Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

University of Chicago,
February 7, 2011
Visting Lectureship in History and Philosophy of Biology
March 1, 2011

The Fishbein Center for the History of Science and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago invite applications for a two-year "visiting lectureship," starting in September 2011. Recipients should have received the PhD within the last five years, and not already hold a tenure-track position. Their expertise should be in the history and philosophy of biology (broadly conceived), with substantial knowledge and research interests in a particular area of recent research. Candidates 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 candidate 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. Teaching responsibilities: two courses per year, at least one of which should be directed to undergraduates. Chicago is on a quarter system; so there are three terms to the academic year. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching, three letters of reference (sent separately), and at least one recent writing sample (non-returnable). Applications (apart from letters of reference) should be submitted both in hard copy and via email by March 1 to be assured consideration. Electronic applications (MS Word and/or PDF) should be emailed to bethcalderon [__at__] uchicago [dot] edu with subject heading "VISITING LECTURESHIP". Letters of reference may be emailed; the subject heading should be "Visiting Lectureship." Paper applications should be mailed to: Search Committee, Fishbein Center, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Room SS205, Chicago, IL 60637.

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

Harper College,
Palatine, IL,
December 27, 2010


Be the one to flip the switch. To get that student who misses a beat to hit on all cylinders. To find their confidence when they seem to be lost. It can be a tough challenge—unless you care about each student as much as you care about the subject matter you live and breathe. That's what's unique about Harper College. We respect where each student comes from. And we know how to get them where they want to go. At Harper, teaching is more than a profession. It's the catalyst for great things to come.


Do you love teaching as much as you love philosophy? Are you ready to help students think differently—about the world and their own abilities? To reshape their thinking so they can reshape their views? Then you belong at Harper College, where you can teach foundational philosophy courses.

Minimum of a master's degree in philosophy. College-level teaching in philosophy required. Experience teaching foundational philosophy courses in a student-centered environment. Experience with technology in the classroom expected. Experience in teaching comparative religions preferred.

To learn more about these opportunities and apply, visit us at

Teach your passion.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Brown University,
Providence, RI,
December 22, 2010
Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
January 15, 2011

Brown University. Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow. AOS:
environmental ethics. AOC: competence in public policy and relevant
empirical disciplines strongly desired/required. The Cogut Center for
the Humanities, the Center for Environmental Studies, and the
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seek an Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral fellow who studies ethical issues
concerning the environment, especially those dealing with
environmental justice, climate justice, environmental health, and both
individual and community right-to-know about environmental risks and
hazards. The Mellow Postdoctoral Fellow will teach two courses a
year: one survey of environmental ethics, and one on the fellow's
research. The Fellow will also work with several committees to bring
in speakers on environmental ethics, in order to expand that area both
in the Center and throughout the university. All fellows are
affiliated with the Cogut Center for the Humanities where they
participate in its activities as appropriate to their research.
Fellows have the opportunity to interact with Brown faculty affiliated
with the Center, to participate in fellows' seminars, lectures, and
conferences and to participate in the planning of research groups and
large-scale seminars on various topics in a stimulating intellectual
environment in which to pursue research, develop new interdisciplinary
connections, and network. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $52,000
and $54,080 in their first and second years respectively, plus a
supplement for health and dental insurance, as well as a $2,000 per
year research budget. This two-year position begins on July 1, 2011.

Radford University,
Radford, Virginia,
December 21, 2010
Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
February 15, 2011

Position available beginning August 2011 as Chairperson and Associate Professor or Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, which offers an undergraduate philosophy concentration and a religious studies concentration. Strong background in academic administration and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching required. Chairperson would teach two courses per semester in philosophy and have two courses reassigned time to fulfill administrative duties as Chair. Areas of philosophical background somewhat open, but the ability to teach Existentialism and Aesthetics is desirable. Candidate must be supportive of study of the history of philosophy as well as the discipline of religious studies. Rank, salary, and tenure status commensurate with qualifications.

Application should include vita, at least three letters of recommendation, summaries of student evaluations, and brief statements describing approach to undergraduate teaching and approach to administrative duties as Chairperson. Review of applications begins February 15, 2011 and continues until position is filled. Direct inquiries and dossiers to Dr. Glen T. Martin, Chair of Search Committee, Box 6943, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142.

