Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

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.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
Baltimore,
USA
October 6, 2011
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
November 18, 2011

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND BALTIMORE COUNTY, Baltimore, MD.
The Department of Philosophy seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in either Ethics or History of Modern Philosophy (post-Medieval through 20th century), commencing in August 2012. Ph.D. is required by the date of employment. Salary and benefits are competitive. The normal teaching load at UMBC is 5 courses per academic year. Candidates must demonstrate a potential for outstanding teaching and scholarship. Full consideration will be given to applications that are postmarked by Nov. 18th, 2011. Send complete packet, including CV and writing sample, and have three letters of reference sent, to: Search Committee, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250. UMBC is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research-High Research Activity Institution. It has a diverse student population of over 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and is located 15 minutes from Baltimore and 30 minutes from Washington DC. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Stanford University,
Stanford, CA,
USA
October 6, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellowships
January 11, 2012

For 2012-2013, The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society seeks up to four new postdoctoral fellows. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, and professional schools. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, human rights, immigration, and environmental justice, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests that have some practical implications. Fellows will teach one class, participate in a Political Theory Workshop, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus.

The appointment term is September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013; however, the initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2012. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2009).

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.

Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR,
USA
October 1, 2011
Religion in America
November 4, 2011

The School of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Religion in America to begin Fall 2012. In addition to developing undergraduate courses that critically examine religion’s role in the cultural, historical, social and political landscape of the United States, the ideal candidate will specialize in an aspect of Religion in America such as African-American religious traditions; Latino/Latina religious traditions; novel American religious movements; religion and politics; religion and spirituality in American public life; the transnational migration of religious identities and traditions. Candidates should demonstrate a serious commitment to both scholarship and teaching and have a PhD in History, Religious Studies, Philosophy or a related field at the time of appointment. To apply, submit letter of application, current C.V., and writing sample via our application website at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/. Apply to posting # 0008105. Three letters of reference should be sent in hard copy to Professor Jonathan Katz, Chair, Religion in America Search Committee, Department of History, Oregon State University, 306 Milam Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Full consideration will be given to candidates whose applications are complete by November 4, 2011. Oregon State University is an AA/EO Employer.

Central Washington University,
Ellensburg, WA,
USA
September 23, 2011
Assistant Professor - Ethics
November 15, 2011

Assistant Professor - Philosophy (Ethics), tenure track position beginning Fall 2012. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. AOS: Ethics (theoretical rather than applied). AOC: Ancient (required) and Philosophy of Law (preferred), especially in international issues. The department has a strong and very active philosophy major and minor, a new ethics minor, and a lively specialization in religious studies. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will involve teaching seven courses a year (quarter system), including general education and major courses in philosophy; supervising senior theses; advisement; performing customary service; active and productive scholarship. Ph.D. in philosophy required prior to 16 September 2012; must have demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship; experience working with multicultural curriculum preferred. Screening begins on 15 November 2011. Please apply online at: https://jobs.cwu.edu . A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, writing sample, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (including recent course evaluations). In addition to the online application, three letters of reference should be mailed to Search Committee Chair, Philosophy Department, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7555. For more information, see www.cwu.edu/~philo/. CWU is AA/EEO/Title IX institution.