Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Ryerson University,
September 7, 2013
Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
November 8, 2013

The Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University ( in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Continental Philosophy, with a preference for Social and Political Thought. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of philosophy courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

The appointment is subject to final budgetary approval and will be effective August 1, 2014.

The position will commence August 1, 2014 and is subject to final budgetary approval. Candidates will hold a PhD or be ABD with a defense date set.

The successful candidate should demonstrate evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and an emerging scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a recent writing sample, results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence such as a teaching dossier), and be supported by three letters of reference.

The Philosophy Department, consisting of 15 permanent faculty members, is committed to excellence in teaching and research in both the analytic and continental traditions. We offer a wide range of courses in all of: our Bachelor of Arts program in Philosophy; our Master’s program in Philosophy; the Philosophy Option in Ryerson’s interdisciplinary Arts and Contemporary Studies Program; and a wide range of elective courses for students in other programs.

Located in the heart of Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada, Ryerson University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. The university is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Please note that applications by fax or e-mail will not be accepted. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Andrew Hunter, Department Chair (ahunter [__at__] arts [dot] ryerson [dot] ca). The deadline for submission of applications is November 8th, 2013. Applications should be sent in care of:

Christina Smith, Department Administrator,
Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3

Salisbury University,
Salisbury, MD,
August 28, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
September 27, 2013

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophyat Salisbury University is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor, tenure track.

Area of Specialization: open; preference for least one area of Applied Philosophy, e.g. applied ethics, philosophy of education, applied political and/or social philosophy.

Primary Job Duties: Teach 3 introductory level courses and 3 upper level courses per academic year; expected to work with our Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement. Utilize effective teaching and classroom management strategies which enhance the success of diverse learners and help the Department to grow.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Philosophy or related field, with a strong preference for Ph.D. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor, with requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree within one year from date of hire.

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and mentoring is essential. Demonstrated understanding regarding the history of philosophy, broadly construed.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1). a letter of interest, 2). curriculum vitae, 3). a brief writing sample, summaries of student evaluations, 4) a brief statement describing your approach to undergraduate teaching, and 5). three current letters of recommendation. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Joerg Tuske at jptuske [__at__] salisbury [dot] edu.

Additionally, please have the three (3) current letters of recommendation, provided directly from your professional references, or by an Online Credential Service Provider, sent directly to Dr. Joerg Tuske at jptuske [__at__] salisbury [dot] edu. All other documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail.

Applications received by October 15, 2013 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The Department will interview candidates at the APA meeting in Baltimore in December 2013. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin August 15, 2014.

This position is based in Salisbury, Maryland. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution within the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches, the Chesapeake Bay and is 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all those qualified, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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University of Tennessee,
August 22, 2013
Assistant or Associate Professor
October 26, 2013


THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN Department of Philosophy is seeking to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. AOS: Ethics, understood to include metaethics, moral epistemology and/or moral psychology. AOC: Open, but, other things equal, ability to contribute to more than one research cluster in the Department and/or to teach courses outside of Ethics in the undergraduate curriculum, is an advantage. Position begins August, 2014, with Ph.D. by appointment. The University of Tennessee is a Research 1 university and the flagship state university in Tennessee. The Department of Philosophy is a smaller department with an active faculty delivering undergraduate and graduate education (conferring the degrees of B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.). The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for high quality research/publication and excellent teaching at all levels, including the supervision of graduate students. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a willingness and ability to perform effectively the usual administrative and advising duties, and to engage in institutional and professional service. Salary and benefits are competitive (nine month appointment; possible summer work for additional pay). Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

To apply please upload a full dossier and any reference letters to A full dossier includes at least three letters of reference, writing sample, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness and cover letter expressing interest in the position. Confidential or candidate reference letters may be uploaded free of charge through Interfolio by the candidate or letter writer. Applications received by October 26, 2013, are ensured review. The position will remain open until filled. Information about the department is available at All applicant materials will be reviewed through Interfolio.

Applicants who applied in 2012 for the Ethics search then undertaken but not concluded by the Department need only indicate that they wish to renew their application and to submit updated materials as they see fit.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity Diversity.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,
Mexico City,
August 21, 2013
Profesor Asociado “B” de tiempo completo, no definitivo en el área de Ética, con especialidad en Ética Contemporánea
August 23, 2013

La Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, con fundamento en los artículos 38, 40, del 66 al 69 y del 71 al 77 del Estatuto del Personal Académico de la UNAM, convoca a concurso de oposición para ingreso o concurso abierto a las personas que reúnan los requisitos señalados en la presente convocatoria y en el referido Estatuto, para ocupar la plaza de carrera, no definitiva, que se especifica a continuación:

División de Estudios Profesionales
Colegio de Filosofía

Una plaza de Profesor Asociado “B” de tiempo completo, no definitivo, en el área de Ética, con especialidad en Ética Contemporánea, con número de registro 76475-45 y sueldo mensual de $13,761.48, de conformidad con las siguientes Bases:

a) Tener grado de maestro o estudios similares o bien conocimientos y experiencia equivalentes.
b) Haber trabajado e!cientemente cuando menos dos años en labores docentes o de investigación, en la materia
o área de su especialidad.
c) Haber producido trabajos que acrediten su competencia en la docencia o en la investigación.

De conformidad con el artículo 74 del mencionado Estatuto, el H. Consejo Técnico de la Facultad de Filosofía
y Letras determinó que los aspirantes deberán presentar las siguientes Pruebas:

a) Crítica escrita de alguno de los programas de las asignaturas del área.
b) Formulación de un proyecto de investigación sobre un problema determinado.
c) Exposición oral de los puntos anteriores.
d) Prueba didáctica consistente en la exposición de un tema ante un grupo de estudiantes, que se fijará cuando
menos con 48 horas de anticipación.

Para participar en este concurso, los interesados deberán presentar en la Secretaría General de esta dependencia, dentro de los 15 días hábiles contados a partir de la fecha de la publicación de esta convocatoria, en el horario de 10:00 a 14:00 y de 17:00 a 20:00 horas, de lunes a viernes, los siguientes documentos:
1. Solicitud de inscripción al concurso en el formato que se proporciona en la página web de la Facultad:
2. Curriculum vitae actualizado en el formato que se proporciona en la página web de la Facultad y documentación comprobatoria de su contenido.
3. Relación pormenorizada de la documentación comprobatoria.
4. Copia del acta de nacimiento.
5. Copia de los documentos que acrediten los estudios, certificados y títulos requeridos o, en su caso, los conocimientos y experiencia equivalentes.
6. Constancia certificada de los servicios académicos prestados a instituciones de educación superior que acrediten la antigüedad académica requerida para la plaza correspondiente.
7. Si se trata de extranjeros, constancia vigente de su residencia legal en el país y condición migratoria suficiente.
8. Señalamiento de dirección, teléfono y correo electrónico para recibir notificaciones.

Después de verificar la entrega completa de la documentación requerida, en la Secretaría General de la Facultad se les comunicará a los aspirantes si su solicitud ha sido aceptada. Asimismo, en la propia Secretaría General se les notificará las fechas en que tendrán lugar las pruebas, el tema y especificidad de las mismas y el lugar en que éstas se presentarán.
Por ningún motivo se aceptarán documentos fuera del plazo indicado en esta convocatoria, ni se recibirán los trabajos requeridos como prueba después de la fecha establecida por la Comisión Dictaminadora. Una vez concluidos los procedimientos establecidos en el Estatuto del Personal Académico de la UNAM, la Secretaría General de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras dará a conocer los resultados del concurso, que surtirán efecto una vez transcurrido el término de diez días hábiles siguientes a la fecha en que hayan sido dados a conocer dichos resultados, si no se interpuso recurso de revisión. De haberse interpuesto éste, la resolución será definitiva una vez que el Consejo Técnico conozca, y en su caso rati!que, la opinión razonada de la Comisión Especial.
De encontrarse ocupada la plaza en concurso, y una vez que sea emitida la resolución de!nitiva, se contratará a la persona que resulte ganadora sólo a partir de la fecha de terminación del contrato correspondiente a la persona con quien la plaza se encuentre comprometida. Cuando se trate de extranjeros, además, la entrada en vigor del nombramiento quedará sujeta a la autorización de actividades que expresamente expida la Secretaría de Gobernación.
El personal académico que resulte ganador del concurso tendrá entre otros derechos, los señalados en los artículos 6, 55 y 57 del Estatuto del Personal Académico de la UNAM. Asimismo, deberá cumplir entre otras obligaciones las señaladas en los artículos 56, 60 y 61 del mismo Estatuto.

“Por mi raza hablará el espíritu”
Ciudad Universitaria, D.F., a 8 de agosto de 2013
La Directora
Doctora Gloria Villegas Moreno

California State University, Bakersfield,
August 16, 2013
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
September 15, 2013

California State University, Bakersfield seeks an outstanding and talented professional to join our campus community as the Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs (AVP-FA). We seek an individual who is committed to the mission and vision of the University, who has a demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, who is experienced in research and publication, and who has a record of integrity and ethical leadership.

As the Faculty Personnel Officer for the campus, this individual will provide strong, experienced collegial leadership in administering faculty human resource programs, including monitoring and promoting the campus’ commitment to increasing faculty diversity. Under the direction of the Provost, the AVP-FA has primary responsibility for overseeing matters related to faculty personnel and for initiating activities that support faculty development and advancement.

Areas of Responsibility:
*Coordinate policies and procedures regarding faculty recruitment and hiring, compensation programs for academic employees, faculty performance and periodic evaluations, and leaves of absence;
*Represent the university in the implementation of the faculty collective bargaining agreement (CBA), is the campus liaison to the faculty collective bargaining union (California Faculty Association), and provides administrative interpretation of and training on contract provisions for faculty and campus administrators;
*Oversee CSUB's Teaching and Learning Center;
*Assist with faculty development and support (including faculty recognition and awards), and provide orientation of new faculty and department chairs;
*Coordinate the activities of the Department Chair Leadership Council;
*Manage administrative oversight of faculty rights and grievances, arbitrations, progressive disciplinary actions, and dispute resolution including informal resolution of faculty concerns;
*Investigate allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination involving faculty members; and work in collaboration with others to promote an inclusive campus environment.
*Monitor and provide periodic reports on progress towards achieving institutional goals related to faculty excellence and diversity;
*Communicate President-approved Senate Resolutions and Chancellor Office Executive Orders;
*Maintain currency of faculty database, University Handbook, and Faculty Affairs Website, in collaboration with the campus’ IT division;
*Manage emergency operations for Academic Affairs, including overseeing emergency preparedness plans and operations aimed at sustaining or regaining academic operations as soon as possible.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Terminal degree in area of expertise;
*Professional experience in working on matters relating to faculty personnel, faculty diversity, human resources, faculty development and support;
*Demonstrated ability to develop, interpret, implement, and articulate complex personnel policies;
*Demonstrated effectiveness in working collaboratively with school deans, other administrators, and various faculty groups (e.g. Academic Senate, Department Chairs, and union representatives) to promote faculty diversity, retention, development, and advancement;
*Ability to implement a faculty union contract;
*Demonstrated ability to work with others in promoting and supporting faculty and staff excellence and diversity;
*Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and shared governance;
*Demonstrated skill at collaborative leadership, facilitation, and conflict mediation skills;
*Professional experience managing multiple and competing priorities in a timely and focused manner;
*Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational and professional goals of a diverse multicultural faculty, staff, and student population;
*Strong communication skills, both oral and written, and an approachable personal style that will enhance the process of working effectively with faculty, administrators, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Hold an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred);
*Experience in supporting faculty in their teaching, research and service roles;
*Experience at the Director, Department Chair or Associate Dean level;
*Direct supervision and management of office personnel;
*Experience working in a faculty union environment;
*Experience in conducting investigations involving allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment, or employee misconduct;
*Experience in assessment of student learning and working with faculty and/or departments in developing assessment strategies;
*Experience in the development of faculty support programs (e.g. new faculty, tenure track faculty).

Mandated Reporter:
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter clearly addressing how their experience, current responsibilities, and qualifications meet the standards and responsibilities as outlined in the full position description, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, e-mail and mailing addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five references. Consideration of candidates will begin on September 30, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled. To submit applications/nominations or make a confidential inquiry, contact the following consultant:

Sharon Tanabe, Partner
1111 Corporate Center Drive, Suite 106
Monterey Park, CA 91754
323.260.7889 (FAX)
Electronic submissions are preferred
Please submit to: stsearch [__at__] storbeckpimentel [dot] com

California State University, Bakersfield is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

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York University,
August 9, 2013
Assistant Professor
October 31, 2013

Department of Social Science

Business & Society

Applications are invited for a position in the area of Business & Society at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must hold a PhD (or completion by July 1, 2014) in one of the social sciences, an interdisciplinary social scientific program or a related field (e.g., ethics, political philosophy, history, critical management studies). Applicants should have an ongoing program of interdisciplinary research which focuses critically on the conduct and regulation of business, economic affairs and their social implications. Demonstrated excellence or the promise of excellence in both teaching and in research and publication is expected in at least one of the following areas: social economy; law, governance & policy; ethics in economics & business; heterodox economics; sustainable business & alternative economic development; business, inequality & social exclusion. In addition, applicants should have the breadth and versatility to teach the core courses of the Business & Society undergraduate program (see:

Candidates should submit a signed letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, samples of scholarly writing, and a teaching dossier including institutional teaching evaluations (where available), and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to: Professor Kimberley White, Chair, Department of Social Science, S734 Ross Building.

York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416.736.5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Hamilton College,
Clinton, NY,
August 2, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure Track)
October 15, 2013

The Philosophy Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a tenure track position in philosophy to begin July 1, 2014. The teaching load is five courses per year. AOS: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy; AOC: Open. Completion of the dissertation by time of appointment is expected. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and teaching materials, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you could further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Teaching materials should include evaluations and sample syllabi for three possible courses in Social and Political Philosophy or Ethics at different levels (i.e., introductory, mid-level, advanced). Submit materials to Interfolio at Address materials and questions to Marianne Janack, Chair, Philosophy Department at philo [__at__] hamilton [dot] edu. All application materials must be received by October 15, 2013.

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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.