Radford University is a comprehensive undergraduate and Master’s level state university of approximately 9000 students located in the pleasant suburban environment of the New River Valley in southwest Virginia. Radford University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile,
Santiago de Chile,
December 1, 2010
Assistant Professorship
January 7, 2011

The Faculty of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile intends to make an appointment to one full-time Assistant Professorship. The post will be tenable from 1 March 2011 and will extend for two years with the potential of a permanent position that will depend on academic evaluation.
• Philosophy Doctor (Ph. D.)
• Relevant experience in research and teaching on Applied Ethics
• Contribution to Anthropology or Ethics
• Conversational skills (Spanish).
• 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 7 January 2011.
Faculty Office: Phone number 56-2-3541469; e-mail: nbaezac [__at__] uc [dot] cl

Harvard University Center for Ethics,
November 22, 2010
Research Lab Fellowship
February 15, 2011

Come help us advance our work on institutional corruption.

Call for Applications
2011-2012 Edmond J. Safra Lab Fellowships and Projects

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites scholars, practitioners, innovators and others committed to understanding institutional corruption to submit proposals to join our community.

Background: In 2009, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics led by director Lawrence Lessig launched a five-year research project to study the causes and consequences of institutional corruption. We define institutional corruption to be an economy of influence that either weakens public trust of a public institution, or weakens the effectiveness of the institution in achieving its purpose. The project is being conducted by the Edmond J. Safra Research Lab.

Purpose: The aim of the Lab is to study institutional corruption with both an empirical and normative focus. The empirical research project will explore whether and when institutional corruption exists. The normative project will work to develop tools to address institutional corruption when it is found to exist.

The cross-disciplinary format of the Lab is designed to foster an innovative research environment where both research and practice-oriented fellows are encouraged to weave their ideas into a broader framework, while also being a resource for each other. The Lab fellows vary based on methodological approach and topic of focus. Some examples of projects from the 2010-11 fellows include: documenting financial ties between the pharmaceutical industry and psychiatric treatment boards, determining what psychological factors predict whether whistleblowers will be praised or rejected, and understanding the interaction of policy and daily attitudes towards risk in the financial industry.

Research from the Lab is conducted with future real-world applications in mind. As the project evolves, the Lab plans to release databases, guidelines and other tools to the public that work towards solving the problem of institutional corruption in a variety of contexts.

Eligibility: A broad range of researchers are invited to submit proposals to the Lab, either to become fellows, or to propose joint or collaborative research projects. The Lab accepts a number of fellows every year who are engaged in research and practice addressing institutional corruption. Research applicants may be from the fields of law, medicine, economics, psychology, sociology, business, philosophy, or public policy, though those from other disciplinary homes will also be considered. Practice applicants may come from industry, government, or the nonprofit sector. The Lab would be particularly enthusiastic to receive proposals addressing issues such as conflicts of interest, public trust of institutions, and institutional discrimination.

Tenured and untenured faculty are invited to participate, so long as their work during the fellowship is primarily directed towards the Lab project. Postdoctoral applications are also eagerly encouraged, as well as proposals from researchers in industry or government seeking sabbatical time to pursue research directly relevant to the project, and others from data-driven fields such as designers, programmers, and statisticians.

Deadline: The deadline date for receipt of applications for fellowships and projects beginning September 2011 is February 15, 2011.

Further details about the Lab and procedures for submitting an application are available on our website:

Le Moyne College,
November 17, 2010
Assistant Professor
December 1, 2010

LE MOYNE COLLEGE, Syracuse, NY, a comprehensive college of liberal arts in the Jesuit tradition, is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department beginning Fall 2011. Ph.D. is required. 3/3 Teaching load. Some summer teaching available. AOS: Open AOC: A willingness to teach introductory courses in Le Moyne’s Core program is essential; otherwise, open. The department seeks a candidate with demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active research program and enthusiasm about teaching interdisciplinary courses. Please submit evidence of success in such activities with application. Usual committee work, research requirements and non-teaching duties. Salary competitive. Will pre-arrange interviews for the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA in December. Send complete dossier with CV and letters of recommendation electronically to lemoynehr [__at__] lemoyne [dot] edu with a subject line of Philosophy by December 7, 2010. Inquires and questions may be sent to Professor Mario Saenz, Chair, Saenz [__at__] lemoyne [dot] edu. Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color and Jesuits to apply for employment.

