Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Kansas State University,
Manhattan, KS,
September 9, 2011
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
November 30, 2011

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, beginning August 2012. AOS: Open, but the department has a special interest in philosophers who use formal or empirical methods to address questions in ethics or social and political philosophy, or who apply research in the social sciences to address such questions. AOC: Open. Both PhD and ABD applicants considered; however, dissertation must be completed by August 2012 for appointment as assistant professor rather than instructor. Five undergraduate courses per year, standard committee work. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for teaching students from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send application package (Letter of application, CV, sample paper, research and teaching statements, and evidence of teaching competence submitted as a single PDF file plus three letters of recommendation) to philosophy [__at__] ksu [dot] edu. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2011. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking diversity among its employees. The Philosophy Department strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to run a background check on the final candidate.

University of Tennessee,
September 8, 2011
Asst/Assoc Prof of Philosophy (2 positions, tenure track)
October 25, 2011

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN. Department of Philosophy. 2 Tenure-Track Positions. Starting August 2012. Rank: Asst./Assoc. Position 1) AOS: History of Modern Philosophy, to include Kant. Position 2) AOS: Philosophy of Science. For both positions, the AOC is open, but, other things equal, ability to contribute to one or more research area in the Department is an advantage. Ph.D. by appointment. The University of Tennessee is a Research 1 university and the flagship state university in Tennessee. The Department of Philosophy is a smaller department with an active faculty delivering undergraduate and graduate education (conferring the degrees of B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.). The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for high quality research/publication and excellent teaching at all levels, including the supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness and ability to perform effectively the usual administrative and advising duties, and to engage in institutional and professional service. Salary and benefits are competitive (nine month appointment; possible summer work for additional pay). Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Send full dossier as a single electronic file, the name of which is your name (last name first, followed by a comma and then first name), attached to an e-mail to Cheryl Smith at cjsmith [__at__] utk [dot] edu. Please type either “History/Modern” or “Phil Sci,” as appropriate in the subject line of the email. If applying for both positions, please send two separate emails. A full dossier includes at least three letters of reference, writing sample, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a cover letter explaining your interest in the position. If it is not possible to include letters of recommendation in the electronic dossier file, they may be sent separately. If it is not possible to send materials as an electronic file attached to an email, hard copy may be sent to Cheryl Smith, 801 McClung Tower, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0480. Applications received by October 25, 2011, are ensured review. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Cane College,
Hillsborough, NH,
August 23, 2011
2 year Teaching Postdoctoral Positions

Cane College invites applications for up to four two-year postdoctoral positions (with possibility of renewal as full-time faculty). Duties include co-teaching year-long introductory seminars (equivalent to a 3/3 load) in philosophy (with both historical and topical elements) and curriculum design. Preferred areas of specialization include the History of Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Ethics. Start date of Fall 2012 or Spring 2013. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in philosophy by start date, publications commensurate with experience, and background in both the teaching of first-year undergraduates and in curriculum design. Send cover letter, resume, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least three letters of reference (addressing both scholarship and teaching) to: canecollegepostdoc [__at__] gmail [dot] com. Consideration of applicants will begin August 2011 and continue until all positions have been filled.

Cane College is a new liberal arts college in scenic Hillsborough, NH dedicated to the study of classical ideas and works of Western culture.

University of Oregon,
August 15, 2011
Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy (AOS: Ethics)
November 18, 2011

Tenure Track Position in Ethics

The University of Oregon Department of Philosophy is searching for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy with an area of specialization (AOS) in Ethics. The area of competence (AOC) is open, but the department is especially interested in those with teaching competence in Gender Theory, History of Philosophy, Social/Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, and Logic.

We are looking for someone who has a broad pluralistic orientation that encompasses a variety of perspectives, which must include being well-versed in approaches from within the analytic tradition. We want candidates who reach beyond moral theory to develop an engaged, embodied, culturally situated moral philosophy. Such a candidate would be interested in topics such as contemporary moral issues, environmental ethics, new research in moral psychology, and issues arising from gender, race, and cultural institutions.

Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of graduate student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The University of Oregon is on the academic quarter system, and the standard teaching load is presently five courses across three terms each year.

Undergraduate teaching experience, an appropriate record of research and publication, and a Ph.D. are required. Salary will be competitive depending on qualifications.

The Department is pluralistic, with an expansive view of the discipline, and provides an intellectual climate conducive to multidisciplinary scholarship. We encourage applications from candidates sharing this perspective. We also seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, 110 miles south of Portland and about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The Eugene-Springfield metro area (pop. 350,000) is noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. The University of Oregon, enrolling over 19,000 undergraduate and 3,500 graduate students, is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-10 conference.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by November 18, 2011, but the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications, including c.v., three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample should be filed at For more information, please refer to EO/AA/ADA institution.

Kansas State University,
August 10, 2011
September 15, 2011

Instructor, one semester, beginning January 2012. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. PhD or Advanced ABD. Four introductory undergraduate courses for Spring Semester 2012. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for teaching students from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds. Salary $25,000, with benefits. Send application package (letter of application, CV, teaching statement and evidence of teaching competence submitted as a single PDF file) plus 3 letters of recommendation to philosophy [__at__] ksu [dot] edu. Review of applications will start on September 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking diversity among its employees. The Philosophy Department strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to run a background check on the final candidate.

