Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

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



Université de Montréal,
Montréal, QC,
November 8, 2010
Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track). AOS : Early Modern Philosophy AOC : Open.
December 1, 2010

Université de Montréal, Département de philosophie. Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track). AOS : Early Modern Philosophy AOC : Open. Position starting June 1st 2011. The successful candidate will be called upon to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervise MA and PhD students, pursue a high quality research agenda, develop a noteworthy publication record, and contribute to the institutional functioning of the University. Candidates must have a PhD in philosophy (on a topic relevant to modern philosophy), teaching and research experience, an established publication record, and a working knowledge of French*. The Université de Montréal offers a very competitive salary and benefits package. Applicants must provide a letter of intent, a curriculum vitae, samples of research scholarships. Submission material must be received before December 1st 2010. Candidates must also arrange for three letters recommendations to be sent directly by the letter-writers to the chair of the département de philosophie:
Daniel Dumouchel, Chair
Département de philosophie
Université de Montréal
P.O.Box 6128, Station Centre-ville
Montréal, Québec
H3C 3J7 Canada

Future applicants can find full job search description, additional department information and hiring practices on our website

*The Université de Montréal is a francophone institution

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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