Huron University College,
London, Ontario,
November 16, 2010
Assistant Professor, tenure track
January 31, 2011

Huron University College, an undergraduate liberal arts universtiy college affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence July 1, 2011, in the Department of Philosophy. Areas of competence: epistemology and early modern philosophy. Area of specialization: at least one of early modern and epistemology. Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. and present evidence of proficiency in teaching. Excellence in undergraduate teaching is an essential qualification for this position, which will involve teaching three full courses. A curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a research sample, and three letters of reference should be sent to Dr. Stephen D'Arcy, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Huron University College, 1349 Western Rd, London, Ontario, Canada, N6G 1H3.

The closing date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Huron University College is committed to the highest standards of equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, members of minorities, aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to create a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.


Note on Huron University College:

Founded in 1863, Huron is the oldest affiliated college of the University of Western Ontario. It has approximately 1,250 full-time students.

In the Globe and Mail's "Canadian University Report" published October 25, 2010, Huron University College earned “A” grades in 12 of the 17 categories of student satisfaction reported, including an A+ in “Student-Faculty Interaction” and in “Class Size” and an A in “Quality of Teaching” and in “Quality of Education”.

Frostburg State University,
November 15, 2010
Instructor/Assistant Professor of Philosophy
January 6, 2011

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY, FROSTBURG, MARYLAND. Philosophy Department at a comprehensive, teaching-oriented institution in a rural setting seeks an excellent teacher and collegially-minded colleague for a full time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Instructor/Assistant Professor, beginning Fall semester 2011. Position includes USM benefits package. RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach eight undergraduate courses per year (four each semester) and the usual non-teaching duties (such as advising students and serving on various departmental, university and external committees as needed). AOS: Open. Required AOC: Feminist Philosophy and either Philosophy of Science or Epistemology. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: ABD in Philosophy (for appointment at the rank of Instructor) and demonstrated effectiveness in teaching required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Philosophy (for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor) and scholarly research, experience in interdisciplinary work, and computer skills (such as web design and online teaching). Direct position inquiries to Dr. Michael B. Mathias at mbmathias [__at__] frostburg [dot] edu. Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation (in the case of ABDs, one letter should be from the candidate’s dissertation advisor indicating expected date of Ph.D.), short writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness, by January 6, 2011, to: humanresources [__at__] frostburg [dot] edu. Include “Instructor/Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Position #11-010396)” in the subject line. Preliminary interviews will be held at the APA Eastern Division meeting in Boston. Candidates who submit their applications before December 15, 2010 will be considered for interview at the APA Eastern Division meeting in Boston.

Frostburg State University welcomes and encourages women and minorities to apply and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce. FSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disability will be provided upon request. Please notify us in advance. WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU

San Joaquin Delta Community College District,
Stockton, CA,
November 11, 2010
Religion/Philosophy Instructor


Religion/Philosophy Instructor

Salary Range: $47.77/hr - $61.51/hr.
Open Until Filled

Under the general supervision and direction of the Social Science Division Dean, the primary responsibility of the person assigned to this position is teaching courses in the disciplines of Religion and Philosophy.

Duties and responsibilities may include, but not limited to the following:

1. Instruct courses in Religion and Philosophy to meet the educational requirements stated in the credit course outlines.

2. Assist the Division Dean in cooperating with campus and community groups to provide programs, courses, and information relevant to the needs of the students and the program.

3. Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of required reports by providing requested information.

4. Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review and modification.

5. Complete various reporting procedures as required for student evaluation, course reporting and budget development.

6. Attend various departmental, divisional, and campus-wide activities as stipulated.

7. Participate in departmental, divisional and campus-wide committees as part of the shared-governance process.

8. Participate in divisional committees as assigned by the Division Dean.

9. Perform other necessary duties that assure the smooth functioning of the Social Science Division, as assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.


Religious Studies:

• Master's in religious studies, theology, or philosophy OR Bachelor’s in any of the above AND Master’s in humanities OR the equivalent.



• Master’s in philosophy OR Bachelor’s in philosophy AND Master’s in art history or humanities OR the equivalent.

• Demonstrated teaching experience.

• Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


• Experience in teaching postsecondary courses, especially at the community college level.

• Experience in teaching survey courses in religion and philosophy.

• Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different levels of students' ability and learning styles.

• Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to students from different cultures and ethnic groups.

• Demonstrated ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques and equipment.

• Demonstrated leadership ability and desire to stay current in the field.

• Demonstrated leadership and ability to work with community groups and the schools in order to coordinate the educational program with the needs of the community.

• Desire and willingness to make the educational programs successful.

• Earned doctorate in the discipline of philosophy.

For complete job description and application, please refer to