Pontificial Catholic University of Chile,
Santiago de Chile,
August 1, 2011
October 21, 2011



The Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile invites applications to fill two full-time positions at Assistant Professor Level, from 1 March 2012. The positions are for two years with the potential of a tenure track that will depend on academic evaluation.


• Philosophy Doctor (Ph. D.)
• Relevant experience in research and teaching on one of the following field of studies: Metaphysics, Philosophy of Arts, Philosophy of Sciences or Applied Ethics.
• Conversational skills.
• Availability to give a talk.


• Application letter to the Chair of the Faculty.
• CV
• Legal copy of the title.
• A selection of the most relevant publications (books, articles, etc).


Applicants should send the information to the Chair of the Faculty (Campus San Joaquín, Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, ZIP: 7820436) no later than October 21st, 2011.


Faculty Office: Phone number 56-2-354-1469; e-mail: vrojasm [__at__] uc [dot] cl

Arkansas State University (the Main Campus at Jonesboro, Arkansas),
Jonesboro, Arkansas,
July 9, 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2)

The Philosophy Department of Arkansas State University (the Main Campus at Jonesboro, Arkansas) invites applications for two possible full-time visiting positions in philosophy, with AOS and AOC open, for the 2011-2012 academic year (2 semesters), starting in late August 2011 and ending in May 2012. Pending final administrative approval, appointments will be made either as Visiting Assistant Professor (philosophy PhD in hand, salary $45,000) or Visiting Instructor (philosophy PhD candidate ABD, salary $43,000). These are temporary replacement positions and it is not now expected that they will be renewable. Instead, it is expected, pending final administrative approval, that there will be a separate and later search for tenure-track positions for the 2012-2013 academic year for these lines. The teaching load is 4 courses, with 2 preparations, per semester (typically, 3 sections of Introduction to Philosophy and 1 upper level course per semester). The university is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas, which is approximately 70 miles by highway from Memphis, Tennessee.

Please send an e-mail message of interest as soon as possible (with subject line “Philosophy Search Committee”), including as (Word or PDF) attachments a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information for your referees, to BOTH of these e-mail addresses: jsart [__at__] astate [dot] edu and ecave [__at__] astate [dot] edu.

Universidad de los Andes,
June 28, 2011
Assistant Professor
October 1, 2011

The Department of Philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, invites applications for a permanent full-time position to begin in January 2012. Rank: open. AOS: Any area within the analytic tradition. AOC: Open. 2/2 teaching load during the first year; 3/2 thereafter. Start-up fund of $12,500 per year during the first three years. Ph.D. in Philosophy required by time of appointment. Teaching experience strongly preferred. Responsibilities include introductory and advanced undergraduate philosophy courses as well as graduate seminars. The language of instruction is Spanish and the candidate will be expected to teach in that language from the beginning. Please send a letter of application, a current CV, copies of recent publications, and two letters of recommendation to: Dr. Andrés Páez, Chair. Departamento de Filosofía. Universidad de los Andes, Carrera 1 No. 18A-10. Bogotá DC, Colombia. Applications can also be sent by e-mail to: filosofía [__at__] uniandes [dot] edu [dot] co. Applications must be received by October 1st, 2011, in order to receive full consideration.

The Ohio State University,
Columbus, Ohio,
May 27, 2011
Chair in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University is seeking candidates to fill an endowed Chair in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. The holder of the chair will be expected to lead an active multidisciplinary program in conflict resolution involving research, teaching, and public service. The center is open to candidates in numerous fields including Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, History, Economics and Law. A distinguished record of publication, teaching, and service is expected. The successful candidate will be appointed as a tenured professor at The Ohio State University, salary and rank will be commensurate with the level of distinction. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to mershon [dot] peace [__at__] osu [dot] edu. Questions should be directed to Courtney Sanders, Peace Chair Search, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, 1501 Neil Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43201-2602.

May 17, 2011
Part-Time Professor of Liberal Arts – Philosophy (Adjunct)

SCAD Atlanta seeks qualified candidates for a part-time faculty position in philosophy. Qualified candidates must have the terminal degree, or its equivalent, in philosophy, as well as college-level teaching experience. The successful candidate must be able to teach Aesthetics; secondary interests in World Religions and Ethics would also be advantageous.

For complete submission requirements, please visit our website using the URL listed below and follow application instructions.

Should you have questions regarding your application package, you may submit an email to Human Resources at scadfaculty [__at__] scad [dot] edu.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: The Savannah College of Art and Design is the most comprehensive art and design university in the world, offering more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university. SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degrees in distinctive locations and online to prepare talented students for professional careers. SCAD offers students a choice of degree programs in 46 majors and 50 minors in locations in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, in Lacoste, France, online through SCAD eLearning, and now in Hong Kong. SCAD is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation or disability.