Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Southern Connecticut State University,
New Haven, CT,
October 2, 2013
Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-Track)
November 30, 2013

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Philosophy

Department: Philosophy
Rank: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

AOS: Bioethics with experience in either the natural sciences (preferably Biology) or the field of STS (Science, Technology and Society) AOC: Philosophy of Science

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:
The Philosophy Department at SCSU seeks a scholar-educator who is versatile enough to both teach philosophy in the context of an interdisciplinary liberal education program, and actively contribute to established research programs and new interdisciplinary ventures at the university. S/he should be fluent enough in natural sciences to be able to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative efforts with a team of concurrent new hires in biology, chemistry and physics, but also familiar enough with emergent and emerging technologies to contribute to conversations related to the work of colleagues in SCSU’s internationally renowned Research Center on Computing and Society ( Candidate must be committed to teaching within vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates.

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach four courses per semester; direct student honors theses or serve on interdisciplinary thesis committees; offer upper-level courses in philosophy; participate in advising, committee work, and community service; pursue an active research agenda and develop a track record of scholarship at the level required to make progress towards tenure. Reassigned time is available at the university-wide level for research on a competitive basis.

SCSU is a student-centered institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:
Degrees in both Philosophy and in either a natural science (preferably Biology) or in the field of Science, Technology and Society (STS). The applicant should have a PhD in one and an advanced degree, or equivalent, in the other.

Evidence of ability to teach university courses. Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity, leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications:
Willingness to take a leadership role in university curriculum and possibly program development, demonstrated record of scholarship/creative activity.

Application Process:
Submit a complete dossier electronically through the following Interfolio URL:

The dossier should include a CV, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, 3 letters of recommendation, and a sample publication. Consideration of candidates with complete files will begin on November 30th and will continue until the position is filled.

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and strongly encourages women and minority group member applications.

Deep Springs College,
Deep Springs,
October 1, 2013
Visiting Professor
December 1, 2013

Deep Springs college offers multiple one-semester appointments in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and arts for the 2014-2015 academic year. Visiting professors usually teach one course in their area of expertise. The Application Deadline is December 1st.

One of the most innovative and selective colleges in the United States, Deep Springs educates and provides full scholarships to 26 students. Isolated in California’s Eastern Sierra, Deep Springs emphasizes a life of service, and the student experience rests on three pedagogical programs: ranch labor, self-governance, and demanding academics. During each fifteen week semester (September–December & January–April), as well as a seven week term (May-June), the college hosts two or three visiting scholars. Professors are provided room and board, and work closely with students both in and out of the classroom. The student-to-faculty ratio is around four to one, and most classes have fewer than eight students.

Please apply using our online form: For more information, please visit our website at, or send an e-mail us at curcom [__at__] deepsprings [dot] edu. EOE

Wofford College,
Spartanburg, SC,
September 27, 2013
Visiting instructor/Visiting assistant professor
October 4, 2013

Full-time, temporary sabbatical replacement for one term beginning February 2014. Possible additional employment for Summer and Fall 2014. PhD or ABD in Philosophy required. 3 courses (2 preps): two sections of an introductory-level course (intro to philosophy, social-political, ethics, or critical thinking), and one upper-level seminar-style course related to the candidate's area of expertise. Wofford is an exceptional liberal arts college dedicated to quality teaching; demonstrated teaching ability is a priority. It is the policy of Wofford College to provide equal opportunities and reasonable accommodation to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Send cover letter, CV, and teaching evaluations to Dr. Christine Dinkins, Chair of Philosophy, at dinkinscs [__at__] wofford [dot] edu. To be assured of full consideration, all materials must be received by October 4, 2013.

King's University College at the University of Western,
London, Ontario,
September 25, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-Track) to commence on July 1, 2014
November 30, 2013

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at King’s University College at Western University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2014. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy with an A.O.S. in Ancient Philosophy and an A.O.C. in Logic or Ethics by the effected date of the appointment. A broad knowledge in the History of Philosophy would also be an asset.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. The candidate’s research should focus on ancient philosophy broadly conceived. The successful candidate should have the ability to teach a broad range of courses from the introductory to advanced levels.

A letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of teaching evaluations, teaching portfolio, and two writing samples or publications should be sent electronically to Dr. Jonathan Geen, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at kingsjobsearch [__at__] uwo [dot] ca. Three letters of reference should be addressed to Dr. Jonathan Geen, Chair, King’s University College at Western University, 266 Epworth Avenue, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 2M3.
Deadlines: all applications must be received by the deadline of Nov. 30, 2013; interviews will be conducted at the Annual Meeting of the APA (or via Skype, if short-listed candidates do not attend the APA).
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience ($67,178- $80,162 plus benefits and extended health coverage).
King’s University College is a publicly funded equal opportunity employer sponsored by the Roman Catholic Diocese of London. The College welcomes faculty and students from all faiths and backgrounds. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority, however this is an international search and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The King’s University College website is

September 25, 2013
Assistant Professor of Classics
November 11, 2013


The Department of Classics invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. We seek a broadly trained classicist with ability to teach ancient philosophy at all undergraduate levels.

Candidates should demonstrate skill in undergraduate teaching, an active program of scholarship, intellectual breadth and versatility, and the desire to contribute to a vibrant and innovative program in Classics. The successful candidate will be able to teach Greek and Latin at all levels, as well as courses in ancient philosophy and other aspects of classical civilization, and will enhance connections with other programs in the university. In addition to teaching within the major, assignments will regularly include courses in the Frederik Meijer Honors College and in the Department of Philosophy. The Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Qualified candidates must have fulfilled all of the requirements for the Ph.D. in Classics or a related field by the time of appointment, in August 2014.

With nearly 25,000 students, Grand Valley State University is the comprehensive public university for Michigan’s second largest metropolitan area, centered on the city of Grand Rapids. Established in 2000, the Department of Classics offers a strong undergraduate major with emphases in Greek and/or Latin, Latin Secondary Education, and the Classical Tradition. As colleagues committed to a face-to-face learning community of students and faculty, the Department works closely with students to facilitate and encourage success in all walks of life. For further information, applicants are encouraged to visit the Department’s web site at

Interested candidates are asked to apply online at, attaching a letter of application and a dossier, including a curriculum vitae and a short sample of scholarly work. Three letters of recommendation and an unofficial graduate transcript should be addressed to Charles Pazdernik, Chair, Department of Classics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan 49401-9403. Review of applications will begin November 11 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be held on January 2-5 at the APA-AIA Annual Meetings in Chicago.

Grand Valley State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Université de Montréal,
September 20, 2013
assistant professor in Greek philosophy
November 4, 2013

full-time tenure-track assistant professor in Greek philosophy

University of Toronto,
September 19, 2013
Lecturer - Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science
October 15, 2013

The Department of Philosophy and University College in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invite applications for a teaching-stream appointment in Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science at the rank of Lecturer to begin on July 1, 2014.

The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Philosophy (60%) and to University College (40%) in support of the teaching mission of the Department of Philosophy and the Cognitive Science Program at University College.

Candidates must hold a PhD by July 1, 2014, or shortly thereafter, and must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate courses from the introductory to advanced levels in both appointing units, and will be expected to have broad teaching competence in Philosophy. Administrative experience is an asset.

Appointments at the rank of Lecturer may be renewed annually to a maximum of five years. In the fifth year of service, Lecturers shall be reviewed and a recommendation made with respect to promotion to the rank of Senior Lecturer. Senior Lecturers hold continuing appointments at the University.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto has both a departmental and a collegiate structure.

The Department of Philosophy is widely recognized as Canada’s best and as an international leader in the field. The Department is committed to studying contemporary philosophical problems and their historical antecedents.

University College is the founding college of the University. Its Cognitive Science Program gives students the opportunity to explore the mind and its structures in an interdisciplinary context.

To apply, please visit:
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a teaching dossier. All application materials should be submitted online by October 15, 2013.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to search [dot] philosophy [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca by October 15, 2013.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB in total) per candidate profile. Using PDF/MS Word format, please label files clearly, and if necessary, combine them to stay under the 5 attachment limit. Submission guidelines can be found at:

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

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

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and 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.

Purdue University,
West Lafayette, IN,
September 16, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
November 1, 2013

As part of a university-wide cluster hire in the new interdisciplinary focus area of “building sustainable communities,” the department of philosophy is seeking applications for an assistant professor, tenure-track position focused on human cooperative behavior, collective action, and the evolution of social norms. Possible areas of specialization include philosophy of biology, philosophy of economics, experimental philosophy, moral psychology, or political philosophy. Prior experience applying ideas from these areas to environmental and sustainability issues is strongly preferred. Depending on the candidate’s interests, joint appointments are possible in other participating cluster departments, including Political Science, Anthropology, Communication, and Engineering.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated potential to play a vital role in Purdue’s new “building sustainable communities” initiative dedicated to finding new approaches to addressing major environmental and sustainability challenges. Purdue’s Center for the Environment will serve as the interdisciplinary hub for this research community. Purdue also hosts several interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate programs focused on sustainability, including undergraduate degrees in environmental & ecological engineering and natural resources and environmental science, as well as a graduate program in Ecological Sciences and Engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in and contribute to these programs as well. More information on the cluster hire is available at

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, IN. Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning Fall 2014. Teach 4 courses/year (2/semester), undergraduate and graduate. Some thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. AOS/AOC: Open (subject to guidelines described in previous two paragraphs). Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field required prior to appointment. Salary competitive. Applicants should submit a letter of application including a discussion of the candidate’s interest and/or experience with interdisciplinary research relevant to the cluster, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, a sample of written work and evidence of teaching qualifications electronically via Anyone for whom electronic submission is impossible should send those materials to Prof. Daniel Kelly, Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, 100 N. University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Questions should be addressed to search committee co-chairs Dr. Daniel Kelly (drkelly [__at__] purdue [dot] edu) or Dr. Leigh Raymond (lraymond [__at__] purdue [dot] edu). A background check will be required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Princeton University, University Center for Human Values and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,
Princeton, New Jersey,
September 9, 2013
Values and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
November 18, 2013

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.
Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.
Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by September 1, 2014 and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.
Applicants’ dissertation research need not be specifically in values and public policy, but they will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to working on a research project in this area during their time at Princeton. Projects must be related to an area in which the School has a Center or Program such as environmental policy, population and health, democratic institutions and processes, information technology policy or global governance. For more information about these areas, please consult
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments, the promise of the proposed research project in values and public policy, and the likelihood that the project will be enhanced by being carried out at the Woodrow Wilson School. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be taken into account.
Term of Appointment
The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2014, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.
How to Apply
Candidates should submit an online application at Search for requisition number #1300483. 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. The proposal should describe what the applicant hopes to gain from carrying out the project in the Woodrow Wilson School.
3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential;
4. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 18, 2013. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Thursday, February 27, 2014.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

Princeton University, University Center for Human Values,
Princeton, New Jersey,
September 9, 2013
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships
November 4, 2013

The University Center for Human Values invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2014-15. Fellows devote an academic year in residence at Princeton to do research and writing about topics involving human values in public and private life. The program is open to scholars in all disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political theory, literature, history, classics, economics and law, but this list is not meant to be exhaustive.
Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton and to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the Center. This includes participating in a weekly seminar attended by fellows and Center faculty to discuss work in progress and in various other seminars, colloquia and lectures sponsored by the Center. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.
Candidates should have a doctorate or equivalent professional degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to their career stage. Typically Fellows hold faculty positions at other universities or colleges; in exceptional cases we consider applications from independent scholars when there is a high level of scholarly achievement. This is not a post-doctoral fellowship program and we do not generally consider candidates who will have held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of appointment.
The fellowship period extends from September 1 to July 1. Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their academic-year salaries (subject to a minimum and maximum set each fall). Ordinarily their home institutions provide a portion of their salaries in addition to all benefits, although this is not a requirement for appointment. Stipends for independent scholars will not exceed the maximum for fellows holding appointments elsewhere.
The main considerations in the evaluation of applications are the following:
• The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the University Center for Human Values (see for more information);
• The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through teaching and writing;
• The likelihood that the research would benefit from being conducted in the University Center environment.

Candidates should submit an online application at Search for requisition number 1300435. The following materials will be required:
1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A scholarly paper (of no more than about 12,000 words) written in the past three years;
3. A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research project; and
4. Contact information for three referees, including at least one who was not a graduate advisor. Referees will be contacted directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 4, 2013. We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by November 6. The selection committee begins reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage. Decisions are expected to be announced by March 17, 2014.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.