Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics,
Cambridge ,
USA
November 16, 2016
Fellos-in-Residence Program
December 1, 2016

For 2017-18 and 2018-19, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will take “Political Economy and Justice” as its leading theme. Our work in areas such as diversity, justice, and democracy; bioethics; and institutional corruption will also continue. But for the next two years, we will concentrate a significant portion of our fellowships, resources, and energy around the theme of Political Economy and Justice.

To this end, we invite applications for our Fellows-in-Residence program. We expect to award 8-10 fellowships.

While most admitted fellows will work on the theme, we also expect to admit some applicants whose work does not directly relate to the theme; such applicants can apply for an “open” fellowship. In addition, please note that in 2016, the Edmond J. Safra Center inaugurated a partnership with the Berggruen Institute's Philosophy and Culture Center, whose goal is “to develop fresh ideas through comparative and interdisciplinary work and to relate these insights to the pressing issues of our day.” A subset of our fellows will be designated as Edmond J. Safra-Berggruen Fellows. Edmond J. Safra-Berggruen Fellows engage in scholarship of broad social and political importance from cross-cultural perspectives, and demonstrate a commitment to the public dissemination of their ideas. Priority for holding a Berggruen Fellowship at the Edmond J. Safra Center will be given to scholars working in the following areas: equality and hierarchy; democracy and meritocracy; neuroscience, culture, morality; sustainable innovation; diversity, justice, and democracy; political economy and justice. Berggruen Fellows have the distinctive opportunity to take up a second fellowship year at a university in Asia.

For specifics about the application process, please see the Details section at the bottom of this page.

POLITICAL ECONOMY AND JUSTICE

Almost no one any longer defends “unregulated capitalism.” But what passed for communism has been tried and has failed; Europe has largely backed away from at least one vision of “socialism” as a model; and in the U.S. there is high frustration with government regulation even as there is high frustration with economic and political arrangements that have worked poorly for lower and middle income Americans over recent decades. Where is political economy to go, and how do decisions about political economy intersect with understandings of justice, legitimacy, human flourishing, ethics, and moral commitments?

Capitalism is not a “single-level system” consisting merely of property rights and markets but a “multi-level” system of economic governance involving economic markets that are embedded in institutions created and governed by political authority, accountable to political markets, resting on social norms, and instantiating specific values. Most public firms are hierarchical organizations with carefully structured decision rights and autocratic tendencies (stemming from espoused goals related to wealth maximization and related capital market and product-market performance metrics). As pressing as ever is the question of how principles of legitimacy and justice, of rights, liberties, and a just distribution of resources, can best be served through structured hierarchies of decision-makers set up to serve, primarily, capital market and product market constituencies. Can answers be found along this path?

At the same time, views under the general heading of “socialism” are attracting renewed interest from philosophers and the general public. Despite the collapse of the Soviet Union and the ideological development of China, socialist views are implemented in many versions around the world. Some philosophers have argued that much further-reaching versions than are currently implemented are both institutionally possible and even required to bring about true human flourishing. Others have argued that the cultural penetration of capitalism is the root cause of many social evils from terrorism to widespread loneliness in mass-societies. How should we assess these arguments? How do they relate to efforts to re-imagine capitalism or a mixed economy?

Because of the widespread sense that economic problems are connected to political problems, the issues of political economy and justice are also closely connected to the topic of democracy, as both a theoretical and practical question. With sharp divisions about what ought to be done—compare Trump supporters with Sanders supporters in the U.S.; Leavers to Remainers in the Brexit vote and so on—politics can look intractable, and current trends are ugly and dangerous in many ways.

Merely recognizing these facts does not answer the questions of whither political economy nor of how to define justice and legitimacy in relation to economic questions. Sustained, hard-hitting, multi-disciplinary conversation is necessary.

We expect that serious conversations about the intersections of political economy and justice, will take up issues of human flourishing, ethics, and moral commitments; of democracy, system governance, and legitimacy; of corporate governance and legitimacy; of alienation and consumerism; of labor and quality of life; of social, political, and economic equality and opportunity; of inclusion and sustainability; of globalization, cosmopolitanism, and tribalism. We do not begin with a pre-conceived view about whether solutions lie in capitalism, socialism, or a mixed economy. We seek proposals that address any of these broad topics or others that we have not considered. We seek scholars and practitioners, philosophers and political theorists, economists and decision-makers, and many more besides. We seek a diversity of viewpoints. Our goal will be to craft a conversation that will help us deepen our collective understanding of political economy and human well-being.

DETAILS

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 as well as attending public lectures. In addition, Fellows whose work intersects most directly with the annual theme will also be encouraged to participate in further thematic components of the Center’s programming, which will consist of additional conferences and workshops.

Eligibility: We invite a broad range of researchers to submit proposals to become residential Fellows. We accept applications from untenured and tenured faculty, as well as post-doctoral applications and proposals from researchers and practitioners 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 a minimum of 5 years of equivalent professional experience. The Fellowships are open to all regardless of citizenship. Those who have previously held a year-long residential Fellowship at the Center are not eligible; this limitation does not apply to former undergraduate or former graduate fellows. If you have questions about your eligibility, contact us at applications [__at__] ethics [dot] harvard [dot] edu before beginning the application process.
How to Apply


1. Submit the following as a single PDF file via email to applications [__at__] ethics [dot] harvard [dot] 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)
Sample of previous work. This can be a scholarly paper or chapter; a think-tank white paper; policy memos; journalistic writing; or a portfolio documenting a major work product-- in English, preferably written, published, or produced within the past two years
The names of two references, which should also be entered in the online form below.

2. 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 2017 is December 1, 2016.

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 based in the U.S. 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 2017-18 year is $75,000. Overseas fellows and those not on an academic track are eligible for stipends depending on circumstance.

All fellowship applicants are expected to report pending or received funding from other sources. If multiple awards are received, an equitable arrangement will be made among the funding agents.

Please note the following:
 We are not able to pre-screen applications, project ideas, or issues of eligibility. Please read the materials available on our website to determine if this fellowship is a good fit for you and your scholarship.
Incomplete or hard copy applications will not be considered.

University of Oregon,
Eugene, Oregon,
USA
October 27, 2016
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Ethics)
November 18, 2016

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track, beginning fall quarter, 2017. AOS: Ethics, broadly construed for a pluralistic department. AOC: Open, but the Department is especially interested in the following areas: African American, 20th Century Continental, History of Philosophy (especially Early Modern), Feminist Philosophy (especially Feminist Epistemology), Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, and Social/Political Philosophy. We are looking for someone who has a broad pluralistic orientation that encompasses a variety of perspectives. We want candidates who reach beyond moral theory to develop an engaged, embodied, culturally situated moral philosophy. Such a candidate would be interested in topics such as contemporary moral issues, environmental and feminist ethics, new research in moral psychology, and issues arising from gender, race, and cultural institutions in a global context. Position involves graduate and undergraduate teaching and maintaining an active program of research. Undergraduate teaching and research/publication experience and Ph.D. required. Salary will be competitive depending on qualifications. We seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. To assure full consideration, applications must be received by November 18, 2016, but position will remain open until filled. Complete applications, including c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample should be filed at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo. For more information, please refer to http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs. EO/AA/Veterans/Disability institution committed to cultural diversity.

Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs,
USA
September 19, 2016
Assistant/Associate Professor Philosophy

Skidmore College, Saratoga, NY Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy. Tenure-track position, beginning Fall 2017. Five courses per year, all undergraduate. AOS: Open; AOC: Open.

Person hired will take primary responsibility for teaching Introduction to Logic (informal to first-order symbolic). The Department has teaching needs in Asian, African, or other traditions heterogeneous to European. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the College's first-year seminar program (topic open), student advising, and college service. PhD expected at time of appointment. We encourage applications from members of under-represented groups as well as individuals with experience working with diverse student populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The program emphasizes the history of philosophy, innovative solutions to contemporary problems, and the lively teaching of primary texts. Also highly valued are a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. Skidmore offers support for faculty development including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants.

For more information on the department, please visit our website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/philosophy/

Review of applications begins November 15th 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:
https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57515
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

University of Washington, Information School,
Seattle ,
USA
September 15, 2016
Data Ethics
October 30, 2016

The Information School of the University of Washington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Data Ethics. At the Information School, we believe that data can improve people’s lives, and that pioneering research in data science and related fields can make data work for the betterment of society. At the same time, such work raises important ethical questions about how new forms of data analysis are impacting privacy, liberty, and security.

