Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

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.

University of Chicago,
Chicago,
USA
October 6, 2014
Instructor in History, Philosophy, or Sociology of Science
December 15, 2014

The University of Chicago’s Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science invites applications for a position as Instructor beginning September 2015, with a two-year nonrenewable term. Applicants should have received a PhD within the last five years, and not already hold a tenure-track position. Expertise should be in the areas of History, Philosophy, or Sociology of Science. Applications are welcome from all periods and areas of science, though we have a particular interest in Philosophy of Biology. This is a research and teaching post-doctoral position, requiring two courses be taught in the academic year--Chicago is on the quarter system, with three terms to the academic year. Applicants should have interests that go beyond the research specialties they profess. Chicago’s programs are quite interdisciplinary, and so candidates should be ready to interact with faculty and students from an array of different specialties. We value diversity among students, staff, and faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minority scholars. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by April, 2015.

Applicants must apply online on the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities website at http://tinyurl.com/qfm4a94.

Review of applications will continue until the application deadline of December 15, 2014. We intend to hold preliminary interviews at the History of Science Society Meeting (jointly with Philosophy of Science), Nov. 6-9, 2014. Applications are required to include 1) a cover letter describing their competencies and plans, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a chapter length writing sample. Three letters of recommendation are also required and should be mailed to: Chair of the Search Committee, The Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science, The University of Chicago, 1126 E. 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637. The letters may also be sent by email to the administrative assistant, Beth Calderon (bethcalderon [__at__] uchicago [dot] edu). The Committee website is: http://chss.uchicago.edu. Inquiries and questions may be directed to Robert J. Richards at r-richards [__at__] uchicago [dot] edu or Adrian Johns at johns [__at__] uchicago [dot] edu. Early application is strongly recommended.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Biola University,
La Mirada,
USA
September 22, 2014
Assistant/Associate Professor in Philosophy

The Biola University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning fall of 2015. Teaching load of 8 undergraduate courses per year with usual non-teaching responsibilities. Possible teaching load reductions through competitive faculty research awards.

Ph.D. preferred but ABD considered for exceptional candidate. AOS: open. AOC: open. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Biola is an evangelical Christian university in which faculty endorse a statement of Christian faith and community values, and are committed to the integration of faith and learning. Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefit package included. For more information on Biola, visit www.biola.edu.

Please apply online by submitting a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a teaching/administrative portfolio, and a 1-page testimony of your faith. A faculty application will be sent to promising candidates. Position is open until filled. Application review begins immediately.

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

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

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

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

Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.