Tenure-Stream Assistant Professor Position in the Philosophy Department
The Philosophy Department invites applications for one full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1st, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval).
The area of specialization for the position will be Metaphysics and Epistemology.
Responsibilities for the position will include: teaching philosophy courses and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent research program; and participating in the academic life of the Philosophy Department, the Faculty of Arts, and the University.
The Philosophy Department, consisting of 17 tenured and tenure-track faculty members, prides itself on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research in both analytic and continental approaches and traditions.
Candidates shall have completed (or expect to do so before July 2018) a PhD in Philosophy, and shall provide evidence of high-quality teaching and excellence in research, with an emerging scholarly record, as demonstrated by a number of achievements. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: awards and accolades, new course and curriculum development, a thoughtful teaching philosophy, strong teaching reviews, a robust research profile, peer-reviewed conference papers and publications in high-calibre venues, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. As well, candidates shall demonstrate a capacity for collegial service and a commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).
- The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/faculty-affairs/collective-agreements/rfa-collective-agreement/
- The RFA’s website can be found at: rfanet.ca.
- A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal by December 1st, 2017. Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted.
Applications must include the following components, in the following order, as a single PDF document:
- a letter of application, which clearly indicates whether you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
- a curriculum vitae
- a statement of research interests (including plans for dissemination)
- two recent writing samples
- and results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier).
In addition, applicants should arrange for at least two confidential letters of reference to be sent to our Department Administrator, Mr. Ryan Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be received by December 1st, 2017. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Klaas Kraay, Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee (email@example.com).
Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at email@example.com.
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
As an employer, we are working towards a people-first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.
University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Asst. Prof., tenure-track, beginning Fall 2018. 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: Philosophy of Mind and/or Language and/or Science. AOC: Open. PhD by September 2018 in Philosophy or closely related area is required. The department is seeking someone with a strong record, or strong evidence of promise, in research and teaching. To apply go to http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/26827. 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 to Philfirstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 29, 2017. UW-Milwaukee is an AA/EEO employer.
Dean – University of Utah, College of Humanities
The University of Utah invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the College of Humanities. The College comprises seven academic departments—Communication, English, History, World Languages and Culture, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Writing and Rhetoric Studies—along with nine interdisciplinary centers and eight interdisciplinary programs, with a total budget over $43m, more than 170 tenured and tenure-line faculty, 85 full- and part-time staff, 2500 undergraduate majors, and 400 graduate students. The Dean will serve for a five-year renewable term, commencing July 1, 2018.
Among the qualities we seek in a Dean are:
- A distinguished record as a scholar and educator
- Demonstrated leadership and administrative skills
- A commitment to faculty governance
- Effective fundraising and community engagement
- A strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity
The Dean reports to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Applications, including a CV and a letter describing the candidate’s interest and qualifications, and a list of references should be submitted to https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69997. Confidential inquiries can be directed to the search committee co-chairs, Robin Jensen at email@example.com and Alberta Comer at firstname.lastname@example.org. The search committee will review applications on a rolling basis beginning November 6, 2017, and will continue to receive applications until the position is filled.
The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with reasonable notice. For additional information:
Inquiries about University nondiscrimination and disability accommodation policies may be made to the University’s Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action,201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm. 135, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD).
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underserved students. The College of Humanities is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The College and University recognize that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ (ASU JOB# 12144) The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure eligible Assistant Professor in Philosophy with an anticipated start date of August 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to: contribute to curriculum development; deliver instruction at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels; supervise honors, masters, and doctoral students; conduct research publishable in top-tier academic journals in the discipline; and participate in professional and university service.
Areas of Specialization (AOS): Applied moral, political, social, or legal philosophy, broadly construed. Areas of Concentration (AOC): Open. As we are using it, ‘applied moral, political, social, or legal philosophy’ refers not only to the application of theories developed within moral, political, social, or legal philosophy to everyday problems or phenomena but also to the application of research produced by methods used in other disciplines in order to understand and address questions in moral, political, social, or legal philosophy (for example, experimental philosophy concerning issues in metaethics or normative ethics). Required Qualifications • PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by time of appointment. • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the university level. • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research. • Area of Specialization (AOS) in applied moral, political, social, or legal philosophy, as broadly construed above. • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that complement the School’s existing PhD program and its focus on practical and applied philosophy.
