Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Princeton University Center for Human Values ,
Princeton, NJ,
November 3, 2010
Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
January 14, 2011

The Princeton University Center for Human Values seeks candidates for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for an anticipated opening in September 2011. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine or the biological sciences. The search committee particularly encourages proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics was created in 2002 to provide an opportunity for an outstanding scholar to spend from one to three years at Princeton to further their scholarship and participate in the University's teaching program.

The postdoc will spend the term of the appointment in residence at Princeton conducting research and teaching the equivalent of one course each year. The postdoc will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in the other activities of the University Center for Human Values.

The term of the fellowship is one year, beginning September 1, 2011, with the possibility of extension for up to two further years. Princeton University offers competitive salary and employee benefits. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent doctoral degree by September 1, 2011. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments and the promise of their proposed research project in bioethics.

Please note that an applicant may have a background in any area of ethical studies, not necessarily in bioethics. However, the proposed research plan should be related to the field of bioethics. The Center particularly encourages proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest. The capacity to contribute to the University's teaching program will also be taken into account.

Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA,
Medford, MA,
October 24, 2010
Open-rank Tenure Track Position (M&E, broadly construed)
November 19, 2010

Tenure-track position, open rank, beginning Fall 2011. Four courses/year, beginning undergraduate to graduate level. Usual non-teaching duties. Area of Specialization: Metaphysics & Epistemology, broadly construed, including philosophy of language. AOC: Open. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to bring their historical research to bear on contemporary philosophical problems.

The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will contribute to its MA program and the active philosophical life of the Department and who will complement its existing teaching strengths. PhD at time of appointment and teaching experience strongly preferred

Tufts is an EO/AAE employer and committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications must include a CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a phone number at which the candidate may be reached in December. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2010, and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary Interviews will be conducted at the December APA Meetings. To be assured of full consideration applications must be complete by November 19, 2010.

October 23, 2010
Johnson Professor in the College
November 21, 2010

Johnson Professor in the College

Washington and Lee University is seeking an outstanding teacher of undergraduates and recognized scholar for the Rupert H. Johnson, Jr. Professorship in the College. The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar working at the intersections of leadership and the history of ideas. The holder of the Johnson Professorship will have a record of significant scholarly publication that explores how individuals and ideas shape the course of history. Any area of historical focus in the liberal arts disciplines will be considered, including science, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, history, literature, and the arts. The Johnson Professor’s scholarship should illuminate how historical circumstance, culture, and intellectual currents have framed solutions to specific challenges, and how individuals have responded to such contextual factors in ways that have advanced important fields of human endeavor. As important, the Johnson Professor will be a dedicated teacher capable of devising innovative courses that will help undergraduates both to understand the key role that ideas have played in shaping the possibilities for human action and to reflect deeply upon how individual values and actions can result in ethical, social and political leadership to one’s community and world.

This new endowed professorship is one of several university-wide initiatives funded by the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. The Johnson Professor in the College will join the current Johnson Professor in Entrepreneurship and Leadership in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics. Together, the Johnson Professors will play a role in planning an annual colloquium and lecture series designed to bring to campus prominent scholars and recognized national and international leaders to interact with students and faculty around a chosen theme. The Johnson Professors will have a special role in mentoring outstanding students who are selected as Johnson Scholarship recipients; they will also help oversee the Johnson Summer Internship program in which rising seniors undertake internships and projects aimed at developing their own leadership potential.

Washington and Lee is a private, liberal arts university with 1800 undergraduates, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. One of the nation's top liberal arts colleges, W&L is unique in having accredited programs in business administration, journalism, and accounting, plus a graduate School of Law. Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. To learn more, please visit

Please send applications, nominations, or expressions of interest to Professor Alexandra Brown, Johnson Search Committee Chair, Washington & Lee University, Baker Hall, Lexington, Virginia 24450. Initial materials should include a letter of application and cv. For full consideration, please submit your materials by January 15, 2011.

W&L is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Southern Oregon University,
Ashland, Oregon,
October 22, 2010
Assistant Professor/Philosophy

Southern Oregon University is seeking a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Language, Literature, and Philosophy beginning in the Fall of 2011. We are seeking a candidate who has a passion for teaching a wide range of lower as well as upper division philosophy courses and commitment to scholarship in his/her area of specialization.

Posting Number:

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Other document: Evidence of scholarship and professional activity.

Please be certain to provide contact information for three (3) professional references in the online application.

Finalist Candidates for faculty positions shall provide copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the search committee at the time they are notified that they are a finalist.

Candidates hired for a position shall have sealed official transcripts for all post-secondary degrees mailed from the granting institutions directly to the Provost. Transcripts should be received by September 1.

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Teaching Philosophy
Other Document

College of Arts and Sciences

Language, Literature, & Philosophy

Appointment Basis:
9 months


Hiring Pay Rate:

Benefits Eligible:

Position Summary:
The Assistant Professor of Philosophy teaches undergraduate courses, advises students and by membership in various committees, participates in the day to day workings of the Department and the business of the University. Teaching assignments may include University Studies/Seminar, online courses, Medford and Ashland campus classes, and day, evening and weekend courses.

Minimum Qualifications:
(Fundamental/critical requirements of the position)
Ph.D. in philosophy
Experience with/ability to interact with a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:
(Preferred qualifications that are not essential to performance of duties)
Preference will be given to candidates with some teaching experience, background in different areas of ethics, feminist philosophy, and/or political philosophy.

Application must be received by: 11-30-2010 for priority consideration

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date:

To apply, please visit:

Southern Oregon University is an equal access AA/EOE employer committed to achieving a diverse work force and, as such, is an inclusive campus community dedicated to student success, intellectual growth, and responsible global citizenship.


