The Department of Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine is pleased to announce a search for a

full time, tenure-track position at the Full Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor level.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt. 

Interested individuals 

should submit a letter of interest and a current CV by December 31, 2015:

We seek a scholar in bioethics to conduct original research, teach bioethics and related humanities topics to medical students and other health professional trainees, and serve on the clinical and research ethics services. Experience with ethics consultation is preferred.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, leadership abilities, and commitment to a collaborative approach to research, teaching, and community service. Applicants must also have a strong track record of interest and ability to secure external funding. 

The Department of Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine has a long history of pioneering work in the field of medical humanities, and is broadly embraced throughout the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Humanities courses are integrated into the medical school curricula in all four years. Faculty members throughout the institution are actively engaged in Department activities, including an annual literary and visual arts publication, musical and theatrical performances, community service projects, as well as research and teaching. More generally, the Department’s many contributions have helped create an institutional environment where Humanities faculty can serve as change agents by pursuing their professional passions and developing collaborative projects that matter.

The tertiary-care Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center campus is located in picturesque central Pennsylvania, which combines quiet suburban-rural landscapes with a broad range of cultural amenities: the Hershey Theatre (which routinely hosts Broadway plays and musicals); local and regional symphonies; minor league baseball, hockey, and soccer; ready access to the Appalachian trail, Gettysburg, and other outdoor activities. The region also benefits from ready access to Hershey Park, the Giant Center, and nearby urban centers such as Baltimore (90 miles), Philadelphia (90 miles), Washington D.C (130 miles), and the Pennsylvania State Capital, Harrisburg (15 miles).

Penn State values diversity in all forms, and seeks individuals who will promote diversity throughout our organization. Our core institutional values are Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence. Salary and benefits are competitive and benchmarked against those of other colleges of medicine in our region.

JOB POSTING – University of VA


The University of Virginia Department of Philosophy invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in ancient philosophy. Areas of competence are open. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester at the graduate and undergraduate levels, perform appropriate service activities, and conduct research in his or her area of specialization.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015, however the position will remain open until filled. The appointment start date will be August 25, 2016. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or be on track to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy or related field by May 2016. For appointment at the assistant professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position, with the title of acting assistant professor.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa ( Search on posting number 0617206 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest, a CV, research statement, teaching statement, and writing sample. Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be emailed directly to

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Glenda Notman (; phone #: 434-243-4041).

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

JOB POSTING – U of West Georgia

The University of West Georgia Philosophy Program invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning August 2016. AOS/AOC: Ancient/Medieval Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Religion. Three-three teaching load includes lower-division courses (e.g., Introduction to Philosophy) and upper-division courses related to candidate’s AOS/AOC. Non-teaching duties include research and normal service responsibilities. Salary competitive. Semester calendar. Possible summer teaching.


Candidates must have Ph.D. in philosophy at time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. AA/EOE. Background check required for successful candidate. Applications must be received by November 20, 2015. Interviews will be conducted via Skype in January.


Application dossier should include: application letter, CV, three letters of support. All application materials must be submitted through Interfolio. Follow this link to apply for the position:


Questions may be directed to Dr. Walter Riker (, Department of English and Philosophy, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118.

ADJUNCT POSITION – Spring 2016 – George Wash U


The philosophy department at George Washington University is looking to fill an adjunct position teaching introduction to philosophy in the Spring 2016 term, starting January 11, through May 10. If you are interested, please send a CV, sample syllabi, summary of teaching experience, and evidence of teaching effectiveness as soon as possible to:

Tad Zawidzki at

Chair, Dept. of Philosophy

Associate Professor of Philosophy

The George Washington University

801 22nd St. NW Suite 508

Washington, D.C. 20052

(202) 994-6444

DIVERSITY POST DOCS – U of Pennsylvania

The Postdoctoral Fellowship for Academic Diversity Program is a competitive program whose goal is to increase the diversity of the community of scholars devoted to academic research at both the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Both organizations seek to attract promising researchers and educators from different backgrounds, races, ethnic groups, and other diverse populations whose life experience, research experience and employment background will contribute significantly to their academic missions. Fellowships are available for postdoctoral training in all areas of study at either Penn or CHOP. Successful candidates will receive mentored scholarly and research training as well as courses and workshops to enhance their research success skills and prepare them for a faculty position in a major university.

For more information:


NYTs Stone – Yancy interviews Kim

Check out this interview by George Yancy of David Haekwon Kim in the NY Times’ The Stone column. Kim talks about the ‘model minority’ myth and how philosophy needs to be broadened among other issues. Read ‘The Invisible Asian’ here:


JOB POST – Florida International U

Florida International University, Miami, FL. The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor, beginning August, 2016. Ph.D. required prior to appointment. Salary competitive.

AOS: Nineteenth & Twentieth Century European Philosophy. AOC: Open Teaching load: two introductory and three advanced courses distributed over a two semester academic year. The Department of Philosophy is committed to excellence in both scholarship and teaching.

Qualified Candidates are encouraged to attach a detailed letter of application, a CV, transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice for the application process), evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample in a single PDF File.

Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted upon submission of application. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by December 4th, 2015. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB POSTING – U of Washington

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington seeks an assistant professor in philosophy of science. We have teaching needs in philosophy of biology and philosophy of physics, and we welcome candidates whose research actively engages philosophical issues raised by contemporary scientific practice.  Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2015. For the details, please see:

JOB POSTING – Penn State

Assistant/Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, together with The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State (, is seeking a new faculty member at the assistant or associate level whose teaching and scholarship are focused on sexuality, violence, and ethics. The appointment begins August 12, 2016. An ideal candidate will use critical and intersectional approaches to sexuality in their scholarship and teaching. We define violence broadly to encompass not only physical or sexual violence, psychological abuse, sexual harassment, discrimination or misconduct, but also structural and systemic forms of violence. This new faculty member will be expected to contribute to campus-wide, interdisciplinary research and teaching on sexualities and sexual violence in ways that expand students’ ethical sensitivity, ethical reasoning skills, and moral imaginations. We will also ask this new hire to develop at least one introductory undergraduate course on sexuality, violence, and ethics. We encourage applications from candidates trained in women’s, gender and/or sexuality studies, as well as those trained in any cognate fields in the humanities or social sciences. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a PhD by the time of the appointment.
Penn State ( is embarking on a transformative series of co-funded hires in ethics designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. This is one of twelve tenure-track appointments funded by the University to augment the Penn State mission in this important area. Co-funded faculty will be hosted as affiliate faculty in the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute. We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the curriculum. We are looking for individuals who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects including decision support research, and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics in undergraduate and graduate curriculum. Faculty who are hired will receive a one-course release for the first five years designed to enhance collaboration with faculty and students on existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs in conjunction with the Institute’s mission.
Applicants should upload (as PDFs): 1) A cover letter; 2) a complete curriculum vitae; 3) a statement addressing how the candidate’s work is relevant to the University and Rock vision, and how this position is likely to augment their own work; 4) the names and addresses (including emails) of three referees; and 5) one writing sample. Review of applications will begin on October 29, 2015 but applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Apply online at
Questions about this position should be direct to the search committee chair, Dr. Lise Nelson, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 122A Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802; Phone (814) 867-4174; Email:
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Michelle L. McGowan, PhD

Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
Associate Professor of Bioethics
The Pennsylvania State University
128B Willard Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-5480


Assistant Professor Job Posting
Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

One or more tenure track positions, effective July 2016. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Rank: Assistant Professor. 3 courses/year or equivalent, graduate and undergraduate, semester system. Applicants should submit CV, three confidential letters of reference, and a sample of written work in area of specialization.

MIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women, minority candidates, veterans and individuals with disability.

Apply online:
Application deadline: November 16, 2015

Contact: Prof. Caspar Hare, <>, 617-253-2648.

JOB POSTING – Michigan State

The Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system, academic year appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2016.  AOS: Philosophy of Science.  AOC:  Open.  PhD in Philosophy or closely allied field (e.g., History and Philosophy of Science) prior to appointment.  Four courses per year at undergraduate and graduate level, thesis supervision, usual non-teaching duties. The successful candidate will have a robust research program showing potential to secure external funding.  We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.  A full description of this position appears on the Department’s website.

The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.

MSU is a research university, a member of the Association of American Universities, and affiliated with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation consortium.  MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  The university actively encourages applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

How to apply
Application type Online
Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015, and continue until position has been filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, posting # 1973. Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy,
Web address to apply
Email to apply phl[here goes you know what sign]
Application deadline November 2, 2015
Web address for more information
Contact name Fred Gifford
Contact email phl[here goes you know what sign]


The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is now accepting applications for the 2016–17 Fellowship Competition, September 1–November 30, 2015.

Please vist: for the full call for applications and the link to the online application system. 


The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies awards fellowships on a competitive basis to support significant research and writing about the Holocaust. We welcome proposals from scholars in all academic disciplines, including but not limited to history, political science, literature, Jewish studies, philosophy, religion, sociology, anthropology, comparative genocide studies, and law.


The Mandel Center awards fellowships-in-residence to candidates working on their dissertations (ABD), postdoctoral researchers, and senior scholars. Awards are granted on a competitive basis. Because a principal focus of the program is to ensure the development of a new generation of Holocaust scholars, we especially encourage scholars early in their careers to apply. Applicants must be affiliated with an academic and/or research institution when applying for a fellowship. We will also consider immediate post-docs and faculty between appointments. Proposals from applicants conducting research outside the discipline of history or on Mandel Center strategic priorities are especially encouraged, including literature and the Holocaust; projects utilizing the ITS collection; Jewish and especially Sephardic experiences of persecution; the Holocaust as it occurred in the Soviet Union, and the Holocaust as it occurred in North Africa.

The specific fellowship and the length of the award are at the Mandel Center’s discretion. Individual awards generally range up to eight consecutive months of residency; a minimum of three consecutive months is required. No exceptions are allowed. Fellowships of five months or longer have proven most effective.

Stipends range up to $3,500 per month for the purpose of defraying local housing and other miscellaneous living expenses and are subject to US tax law. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area receive a reduced stipend of $1,750 per month. Awards include a stipend to offset the cost of direct travel to and from Washington, DC. Residents of the Washington, DC, metropolitan area do not receive a travel stipend. The funds provided through this award may be subject to US federal and/or state tax. Please be advised the Mandel Center cannot provide individual tax advice.

The Mandel Center is able to provide visa assistance to fellows and their dependents, if necessary. Fellows are responsible for securing their own housing accommodations and health insurance. We do not provide support allowances for accompanying family members.

Fellowship winners will have access to flexible work space stations, computer, telephone, facsimile machine, and photocopier. We encourage cost-sharing by home institutions or other relevant organizations to extend the residency of the applicant at the Mandel Center or to make possible additional research at other institutions in the Unites States and abroad.

Fellowships may start as early as August 1, 2016 and must be completed no later than December 31, 2017


All applications must be submitted in English via an online application process. All applications must consist of the following:

  • An online application form (
  • A project proposal, in PDF format, not to exceed five single-spaced pages
  • A curriculum vitae summary, in PDF format, not to exceed four single-spaced pages
  • Two signed letters of recommendation that speak to the significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s ability to carry it out. Members of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council’s Academic Committee may not write letters of recommendation.  Only two letters will be considered. Any additional letters will not be included in the applicant’s file. Letters of recommendation must be received before November 30, 2015, and come directly from the references, not from the applicant. Directions on how to submit letters of recommendation can be found within the online application form.

Successful project proposals should highlight the resources available at the Museum that scholars will need to access in order to support their research. An addendum listing these resources may be attached in addition to the five-page project proposal. Important resources may also be referenced in the body of the project proposal. To search the Museum’s holdings, visit

Decisions will be announced in late April 2016.


Please direct inquiries to:

Jo-Ellyn Decker, Program Manager
Visiting Scholar Programs
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW


Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2016-17. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.

Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. This includes participating in a weekly seminar attended by fellows and Center faculty to discuss work in progress and in various other seminars, colloquia and lectures sponsored by the Center. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.

Candidates should have a doctorate or equivalent professional degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to their career stage. Typically Fellows hold faculty positions at other universities or colleges; in exceptional cases we consider applications from independent scholars when there is a high level of scholarly achievement. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship program and we do not generally consider candidates who will have held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of appointment.

The fellowship period extends from September 1 to July 1. Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic-year salaries (subject to a minimum and maximum set each fall). Ordinarily their home institutions provide a portion of their salaries in addition to all benefits, although this is not a requirement for appointment.  Stipends for independent scholars will not exceed the maximum for fellows holding appointments elsewhere.

The main considerations in the evaluation of applications are the following:

  • The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values (see for more information);
  • The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through teaching and writing;
  • The likelihood that the research would benefit from being conducted in the University Center environment.



Candidates should submit an online application at Search for requisition number #1500457. The following materials will be required:

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. A scholarly paper (of no more than about 12,000 words) written in the past three years;
  3. A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research project and including a brief working title for the project; and
  4. Contact information for three referees, including at least one who was not a graduate advisor.  Referees will be contacted directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 2, 2015.  We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by November 5. The selection committee begins reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are expected to be announced by March 1, 2016.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB POSTING – U of Colorado, Boulder

Full Professor. AOS: Open; AOC: Open. The Department of Philosophy is searching for an established scholar who is currently a full or advanced associate professor to join the Department and serve as chair for at least one three-year term.  Candidates should have a strong, ideally demonstrated, commitment to fostering an environment of inclusion, collegiality, and excellence. Some form of administrative or leadership experience, broadly construed, in a department, university, or professional organization such as the APA, is desirable. To apply, submit a cover letter and current curriculum vitae (with the names of at least three individuals who can be contacted by CU for references) electronically to Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the position is filled.  The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:




Call for Applications2016-17


The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications for the Fellows-in-Residence program under the direction of Professor Danielle Allen. The program brings together a small group of Fellows to work closely over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. The majority of Fellows will be selected in relation to an annual theme, but in each year some “open” slots will be reserved for applicants working on any issue in ethics. In each year, the goal will be to craft a cohort in which “thematic” fellows and “open” fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work. For the 2016-17 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will again be Diversity, Justice, and Democracy. The purpose of this theme is to explore how to achieve fair and just forms of democratic life in conditions of significant demographic diversity.


More than 200 years into the modern experiment with democratic forms of rule, democratic aspirations continue to founder on the rocks of racial and ethnic hierarchies, and other patterns of domination constructed on social categorizations of difference. In the case of the U.S., African American disadvantage continues to be entrenched, fifty years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 transformed the legal landscape; Latino disadvantage has also emerged as a pressing problem as has a low level of political engagement among Asian Americans. In Europe, we are witnessing the resurgence of the far-right, in response to dramatic demographic diversification, occurring simultaneously with economic instability. Civil war related to ethnic violence has devastated many African countries in recent years. India has the world’s largest affirmative action program and yet to cross caste and religious lines in marriage is to open oneself and one’s family to abuse and often murder by the locally dominant. These are just a small set of examples of the hard problems that currently define the political and ethical landscape of democracy in contexts of diversity.


The question of how to achieve fair and just forms of democratic life in conditions of significant demographic diversity must be tackled afresh, from the ground up. Importantly, pursuing answers to this question requires uniting normative and positive, or ethical and empirical, forms of expertise, through multi-disciplinary partnership. The ethics of diversity also intersect with important work in all of the professional schools. Conversations around this theme that unite faculty in the arts and sciences with faculty in the professional schools would be productive. And, of course, issues pertaining to the ethics of diversity constantly generate tensions for university campuses themselves. The theme should provide a context for advancing a research-based understanding of how college campuses too can do better at the ethics of diversity.


