Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Harper College,
Palatine, Illinois,
December 18, 2013


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

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


Here is an outstanding opportunity to bring your enthusiasm for teaching and your strong knowledge of Philosophy into the lives of students. The successful candidate will be able to teach multiple courses within the department. We offer a variety of introductory-level courses including Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking. We also offer World Religions and other courses that deal with religion from a philosophical perspective, including Philosophy of Religion, Religion in America, and Non-Western Philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both the foundational Philosophy courses and the Religion courses.

Job Requirements

Requirements include:
• Applicants must have at least an M.A. in Philosophy or in a field that emphasizes the teaching of religion from a philosophical point of view. Degrees that will be considered include an M.A. in Religious Studies, Theology, or Comparative Religion, or an M. Div., if the granting institution has a demonstrated record of embracing multiple traditions and perspectives.
• Post-secondary teaching experience required; community college experience preferred.

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

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

Dixie State University,
St. George Utah,
December 13, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure track)
February 10, 2014

• Teaches 24 credits per academic year in philosophy, including courses such as introduction to philosophy, social ethics, logic, and the philosophy of religion.
• Works with the department chair, the dean, and other faculty in program management, including preparation of class offerings and schedules; and course and program development.
• Performs defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, functioning as an advisor to students, serving on committees, attending department and division meetings, and adhering to college policies.

• Ph.D. in Philosophy required
• Commitment to teach excellence. Finalists will be required to demonstrate competence in a classroom setting.
• Interest and expertise must be in teaching, not research.
• A willingness to learn and receive training in computer applications.
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Supplemental Information:
Terms of Contract: Tenure Track (9 month) faculty position. Fall Semester begins August 2014. Salary is based on competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule. Excellent benefit package included.

Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins February 10, 2014, open until filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email), and unofficial transcripts electronically. Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. You will not be able to add to or edit your application once it has been submitted. Employment may be contingent upon positive results of a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

College of Lake County,
Grayslake, Illinois,
December 7, 2013
Instructor, Philosophy

Teach at a college whose vision matches yours.

Everyone’s accepted and respected and challenged to achieve their best. Instructors have high expectations and will do everything they can to help students learn. This college is the connection to a better future.

These are the kinds of phrases our students use to describe the learning experience at the College of Lake County.

We are a community college in the far northern suburbs of Chicago, with a diverse student population of about 17,500 full- and part-time students from all backgrounds and financial circumstances. One third of our students are minorities, and we are an Emerging Hispanic Institution.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion that values every member of our college community. If you share our vision of a welcoming, encouraging and excellence-seeking institution, we want to hear from you.

Instructor, Philosophy
Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty position available August 2014:

This position requires teaching five sections per semester in the Philosophy department. Courses might include Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy, Asian Philosophy and/or World Religions. Additional responsibilities include academic advisement, curriculum development, recruitment and retention, and service on college and division committees. Master’s degree in Philosophy required.

Salary is competitive. For a detailed job description and to apply: Applications are accepted only online at through 01/10/2014.

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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University of Southern California,
Los Angeles,
November 25, 2013
Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Sustainability Solutions @ USC
Post Doctoral position available

The University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, seeks to advance its portfolio of interdisciplinary research in Sustainability, and to provide a vibrant training ground for research at the interface of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. As part of this growing emphasis, a fully funded, one-year (renewable for second year) post-doctoral position is available to support an entrepreneurial young scholar eager to bridge disciplines and embark upon novel research in this broad field.

A sustainable world is one in which humans can meet needs and make progress without harm to the environment and with accommodation to both present and future generations. Integral to this view is the simultaneous consideration and evaluation of social, economic, and environmental systems, including their behavior and longevity. We are looking for innovative PhD’s who wish to use a post-doc to build bridges across areas of academic inquiry and develop new partnerships within the university. Successful applicants will work between two (or more) mentors to develop and implement a novel interdisciplinary sustainability project that involves working across the natural sciences, social sciences and/or humanities.

General features of sustainability research often include the study of complex adaptive systems and emergent behavior; multiscale processes; resilience and vulnerability of human-natural systems.

Submission process: Applicants should provide a 2-page summary of their research project; letters of endorsement from the sponsoring faculty members; a CV and a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor. We offer a competitive salary/benefits and a research stipend. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. William Berelson at stfpostdoc [__at__] usc [dot] edu. Interested applicants should apply on-line at A review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 2014. For further information go to:

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Areas in the Natural Sciences of particular strength include:
Green Chemistry/Pharmaceuticals
Marine microbiology and HABs
Aquaculture (oysters)
C cycle, biogeochemistry
Conservation and Population dynamics
Alternative energy
C sequestration
Hazard/Risk analysis--Earthquakes
Ecology/Molecular Biology

Areas in the Social Sciences of particular strength include:
GIS and Spatial systems analysis
Psychology of habits/decision-making
Environmental Justice
International Relations, the politics of environmental decision-making

Areas in the Humanities of particular strength include:
Environmental History
History of Environmentalism
Environmental Ethics
Intergenerational Ethics

SUNY Cortland,
Cortland NY,
November 15, 2013
Assistant Professor
December 9, 2013

The Philosophy Department at the State University of New York College at Cortland seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin September 2014. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy (in hand at the time of appointment) with an A.O.S. in an area of Non-Western Philosophy, or Environmental Philosophy, or Philosophy of Human Rights, and an A.O.C. in Feminist Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Law. Besides A.O.S and A.O.C. the successful candidate will teach introductory courses in philosophy, ethics, prejudice and discrimination.
For a detailed job description or to apply online go to:

Questions may be directed to:
Dr. Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Chair Philosophy Department, Andrew [dot] fitz-gibbon [__at__] cortland [dot] edu

The State University of New York College at Cortland is an AA/EEO/ADA employer. We have a strong commitment to the affirmation of diversity and have interdisciplinary degree programs in the area of multicultural studies.

Ave Maria University,
Ave Maria, FL,
November 15, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
December 20, 2013

The Department of Philosophy at Ave Maria University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin in the Fall of 2014. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required. AOS/AOC: Open, but some preference for Early Modern Philosophy or Philosophy of Science. Knowledge of the Catholic intellectual tradition, especially Aquinas; a capacity to teach within a strong core curriculum program; and a potential for distinction in scholarship are necessary requirements. Core philosophy courses include Nature and Person, Ethics, and Metaphysics. Teaching load is 3/3.

An application should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; a writing sample; and an essay of 2-3 pages, in which the applicant relates his or her philosophy of teaching to the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Only electronic applications are accepted and should be sent to Dr. Michael Pakaluk, Chair of the Department of Philosophy (michael [dot] pakaluk [__at__] avemaria [dot] edu). Review of applications will begin on December 20, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The position is subject to final administrative approval.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Simon Fraser University,
Burnaby (Vancouver), British Columbia,
November 9, 2013
Tenure Track Assistant Professor
December 2, 2014

Tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor; beginning September 1st, 2014. AOS: Open AOC: Open. We are a small, research-focused, department that values breadth in teaching. Our teaching needs in logic are currently met. Ph.D. required by September 1st, 2014. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate instruction as well as graduate supervision; normal load is two courses per term for two terms. For additional information about the department consult: . Applicants should send, in pdf format and preferably as separate files, a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio to wwwphil [__at__] sfu [dot] ca . Applicants should instruct at least three referees to send letters, also in pdf, to the same address. Review of applications will begin December 2nd, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competition will be collected. For further details see:

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA,
November 7, 2013
Ethics Fellowships on Institutional Corruption: residential and non-residential
January 1, 2014

The Lab @ Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard is once again welcoming applications from talented scholars and practitioners, at any stage of their career, who will uncover and explain institutional corruption and build tools to counteract it.

We are seeking applicants for our Lab Fellowships and Projects, which are funded residential and non-residential fellowships and projects for scholars and collaborators engaged in research and practice that directly address institutional corruption.

We are also seeking applicants for our Network Fellowships, which are non-funded fellowships for scholars working independently on projects related to institutional corruption.

2014-15 will be the final year of the Lab's project on institutional corruption, and we will give special preference to work that offers new means to remedy institutional corruption. We have a particular interest in projects that translate scholarship into concrete proposals and tools for reform.

More information about these opportunities, plus our Applied Data Fellowships and Investigative Journalist Fellowships, and the full application link can be found on our website:

The deadline for the receipt of applications is January 1, 2014. Please email us with any questions at applications [__at__] ethics [dot] harvard [dot] edu.

Franciscan University of Steubenville,
October 22, 2013
Assistant Professor
January 15, 2014

Philosophy position, rank asst. prof., tenure-track, beginning fall semester, 2014. FUS is an academically excellent and passionately Catholic university in the Franciscan tradition, located 24 miles west of Pittsburgh International Airport. Teaching load: 24 credits per year. AOS/AOC: Open. However the following would be expected: 1) competency in at least two areas of the history of philosophy, 2) familiarity with the works of Augustine and/or Aquinas, 3) capability of teaching core philosophy courses in the areas of human person, ethics, and metaphysics. Furthermore, the following areas would be helpful to the department: (a) specialty in some area of contemporary thought, (b) specialty in early modern thought. Candidates who are willing and able to teach in an additional core area of need are especially encouraged to apply. These additional areas include literature, the American founding, mathematics, and macroeconomics. Ph.D. required by start date. Some teaching experience is preferred, and evidence of research goals is necessary. Applicant must be familiar with and support the Mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Send letter of application that includes a statement of pedagogy, a statement demonstrating willingness to support Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Mission, curriculum vitae, all transcripts, and three letters of reference to: Philosophy Search, via bbrehm [__at__] franciscan [dot] edu or physically c/o BJ Brehm, Academic Affairs Office, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 1235 University Boulevard, Steubenville, OH 43952-6701 E.O.E. Deadline for applications: January 15, 2014. For additional information,

West Chester University of Pennsylvania,
West Chester, PA,
October 14, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosopher, Tenure-track.
November 12, 2013

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track position to begin August 2014. Normal teaching load 12 hrs/semester. The Department awards both BA and MA degrees in Philosophy, BA degrees in Religious Studies, and houses the Peace and Conflict Studies minor program and Graduate Cer­tificate Programs in Applied Ethics. The College of Arts and Sciences offers teaching opportunities in the Honors College and in Women’s and Gender Studies. The University is also home to the Frederick Douglass Institute.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications: Minimum requirements: Evidence of scholarly aptitude and earned Ph.D. in Philosophy; com­pletion of the Ph.D. preferred on or before June 30, 2014, but required by August 30, 2014. AOS: Analytic Epistemology, broadly construed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Criteria for Preference: AOC: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following: philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, Quine, Russell, Wittgenstein. Because the department is sufficiently strong in ethics and social and political philosophy, competence in these areas will not be an advantage. The successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to teach classes in Introduction to Philosophy, upper division and graduate courses related to Analytic Philosophy broadly construed, and a graduate course in Analytic Epistemology. Preference will be given to the candidate who demonstrates an appreciation for both the differences and the intersections between analytic and continental philosophy. Preference will also be given to candidates who demonstrate the ability to include diversity in their syllabi. Undergraduate education is the department’s primary mission and candidates must have a dem­onstrated ability to teach diverse students with varied learning styles. The Philosophy Department is committed to the notion of shared governance, so candidates with administrative interest and aptitude will be preferred.

Special Instructions:

To Apply: Submit application materials online at the WCU Employment website: Please submit complete dossier including CV; writing sample; graduate transcripts; evidence of effective teaching (esp. formal teaching evaluations); e-mail addresses of at least three references who will submit letters of recommendation; and at least two course syllabi, one for a graduate level Analytic Epistemology course and one or more other course syllabi relevant to AOC. Please have your three references send letters directly to: PHI Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, Anderson Hall 108, West Chester University, West Chester, PA 19383. The Screening Committee will begin evaluating applications on November 12, 2013.

In order to be considered a finalist, applicants must successfully complete an on-campus interview, which includes both a teaching demonstration and a scholarly presentation.

West Chester University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Pennsylvania State system of Higher Education, continues to build a culturally diverse, broadly trained faculty capable of foster­ing an inclusive environment whichis necessary to help prepare our students for the future. West Chester, located 25 miles west of Philadelphia, is convenient to major cultural and commercial institutions, recreational activities, and is within driving distance of Wilming­ton, DE, NYC, and Washington, DC. Salary and benefits competitive. The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.

The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.