University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,
October 21, 2010
Assistant Professor

University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Asst. Prof., tenure-track, beginning Fall 2011. 2/2 load, semester system, teaching at undergraduate and MA levels. Usual non-teaching duties. Salary competitive. Opportunities available for summer and winter interim session teaching. AOS: Contemporary Analytic Metaphysics. AOC: Open. PhD or ABD (PhD completed by September 2011) in philosophy or closely related area, research program in AOS, and strong record in or promise of strong record in research and teaching required. The department has needs in history of analytic philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion; strengths in one or more of these areas, though not required, are assets. Teaching experience is also an asset; successful candidate may be asked to teach large course in Introduction to Philosophy. To apply go to The application will require letter of application, CV, and short writing sample to be uploaded. In addition three or more letters of recommendation must be sent by snail mail to Michael Liston, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413. Review of applications will begin on November 22, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 29, 2010. UW-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer.

Mount Allison University,
Sackville, NB ,
October 20, 2010
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (Analytic Philosophy)
December 15, 2010

Mount Allison University
Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in philosophy. Candidates should possess, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in philosophy and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to research. The successful candidate will have a specialization in analytic philosophy broadly construed, along with grounding in the full tradition of the history of philosophy. Flexibility in teaching a variety of undergraduate courses is expected. For example, the incumbent might teach introductory philosophy, logic, an upper-level sequence in the history of philosophy or of analytic philosophy, and one upper-level course in the philosophy of law, Islamic philosophy, or a special topics seminar in analytic philosophy. Applicants should note that the department currently has strengths in ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of science and is therefore unlikely to hire in these areas.

The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Electronic or paper versions of a letter of application with curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of reference, teaching dossier and a sample of writing should be sent to:

Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Philosophy
Mount Allison University
63D York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1G9

Phone: 506-364-2556
Fax: 506-364-2645

Email: philosophy [__at__] mta [dot] ca

Consideration of applications will begin December 15, 2010 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Mount Allison University has earned a national reputation for its excellent undergraduate programs, which has enabled the University to recruit highly motivated students drawn from a diversity of origins and backgrounds, many of whom find their way into the philosophy program. The department is small and is therefore looking for a philosopher with broad interests and who is passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

Minot State University,
Minot, ND,
October 13, 2010
One Semester Sabbatical Replacement Spring 2011

The Philosophy Program in the Division of Social Science at Minot State University invites applications for a one semester sabbatical replacement for the Spring of 2011. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Human Nature, Critical Thinking, and one upper level class in area of specialty. A minimum of a master’s degree in Philosophy is required, and teaching experience is also desired. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The successful applicant will be paid on a per course basis depending on rank.

Candidates should send (by email if possible): 1) letter of application; 2) vita, 3) two letters of recommendation, 4) transcripts, and 5) a proposed syllabus for an Introduction to Philosophy class to Dr. Stewart Kelly, Dept. of Philosophy, Minot State University, 500 University Ave. West, Minot, ND 58707.

An AA/EOE, Minot State University is built upon a core commitment to students, learning, cooperation, and respect for people and place. Minot State University encourages women, veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Colorado College,
Colorado Springs,
October 11, 2010
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
November 20, 2010

Job Announcement: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2011. The Department of Philosophy at Colorado College seeks a candidate with teaching ability and research focus in Analytic Philosophy (including History of Analytic). Please send cover letter with CV, writing sample, at least three letters of recommendation, and relevant teaching materials (such as sample syllabi and student evaluations, if available) to Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Colorado College, 14 East Cache La Poudre, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. For more information about Colorado College, please see the website listed below. To be assured of consideration for an interview at the APA Eastern Division meeting, please submit all application materials by November 20, 2010.

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Clinic,
October 8, 2010
2011 - 2013 Post-Doctoral Fellowship Applications

Post-Doctoral Position Available

Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law
Department of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University
Department of Bioethics, Cleveland Clinic

The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is recruiting 1-2 post-doctoral trainees who have demonstrated promise as future leaders 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, public health, 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:

• An individualized longitudinal curriculum in ethics, genetics, and social sciences, offered through relevant academic departments and programs. Upon entry into the program, each trainee’s research and clinical training is evaluated to ascertain which “package” of courses the trainee will take;
• 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; 3) one general letter of recommendation; 4) letter of support from the training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1st, 2010 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For more information, please contact:
Aaron Goldenberg at (216) 368-8729 (aaron [dot] goldenberg [__at__] case [dot] edu)
or visit our website at

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Department of Bioethics,
September 14, 2010
Bioethics Fellow
December 31, 2010

The Clinical Center Department of Bioethics invites individuals with JD, MD, PhD, or other relevant graduate training to apply for its two-year fellowship program beginning in September 2011. Fellows will study and participate in mentored theoretical and empirical research related to the ethics of clinical medicine, health policy, human subject research, genetics, or other bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple publications in premier academic journals. Fellows will participate in bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultation, IRB deliberations a clinical research training course and multiple educational opportunities at the NIH.

Applications should include CV, 1000-word statement of interest, official transcript, writing sample not to exceed 30 pages collectively, and three letters of reference.

Application deadline: RECEIVED BY DECEMBER 31, 2010.

Mail applications to Becky Chen, Bioethics, NIH, 10 Center Dr., 10/1C118, Bethesda, MD 20892-1156. 301-496-2429.
bchen [__at__] cc [dot] nih [dot] gov.


Department of Bioethics – NIH
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-1156

If you have questions, contact: Becky Chen, 301-496-2429; bchen [__at__] cc [dot] nih [dot] gov. Further information: