JOB POSTING – Lecturer at U of West Georgia

Lecturer Position at University of West Georgia
The University of West Georgia Philosophy Program invites applications for a Lecturer position beginning August 2016. Annually renewable based on satisfactory performance evaluation. AOS and AOC open but the department has interest in Philosophy of Race or Asian Philosophy. Five-four teaching load includes lower-division Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking courses, with the possibility of lower-division Introduction to Ethics courses and an occasional upper-division course as needed.
Candidates must have Ph.D. in philosophy at time of appointment and demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. Semester calendar. AA/EOE. Should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
Application dossier should include: application letter, CV, three letters of support, unofficial transcript, statement of teaching philosophy, student evaluations from most recent two years of teaching, and sample syllabi. 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. Applications must be received by March 4, 2016. Phone interviews will be conducted in mid-March.

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”
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