3rd Rutgers Workshop on Chinese Philosophy (RWCP)
CONVERSATIONS WITH WESTERN PHILOSOPHERS
Friday, April 15, 2016
Brower Commons, Room A/B (Second Floor)
145 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Tao Jiang (Rutgers University, Religion)
Ruth Chang (Rutgers University, Philosophy)
Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University, Philosophy)
Marilie Coetsee (Doctoral student, Rutgers University, Philosophy)
Breakfast/coffee: 8:30 a.m.
8:55 a.m.: Welcome
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Panel 1
Wagging Tails and Riding Elephants: Why Study Non-Western Philosophy?
Presenter: Philip J. Ivanhoe (City University of Hong Kong)
Conversant: Owen Flanagan (Duke University)
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Tea break
11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Panel 2
A Substantive Pluralist Theory of Truth in Early Chinese Philosophy: Wang Chong on 實 (Shi)
Presenter: Alexus McLeod (Colorado State University)
Conversant: Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego)
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch (on site)
2:00 – 3:45 p.m. Panel 3
Yuan in Early Confucian Thought: With Insights into Escaping the Predicament.
Presenter: Winnie Sung (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Conversant: Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Tea break
4:00 – 5:45 p.m. Panel 4
Harmony, Relativism, and Natural Daos
Presenter: Hagop Sarkissian (City University of New York, Baruch College)
Conversant: David Velleman (New York University)
6:15 p.m. Dinner (by invitation only)
Special thanks to our sponsors whose generous support has made this workshop possible:
Confucius Institute of Rutgers University
Center for Chinese Studies
School of Arts and Sciences Humanities Dean
Rutgers China Office
Department of Religion
Department of Philosophy
Please RSVP to Ms. Susan Rosario at email@example.com by Monday, April 4th if you plan to attend. Seating is limited. All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Rosario.
$25,000 per year for projects that benefit the profession. The APA Eastern Division provides $25,000 per year for the APA to allocate among approved projects of around $5000 each. Proposals will be reviewed at the fall meeting of the APA board, normally held in November. Proposals must be submitted no later than June 30 each year.
$20,000 each year available in grants to fund large projects aiming to increase the presence and participation of women, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT people, people with disabilities, people of low socioeconomic status, and other underrepresented groups in philosophy. Apply directly to Amy Ferrer, Executive Director of the APA at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due June 30th of each year.
George Yancy has written an open letter to white people in the NY Times ‘The Stone’ column and has received racist vitriol in response.
A supporting petition has been created. As Sarah Hoagland writes:
“Philosopher George Yancy is currently under attack (receiving racist hate
mail and threats of violence) as the author of “Dear White America”
published by the New York Times in The Stone Column, 12/24/15.
Here is a link to “Dear White America”:
Here is a link to the Daily Nous where where there is discussion about the
abuse he has received and discussion about possible APA responses to
And here is a link to a petition to support George Yancy created by Anne
UPDirectory members: Please stand up against racist abuse and threats directed at philosophers who reach out to the public by signing the petition. While action is being taken at the APA, your signature on the petition will help show solidarity with George Yancy and send a message to the APA that the philosophical community supports APA action.
More about the program can be found here:
We invite graduate students to submit papers to the University of Washington (Seattle) Graduate Student Conference on March 11-12. Submissions in any area of philosophy will be considered, but those related to the conference themes Values in Science (broadly construed) will be given preference. Kevin Elliot (Michigan State University) will give the keynote.
Submissions can be made by email to email@example.com by January 18, 2016. Please send papers prepared for blind review as an attachment in either .doc or .pdf format. Papers are to be 3,000 words or less, and suitable for a 30 minute presentation. In the body of the email please include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, contact details, the paper title, a word count, and a brief abstract (no more than 300 words).
Please include “submission” in the e-mail subject line.
Please address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notification of decisions will be sent by February 15, 2016.
CSU-Fresno assistant professor position in philosophy
Asst. Prof., tenure-track, beginning Fall semester, 2016. Eight courses per year (4 per semester; typically 2-3 preps per semester), undergraduate level. Course load reduced to six for the first two years. Usual nonteaching duties.
AOS: Law and Philosophy; AOC: Open; the department has teaching needsin critical thinking, peace and conflict studies, social and political philosophy, and professional ethics. The successful candidate will teach and mentor students in our pre-law option, whose upper division courses currently include: Philosophy of Law, Fieldwork in Philosophy and Law, and Ethics of Criminal Justice.
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Philosophy is required by the time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly activity. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. California State University, Fresno is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.
Required for full consideration: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; © teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching excellence). Additional information may be requested. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be required to submit 1) official transcripts, and 2) three letters of reference. Apply online at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu/. For fullest consideration, materials should be on file by November 25th, 2015. We will not be conducting interviews at the APA.
For more information visit: http://jobs.csufresno.edu. For inquiries contact: Dr. Mariana Anagnostopoulos, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
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.
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.
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 (https://jobs.virginia.edu). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: http://apply.interfolio.com/32402.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Walter Riker (email@example.com), Department of English and Philosophy, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia 30118.
JOB OPENING – SPRING TERM 2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair, Dept. of Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy
The George Washington University
801 22nd St. NW Suite 508
Washington, D.C. 20052
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:
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:
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.
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: http://philjobs.org/job/show/