For related information, please see: https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/graduate/philosophy-0. Desired Qualification • Ability to contribute to our online undergraduate program. • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/45818 submitting a complete Dossier, including all of the following:
1) a cover letter, stating qualifications;
2) a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements);
3) at least three letters of reference;
4) a research statement;
5) evidence of potential for excellence in teaching;
6) a writing sample.
Applicant’s last name should appear in the name of each uploaded file. Cover letters can be addressed to Professor Doug Portmore, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: email@example.com.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Ethics, Department of Philosophy
APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2018
AOS: Ethics (construed broadly)
REQUIREMENTS: The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is a PhD in Philosophy or related field OR the completion of all requirements for a PhD in Philosophy or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application.
DEADLINE: To ensure full and primary consideration, all application materials must be received by November 1, 2017. Reference letter submissions are also strongly encouraged by this date. The position will remain open until filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: A complete application will include a letter of application, CV, writing sample, dissertation abstract or research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and at least three letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted online at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Editorial Comment from the UPDirectory manager: This is an important opportunity for young philosophers to have a two year post-doc with the prospects of movement to the tenure track at U Michigan.
LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Fellowship Period: August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2020 Application Deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017 The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) at the University of Michigan invites applicants to our LSA Collegiate Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. This major initiative is aimed at promoting an inclusive scholarly environment, recruiting and retaining exceptional early career scholars, and supporting outstanding scholars committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive intellectual community. The program is administered by the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) at the University of Michigan.
The two-year fellowship program provides early career scholars with dedicated research time, mentorship, teaching experience, travel funding, and professional development opportunities to prepare them for possible tenure-track appointments in LSA. Candidates whose scholarship, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of LSA are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Applications are welcome from any field represented in LSA academic departments. Review committees will evaluate applicants according to their potential for success in an academic career and contribution to higher education through their demonstrated commitment to diversity. To be eligible, applicants’ doctoral degrees should be completed between January 1, 2015 and July 1, 2018. Applicants in the fields of Economics and Political Science must complete their doctoral degree by July 1, 2019. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. from U-M, or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position at U-M, are not eligible. Application: LSA invites scholars to apply between July 18, 2017 and October 2, 2017.
Additional program and application information can be found on LSA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion website: http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/about/diversity–equity-and-inclusion/lsa-collegiatepostdoctoral-fellowship-program.html; Inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Murphy Institute at Tulane University has extended its application deadline for 2017-2018 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellowships/Visiting Research Professorships. The new deadline is December 31, 2016.
To apply for these fellowships, please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/37091, scroll down, and click the “Apply Now” button. Application is free of charge for all applicants by using this link.
These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine.
While fellows will participate in conferences and seminars organized by the Murphy Institute, they will be expected to devote most of their time to conducting their own research. Faculty Fellows are normally appointed as Visiting Research Professors. As Visiting Research Professors, they receive a salary of 65,000 USD and are eligible for Tulane University health insurance.
Applicants should hold a doctorate or equivalent research degree in philosophy, political theory, or a related discipline at the time of application. Applicants should also have a full-time college or university appointment at the time of application. Full-time faculty at all ranks are invited to apply.
Tulane University is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action/persons with disabilities/veterans employer committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane will not discriminate against individuals with disabilities or veterans. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
For more information on the application process, please visit our website page at http://murphy.tulane.edu/news/archives/1498 or contact Margaret Keenan, the Assistant Director, at email@example.com. For more information on the Murphy Institute’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs, please visit http://murphy.tulane.edu/programs/center.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, April 4th if you plan to attend. Seating is limited. All inquiries should be directed to Ms. Rosario.
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.
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.
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/
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