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: https://academicjobsonline.
Application deadline: November 16, 2015
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|
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Web address to apply||http://www.jobs.msu.edu|
|Email to apply||phlmsu.edu|
|Application deadline||November 2, 2015|
|Web address for more information||http://www.philosophy.msu.edu|
|Contact name||Fred Gifford|
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: http://www.ushmm.org/research/competitive-academic-programs/fellowship-competition 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:
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 http://collections.ushmm.org/search/.
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:
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number #1500457. The following materials will be required:
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.
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 https://www.jobsatcu.com/
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
– 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: http://philosophycommons.typepad.com/disability_and_disadvanta/dialogues-on-disability/
If you would like to nominate someone to be interviewed (self-nominations are welcomed!), please write to Shelley Tremain at email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
Editor, APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy
Northeastern University, Department of Philosophy and Religion
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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.
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!
This fund exists to subsidize travel for philosophers of color who would otherwise find it challenging to participate in APA meetings.
To the extent possible, all those who request funding and are deemed eligible will receive funding. If funding requests exceed the amount of funding available, the executive director will determine, in consultation with other members of the APA leadership as appropriate, how much funding to award and to whom. Preference will be given to those most in the need, those without any institutional support available (as opposed to those who have exhausted existing institutional support), and those who have not previously received support from this fund.
Alumni of undergraduate diversity institutes such as PIKSI, the Rutgers Summer Institute for Diversity in Philosophy, and others are eligible for $500 in travel subsidies per year to pursue professional development opportunities. To receive funding, a person must be on the program as a speaker, chair, commentator, etc., for the philosophy conference or event in question, and must have participated in an undergraduate diversity institute in the past.
The blog “What is it like to be a person of color in philosophy?” contains important narratives of personal experiences of life in philosophy as a person of color and is an eye-opening read. To send a story, please click on the ‘Send a Story’ link.