Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics,
Baltimore, Maryland,
USA
December 19, 2014
Assistant professor in bioethics and public health
January 20, 2015

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics invite applications for Assistant Professor in bioethics and public health. This tenure-track faculty member will have his or her academic appointment in any relevant department of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including Health Policy and Management, International Health, Population Family and Reproductive Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Society, Mental Health, and Environmental Health Sciences. This new faculty member also will be a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Applicants must hold a PhD, JD, MD, or equivalent. Applicants should: (1) have a solid background in bioethics; (2) have strong commitments to public/population health; (3) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship in bioethics and public health; (4) show promise for excellence in teaching; (5) show promise for ability to secure external funding; (6) show potential for collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Scholars from a variety of disciplines, including medicine, nursing, the social sciences, public health, law, philosophy, and economics are eligible to apply. Applicants with strong training in empirical (quantitative and/or qualitative) social science research are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those who already have an active portfolio of funded research. The successful applicant will be mentored to develop an increasingly independent portfolio of scholarship and funding in bioethics and public health. This new faculty member will join other bioethics/public health faculty teaching and advising students in the PhD program in bioethics and public health/health policy.

The successful applicant will join thriving communities of scholars both within the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is the#1 ranked school of public health, according to U.S. News and World Report, and is the largest school of public health in the country with particular strengths in global health, health policy, health behavior, and the qualitative and quantitative sciences. The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is one of the largest bioethics programs in the world and includes scholars with backgrounds in public health, philosophy, medicine, nursing, social science, biomedical science, and law, with active portfolios of scholarship, teaching, and service in clinical ethics, ethics and science, research ethics and global bioethics, as well as ethics and public health and healthy policy. Faculty of the Berman Institute have appointments in four schools of the University–arts and sciences, medicine, public health, and nursing.

Minority and women candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Applications should be submitted by January 20, 2015

Please submit a CV and letter of interest to:

Dr. Nancy Kass
Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health
Berman Institute of Bioethics
Deering Hall
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
nkass [__at__] jhu [dot] edu

Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University,
London, Ontario,
Canada
December 9, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Foundations of Physics
January 15, 2015

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Foundations of Physics. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in foundations of physics with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with physicists and philosophers. For suitable candidates, it may be possible to hold a Postdoctoral Fellowship jointly between the Rotman Institute and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada’s leading departments of philosophy. It brings together philosophers and scientists to work on problems of global significance. Rotman faculty include two Canada Research Chair holders, and within the philosophy of physics, faculty pursue special interests in the foundations of quantum mechanics, history and philosophy of space-time theories, and the philosophy of cosmology, as well as in connections between physical theory and general questions in methodology, epistemology, and metaphysics.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Foundations of Physics has a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Fellow will be supervised by faculty from the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. She or he will have an office within the Rotman Institute. Fellows are required to involve themselves fully in the research life of the Institute by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research groups, reading groups, and outreach activities.

Candidates must have had a PhD in philosophy or physics or related field conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship. The stipend is $40,500 CDN. Additionally, the Fellow will be provided a research allowance of $5,000 CDN.

Apply online at http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/postdoctoral-fellow-job-postings/ . After creating a profile, apply by clicking ‘Apply Now’, fill in all fields, uploading your curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, and research statement, as PDF documents. You will also be asked to enter the email addresses of your referees that will be sending your letter of reference. You will receive a URL to share with them to submit their letter of reference. You can return and check your profile to see if your referees have submitted their letter. If you have problems, please email rotman [__at__] uwo [dot] ca.
Online applications are strongly encouraged, but if you are not able to apply on online, you may send a curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, research statement, and three letters of reference to: Carol Suter, 2150A Stevenson Hall, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8. Letters of reference for hard-copy applications should come directly from referees.

Candidates who wish to be considered for a joint fellowship position with the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics should indicate this interest in their cover letter. They must also submit an application to both the Rotman Institute and to the Perimeter Institute; see http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/about/careers/positions/2014-postdoctor... for instructions for submission to the Perimeter Institute.

Review of applications will begin on Jan. 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University,
London, Ontario,
Canada
December 9, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience
January 15, 2015

The Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University in London, Canada invite applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in philosophy of neuroscience with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with neuroscientists and philosophers.

Western's Brain and Mind Institute is a leading international centre for cognitive neuroscience research (http://www.uwo.ca/its/brain/). Ongoing research seeks to understand the neural bases of mental abilities such as perception, memory, reasoning, attention, self-awareness, motor control, language, and consciousness. The faculty includes six Canada Research Chair holders and the recipient of a Canada Excellence Research Chair.

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada's leading departments of philosophy. It brings together philosophers and scientists to work on problems of social significance. The faculty includes two Canada Research Chair holders; ongoing research focuses on a variety philosophical problems arising in contemporary physics, biology, cognitive neuroscience, and medical science.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Neuroscience has a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Fellow will be co-supervised by faculty from the Brain and Mind Institute and the Rotman Institute of Philosophy, and he or she will be affiliated with a lab in the Brain and Mind Institute and will participate in a program of ongoing neuroscience research related to his or her own philosophical interests. The Fellow will have an office within the Rotman Institute. She or he will be required to involve themselves fully in the research life of the Institute by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research groups, reading groups, and outreach activities.

Candidates must have had a PhD in Philosophy conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship, July 1, 2015. The stipend is $40,500 CDN. Additionally, the Fellow will be provided a research allowance of $5,000 CDN.
Apply online at http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/postdoctoral-fellow-job-postings/ . After creating a profile, apply by clicking ‘Apply Now’, fill in all fields, uploading your curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, and research statement, as PDF documents. You will also be asked to enter the email addresses of your referees that will be sending your letter of reference. You will receive a URL to share with them to submit their letter of reference. You can return and check your profile to see if your referees have submitted their letter. If you have problems, please email rotman [__at__] uwo [dot] ca.
Online applications are strongly encouraged, but if you are not able to apply on online, you may send a curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, research statement, and three letters of reference to: Carol Suter, 2150A Stevenson Hall, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8. Letters of reference for hard-copy applications should come directly from referees.
Applications must be received by January 15, 2015. This position is subject to the availability of funds. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University,
London, Ontario,
Canada
December 9, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Ethics
January 15, 2015

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Ethics. The Institute’s research strengths in applied ethics include ethical issues arising in the medical and life sciences and in neuroscience, feminist philosophy, and values in science. The Fellowship will provide a new scholar in applied ethics with a unique opportunity to pursue his or her chosen areas of scholarly research in collaboration with philosophers and scientists.

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is situated in one of Canada’s leading departments of philosophy. It brings together philosophers and scientists to work on problems of social significance. The faculty includes two Canada Research Chair holders. Current research in applied ethics focuses on a variety normative issues arising in family creation, neuroscience, medical research, and in the study of the nature of well-being.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Ethics has a one-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Fellow will be supervised by a faculty member working in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. She or he will have an office within the Rotman Institute. The Fellow will be required to involve themselves fully in the research life of the Institute by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research groups, reading groups, and outreach activities.

Candidates must have had a PhD in philosophy conferred within five years of the start of the Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date of this Postdoctoral Fellowship, July 1, 2015. The stipend is $40,500 CDN. Additionally, the Fellow will be provided a research allowance of $5,000 CDN.
Apply online at http://www.rotman.uwo.ca/postdoctoral-fellow-job-postings/ . After creating a profile, apply by clicking ‘Apply Now’, fill in all fields, uploading your curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, and research statement, as PDF documents. You will also be asked to enter the email addresses of your referees that will be sending your letter of reference. You will receive a URL to share with them to submit their letter of reference. You can return and check your profile to see if your referees have submitted their letter. If you have problems, please email rotman [__at__] uwo [dot] ca.
Online applications are strongly encouraged, but if you are not able to apply on online, you may send a curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 8000 words, research statement, and three letters of reference to: Carol Suter, 2150A Stevenson Hall, Western University, 1151 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8. Letters of reference for hard-copy applications should come directly from referees.
Review of applications will begin on Jan. 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

Princeton University - University Center for Human Values,
Princeton, New Jersey,
USA
November 18, 2014
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professor for Distinguished Teaching
February 13, 2015

The University Center for Human Values invites nominations and applications for the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Professorship for Distinguished Teaching. Individuals will be considered for appointment in either 2016-17 or 2017-18.

This visiting professorship was established as part of Princeton’s 250th Anniversary teaching initiatives, enabling the University Center each year to bring to campus one excellent undergraduate teacher and scholar whose teaching and research explicitly examine values in public and private life. Candidates in all fields are eligible; recent holders of the chair have been appointed in Comparative Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy, and Psychology. This ten-month position brings a full salary.

Since the successful candidate must demonstrate an established record of teaching excellence, applicants should normally hold a tenured position in their home institution. The professorship is not intended for early-career faculty and we do not generally consider applicants who have taught less than five years.

Candidates who have received teaching awards will be given especially serious consideration, but this is not a necessary condition for selection if there is other evidence of outstanding teaching. We are keen to consider applicants who have been innovative in the classroom through their use of technology, although again this is not a necessary condition for selection. International applicants with a demonstrable record of distinguished teaching are encouraged to apply.

Visiting professors normally teach one undergraduate course, organize one or more teaching related events, and participate in seminars, colloquia, and other activities of the University Center for Human Values. They also enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.

The appointment committee will consider applicants on the basis of:

• The quality of their teaching and relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values;
• The quality of their previous and proposed research and their ability to benefit from and contribute to the activities of the University Center for Human Values;
• The contribution they are likely to make to higher education in the future through teaching and writing about ethics and human values.

Nominations
The University Center encourages department chairs, deans, colleagues, and students to nominate candidates for consideration. Nomination letters should describe the nominee’s teaching and scholarly interests and characterize the evidence as to quality of the nominee’s record of teaching and scholarship. The nominee’s c.v. should be included. The selection committee may invite nominees to provide further information if required. It would be helpful to us to receive the nomination by Monday, January 26, 2015. Nomination letters may be sent by email to values [__at__] princeton [dot] edu

Applications
Interested applicants should apply online at www.princeton.edu/jobs. (The requisition number is 1400660.) The following materials will be required. The application deadline is Friday, February 13, 2015:

1. A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in affiliation with the University Center and indicating the academic year in which the applicant seeks appointment;
2. A curriculum vitae;
3. A statement of the applicant’s teaching record in the last five-to-ten years listing courses offered and describing the evidence of distinguished teaching (e.g., teaching awards received and/or a summary of institutional teaching assessments);
4. A scholarly paper or book chapter accepted for publication within the last five years, ideally not exceeding 12,000 words;
5. A brief prospectus of research to be undertaken at Princeton;
6. The names and contact information of three references, at least one of whom should be able to comment knowledgeably on the applicant’s teaching record (in the event that they are necessary, references will be contacted by the search committee).

The selection committee may request further information, such as documentation of the teaching record, at a later stage.

We anticipate concluding the selection process by June 2015, at least for the appointment tenable in 2016-17.

For more information about the University Center for Human Values, please visit our web site: http://uchv.princeton.edu/index.php.

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.

Howard University,
Washington, DC,
USA
November 14, 2014
Department Chair
December 15, 2014

HOWARD UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, DC. The Department of Philosophy is searching for a department chair to begin Fall 2015. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. We are looking for an internationally recognized scholar and experienced administrator to build on the existing strengths of the department and help expand its presence on campus and beyond. We have special needs in the areas of philosophy of mind, philosophy of language and epistemology, but distinguished applicants in other areas of philosophy are also welcome. We are a pluralistic department with special strengths in Africana philosophy and ethics. Applicants should hold either the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants who are currently Associate Professors should be eligible to be promoted to Full Professor at the time of appointment. Applicants should have a strong record of research commensurate with their academic rank. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae including an e-mail address and phone number at which the candidate may be reached, and the names and contact information of three to five references. Applications must be submitted electronically via Interfolio.com and uploaded no later than 11:59 PM EST, December 15, 2014 using the link: http://apply.interfolio.com/27376 Nominations and inquiries regarding this position should be sent to Professor Jules P. Harrell, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair at: jharrell [__at__] howard [dot] edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but early application is encouraged. Nominations are invited. Howard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.

California State University, Bakersfield,
Bakersfield,
USA
October 27, 2014
Theoretical and Practical Ethics
December 8, 2014

California State University, Bakersfield. Tenure track position beginning September, '15 at Assistant or Associate rank. Areas of Specialization: Theoretical and Practical Ethics. Areas of Competence: Any combination of Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, Legal Ethics, Bioethics, Engineering Ethics, Neuroethics, and Environmental Ethics. Our hope is that the hire will also fill a significant leadership role within the Kegley Institute of Ethics, as well engage faculty and students from across the campus in ethics research and education. Evidence of teaching excellence is essential. The standard load is seven quarter courses per year with usual advising and committee responsibilities. Ph.D. at time of appointment expected. Submit a complete dossier to Dr. Christopher Meyers, Search Committee Chair, via the American Philosophical Association’s Interfolio system or by email to ethicssearch [__at__] csub [dot] edu. Please indicate in your application if you wish notification of final search outcome. We will begin reviewing applications on December 8 and continue until the position is filled. We will conduct Skype interviews of our semi-final candidates. California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, disability or covered veterans’ status.

Palomar College,
San Marcos,
USA
October 22, 2014
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
November 21, 2014

Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Behavioral Sciences Department
Palomar College

10 months per year, tenure-track position
Starting Salary Range: $55,015.41 – $86,069.03 annually
Date Opened: October 20, 2014
Close Date: December 15, 2014

Primary Function: The Assistant Professor, Philosophy is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline. Specifically, these courses include Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Human Nature, Philosophy in Literature, and Asian Philosophies.

Minimum Qualifications: Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
A Master’s degree in philosophy.
A Master’s degree in humanities or religious studies AND a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/), if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which include degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.

Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications.

Diversity Statement: Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.

To Apply: Visit http://apptrkr.com/535527 for full details and required application materials.

Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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University of Central Florida,
Orlando,
USA
October 16, 2014
Assistant Professor in Ethics and Digital Culture
December 4, 2014

Tenure track hire: “Assistant Professor, Ethics & Digital Culture” #33145

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure earning Assistant Professor position in Ethics and Digital Culture beginning in August 2015. This is a shared position between the Department of Philosophy and the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program, and the successful candidate will be involved in both areas. This is a 9-month per year position with an expected teaching load (pre-tenure) of 5 courses per academic year, with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is pending budgetary approval.

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field from an accredited university is required by the time of hire.

The successful candidate will have a research specialization in the study of ethics and digital culture. This could include areas such as: ethical dimensions of new media, ethics and digital pedagogy, the ways that digital environments affect ethical action, social behavior and social justice using digital tools or in digital environments, ethics in gaming, and/or ethics in digital humanities, rhetoric, history, media or communications. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated competence in teaching courses such as Virtual Ethics and Ethical Theory is preferred, as is experience with teaching large classes and/or experience or willingness to develop web-based instruction. Thesis direction at the graduate and undergraduate level will be expected, as will participation in program and course development.

Preference may be given to candidates who also have:
• Experience with teaching large classes.
• Experience with or willingness to develop web-based instruction.
• A strong history of publication
• Proficiency in the use of digital tools, programs, or environments, including coding ability.
• A demonstrated history of – or strong potential for –obtaining external funding
• Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
• A demonstrated history of efforts to improve teaching effectiveness
• The ability to contribute to other teaching needs in the philosophy department (http://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/) and/or the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program (http://tandt.cah.ucf.edu/).

Applicants should submit their application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for three references online at www.jobswithucf.com by December 4, 2014. The position reference number is 33145. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts. For more information contact the search committee chair: Dr. Bruce Janz at bruce [dot] janz [__at__] ucf [dot] edu

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

UCF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Salve Regina University,
Newport, RI,
USA
October 7, 2014
Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy
December 15, 2014

Salve Regina University is a coeducational university of the arts and sciences. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the university is a Catholic institution chartered in Rhode Island in 1934. The curriculum integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic intellectual tradition and its social teaching. The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor beginning in September 1, 2015. The teaching load is 4/3, which may include courses in the University’s interdisciplinary Core Curriculum.

Desired areas of specialization: medieval philosophy with an emphasis on Aquinas, moral philosophy and related fields. Areas of competence should include the field of applied ethics, such as in the medical or business areas. The candidate should be well grounded in Western philosophy and the Catholic intellectual tradition. Commitment to and demonstrated success in undergraduate teaching and scholarship is required. A record of publication will be an asset. Support for the University’s Catholic mission is expected. There may be opportunities to teach courses in the University’s Pell Honors Program. The applicant should be willing to advise undergraduate students, serve on various university committees, and contribute to student learning assessment. A PhD in philosophy by the effective date of employment is required.

Applications must apply online at the URL below and should include: a complete curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a statement of research interest and a statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation.