PART-TIME JOB – U of West Georgia

The Philosophy Program at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA) is seeking a part-time instructor to teach a section of Introduction to Ethics in Fall 2017 (MW morning schedule).  We may be able to add a second section.

Applicants should have completed at least 18 hours of graduate course work in philosophy.  Questions and applications can be sent via e-mail to Dr. Walter Riker (wriker@westga.edu).  Applications should include a letter of intent and curriculum vitae.

PART-TIME LECTURER JOB – University of West Georgia

The Philosophy Program at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA) is seeking a part-time instructor to teach two sections of Critical Thinking in the fall semester (MW schedule).  We are also looking for a part-time instructor to teach one section of Ethics and one of World Religions in fall (TR schedule).  There will likely be opportunities to teach courses in the spring semester as well.  Applicants should have completed at least 18 hours of graduate course work in philosophy.  Questions and applications can be sent via e-mail to Dr. Walter Riker (wriker@westga.edu).  Applications should include a letter of intent and curriculum vitae.

 

JOB POSTING – U of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites applicants for a nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor position, renewable for up to three years, in the Department of Philosophy. Duties include teaching six courses/year; undergraduate and graduate; engaging in some thesis supervision and usual non-teaching duties (for example, committee work); and pursuing an active research program. AOS: Ethics and/or political philosophy; AOC: Open, but we are particularly interested in Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, and Applied Ethics. Ph.D. required by August 2016. Salary competitive. Applications due by 03/11/2016.  Submit application with cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, and names, titles, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional references willing to provide letters of reference to: http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/12188

 

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.

JOB POSTING – Mich State

Assistant Professor in Global Ethics and Feminist Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University invite applications for a tenure system, academic year position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2016.  AOS: Global Ethics and Feminist Philosophy.  AOC:  Open.  Appointment will be in the Department of Philosophy (75%) and in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (25%).  PhD in Philosophy or closely related field prior to appointment.  Four courses per year at undergraduate and graduate level, thesis supervision,  and non-teaching duties that may include:  department and university service, opportunities for community engagement, and other forms of engaged learning. 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 websites of the Department of Philosophy (http://www.philosophy.msu.edu/) and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (http://rcah.msu.edu).
Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.  Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.
Review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015, and continue until position has been filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, posting # 2296. 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 Lisa Schwartzman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, phl@msu.edu.

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 (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 phi-job@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to:
Glenda Notman (gsn4d@virginia.edu; 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/32402.

 

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

ADJUNCT POSITION – Spring 2016 – George Wash U

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 zawidzki@gwu.edu

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

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:  http://philjobs.org/job/show/3924

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 (rockethics.psu.edu), 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 (www.psu.edu) 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 https://psu.jobs/job/59823
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: lknelson@psu.edu.
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 http://www.police.psu.edu/clery/, 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

JOB POSTING – MIT

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.org/ajo/jobs/5706
Application deadline: November 16, 2015

Contact: Prof. Caspar Hare, <casparhmit.edu>, 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
Instructions
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, phl@msu.edu.
Web address to apply http://www.jobs.msu.edu
Email to apply phl[here goes you know what sign]msu.edu
Application deadline November 2, 2015
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.philosophy.msu.edu
Contact name Fred Gifford
Contact email phl[here goes you know what sign]msu.edu

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 https://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/107079. 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: hr-ada@colorado.edu

HARVARD SAFRA CENTER FELLOWSHIPS IN RESIDENCE – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

 

Fellows-in-Residence

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 applications@ethics.harvard.edu:

 

– 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.