Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Johns Hopkins,
Baltimore, MD,
August 7, 2014
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science
October 15, 2014

The Johns Hopkins University seeks an internationally recognized leader as a tenured, endowed Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships designated for outstanding scholars who carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University. The current position is one of several linked to the University-wide Science of Learning Initiative, a current focus of the University’s capital campaign.
The position will include tenure in the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Cognitive Science, with full participation in their research, teaching, and service missions. The ideal candidate will have a deep engagement both with philosophy and with on-going theoretical or empirical work in the mind-brain sciences. She or he will build on the Cognitive Science Department’s existing strengths in language, vision, cognitive development, and foundations. The appointee will also enjoy many opportunities to engage with other units connected to the Science of Learning initiative, including the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Mind/Brain Institute, the Berman Institute of Bioethics, the Center for Language and Speech Processing, the School of Education, the Center for Imaging Science, the Vision Sciences Group, and the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. Teaching will be divided between the Philosophy and Cognitive Science Departments (one undergraduate and one graduate course per year in Philosophy, and one undergraduate course plus lab meeting, reading group, or equivalent in Cognitive Science).
Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (ideally including links to publications) as a single PDF file to . A cover letter briefly describing current and future research plans is welcome but optional. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2014, although later applications may be considered. Questions may be directed to the search committee co-chairs Steven Gross or Michael McCloskey . The Johns Hopkins University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty, strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, and is an EEO/AA employer.

Princeton University,
August 5, 2014
Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy
November 17, 2014

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public
Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political
philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a
research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.
Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem
arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts
research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support
their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center
for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to
the School’s undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in
public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.


Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2015
and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may
not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.
Applicants’ dissertation research need not be specifically in values and public policy, but
they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to working on a research project in
this area during their time at Princeton. Projects must be related to an area in which the
School has a Center or Program (such as science and environmental policy, health and
well-being, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy or
globalization and governance). For more information about these areas, please consult

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments,
the promise of the proposed research project in values and public policy, and the
likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at the Woodrow Wilson
School. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be
taken into account.

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2015, with the
expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are
expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers
competitive salary and employee benefits.

How to Apply You may submit an online application at Search for requisition number #1400439. The online system includes instructions on how to apply. A complete application will include the following materials:

1. A current curriculum vitae;
2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), conforming to the expectations stated above. Please identify the Woodrow Wilson School center or program with which you wish to be associated and briefly describe what you hope to gain from carrying out the project there. Also please supply an indicative title for the project at the beginning of the proposal.
3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing your scholarly achievement or potential;
4. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 17, 2014. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 20, 2014. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and applications lacking any of the elements listed above may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Friday, February 27, 2015.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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.

University of Toronto,
August 4, 2014
Assistant Professor - Philosophy of Mind
November 13, 2014

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in philosophy of mind at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2015.

Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2015 or shortly thereafter, and must demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. A clear commitment to ongoing development in both teaching and research is also required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of the philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To apply, please visit

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 13, 2014:

• (1) a cover letter and (2) a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (3) a statement outlining current and future research interests and (4) a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “research.pdf”;

• (5) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy) in a file labelled “teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

Please note that for this search the required files must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have questions about this position, please contact search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

For information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Clinical Center Department of Bioethics,
Bethesda, Maryland,
July 29, 2014
December 31, 2014

Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the freedom and support to develop and implement their own independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Post baccalaureate and post doctoral fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics and health policy. Fellows will conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH. No bioethics experience is required or expected. Two-year positions begin September 2015. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees or those who have achieved these degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines. Applications should include: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one or more writing sample(s) that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability (not to exceed 30 pages collectively), three letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with your academic work), and up to a 1000-word statement of interest which may include discussion of how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential topics you would like to investigate while here. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. Non US citizens are welcome to apply but MUST have doctoral degree or be currently enrolled in graduate school.

Apply on-line at All attachments should be pdf format. For further information see or contact bioethics-inquiries [__at__] mail [dot] nih [dot] gov, or call 301/496-2429.

Employer Name: Clinical Center Department of Bioethics

Position Location: Department of Bioethics
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Room 1C118
Bethesda, MD 20892-1156


Babson College,
June 24, 2014
Adjunct Lecturer, Arts & Humanities
July 24, 2014

The Arts and Humanities Division at Babson College seeks an adjunct lecturer to teach two sections of an undergraduate level course in Existentialism for the Fall 2014 semester.

Minimum qualifications: Candidates must have teaching experience and hold at least a Master’s degree, and preferably be ABD, at the time of appointment.

This position is in a great work environment. The recruitment process for this opportunity has a short time line so that the successful candidate can on-board with the department quickly. Please apply on-line by following the instructions below for immediate consideration.

Babson College, located 14 miles west of Boston in Wellesley, Massachusetts, is an independent school of management that takes an innovative approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson’s dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students gain multidimensional abilities, and can make important contributions to business and society. By infusing the spirit of innovation into our academic programs, Babson prepares leaders to anticipate, initiate, and manage change. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, custom MS and MBA degree programs, and executive education programs worldwide.

Interested candidates should apply via our website at

Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Université Laval,
June 10, 2014
Philosophie - Professeur (Philosophie continentale)
August 10, 2014

Université Laval

Endroit: Québec

Milieu de vie privilégié au cœur de la ville de Québec, l'Université Laval est une grande université complète reconnue pour sa culture de l'excellence en enseignement et en recherche.

Professeur ou professeure en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours

La Faculté de philosophie de l'Université Laval souhaite combler un poste de professeur régulier à rang ouvert en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours.

Description du poste

Le ou la titulaire de ce poste à temps plein assumera des enseignements réguliers aux trois cycles de la formation universitaire à la Faculté de philosophie. Il ou elle devra contribuer par ses publications à la recherche en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours et superviser les travaux de maîtrise et de doctorat des étudiants et étudiantes de philosophie dans ce domaine. Il ou elle devra de plus participer aux activités universitaires et administratives de l'unité de rattachement.

Qualifications requises

Doctorat en philosophie ou l'équivalant au moment de l'embauche. Solides connaissances d'un champ particulier en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours. Capacité d'entreprendre des recherches autonomes et originales dans le domaine, avec des perspectives de diffusion internationale. Expérience d'enseignement. Publications scientifiques pertinentes.

Calendrier de recrutement

Date de clôture du concours : le 10 août 2014

Date prévue de l'entrée en fonction : le 1er janvier 2015

Faire parvenir un curriculum vitae, accompagné d'une photocopie des relevés de notes, d'une copie d'une publication et de trois lettres de recommandation à :

Victor Thibaudeau, doyen
Faculté de philosophie
Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard
2325 rue des Bibliothèques
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A

Pour information : , doyen [dot] thibaudeau [__at__] fp [dot] ulaval [dot] ca

Valorisant la diversité, l'Université Laval invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées. La priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes ayant le statut de citoyen canadien ou de résident permanent.

Philosophy of the State University of Campinas-UNICAMP ,
May 6, 2014
POSITION OPEN in the area of History of Philosophy- specialization Aesthetics
June 23, 2014

POSITION OPEN in the area of History of Philosophy- specialization Aesthetics,
 at the Department of Philosophy of the State University of
Campinas-UNICAMP (tenure-track).

Red Deer College,
Red Deer, AB,
April 28, 2014
Part-time Philosophy Instructor Fall 2014 - Winter 2015
May 23, 2014

Job Title: Philosophy Instructor (Part-time)
Employment Type: Term Certain Part Time
In accordance with Canadian Immigration regulations, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Names/Contact Information (please provide 3)


The successful candidate will teach in Red Deer College's two-year university transfer Philosophy program: Philosophy and Health Care Issues (2 sections) and Philosophy of Religion in Fall 2014; Philosophy of Mind, Professional Ethics, and Philosophy and Health Care Issues in Winter 2015.

RDC has been a leader in education for more than 50 years. Our mission is to deliver the best education possible and create an environment where excellence is expected. We offer over 75 program options of educational opportunities, including university transfer and degree programs, career certificate and diploma programs, apprenticeship and vocational training, and continuing education.

RDC is committed to promote a learner-centered culture. Students will be encouraged to build personal learning networks and take ownership of their own success. Student engagement will be characterized by student effort and faculty commitment, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, academic challenge, and support for learners. It is our goal to support the development and sustainability of healthy communities in central Alberta.

RDC is a student-focused institution that values and supports excellence in teaching. At RDC we appreciate all types of scholarship integral to ensuring the quality, currency and relevance of our programs and their connections to local, academic, and professional communities. RDC highly values a variety of scholarly activities and has a generous Professional Development program with opportunities for scholarly support and development.

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences spans multiple disciplines and emphasizes critical thinking, in-depth research and creativity. The Department has a strong University Transfer program and a collaborative BA degree with the University of Calgary with majors in English, Psychology, and Sociology. RDC students experience a high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, and personalized learning.

The Department provides a supportive atmosphere for innovation in scholarship, curriculum delivery, and student engagement.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Masters in Philosophy

Post-secondary teaching experience in applied ethics, health care ethics, and/or philosophy of religion

Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching undergraduate philosophy, scholarly/research potential

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Guillermo Barron
Head of Philosophy
Red Deer College
Phone: 403 314-2439
guillermo [dot] barron [__at__] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Dr. Paritosh Ghosh
Chairperson, Humanities and Social Sciences
Red Deer College
Phone: 403.343.4046
paritosh [dot] ghosh [__at__] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Posting Details
Competition Number:
Posting Date: 04-24-2014
Closing Date: 05-23-2014

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Dalhousie University,
April 25, 2014
Limited Term Appointment (tenable for a ten-month term in each of two years) - Assistant Professor
May 30, 2014


The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full time sessional term position at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 August 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The position will be tenable for a ten-month term in each of two years (from 1 August 2014 to 31 May 2015, and from 1 August 2015 to 31 May 2016). Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology. Areas of competence: Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind.

The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some limited graduate student supervision and committee work. Excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Course load will be 3 and 3.

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded separately by the referees). A record of publication will be an asset.

Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2. (Please use dalphil [__at__] dal [dot] ca for correspondence). The closing date for applications is May 30, 2014.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
April 17, 2014
Lecturer of Philosophy
May 5, 2014

The Department of Cognitive Science in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for a non-tenure track, fixed-term-appointment Lecturer of Philosophy. We seek candidates whose area of specialization and competency includes some permutation of Philosophy of Science, Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind. The Department of Cognitive Science offers unique opportunities for students to focus on the scientific study of mind, brain, and intelligence. The Department is home to psychologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, and computer scientists, whose teaching and research complements Rensselaer's traditional strengths in science, engineering, and technology. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Philosophy, in Psychology, in Cognitive Science, and a highly selective Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science.

The successful candidate will have a record of achievement in teaching and research of philosophy and teach courses such as Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of Biology. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated successful teaching experience at the collegiate level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or foreign-degree equivalent in Philosophy or an appropriate related field of study.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars, artists, and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering through its performance and residency programs.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by April 18, 2014 will receive full consideration. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of professional reference, and evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level to