Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

University of New Hampshire,
Durham, NH,
USA
April 16, 2015
Postdoctoral Postion
May 4, 2015

Post-doctoral position, 2015-2016 academic year. PhD in Philosophy (must be completed at time of application) with a background in ethics. A strong interest in business ethics is preferred. Duties include 1) in the fall semester, working with other faculty to develop and deliver curricula for applied ethics courses, including some directed to business students, and, in the spring semester, offering two courses as sole instructor; 2) organizational and committee work related to launching and developing our department’s servicing of a business ethics requirement (e.g. lining up guest speakers); 3) continuation of the candidate's own research program in ethics, with opportunity for consultation with philosophy faculty. Must show evidence of excellence in teaching, and must have strong interest and capabilities in bringing the teaching of ethics to public venues. This position is funded by the Responsible Governance and Sustainable Citizenship Project at the University of New Hampshire. The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Department of Philosophy. Applications and at least two letters of recommendation must be submitted by May 4, 2015. Application should include CV, 500-word description of current research project, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Applicants should be prepared to upload to https://jobs.usnh.edu the following required documents by May 4th: Online-application: CV, 500-word research statement describing current research, and teaching materials showing evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition to the online application, at least two confidential letters of reference should be emailed by the referees to: Marybeth [dot] Myers [__at__] unh [dot] edu. Refer to Job order #0902865 when applying online.

University of Toronto, Scarborough,
Toronto,
Canada
April 1, 2015
Lecturer
May 1, 2015

University of Toronto Scarborough
Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a part-time appointment in Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Lecturer for one year from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

Candidates should have a PhD in Philosophy with an area of concentration in Ethics or Political Philosophy or History of Philosophy. ABDs also may be considered. Previous experience in teaching at the undergraduate level is essential. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The position includes teaching and normal service to the department. Our strongest teaching needs are in Ethics and the ability to teach introductory Logic would be an asset. The teaching load is 5 semester-length courses at the undergraduate level (2.5 full course equivalents), three in one and two in the other of the Fall (Sep-Dec) and Winter (Jan-May) terms. Departmental service will be assigned by the Chair.

Applications submitted by May 1, 2015 will be assured full consideration.

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their teaching experience and area of research expertise, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including course outlines, evaluations, and a statement regarding teaching philosophy and pedagogical innovation). These should be sent as a single pdf document to phl-search [__at__] utsc [dot] utoronto [dot] ca. Please also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to phl-search [__at__] utsc [dot] utoronto [dot] ca, addressed to Philip Kremer, Chair, Department of Philosophy, UTSC.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact: philchair [__at__] utsc [dot] utoronto [dot] ca.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit our home page http://philosophy.utoronto.ca/undergraduate/utsc.

The University of Toronto is fully committed to academic excellence and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto,
Toronto,
Canada
March 16, 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow in Normative Theory
May 1, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory
University of Toronto

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, during the 2015-16 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 undergraduate courses under the supervision of the Director, Centre for Ethics; will participate in the seminar and workshop series at the Centre for Ethics; and will help to develop an inter-disciplinary ethics community across campus. The appointment term is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, at a combined research and teaching stipend of $42,500 per year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2015. 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 ethics [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca and addressed to:

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

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent 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 at ethics [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca. Complete applications received by May 1, 2015 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.

This position is represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (“CUPE”), Local 3902, Unit 5.

Date of posting: March 16, 2015
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Institute for Technology & Society,
Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil
February 11, 2015
ITS Global Policy Fellowship Program
March 20, 2015

Program overview:

The Institute of Technology and Society (ITSrio.org) invites researchers, graduate students as well as professionals working with technology policy, to apply to its Global Policy Fellowship Program and spend four weeks* in Brazil at ITS. Last year, we welcomed six fellows from all over the world, who contributed immensely for the success of the Fellowship Program. (See the list of our 2014 fellows here, and what they have to say about their experiences here).

Our Global Fellows will have the opportunity to work with the team who created and developed the landmark “Marco Civil” legislation, a bill protecting fundamental rights, including privacy, net neutrality and freedom of expression, approved as law in Brazil in April 2014. ITS will offer the opportunity to work with research in the five broad areas, namely:

Law, democracy and technology (dealing with topics such civic engagement, online participation, and others);
Access to technology, justice and human rights (dealing with topics such as connectivity, accesibility, digital divide and others)
Internet regulation and Internet governance;
Privacy and data protection (dealing with topics such as big data, anti-survailance, data protection and mass surveilance);
Rethinking culture, media and education (working with topics such as intelectual property, digital entrepreneurship, art & technology, online teaching, and others).
The ITS Fellowship Program will offer the opportunity for those interested in internet and technology policy to deepen their knowledge about the Brazilian technology context. We have prepared an intensive 4-week* program for our fellows, which include visits to the biggest technology national and international companies operating in Brazil, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br) and visits to São Paulo and Brasília, including meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Culture, and Congress members who are advocating for policies related to internet and technology.

During their stay, selected fellows will be expected to:

Present at least one public seminar, organized in partnership with ITS. Suggested topics can include: broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, freedom of expression, democracy and technology and human rights.
To publish at least one article or webpost about their experience as a fellow in Brazil.
To collaborate with the ITS team and its projects

Who should apply?

We are looking for students, researchers, and professionals who are following the debates in the public policy field, and who want to spend part of their summer/winter in Brazil, learning about Internet policy. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. For the selection processes, please send us:

Your complete academic and professional resume, including your LinkedIn profile and other online references you want us to consider;
A 1-page personal statement about your motivations to work in Brazil;
A brief work description of your experience with technology policy;
Proposal for a public presentation of your work;
Indication of one of the five main areas ITS which you would like to work on;
One project or idea you would be interested in developing while at ITS.
Portuguese skills are not required (but English is mandatory).
All documents must be sent in one single e-mail message to itsrio [__at__] itsrio [dot] org, with the subject “Global Fellows Application :: YOUR NAME”.

Our Fellowship Package includes:

Intensive 4-week* program for the fellows;
Air tickets to São Paulo and Brasília;
Accommodation in São Paulo and Brasília during the days of our visit;
Shared office space at our headquarters for four weeks*;
A visit to a “samba” music club will also be organized, but is not mandatory;
Our Fellowship Package does not include:

International Traveling to and from Brazil;
Accommodation for the four weeks* in Rio de Janeiro, where our program takes place;
Other costs related to your stay in Brazil other than those mentioned above.
Necessary visa to entry the country.
Our team will provide tips and information about how to find accommodation in the city during that time.

Relevant Dates:

Applications deadline: March 20th, 2015;
Announcement of fellows by e-mail: March 31st, 2015;
Fellowship Program will start: June 29th, and will finish in July 27th, 2015*

* Fellows are expected to stay in Rio from 29/June/2015 to 27/Jul/2015. After this date, fellows can coordinate with ITS the possibility of staying for a longer term if they wish. Visa and costs for additional stays are to be provided by the fellows.

Ventura County Community College District,
Ventura, CA,
USA
February 11, 2015
Instructor in Philosophy Part Time Pool

Instructor in Philosophy Part Time Pool
Ventura County Community College District

Posting Number 0602764       
Position: Part Time  
Months TBD  
Employee Type Part-time Academic  
Job Category Faculty
 
Brief Description:
This is a continuous open pool to fill part-time instructor positions at any of our three colleges (Oxnard, Moorpark, and Ventura) for the summer 2015, fall 2015, and spring 2016 semesters. If you have applied for previous pools in this discipline, you will need to apply to this pool to continue to be considered.

Under the general direction of a dean, an Instructor (Non-Contact/Temporary) provides comprehensive classroom instruction to students from diverse backgrounds for the purpose of facilitating the attainment of their academic or vocational objectives. In accordance with the provisions of Education Code sections 87482.5, Instructors (Non-Contract/Temporary) may be employed up to 67% of a full-time assignment.  

Job Duties:
Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses; assess and develop cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students through appropriate assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings. E

Advise and instruct students regarding programs of study, other institutions of higher education, lifelong learning resources, and effective study skills; refer students to support services, programs, resources, and other professionals as appropriate. E

Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E

Plan and organize instruction according to approved course outlines and student learning outcomes to maximize student learning in alignment with department, college, and district goals; implement the student performance objectives as listed on the official course outline of record. E

Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum, and student learning outcomes; prepare and submit data and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E

Evaluate and select instructional materials such as textbooks, manuals, software, and tools in collaboration, as appropriate, with discipline faculty; order instructional materials according to campus bookstore procedure to ensure timely delivery. E

Revise and update course content and materials of instruction in accordance with new theory, application, and industry developments within the discipline or area of specialization. E

Update syllabi; collaborate with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course. E

Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must possess the minimum qualifications for the discipline as approved by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors and defined in the Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook.

Master's degree in philosophy OR bachelor's degree in philosophy AND master's degree in humanities or religious studies, OR the equivalent* OR possession of an appropriate California Community College Credential.

All coursework must be from a recognized accredited college or university.

*Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications by the date the application is submitted or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency if they wish to be considered. If your degree does not specifically match one of the degrees listed in the minimum qualifications, you must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency and attach it to your application.

For further details regarding equivalency criteria, please download the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency available at http://jobs.vcccd.edu.

Ability To:
Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, disability and ethnic background of community college students
Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
Establish and maintain effective working relationships, both on and off-campus
Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline  

Physical Abilities
Operate computers and other office equipment and technology

Communicate to exchange information  

Required Applicant Documents:
Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum
Resume
Transcripts  

Required Selection Process:
APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:

* Completed Application for Academic Employment, visit: http://apptrkr.com/578651

* Resume

* Official or unofficial college/university transcripts demonstrating attainment of minimum qualifications (An official copy of your transcripts will be required upon being hired. Instructors will not be allowed to start working until official transcripts have been received.)

*Letters of recommendation (recommended, not required)

NOTE: Foreign transcript evaluation is required for foreign coursework used to meet minimum qualifications and must be included with your application materials. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.

* Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency, if applicable.

Candidates not possessing the minimum qualifications as stated above must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency and explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above. The Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency is available on the VCCCD employment homepage at http://jobs.vcccd.edu.

SELECTION PROCESS:
A screening committee will review and screen all applications and associated materials. Those candidates deemed by the committee to be most qualified for the position will be invited to an interview. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, it is important to outline in detail your education, training (classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. You will be evaluated based upon the information provided.

Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation during the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department, in writing, of the need for a reasonable accommodation no later than the filing date stated on the job announcement. The request should include a description of the type and extent of the accommodation being requested.    

Salary Range:
Part-time faculty are paid between $1,478 and $2,513 per semester per .1 load. Placement on the salary schedule is based on education and experience. Faculty may be assigned any combination of lecture, lab or lecture/lab classes. Following is an example of a 3 unit class:
3 hour per week lecture = .2 load
3 hour per week lecture/lab = .15 load
3 hour per week lab = .1333 load (Except for those listed on Appendix F of the VCCCD/AFT Contract calculated at 75% of regular load.)

Example: An instructor who is placed at column II, step 1 ($1,774) on the salary schedule who is assigned to teach one 3 unit lecture class will be compensated as follows: $1,774 x 2 = $3,548 total wages for the semester.  

Starting Salary:
$1,478 and $2,143 starting pay per semester per 10% load.
Part-time faculty salaries are governed by the collective bargaining agreement between the VENTURA COUNTY FEDERATION OF COLLEGE TEACHERS, AFT, LOCAL 1828, AFL-CIO and the VENTURA COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT. To review the contract, go to: http://www.vcccd.edu/departments/human_resources/contracts.shtml.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Official transcripts providing confirmation that you meet the minimum educational requirement must be presented to the Human Resources Department prior to beginning employment.

Applicants must meet the stated minimum qualifications by the date the application is submitted or complete the Supplemental Questionnaire for Equivalency form.

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Delta College,
Bay City,
USA
February 10, 2015
Philosophy Instructor - Tenure-track
March 15, 2015

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Demonstrate teaching effectiveness which supports student learning and encompasses pedagogies for student success to meet course or program requirements.
• Possess the ability to work in a variety of settings which promote quality learning.
• Maintain professional development to assure currency within field of practice.
• Possess effective verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
• Teach applied ethics courses such as Healthcare Ethics; Information Technology Ethics & Law; and Business Ethics, in addition to general introductory Philosophy courses.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master’s degree in Philosophy from an accredited institution of higher education by the time of hire; area of specialization should be in applied or professional ethics.
2. Demonstrated currency in the field of Philosophy.
3. Demonstrated ongoing professional growth.
4. Demonstrated commitment to teaching community college students at the introductory level.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES CONSIDERED:
1. Ability to teach in a variety of formats, including online and/or using technology as a learning tool.
2. College teaching experience at the introductory level.
3. Experience teaching diverse student populations.
4. Experience with teaching courses for dual enrollment initiatives.
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Position will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by March 15, 2015. The college reserves the right to close the recruitment process once a sufficient applicant pool has been identified. All application materials must be received before an applicant will be considered for the position.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
POSITION RANK: Instructor.
START DATE: Fall, 2015

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title, resume, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses. Three current letters of recommendation may be requested of finalists.

IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted your completed application, if you are unable to attach additional materials, i.e. transcripts, these may be submitted to the Human Resource Office.

All new employees will be required to complete an employer’s verification form, I-9, no later than three (3) days from the date of hire.

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.