Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

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:

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

Post baccalaureate, pre doctoral and post doctoral fellows will study and participate in mentored theoretical and empirical research related to the ethics of health policy, human subject research, international research ethics, genetics, or other bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple publications in premier academic journals. Fellows will participate in case conferences, ethics consultations, review of research protocols, bioethics seminars, and many other educational opportunities.

No bioethics experience required or expected. Two-year positions begin September 2011. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD, Nursing or other graduate degrees or those who have achieved these degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines.

Applications to include: resume/CV, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 1000-word statement of interest, a writing sample(s) not to exceed 30 pages collectively, and three letters of recommendation. Postdoctoral application deadline is December 31, 2010. Post baccalaureate and pre doctoral application deadline is January 15, 2011.

Mail applications to:
Becky Chen
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:

Georgia Southern University,
September 3, 2010
Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy
October 22, 2010

University System of Georgia

Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy—Search #59254
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Literature and Philosophy

The Department of Literature and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy. Georgia Southern University (, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 19,000 students in fall 2009, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The nearly 700 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Literature and Philosophy Department helps students to become incisive in their critical thinking, effective as communicators, aware of cultural diversity, and skillful as interpreters of the written and spoken word in many areas of life. The Department values its long history of strong teaching and looks for teaching expertise in its new hires.
Our philosophy majors build a foundational knowledge of philosophy through a study of major works and issues in Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, and the history of Philosophy. This program of study creates a balanced liberal education and fosters the individual’s self-knowledge and personal growth. Our faculty are committed to academic excellence, innovative instruction, and collaborative service to the community.
Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy, the Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities and a terminal degree. The Assistant Professor will teach 3 courses per semester, usually including Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking. The University, College, and Department look for a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship as the basis for successful tenure and promotion. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Ancient Philosophy by August 1, 2011.
• At least part-time demonstrated teaching expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Preference may be given to candidates who, besides their area of expertise in Ancient Philosophy, have an area of concentration in one or more of the following fields: Medieval Philosophy, Non-Western Philosophy, Applied Ethics, or Formal Logic.

Screening of applications begins October 22, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least four professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. William Eaton, Search Chair, Search # 59254
Department of Literature and Philosophy
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8023
Statesboro GA 30460-8023
Electronic mail: weaton [__at__] georgiasouthern [dot] edu
Telephone: 912-478-5128

More information about the institution is available through,, or Georgia Southern University seeks individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN,
September 1, 2010
3 tenure track positions
November 1, 2010

University of Tennessee. Department of Philosophy. Three (3) tenure-track positions. Position 1: Associate or Assistant Professor. AOS: Ethical Theory/Normative Ethics. AOC: Open, but competence in decision theory/rational choice, moral psychology or history of ethics a plus. Position 2: Assistant Professor: AOS: Metaphysics or Philosophy of Mind. AOC: Open, but competence in philosophy of language or history of analytic philosophy a plus. Position 3 (this position pending final institutional approval): Assistant Professor: AOS: Social/Political Philosophy. AOC: Open, but competence in any of the following a plus: philosophy of social science, social epistemology, history of philosophy, feminism. All positions starting August 2011. 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. Electronic applications strongly preferred. Send full dossier, including at least three letters of reference, writing sample, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and cover letter (all as PDF, Word, or RTF files) expressing your interest in the position to: swilli40 [__at__] utk [dot] edu. Be sure to indicate in the subject line of your e-mail the position for which you are applying (Ethics, Soc/Pol, or Met/Mind). Hard copy materials may be sent to Susan Williams, Department of Philosophy, 801 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0480. Again, be sure to indicate on the envelope the position for which you are applying. Positions will remain open until filled but the review of applications for each will begin on November 1. Screening interviews will take place in early December via video/phone conference call.

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.