.ca

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada
October 7, 2011
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship
November 28, 2011

UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA- Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta, invites applications for a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellowship, tenable for two years, starting May 1, 2012 at the earliest, and valued at $46, 000 per annum, plus benefits and a $4000 travel/research grant. This is a research position, but some teaching for additional remuneration is possible if the Fellow so desires. Fellowships are awarded in a University-wide competition. Citizenship and research area are open. Candidates should have received the Ph.D. no more than three years before assuming the fellowship and should not currently hold a faculty position or have already held a major postdoctoral fellowship. Send applications, including application form, CV, all official undergraduate and postgraduate university transcripts (or certified copies), sample of written work, a statement (maximum one page) describing your proposed research and another statement (maximum two pages) describing your research experience, and three letters of reference by November 28, 2011 to: Bruce Hunter, Chair, Killam Search, Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA, T6G 2E7. Please ensure that referees address the proposed research programme. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons. Inquiries only may be addressed to bhunter [__at__] ualberta [dot] ca. For more information concerning eligibility and for link to application procedures and application forms, please consult http://www.postdoc.ualberta.ca/FundingandFellowships/UniversityofAlberta... .

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada
October 7, 2011
Professor and Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair
January 15, 2012

University of Alberta: Professor and Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair
The Department of Philosophy, in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, has been authorized to search for a Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair in Epistemology and Metaphysics, broadly construed to include philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science (natural, cognitive, life, mathematical) as well. We invite applications from exceptional scholars with a strong record of research and teaching in any of these areas, whatever their theoretical or methodological commitments. Other areas of research and teaching specialization or competence are open. A PhD in Philosophy, or equivalent, is required.
The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Canada Research Chair and will also be appointed as a regular senior faculty member. The Canada Research Chairs Programme was established by the Canadian Government to foster world-class research excellence. As stated in the Terms of Reference http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/, “Tier I Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders” in their fields. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.
Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision and normal administrative committee work, as well as maintaining an original and innovative research programme. However, the teaching load for a Canada Research Chair will be two one-term courses per year instead of the four one-term courses per year for regular faculty. The appointment will be with tenure, at the level of either full Professor or senior Associate Professor.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and, in the case of Canada Research Chairs, carries a supplement that may be taken as taxable salary or tax free research grant or a combination thereof. The benefit package is comprehensive.
For full consideration, the closing date for receipt of applications is January 15, 2012. The position starting date is as early as July 1, 2012, but is negotiable.
Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a letter describing their interest in the position, including a brief statement of their research plans, and the names of at least three referees to be consulted, to:

Bruce Hunter, Chair,
CRC Search,
Department of Philosophy,
University of Alberta,
2-40 Assiniboia Hall,
Edmonton, Alberta,
CANADA, T6G 2E7
For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Chair by email bruce [dot] hunter [__at__] ualberta [dot] ca or the Department of Philosophy webpage http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/philosophy/.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.