Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

University of California, Irvine,
Irvine,
USA
October 11, 2017
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Tenure Track
November 10, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORINA, IRVINE, The Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at UC Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured appointment at the rank of Assistant to mid-Associate Professor. AOS/AOC: open, but with a strong preference for a scholar in Mathematical Logic and/or one who can make substantial contributions to our recently launched MA program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, with an emphasis on formal approaches (e.g., game theory, decision theory, probability, or social choice). Ph.D. required or expected before start of employment. All applicants are asked to provide a cover letter, teaching statement, 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). For full application instructions, please visit the LPS employment page at: http://www.lps.uci.edu/employment.php. Candidates wishing to be guaranteed consideration for the current recruitment cycle should apply no later than November 10, 2017, but LPS will continue to accept applications until the position available for the current recruitment cycle has been filled. Please submit applications to: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04295

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.

Case Western Reserve University,
Cleveland,
USA
September 18, 2017
Lecturer-Department of Philosophy
October 27, 2017

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts & Sciences at Case Western Reserve University invites applications for a Lecturer to teach two courses in Spring 2018. PhD or ABD in Philosophy required, teaching experience strongly desirable. AOS in philosophy of science and/or philosophy of technology, including ethics of technology.

Electronic applications via e-mail are preferred, consisting of a letter of application, a writing sample, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching experience. Applicants should arrange to have three current letters of reference sent independently. All should be sent to Laura Hengehold, Chair, Department of Philosophy (philosophy2018 [__at__] case [dot] edu) or to Department of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106-7119. Review of complete applications will begin 10/27/17 and continue until the position is filled.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Harvard University,
Cambridge,
USA
September 18, 2017
Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow-in-Residence
November 15, 2017

The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University invites applications from a broad range of researchers and practitioners who will work over the course of the year on pressing issues in ethics. Faculty in arts and sciences and professional schools, postdoctoral scholars, practitioners, and researchers from industry, government, and NGOs are eligible to apply.

For the 2018-19 academic year, the theme at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics will be Political Economy and Justice.

Priority will be given to early career scholars and practitioners whose work closely aligns with this theme, but we reserve some "open" slots for senior scholars and practitioners, and for exceptionally competitive applicants whose work in ethics falls outside this scope. The goal will be to craft a cohort in which "thematic" fellows and "open" fellows will all find valuable intellectual partnerships to support and spur their work.

For more information and to submit at application, please visit the Center's website at http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/fellows-in-residence

Bryn Mawr College,
Bryn Mawr,
USA
September 16, 2017
Department of Environmental Studies Assistant Professor
October 2, 2017

The Bi-College Department of Environmental Studies at Bryn Mawr College and Haverford College invites applications for two full-time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Environmental Studies to begin August 1, 2018. One position is in Environmental Humanities and the Arts (broadly defined) and the other in Environmental Social Sciences (broadly defined). Successful candidates will be joining a newly established Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Candidates must have completed all Ph.D. or other terminal degree requirements by the start date.

For the Environmental Humanist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the humanities or arts, including philosophy, history, literary and/or visual studies, critical theory, cultural studies or the creative arts. For the Environmental Social Scientist position, we seek candidates in environmental studies grounded in one or more of the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography, economics, political science or sociology. For both positions, we seek individuals with the type of interdisciplinary graduate training common to Ph.D. programs in Environmental Studies, with a preference for candidates who hold their terminal degree in Environmental Studies.

Candidates must show demonstrated promise in research and a serious commitment to undergraduate teaching. The faculty members filling these positions will teach courses at all levels in our Environmental Studies curriculum, including our mid-level Environmental Service Learning course. For both positions, we welcome candidates whose scholarship and teaching address issues at the intersection of the environment and social justice, ethics, race, class, and gender. We are looking for candidates excited by the opportunity to contribute to the development and growth of our new Bi-College Environmental Studies Department. Prior experience teaching in an interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program is desirable.

University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON,
Canada
September 11, 2017
Associate / Full Professor – Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy
November 1, 2017

The Department of Philosophy and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy. This is an endowed Chair position and will begin on July 1, 2018. Appointment to the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy will be for a five year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Philosophy (51%) and to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (49%).

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field at the time of appointment and have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. They must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by sustained contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level in the area of Jewish Philosophy and be familiar with the Jewish textual canon.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of Philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will contribute to the integration of Jewish philosophy into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish Studies. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The tri-campus graduate department consists of all philosophy faculty appointed to the St. George, Mississauga (UTM), and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, within the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus, has one of the best and most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America and offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in numerous disciplines.

The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca; for information about the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, please visit http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca/.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job....

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2017:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “Grafstein cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “Grafstein research.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “Grafstein teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also provide the names and contact details of at least three referees in their application.

General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

National Institutes of Health, Department of Bioethics,
Bethesda, MD,
USA
September 5, 2017
NIH Bioethics Fellowship
December 31, 2017

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH.  No prior bioethics experience is required or expected. 

Fellowships begin in September 2018. Stipends are commensurate with NIH Intramural Research Training Award guidelines.

Applicants for post-baccalaureate fellowships must have earned their degree no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees are encouraged to apply for post-baccalaureate fellowships. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.

Applicants for the post-doctoral fellowship must have earned their degree no more than 5 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. U.S. and non-U.S. citizens are eligible for post-doctoral fellowships.

Applications comprise: resume/CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of interest, and one or two writing samples. Writing samples should total fewer than 30 double-spaced pages and should demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability. They need not be on a bioethics topic. Most successful applicants submit samples that defend a position or analyze an argument. The statement of interest should be up to 1000 words and explain how the fellowship fits into your career goals and what potential bioethics topics you would like to investigate. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.
 
Apply on-line at http://bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml.  

For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov or contact bioethics-inquiries [__at__] mail [dot] nih [dot] gov, or call 301-496-2429.

Application Deadline Date:    
Post-doc Application Deadline: Midnight December 31, 2017
Post-bac Application Deadline: Midnight January 15, 2018

University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON,
Canada
August 3, 2017
Assistant Professor - Metaphysics and Epistemology
November 1, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Metaphysics and Epistemology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The candidate’s research will focus on Metaphysics & Epistemology broadly conceived. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative and competitive research program.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach courses in non-western philosophy will be a positive asset. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit
http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job....

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2017:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “M&E cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “M&E research.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “M&E teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca by November 1, 2017. (Using Interfolio is acceptable.)

Please note that the required files for this search must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

Skidmore College,
Saratoga Springs,
USA
August 2, 2017
Open Rank in Ethics or Feminist Philosophy

AOS: Ethics (broadly construed) or Feminist Philosophy
AOC: Feminist Philosophy or Ethics (broadly construed) - whichever is not an AOS should be an AOC

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore College invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in Ethics (broadly construed) or Feminist Philosophy beginning in Fall 2018. We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The faculty member in this position will teach introductory philosophy courses and upper-level courses in their areas of expertise. Within the context of a 3-2 teaching load, the position also includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (open topic) on rotation. Depending upon departmental need, the faculty member may be asked to teach introductory logic on rotation.

Ph.D. is expected at time of appointment. Candidates should submit all materials online by November 6, 2017, including a cover letter, a current CV, sample syllabi, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations scanned together into one pdf file, a writing sample attached under additional materials, and names and contact information for three references (who will be contacted only after consultation with the applicant). In addition may also include optional documents: research statement, teaching philosophy, and teaching statement. Associate or Full Professor applicants may omit transcripts. We request that all candidates describe explicitly in their cover letter the nature of their commitment and experience with underrepresented groups, and their ability to teach and retain a broadly diverse student body.

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore emphasizes the history of philosophy, innovative scholarship, and the lively teaching of primary texts. Also highly valued are a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. The department welcomes Non-Western philosophical traditions and pluralist approaches. For more information about the department, please visit our website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/philosophy .

Skidmore College is a coeducational liberal arts institution in upstate New York that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. Skidmore's faculty are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,500 undergraduate students, with 22% students of color and 11% international students. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants.

Review of applications begins November 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:

https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58219

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

University of California, Irvine,
Irvine,
USA
July 29, 2017
Shri Parshvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies
September 22, 2017

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy announces an open rank search for the Shri Parsvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. AOS: Jain studies or South Asian philosophy AOC: Open. We seek a scholar with knowledge of and research interests in Jainism, Jain ethics or Jain philosophy more broadly. We are especially interested in research that can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles to fundamental problems in philosophy, as well as to other religious traditions, ideally using methods of analytic philosophy.

The ideal candidate would be qualified for appointment with tenure in the Department of Philosophy, but strong junior candidates will also be considered. (A junior appointee would assume the title and chair only upon tenure.) The candidate should have competence in relevant languages, and is expected to meet normal research and service expectations, including graduate supervision. The successful candidate will have opportunities to teach in other humanities programs at UC Irvine, such as Religious Studies or Global Cultures, and may also have the opportunity to work with relevant research centers on campus, such as the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies. We welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

Applicants are expected to have advanced degrees and publication/creative endeavor records commensurate with appointment level.

To apply for the position, please visit: recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04074.

Applications received by September 22, 2017 will receive full consideration.

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.

Princeton University,
Princeton,
USA
March 1, 2017
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ethics and Climate Change
April 3, 2017

The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy. Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to participate in the UCHV and PEI communities and will have responsibility for contributing the equivalent of one course each year to the undergraduate or graduate programs of the Institute or University Center. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to the ethical issues of global change, subject to the needs of the Institute and University Center, sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty, or other forms of service as suggested by the Institute or University Center.

For more information on the Climate Futures Initiative, see http://scholar.princeton.edu/cfi/home.

Qualifications
To be eligible, an applicant must have completed his/her Ph.D. The applicant’s dissertation need not be specifically in the ethics of climate change, but persons applying to this position will be expected to demonstrate relevant background and commitment to working on a research project in the focal area during their time at Princeton.

Applications will be evaluated on the basis of previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research in ethics, climate science, and policy, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out in an interdisciplinary environment. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program may also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment
The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2017, with the expectation of renewal for an additional year, assuming good performance. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to be in residence for the duration of his/her appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits. This is a full time position. As such, the individual accepting this position may not be employed by another institution during the term of his/her appointment at Princeton.

How to Apply You may submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/641 and 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 a statement of research plans and its connection to the focal area described for this position. Also, please indicate a title for the research project at the beginning of the proposal;
3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representative of your scholarly achievement or potential; and
4. Contact information for two referees, each of whom 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.

All materials must be submitted online by April 3, 2017. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on April 6, 2017. Decisions will be announced by June 1, 2017.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.