Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Princeton University,
July 22, 2013
Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships
November 4, 2013

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellowships
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.

University of Calgary,
Calgary, Alberta,
July 11, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy of Biology
September 5, 2013

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy of Biology. Start date is flexible: between November 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. The fellowship is for two years. Salary is $50,000 Canadian per year. During the two-year term, the fellow will work on the fellow’s own research project, collaborate with Marc Ereshefsky on his research projects, and teach two classes. All requirements for the fellow’s PhD must be completed by the start date and no earlier than March 2009. Inquiries should be made to Marc Ereshefsky (ereshefs [__at__] ucalgary [dot] ca). To apply, send complete dossiers, including a CV, at least three letters of reference, a writing sample, and a detailed research proposal, VIA EMAIL to Merlette Schnell, Manager, Department of Philosophy (schnell [__at__] ucalgary [dot] ca). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on September 5, 2013.

July 4, 2013
Instructor of Philosophy
August 2, 2013

Instructor of Philosophy

SVSU invites applicants for a one-year temporary appointment beginning Fall 2013. Candidate will be expected to teach health care ethics, introduction to logic and introduction to western philosphy. AOS: applied ethics. AOC: Open. For complete list of requirements, further information, and to apply for this position, please visit Applicants must apply on-line. SVSU is an EO/AA employer.

Universidade de São Paulo,
São Paulo,
June 21, 2013
Professor of Ancient Philosophy
July 30, 2013

The Department of Philosophy of the University of São Paulo ( announces 1 (one) open tenure track position of Professor of Ancient Philosophy, full-time professorship.
The successful candidate is expected to teach 3 courses per year, and be actively engaged in research activities.

Information for application can be obtained at The selection process has three official languages: Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Applications shall be submitted in person, by proxy, or by mail from July/01/2013 to July/30/2013, and the selection itself will take place in the second semester of 2013.

For further information, please visit or write to filosofo [__at__] usp [dot] br.
The starting salary is R$ 8,715,12; other financial aids apply (see at

University of North Carolina at Asheville,
April 25, 2013
Visiting Assistant Professor
May 15, 2013

The Philosophy Department at the University of North Carolina at Asheville is seeking a Visiting faculty member at the assistant professor level, for the academic year 2013-14 (with the possibility of renewal for one year). AOS: Medieval philosophy broadly construed and epistemology; AOC: Logic and critical thinking. Applicants should have a wide range of intellectual interests; a dedication to teaching excellence; an appropriate level of professional activity, and enthusiasm in program building. Ability to offer courses in Jewish and Islamic philosophies would be a plus. Teaching load: 12 credit hours per semester.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary Humanities Program and Liberal Arts requirements of the university. The department is interested in someone who can help diversify its current curriculum and who has a demonstrated strong commitment to support diversity, equity and inclusion broadly within the academic setting.
UNC Asheville, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, is the designated public liberal arts institution of the University of North Carolina system, committed to quality student-centered teaching, student-teacher interaction, and mentoring of students in undergraduate scholarship and service, within an inclusive campus community. UNC Asheville is committed to increasing and sustaining the diversity of its faculty, staff, and student body as part of its liberal arts mission. UNCA is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.
Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy at time of appointment; evidence of successful college-level teaching; excitement and willingness to commit to active engagement in departmental and university wide activities. Candidates should send electronic submission of letter of application, cv, letters of recommendation and statement of teaching philosophy with “PHILOSOPHY search” on the subject line to Jo Steininger, (Philosophy Department Assistant), jsteinin [__at__] unca [dot] edu. Review of applications will begin immediately until the closing date of May 15, 2013 or until the position is filled. Follow us at

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences,
Kansas City,
April 24, 2013
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Bioethics
May 8, 2013

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Bioethics (2-year appointment)

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral teaching fellowship in bioethics. The fellow will hold a Ph.D. in a related field (religious studies, philosophy, or social sciences), or an M.D., D.O., or J.D. with a masters degree in bioethics. Terminal degree must be in hand by June 1, 2013. The fellow will be expected to teach four courses each year, participate in the bioethics OSCE program, conduct research related to bioethics, and participate in clinical experiences and the activities of KCUMBs bioethics program.

Applicants should be able to teach courses in bioethics related to clinical ethics, medical humanities, and/or other areas of expertise in bioethics.

Founded in 1916, KCUMB is a non-profit, private university, with a proud tradition of providing exemplary educational opportunities to its more than 1,000 students. KCUMBs College of Biosciences offers masters-level programs in bioethics and biomedical sciences, and the Kansas City area is home to several of the top bioethics-related organizations, providing ample opportunity for collaboration with experts in the field. More information can be found at

To apply for the fellowship, please send the following via KCUMBs career site:

Current CV and cover letter
Article-length academic writing sample
Research and teaching statements

Applications will be accepted until May 8 or until the position is filled. KCUMB offers a competitive salary and benefits package to all employees. EOE. Tobacco-free environment.

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile,
April 15, 2013
Full-time Assistant or Associate Professors
June 28, 2013



The Institute of Philosophy at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile invites applications for one or two full-time Assistant or Associate Professors. The post will be tenable for two years from 1 August 2013, but with the potential of a permanent position that will depend on academic evaluation.


• Philosophy Doctor
• Fields of preference: Modern philosophy • Phenomenology • Ethics
• Relevant experience: research and teaching in philosophy
• Conversational skills (Spanish)
• Availability to give a conference


• Application letter to the Chair of the Faculty
• Curriculum vitae
• Legal copy of the title
• A selection of the most relevant publications (books, articles, etc).


Applicants should send the information to the Chair of the Faculty (Prof. Dr. Mariano de la Maza. Faculty of Philosophy. Campus San Joaquín, Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Macul, ZIP: 7820436) by June 28, 2013.


Faculty Office: Phone number 56-2-2-354-1469; e-mail: vrojasm [__at__] uc [dot] cl

Dalhousie University,
March 28, 2013
10-month Limited Term Appointment - Assistant Professor/Lecturer
April 30, 2013



The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10 month Limited Term Appointment at the Assistant Professor/Lecturer level, effective August 1, 2013. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology. Areas of competence: Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind. The Department also needs classes taught in Understanding Scientific Reasoning and Intro.

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 will be 3 and 3.

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 April 30, 2013.

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.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,
Mexico City,
March 9, 2013
Junior Research Fellow
August 30, 2013

Junior Hire

The Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas-UNAM, Mexico, invites those interested in being hired as junior research fellows (year long contract, can be renewed) to send their dossier (i.e., statement of purpose, CV, research project, letters of recommendation, and publications) to the following email address: epd [dot] iif [__at__] gmail [dot] com

Those interested should have at least one of the following as their AOS: aesthetics, history of philosophy (from the renaissance until before Kant) or philosophy of history and intellectual history.

Those sending their dossier should have recently obtained their PhD in Philosophy (preferably not more than 7 years, plus 2 years in case of maternity). The teaching load is one full course per semester. Those submitting should be able to speak Spanish. They should be prepared to be interviewed, deliver a job talk and teach a class the topic of which will be anounced.

The dossiers will be reviewed during the second semester of 2013. Expected start date: January 2014.

The deadline for submissions is August 30th, 2013 at 8 pm (Mexico City Time). Please note that UNAM will be closed between June 28th and July 22nd 2013. For more information, please send emails to s [dot] acad [dot] iif [__at__] gmail [dot] com

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,
Mexico City,
March 9, 2013
Investigador Asociado C o Titular A de Tiempo completo
August 30, 2013

Contratación de Investigador

La dirección del Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas de la UNAM invita a los interesados en ser contratados como Investigador Asociado C o Titular A de Tiempo completo, por Artículo 51 (contratación por un año, por obra determinada, con posibilidad de renovación) a enviar un expediente con los siguientes documentos: carta de interés, currículum, proyecto de investigación, cartas de recomendación y obra que muestre la calidad de su trabajo, a la siguiente dirección: epd [dot] iif [__at__] gmail [dot] com.

Los interesados deberán ser especialistas en al menos una de las siguientes áreas: Estética Analítica, Historia de la Filosofía (del Renacimiento hasta antes de Kant) o Filosofía de la Historia e Historia Intelectual.

Con el propósito de rejuvenecer la planta de investigadores, los interesados deberán contar con el grado de Doctor en Filosofía y preferentemente no tener más de 7 años de haberlo obtenido (se concederán dos años más por maternidad). Con el objeto de dar cumplimiento a la carga docente señalada por el Estatuto del Personal Académico (al menos tres horas semanales por semestre), los interesados deberán hablar español.

La dirección revisará los dossier enviados con el fin de contratar a la persona idónea. El proceso de revisión tendrá lugar a lo largo del segundo semestre de 2013. Se espera que la relación laboral comience en enero de 2014.

Los interesados deberán estar en disposición de ser entrevistados, ofrecer una charla sobre su trabajo de investigación y de impartir una clase sobre algún tema que se le anunciará con oportunidad.

La fecha límite para enviar los documentos es el jueves 30 de agosto de 2013 a las 8 p.m. hora de la Ciudad de México. Favor de tomar en cuenta que la UNAM cierra por vacaciones administrativas del 28 de junio al 22 de julio de 2013.