Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM),
Montréal,
Canada
April 20, 2011
Philosophy of Sciences Prof., open rank, tenure-track, beginning June 2012
November 14, 2011

Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Canada. Prof., open rank, tenure-track, beginning June 2012.

Normal teaching load : 4 courses/year (undergraduate/graduate). Some thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties.
AOS : Philosophy of sciences : Philosophy of biology and environmental sciences 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
Phone : (1- 514) 987-3000, ext. 8951.

University of Chicago,
Chicago,
USA
April 14, 2011
Instructor in history and philosophy of biology; 2 year appointment.
May 15, 2011

The History Department, in conjunction with the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science (CHSS), at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Instructor beginning September 2011, with a two-year nonrenewable term. Applicants should have received a PhD within the last five years, and not already hold a tenure-track position. Expertise should be in history and philosophy of biology (broadly conceived), with substantial knowledge and interests in a particular area of recent research. Applicants who can address problems both in history and philosophy will be favored, as well as those who are able to engage colleagues and students beyond a narrow range. We offer unique opportunities for interactions among philosophers, historians, and scientists across the Natural and Human Sciences, and relevant humanities. The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the CHSS workshops in History and Philosophy of Science, the Human Sciences, and our Seminar on Important Things; we also expect the individual to participate in our philosophy of biology reading group. The successful applicant will teach two one-quarter courses per year, at least one of which should be directed to undergraduates, and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life and administrative needs of the program.

Applicants must apply online on the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/3zwwkqf.
Applications are required to include 1) a cover letter, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) a chapter length writing sample, and 4) a syllabus. Also required are three letters of recommendation to be sent by mail to Beth Calderon, The University of Chicago, CHSS, 1126 E 59th St, SS44, Chicago, IL 60637. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled or until the application deadline of May 15, 2011. Early application is strongly recommended. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kansas State University,
Manhattan, Kansas,
USA
April 13, 2011
Instructor, One-Year Position

Full-time one year replacement position at the rank of instructor, beginning August 2011. AOS: Open. AOC: Open, but willingness to teach Medical and Business Ethics is required. The Department of Philosophy is an undergraduate only program within a research university. Duties include three courses (two preparations) per semester. Opportunity for summer teaching. The successful candidate will be asked to contribute to the teaching and service missions of the department. Advanced ABD required, PhD prior to appointment preferred. Candidates applying to the tenure track position and who also want to be considered for this position should make this explicit in their tenure-track application. Address personal letter of application to Amy Lara, One Year Position Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy. Send entire application package (letter, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching effectiveness) electronically as Word or PDF documents to the department assistant at philosophy [__at__] ksu [dot] edu.

Candidates applying to the tenure track position and who also want to be considered for this position should make this explicit in their tenure-track application (no need to send duplicate applications). Review of applications will begin May 6th 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.

Kansas State University,
Manhattan, Kansas,
USA
April 13, 2011
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning August 2011. AOS: Metaphysics and Epistemology broadly construed to include related areas in History of Analytical Philosophy, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Mind and General Philosophy of Science. Some preference may be given to candidates approaching these areas formally or empirically. AOC: Open, but willingness to teach History of Ancient or Modern Philosophy is a plus. Advanced ABDs will be considered at the level of Instructor, but Ph.D. completion should occur by August 2012. Five undergraduate courses a year. Substantive research program. Standard service duties. Opportunity for summer teaching.

Address personal letter of application to Bruce Glymour, M&E Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy. Send entire application package (letter, CV, writing sample, three letters of recommendation and evidence of teaching effectiveness) electronically as Word or PDF documents to the department assistant at philosophy [__at__] ksu [dot] edu. Review of applications will start on April 28th 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.

Binghamton University,
Binghamton,
USA
April 12, 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
May 18, 2011

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY/THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK: Visiting Assistant Professor. PhD strongly preferred. One year appointment beginning August 2011, with the possibility of renewal. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy and/or Ethics broadly construed. AOC: the Department has particular teaching needs in applied ethics ( especially biomedical ethics) and logic. Teaching load is 3/3. Competitive salary and benefits. To apply, please send complete dossier (cover letter, CV, and short writing sample) as email attachment (Word or PDF only) to Joy Tassey, Philosophy Department Administrator, at jtassey [__at__] binghamton [dot] edu, indicating "VAP Application" in the subject line. Confidential letters of recommendation may be sent in electronic form via Interfolio, or in hard copy to Department of Philosophy, VAP Search, Binghamton University, Box 6000 Binghamton NY 13902-6000. The Department will conduct Skype interviews beginning immediately; search continues until position is filled. Binghamton University and the State University of New York are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta,
Canada
March 18, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellow
April 15, 2011

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship starting on September 1, 2011. The area of specialization is logic or the philosophy of science. The fellow will be expected to have a well-defined research project, teach one course in the area of specialization, and participate in the research activities of the Department. All requirements for the PhD must have been completed by the starting date and no more than five years before it. The stipend is $50,000 Canadian per year.

Specific inquiries about this position may be directed to: Ali Kazmi, Head, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary, akazmi [__at__] ucalgary [dot] ca

Complete dossiers, including a cv, at least three letters of reference, postgraduate transcripts, a recent sample of writing, and a detailed research proposal may be sent to: Merlette Schnell, Manager, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4 CANADA, schnell [__at__] ucalgary [dot] ca

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2011 or until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity.