Residency and Requirements: The one-year fellowship term runs the course of the academic year, typically from the beginning of September through the end of May. All Fellows-in-Residence will be expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual projects and to participate in regular work-in-progress seminars. In addition, Fellows whose work intersects most directly with the annual theme will be invited to participate in the thematic components of the Center’s programming, which will consist of public lectures, conferences, and workshops.


Eligibility: A broad range of researchers is invited to submit proposals to become residential Fellows. Tenured and untenured faculty are invited to participate. Postdoctoral applications are encouraged, as well as proposals from researchers in industry, government, or NGOs seeking sabbatical time to pursue research directly relevant to ethical issues. Applicants from any discipline or professional field will be considered. Each applicant should propose an individual research and/or writing project. Applicants must have a PhD, professional degree, or equivalent professional experience. The Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship.


How to Apply

  1. Submit the following as a single PDF file via email to


– Letter describing the intersection of your work with the theme and/or with issues in ethics generally (approximately 500 words)

– Curriculum Vitae

– Research Proposal for the project you would undertake (approximately 1,000 words)

– Scholarly paper (in English), preferably written or published within the past two years

– The names of two references, which can be entered in the online form below.


In addition to the above materials, please complete and submit this online form.


Deadline: The deadline date for receipt of applications for projects beginning September 2016 is December 1, 2015.


Stipend: Post-doctoral fellows will be paid according to a salary structure that is based on number of years of postdoctoral experience ranging from $42,000 to $53,000. Faculty members who will spend their sabbatical year at the Center will be eligible to receive up to one-half of their academic year salary (not exceeding a maximum stipend set each fall) for the fellowship period. Their home institution is expected to provide at least half the salary, plus all benefits. The maximum for the 2016-17 year is $75,000. Overseas fellows and those not on an academic track are eligible for stipends depending on circumstance.



Please join the Discrimination and Disadvantage blog on the third Wednesday of each month (8 a.m. EST) for Dialogues on Disability, the series of interviews that Shelley Tremain is conducting with disabled philosophers. The series is designed to provide a public venue for discussion with disabled philosophers about a range of topics, including their philosophical work on disability; the place of philosophy of disability vis-à-vis the discipline and profession; their experiences of institutional discrimination and personal prejudice in philosophy, in particular, and in academia, in general; resistance to ableism; accessibility; and anti-oppressive pedagogy.

To read the notices for interviews and the interviews posted thus far, go here:

If you would like to nominate someone to be interviewed (self-nominations are welcomed!), please write to Shelley Tremain at

CFP – APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

This issue of the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy invites philosophers to think about the way that their experiences of negotiating the private sphere has influenced their scholarship, teaching, ability to mentor, service, etc. The recent issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy on miscarriage, reproductive loss, and fetal death began a conversation about some of these very personal and difficult issues. The spring 2016 issue of the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy aims to continue and broaden these personal yet political conversations.

Papers on any aspect of the topic are welcome. Because of the nature of the newsletter and the fact that it is only available in electronic form now, articles of any length are acceptable.

Due November 1st (flexible).

Book Reviews

Book reviews of the below are also sought for the APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy.

If you are interested in reviewing one of these texts, or wish to review a text not included here, please email with an attached C.V. and an explanation of your particular interest in and qualifications for reviewing the chosen text. If you do not own the book, I will request a copy from the publisher. Deadlines for reviews are negotiable.

Bianchi, Emanuela. The Feminist Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos. Fordham University Press, 2014.

Brake, Elizabeth, ed. After Marriage: Rethinking Martial Relationships. Oxford University Press 2015.

David, Miriam E. Feminism, Gender and Universities-Politics, Passion and Pedagogies. Institute of Education, University of London, UK, 2014.

De Paula, Luisa and Raabe, Peter, eds. Women in Philosophical Counseling: The Anima of Thought in Action. Lexington Books, 2015.

Holstein, Martha. Women in Late Life: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Age. Rowman and Littlefield, 2015.

The format for submissions of papers and book reviews is in previous issues of the Newsletter. All submissions are anonymously reviewed.

Send submissions to:

Serena Parekh

Editor, APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy

Northeastern University, Department of Philosophy and Religion


CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Justice and the Social Ontology of Race

Call for Abstracts:
The North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP) invites submissions for its group session at the Pacific APA, 2016. The theme of our session will be:
“Justice and the Social Ontology of Race”
Proposals on topics intersecting this theme, broadly understood, are welcome, and might include:
–       The use of racial categories in social planning and policy
–       The ontological status and import of racial categories
–       Race and the justice system
–       The role of race in social and political identity
–       Intersectional analyses of racialized experience(s)
–       Racial categories and educational institutions
–       Race and experience
–       Race and equity
–       Racial violence
–       The status of criminal hate
Other topics in this vein are welcome and encouraged.
Chosen presenters will join our invited speaker, Naomi Zack, who will present her recent work, “Racial Inequality and Applicative Justice: A Comparative Approach vs. Ideal and Nonideal Theory.”
Submissions should take the form of extended abstracts or papers. Abstracts should be around 1000 words, with bibliography included. Papers should be under 3000 words. Please include the following information in submission: Name, affiliation (if any), email address, and paper title.
We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we do require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted. Notification of acceptance will be made via email in October.
Submission deadline: September 13, 2015
Submissions and questions should be sent to: Devora Shapiro at, with the subject heading “NASSP APA 2016 SUBMISSION”
For more information on the society and our events, visit our website at:

CFP – Ancient Philosophy Society – Prizes for Underrepresented Scholar and for Emerging Scholar

Sixteenth Annual Independent Meeting
28 April-1 May, 2016 in Portland, Maine
Co-sponsored by Colby College and the Ancient Philosophy Society

Honoring the richness of the American and European philosophical traditions, the Ancient Philosophy Society supports phenomenological, postmodern, Anglo-American, Straussian, Tübingen School, hermeneutic, psychoanalytic, queer, and feminist interpretations of ancient Greek and Roman philosophical and literary works.

Submit papers by e-mail attachment to on any topic in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.

Deadline: November 22, 2015.

For the first time this year, the APS will award two travel prizes of $300 each:

  • The Diversity Prize: awarded to the best paper that is chosen for the program through the anonymous selection process written by a person from a group underrepresented in the discipline. Please self-identify in the body of your email when you submit your paper, saying, “I would like to be considered for the Diversity Prize after the program selection process.” Please keep your paper free of any identifying information.
  • The Emerging Scholar Prize: awarded to the best paper that is chosen for the program through the anonymous selection process written by a scholar who is either ABD or up to 6 years post Ph.D. Please self-identify in the body of your email when you submit your paper, saying, “I would like to be considered for the Emerging Scholar Prize after the program selection process.”
  • Please keep your paper free of any identifying information.
    Scholars may be considered for both prizes but can only be awarded one.

The APS values diversity and particularly invites submissions from members of groups underrepresented in philosophy, including women, people of color, LGBTQI individuals, and people with disabilities. The APS conference is wheelchair accessible.

For complete information, go to


Last year, the APA committee on inclusiveness in the profession established the Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection, putting out a call for teaching materials in areas of philosophy that have traditionally been underrepresented. In response, over 75 syllabi were submitted, including courses specifically focused on diversity as well as courses with modules on diversity, covering a wide variety of areas and course levels.

As the beginning of the academic year approaches, please take a moment to review your syllabi and consider submitting them to our collection.

The Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection is available on the APA website. Use it as a resource to help you create more diverse and inclusive courses, and submit your syllabi to help others do the same.

Submit a syllabus for the Diversity and Inclusiveness Syllabus Collection.

By submitting syllabi, you will be helping to promote diversity in philosophy courses and in the profession. Thank you for participating in this important project!