Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

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

University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario,
April 2, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory
May 1, 2014

Centre for Ethics/ Trinity College
University of Toronto University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory
University of Toronto

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics during the 2014-15 academic year. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, law, and the social sciences. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in theories of distributive justice, moral psychology, or ethics in cross-cultural perspective, but we welcome all applicants with a strong interest in normative theory.

The successful candidate will teach two single-semester courses for Trinity College, participate in the seminar and workshop series at the Centre for Ethics, and help to develop an inter-disciplinary ethics community across campus. The appointment term is from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, at a combined research and teaching stipend of $42,500 per year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2014. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree, and cannot have accepted or hold a tenure-track position.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of application, a current CV, and a sample of written work to:

Rose Jones
Assistant to the Director
Centre for Ethics
University of Toronto
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1H8

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address above, or by email to ethics [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca. At least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant's teaching experience and ability. Any additional inquiries may be addressed to Rose Jones. Complete applications received by May 1, 2014 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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

Rutgers University - Camden,
Freehold, NJ; Mays Landing, NJ,
March 28, 2014
Adjunct instructor for ethics class -- Fall 2014
April 15, 2014

Adjunct instructor needed to teach one ethics class at off-campus locations of Rutgers-Camden. This is NOT a full-time position. Possibilities for Ethics, Business Ethics, or Contemporary Moral Issues
Ph.D or ABD preferred. Class meets once a week in evening.

Please send CV, sample syllabus, student teaching evaluation data to Stuart Charme, Chair.
Contact by email only: scharme [__at__] rutgers [dot] edu

Augustana College,
Sioux Falls,
March 24, 2014
Visiting Assistant Professor
April 10, 2014

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. The Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position in Philosophy beginning in the fall of 2014. AOS and AOC open, but candidate should be prepared to teach several sections of Critical Thinking and of Philosophy of Religion. Teaching load is 3-1-3 with a one-course January term.

Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of hire. The department values exposing our students to a broad range of philosophic practices and traditions. Augustana is a small, competitive liberal arts college associated with the Lutheran church (ELCA). We are committed to hiring excellent teachers; we encourage an education that connects the disciplines; and we are committed to fostering lives of service.

Salary is competitive; dependent upon qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits.

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, sample syllabi for the two courses named above, and three letters of recommendation electronically to humanresources [__at__] augie [dot] edu.

University of Maryland Baltimore County,
February 25, 2014
Adjunct Instructor

The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications from adjunct instructors to teach CMSC304 Social and Ethical Issues in Information Technology.

This survey course reviews social issues and the ethical impact of information technology throughout the world. The course examines the policy issues that relate to the use of information technology, such as persona, privacy, rights of access, security, transborder information flow and confidentiality. CMSC 304 is a required course for all computer science majors at UMBC. The CSEE Department anticipates two offerings of the course in each of the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The syllabus from a recent offering of the course may be found here:

Applicants must hold a minimum of a master's degree in philosophy, computer science or a related discipline. Prior teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

Please send applications through Academic Jobs Online:

Submit a curriculum vitae, a list of two references with contact information and a cover letter that highlights your experience specific to social and ethical issues in information technology.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and all qualified candidates will be kept on file for future semesters. Queries about the positions may also be directed to search-adjunct [__at__] csee [dot] umbc [dot] edu.

Trinity College,
Toronto, Ontario,
February 14, 2014
The Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program
March 15, 2014

Academic Employment Opportunity

Position Title: Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program

Rank: Assistant Professor

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Job Description:
Trinity College invites applications for the Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at the Assistant Professor level commencing July 1, 2014. This is a three-year appointment and is renewable.

The chair holder will be the director of the Trinity One program and will work towards its development and growth. He or she will teach in the program and will be its public face.

The Margaret MacMillan Trinity One program provides first- and second-year students with the opportunity to explore major issues and ideas pertaining to human life and world affairs, while in a small-group environment conducive to deep discussion and interaction. The program has an International Relations stream, an Ethics stream, a Public Policy stream, a Science of Health stream, and a Health Science and Society stream, each comprising two full-year seminar courses and a co-requisite course. All are at the first-year level, except for the Science of Health and Health Science and Society streams which occur over the first two years. For generic descriptions of the seminar courses, and for further information about the program, visit

The chair holder will teach two full-course equivalents in the program, or one full-course equivalent in the program and one full-course equivalent in another Trinity program, such as the Ethics, Society, and Law program, or the International Relations program.

The chair holder will become a Fellow of Trinity College.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent. Area of specialization should be in one of the following areas: ethics and literature, or ethics and political theory (Ethics stream), history or political science of international affairs (International Relations stream), public policy and the public good, or public policy in practice (Public Policy stream). The College is seeking applicants with superior teaching abilities and with experience teaching in the humanities or social sciences at the university level, preferably including first-year-seminar teaching. Candidates with experience in the administration of an academic program at the university level are preferred. Evidence of competence in research will also be considered.

Applicants should ask three referees to send a letter of recommendation under separate cover to the address below. These letters must be received by the application deadline. Applicants should also send a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a summary of qualifications, and a statement of interest in the position to:

Professor Alberto Martin
Trinity College – University of Toronto
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5S 1H8 Canada
The closing date for applications is March 15, 2014
Inquiries should be addressed to artsdean [__at__] trinity [dot] utoronto [dot] ca

Trinity College is committed to employment equity in all forms.