Pace University (Dyson College of Arts and Sciences),
New York, NY,
USA
March 10, 2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
March 15, 2011

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Pace University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin September 2011.The appointment will be primarily on the New York City Campus, but some teaching will also be required on the Westchester campus, located approximately 30 miles north of New York City.

The position requires a PhD degree in either Philosophy or Religious Studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate proven excellence in teaching introductory as well as upper level courses within the disciplines of both philosophy and religious studies. The specific area of specialization is open, but the candidate must demonstrate a passion for and a commitment to teaching students to read and understand the great sacred and secular texts of a wide range of philosophical and religious traditions. The successful candidate is also expected to develop an active research/scholarship program that involves undergraduate students.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of their research and teaching philosophies, and three letters of reference to:

dysondean [__at__] pace [dot] edu

or

Search Committee, Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies Office of the Dean, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.

Pace University is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/H/V, committed to ensuring a diverse learning and working environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College,
Minneapolis, MN,
USA
March 10, 2011
Philosophy Faculty: Full-time Probationary
April 8, 2011

MCTC is a two-year college located in downtown Minneapolis, serving the diverse, multicultural communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We provide a comprehensive offering of developmental, liberal arts, pre-professional, professional, and technical programs.

Responsibilities:
* Teaching courses in Philosophy, primarily college-level introductions and Ethics.
* Participating in and leading review and implementation of curriculum in a consensus-driven department.
* Participating in student assessment and departmental meetings.
* Participating actively in the college community through committee work and inter-departmental collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree with a major in Philosophy, or Master’s degree with 16 graduate semester credits (24 graduate quarter credits) in Philosophy

Preferred Qualifications:
* Autonomous classroom teaching experience (2+ years)
* Critical Race Theory—coursework and/or practice in critical race theory; demonstrated commitment and connection to communities of color
* Demonstrated commitment to the academic needs of non-traditional students, including non-native speakers of English, older students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students
* Ph.D.
* Community College Experience— two or more years’ teaching experience in a community or combined community and technical college
* Multicultural/Cross-cultural Texts— two or more years of classroom teaching experience and/or significant graduate level coursework in multicultural philosophical theories, pedagogies and settings
* Assessment— demonstrated experience with the development of assessment strategies and practices across classroom, department, and college levels
* Service Learning/Civic Engagement/Social Responsibility— documented experience with service learning/public work/social responsibility practices in the classroom

Salary: $33,500 - $68,500

Begin Review Date: Materials submitted electronically on or before April 8, 2011 will receive priority review.

How to Apply: Submit your application online at: http://hr.powerobjects.com/hr/viewpostings.jsp?positiontype=Faculty&post...

Xavier University,
Cincinnati,
USA
March 9, 2011
Assistant Professor
April 4, 2011

XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Cincinnati, OH. Assistant Professor, tenure track, starting August 2011. Area of specialty: American philosophy. Area of competence: history of philosophy, with an emphasis on the close reading of great books. Ph.D. required by start of position. 3 undergraduate courses/semester, usually 2 sections of a core course (either Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy, including some study of the Republic, or Theory of Knowledge, including study of the Discourse on Method) + 1 upper-division elective. Summer teaching usually available. Research and service are expected and supported. Salary competitive. We are a diverse, historically based department in a Catholic, Jesuit university; in addition to supporting a major, we contribute to the university’s core curriculum and honors programs. For more information, visit www.xavier.edu/philosophy. Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and, building upon recent success, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities. EO/AAE. Candidates should e-mail only a letter of application and a CV to Prof. Richard Polt, Chair (polt [__at__] xavier [dot] edu). Selected candidates will be asked for further materials including a graduate transcript, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by April 4, 2011.

Center for Cenetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) - Case Western Resere University/Cleveland Clinic, Department of Bioethics,
Cleveland, Ohio,
USA
March 4, 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position
April 15, 2011

The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is recruiting a post-doctoral trainee who has demonstrated promise as a future leader in research examining ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) in human genetics, and who would benefit from didactic training and intensive mentorship.

The goal of the CGREAL Post-Doctoral Training Program is to train researchers whose work is focused on ELSI in the design and conduct of human genetic research, the translation of research results into clinical medicine, and health policy needs related to genetics. We offer a flexible 1-2 year training program to help guide young investigators in this field of study and to provide them with integrated but focused training.

Program Description: CGREAL is an NIH-funded Center of Excellence in ELSI Research (CEER) directed through a collaborative partnership between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Clinic. This collaboration allows post-doctoral trainees to participate in the experiential learning environments of both institutions and work closely with a network of scholars engaged in related conceptual and empirical work. Each CGREAL trainee defines a unique training program that is consistent with their personal and professional goals.

The training program consists of:

• Direct experience with a variety of clinical and research practices, conceptual paradigms, and disciplinary approaches;
• A mentored ELSI research project designed and conducted by the trainee in collaboration with his/her mentors.

Required Qualifications: An advanced professional degree (e.g., PhD, JD, MD) in the social and behavioral sciences, genetics or other basic sciences, nursing, medicine, law, or one of the humanities. Candidates interested in clinical genetics and other translational applications of genetic technologies are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must have completed their doctoral training prior to beginning the post-doctoral program. The post-doctoral positions are currently only open to US citizens.

Application Requirements: Candidates are required to submit the following materials: 1) a recent curriculum vitae including previous research experience; 2) a personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training and specific interests in ELSI research, and how the candidate's work relates to CGREAL’s mission and priorities; 3) a letter of support from the applicant’s training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor.