Jobs in Philosophy in Americas
University of California, Irvine: The Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine anticipates making a number of appointments over the next several years of tenure-track or tenured faculty at the rank of Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor. AOS/AOC: open, but with a preference for areas that enhance or naturally complement the department’s existing Research Groups (discussed in further detail on the research page of our departmental website at http://www.lps.uci.edu/research/index.php).
All applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and a full curriculum vita. In addition, junior applicants are strongly encouraged to include a writing sample and at least 3 letters of recommendation (senior applicants may simply provide a list of potential references). The application process may be initiated by clicking the following link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02908
Candidates wishing to be guaranteed consideration for the current recruitment cycle should apply no later than November 1, 2015. LPS will continue to accept applications until the position available for the current recruitment cycle is filled. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.
Un contrat postdoctoral d’une année en histoire de la philosophie du 18e siècle est ouvert au département de philosophie de l’Université de Montréal à partir du 1er janvier 2016. La candidate ou le candidat choisi(e) devra consacrer une partie de son stage à un travail d’édition des mémoires philosophiques de l’Académie de Berlin (1744-1769) sous la direction de François Duchesneau et Christian Leduc. Les détails seront fournis lors de l’embauche. Il ou elle devra aussi soumettre une courte description d’un projet de recherche individuel sur la philosophie du 18e siècle.
- Doctorat dans le domaine de la philosophie du 18e siècle
- Très bonne maitrise du français
- Maitrise souhaitée en allemand et en latin
Pièces à joindre au dossier
- Un CV
- 2 extraits de contributions à la recherche (articles, chapitre de thèse, etc.)
- Une courte présentation du projet individuel de recherche (1 page)
- Deux lettres de recommandation
Montant : 30 000$ sur 1 an
Date de remise : 1er septembre 2015
Les dossiers doivent être envoyés par voie électronique à l’adresse suivante : christian [dot] leduc [dot] 1 [__at__] umontreal [dot] ca
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10 month 100% full time limited term position at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, effective August 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
Areas of specialization: Feminism and Social and Political Philosophy. Area of competence: Environmental Ethics. Expertise in some aspect of the History of Philosophy is an asset.
The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some limited graduate student supervision and committee work. Excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Course load is expected to be the equivalent of 3 and 3. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the following half-year courses: 2nd-year intro to feminism, 3rd-year feminist theories survey class, 2nd-year class, “Justice in Global Perspective”, 2nd-year class in environmental ethics; and another class, topic to be negotiated.
Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded separately by the referees). A record of publication will be an asset.
Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2. (Please use dalphil [__at__] dal [dot] ca for correspondence). The closing date for applications is June 19, 2015.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.
The University Center for Human Values invites applications for a postdoctoral position in Values and Public Life. We aim to appoint a highly promising scholar trained in contemporary political theory to provide support for programs in the University Center for Human Values and to carry on a research agenda in his or her area of specialization.
The successful candidate will undertake a research project exploring a contemporary normative problem arising in domestic or global public life. The candidate will be expected to teach one course in the Center’s undergraduate Values and Public Life (VPL) certificate program, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty. When s/he is teaching, the candidate will hold the additional title of Lecturer. In addition, the postdoc will conduct two sections of a non-credit senior thesis workshop under the supervision of the VPL faculty director. He/she will also provide some support for and participate in the Center’s Democracy Project.
Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by August 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.
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments, experience relevant to the undergraduate certificate program, and the promise of the proposed research project. Their capacity to contribute to the Center’s teaching program will also be taken into account.
Term of Appointment
The term of appointment is one year, preferably beginning August 1, 2015. 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 #1500297. 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. 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 Friday May 29, 2015. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Friday June 5, 2015. 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, June 19, 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.
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
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.
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:
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 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
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.
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.
Instructor in Philosophy Part Time Pool
Ventura County Community College District
Posting Number 0602764
Position: Part Time
Employee Type Part-time Academic
Job Category Faculty
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.
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
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.
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
Operate computers and other office equipment and technology
Communicate to exchange information
Required Applicant Documents:
Documents not to exceed 2mb maximum
Required Selection Process:
The following must be submitted for your application to be considered:
* Completed Application for Academic Employment, visit: http://apptrkr.com/578651
* 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.
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.
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.
$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.
• 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.
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.
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.
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.