We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates the potential to establish a program of high quality research focused on the ethical, legal, and policy issues related to data science with current areas of expertise including, but not limited to: data science methods, computational social science, data curation, information visualization, data-driven design, information retrieval, and knowledge organization.

Applicants can be of any disciplinary training and should be excited to join a multi-disciplinary faculty. Competitive candidates will demonstrate research excellence, teaching effectiveness and a commitment to diversity. Candidates with expertise in ethical theory and applied ethics are especially encouraged to apply.

The UW Information School is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their research, teaching, and service. As information systems and institutions serve increasingly diverse and global constituencies, it is vital to understand the ways in which differences in gender, class, race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, national and cultural boundaries, national origin, worldview, intellectual origin, and other identities can both divide us and offer us better ways of thinking and working. The Information School faculty are committed to preparing professionals who work in an increasingly diverse and global society by promoting equity and justice for all individuals, actively working to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination.

This is a full-time 9-month tenure track appointment anticipated at the rank of Assistant Professor (job class code 0116). Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) by date of appointment. Our new colleague will join a broad-based, inclusive information school, in which faculty members teach across programs. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The University of Washington is a vibrant crucible of inclusive research and community outreach, situated between the Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The city of Seattle is a rapidly growing, dynamic, and diverse metropolitan area.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications submitted by October 30, 2016. Selected candidates will be invited for campus visits. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Applicants may find further information about the Information School at ischool.uw.edu. Application packages should include: CV, letter of intent including a statement on research and teaching, two selected publications, as well as a diversity statement (see below), and the names and contact information for three references.

Diversity Statement: The UW iSchool seeks top scholars in its faculty searches. Diversity is a core value and foundational concept in the Information School, and we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse faculty, staff, and student community. Please describe your experiences with diversity in your research, teaching and service, and/or your potential to bring diversity to the iSchool and the information field. Discuss your potential to mentor and educate students who will serve diverse populations.For your reference please consult the UW iSchool’s diversity webpages: http://ischool.uw.edu/diversity/statement

Application Instructions: Application materials should be sent via email, with “Data Ethics” in the subject line, to:

Dr. Emma Spiro and Dr. Adam Moore (iApply [__at__] uw [dot] edu)
Co-Chairs, Data Ethics Search Committee
University of Washington Information School
Box 352840
Seattle, WA 98195-2840
206-616-2039

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

University of Toronto Mississauga,
Mississauga,
Canada
September 13, 2016
Assistant Professor - Kant and/or 19th -20th Century Philosophy
November 1, 2016

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Kant and/or 19th-20th Century Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They must provide evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Excellence in research will be evinced in strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, and also by (for example) publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates must be able to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy, although our primary teaching needs are in 19th-20th century philosophy.

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 affiliated with the Mississauga 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, along with conferences, colloquia, and other faculty events, typically take place on the St. George campus. All departmental committees of the Graduate Department and all faculty search committees include faculty from all three campuses.

The tri-campus 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 at UTM and the tri-campus Graduate Department, please visit http://www.utm.philosophy.utoronto.ca and http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1601299.

The following elements of the application should be submitted (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2016:

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

(2) a research dossier containing (i) a statement that outlines current and future research interests and (ii) an article-length sample of academic writing, combined in a file labelled “research.pdf”;

(3) a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, combined in a file labelled “teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also have at least three letters of reference sent directly to philosophy [dot] utm [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca by November 1, 2016.

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: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please send email to chair [dot] philosophy [dot] utm [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

The University of Toronto Mississauga is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

Princeton University - University Center for Human Values,
Princeton,
USA
September 7, 2016
Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
November 14, 2016

Postdoctoral Positions in Values and Public Policy
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 the equivalent of one course each year to the undergraduate or graduate programs of the School or the University Center. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty, or service to the School or Center.
Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. and must not have held the degree for more than three years by the date of appointment. 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 http://wws.princeton.edu/centers-programs.
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, 2017, 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 http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number 1600730. 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 14, 2016. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 17, 2016. 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 Monday March 6, 2017.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Princeton University 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.

Princeton University - University Center for Human Values,
Princeton,
USA
September 7, 2016
Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics
December 1, 2016

The University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics for a possible opening in September 2017. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine or the biological sciences. We particularly encourage proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Shapiro Fellow will spend from one to three years at Princeton conducting research. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the Center’s undergraduate program in coordination with the Center and by approval of the Dean of the Faculty. The Shapiro Fellow will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in other activities of the University Center for Human Values including a year-long research seminar for visiting fellows and Center faculty.

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent doctoral degree by September 1, 2017, and must not have held the degree for more than three years by September 1, 2017. An applicant may have a background in any area of ethical studies, not necessarily in bioethics. However, the proposed research plan should be related to the field of bioethics.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments and the promise of the proposed research project in bioethics. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment

The term of the fellowship is one year, beginning September 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years pending satisfactory performance. Appointment will be made to the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. Princeton University offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit an online application at http://www.princeton.edu/jobs. Search for requisition number #1600647. The online system includes instructions on how to apply.
A complete application will include the following supporting materials:

1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words);
3. A scholarly paper (not to exceed 50 pages) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential;
4. Contact information for two referees, who should be prepared to comment specifically about the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.

These materials should be submitted online by Thursday, December 1, 2016. We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by December 5. If a vacancy for this position is confirmed, the selection committee may begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. We hope to announce decisions by April 3, 2017.

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

Princeton University 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.

Princeton University - University Center for Human Values,
Princeton,
USA
September 7, 2016
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow
October 31, 2016

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2017-18. 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:
• The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values (see http://uchv.princeton.edu/ for more information);
• The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through teaching and writing;
• The likelihood that the research would benefit from being conducted in the University Center environment.

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number #1600504. The following materials will be required:
1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A scholarly paper (of no more than about 12,000 words) written in the past three years;
3. A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research project and including a brief working title for the project; and
4. Contact information for three referees, including at least one who was not a graduate advisor. Referees will be contacted directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, October 31, 2016. We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by November 3. The selection committee begins reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are expected to be announced by March 1, 2017.
Princeton University 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.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Department of Bioethics,
Bethesda, MD,
USA
August 15, 2016
NIH Bioethics Fellowship
December 31, 2016

Position Type: Postdoctoral/Post Baccalaureate Bioethics Fellowship at the NIH

Position Title: BIOETHICS FELLOWSHIP

Position Description:

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and pre-doctoral (post-baccalaureate) fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to the conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics, and health policy. They 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 prior bioethics experience is required or expected.

Fellowships begin in September 2017. 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. Non US citizens are welcome to apply but must have a doctoral degree. Applicants for the post doctoral fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the fellowship and applicants for the post baccalaureate fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship.

Applications consist of: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, one to three writing samples (not to exceed total of 30 pages double-spaced), that demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability three letters of recommendation (preferably from individuals familiar with your academic work), and a statement of interest explaining how the fellowship fits into your career goals and potential bioethics topics you would like to investigate (up to 1000 words). You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Apply on-line at http://bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml. All attachments should be pdf format.

For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov 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

Application Deadline Date:
Postdoc Application Deadline: Midnight December 31, 2016
Predoc Application Deadline: Midnight January 15, 2017

University of Toronto,
Toronto,
Canada
August 4, 2016
Assistant Professor – Social and Political Philosophy
October 13, 2016

Assistant Professor – Social and Political Philosophy

Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Science
St. George Campus (downtown Toronto)
University of Toronto

Application Deadline: October 13, 2016

Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Social and Political Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They must have a record of excellence in both research and teaching and show a demonstrated record of ongoing development in both teaching and research. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated by strong letters of reference, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. 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. The ability to teach courses in non-western philosophy will be an asset.

The candidate’s research will focus on Social and Political Philosophy broadly conceived. The candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level. Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by publications in leading journals in the field, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, a strong research dossier submitted as part of the application and strong letters of reference by referees of high international standing.

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 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 http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at
https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job....

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by October 13, 2016:

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

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

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters by October 13, 2016 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: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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