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

Los Rios Community College District,
January 30, 2014
Philosophy Assistant Professor
February 28, 2014

Los Rios Community College District

Philosophy Assistant Professor

The Institution:
Folsom Lake College is the fourth and newest college in the Los Rios Community College District. The college and its centers, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova, are a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The college provides high quality educational programs and services to enrich and empower students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.

The college awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, Career Technical Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university. Our college is an educational organization that embraces change, values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and is committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.

Folsom Lake College offers a full spectrum of services and programs - all dedicated to enhancing college success. The college provides varied degree and certificate programs, a variety of learning opportunities, and ensures a comprehensive student services program. To meet student needs, the college provides classes in a variety of scheduling modalities including semester, short term and weekends. Folsom Lake College also incorporates the newest technologies for classroom instruction and offers classes in a variety of distance education formats including televised, online, and hybrid.

Position Summary:
The college seeks a student-centered faculty member who has a broad knowledge base in Philosophy including, but not limited to, Introduction to Philosophy; Logic and Critical Reasoning; Critical Reasoning and Composition; Philosophy of Religion; and Introduction to World Religions. The teaching assignment will include, but is not limited to, all courses offered in Philosophy and include the development of curriculum, certificates and/or degrees, and service to the college.

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes and may be divided among Folsom Lake College and its El Dorado and Rancho Cordova Centers.

General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 1, 2014, in philosophy; OR, a bachelor's degree in philosophy AND a master's degree in humanities or religious studies; OR, the equivalent.* OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area.

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District faculty positions are required to submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts) NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
6. Complete all supplemental application questions

**Note: Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District's Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Additional Salary Information:
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.

FLC (Folsom Lake College)

FLC Soc & Beh. Sciences & Humanities

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.


Wellesley College,
January 28, 2014
Visiting Lectureship - Philosophy
March 1, 2014

Wellesley College invites applications for a one-year visiting lectureship in philosophy. AOS: Ancient Philosophy AOC: Ethics

Two courses per semester (Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, a seminar in Ancient Philosophy and another course in ethics (preferably Bioethics)). Competitive salary and benefits. PhD preferred (ABD considered). Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and quality of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The philosophy department strongly encourages applications from members of groups under-represented in the discipline. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter that explains the applicant's AOS and AOC qualifications, research interests, and teaching experience, as well as (2) a cv, (3) a graduate transcript,(4) the names and email addresses of three references (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.), (5) a sample of scholarly work, (6) one or two sample syllabi, and (7) teaching evaluations.

Submit these materials online at by March 1, 2014. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us at working [__at__] wellesley [dot] edu.

Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Harper College,
Palatine, Illinois,
January 15, 2014
February 13, 2014


Contemplate, explore, and expound upon the subject you love. Bring your enthusiasm to life as an instructor at Harper College, where your work can have its greatest impact upon individuals from a wide variety of cultures. Feel the elation, as our students take your desire for excellence and make it their own.

We welcome you to inspire others, contribute to your profession, and enjoy the complete educational experience, collegial setting, and advanced technological resources of Harper. Teach more than your discipline. Teach your passion.


Here is an outstanding opportunity to bring your enthusiasm for teaching and your strong knowledge of Philosophy into the lives of students. The Department of Philosophy at William Rainey Harper College, a comprehensive suburban community college located twenty-five miles northwest of Chicago in Palatine, Illinois announces one new tenure-track Philosophy Faculty position. The department currently has an ongoing need for a generalist who can teach a variety of introductory-level courses, including Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching World Religions and other courses that deal with religion from a philosophical perspective. These courses include: Philosophy of Religion, Religion in America, and Non-Western Philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both foundational Philosophy courses and Religion courses.
Job Requirements
Applicants must have at least an M.A. in Philosophy or in a field that emphasizes the teaching of religion from a philosophical point of view. Degrees that will be considered include an M.A. in Religious Studies, Theology, or Comparative Religion, or a M. Div., if the granting institution has a demonstrated record of embracing multiple traditions and perspectives. Post-secondary teaching experience required; community college experience preferred.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, visit us at

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of the West Indies, Mona Campus,
January 14, 2014
senior lecturer / lecturer in philosophy
January 31, 2014

Applicants must satisfy the following essential criteria:
• PhD in Philosophy
• Relevant teaching experience
• Demonstrated scholarly research

Candidates who possess the following will be at a distinct advantage:
• Certificate in University Teaching
• Specialization in Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of science, or Metaphysics
• Experience supervising MPhil/PhD students
• Evidence of prior grant acquisition
• Administrative Experience within an Academic Institution
• Evidence of Curriculum Development (face to face or distant delivery modes)
• Evidence of contribution to the Public Service OR field of Study

The successful candidate will be required to:
- Teach, research and participate in the strategic planning and management of teaching and learning, including curricula development programmes within the Department and wider Faculty;
- Contribute to the life of the University and to advance teaching, research and community outreach.

For further particulars regarding the University of the West Indies and the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, visit us at or or write to Professor Silvia Kouwenberg, Head of Department, silvia [dot] kouwenberg [__at__] uwimona [dot] edu [dot] jm.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae (inclusive of a statement on teaching and research interests) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications. These should be sent by electronic mail to hrmd [dot] sed [__at__] uwimona [dot] edu [dot] jm for the attention of the Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica. The final date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2014. It is recommended that referees be asked to send in their recommendation (on appropriate letterhead) rather than wait for a request.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duties on August 1, 2014.

It should be noted that UWI's retirement policy requires members of staff to retire at age 65.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. At 65 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region; offering a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences.