Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Stanford University,
Stanford, CA,
USA
October 6, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellowships
January 11, 2012

For 2012-2013, The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society seeks up to four new postdoctoral fellows. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, and professional schools. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, human rights, immigration, and environmental justice, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests that have some practical implications. Fellows will teach one class, participate in a Political Theory Workshop, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus.

The appointment term is September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013; however, the initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2012. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2009).

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.

Oregon State University,
Corvallis, OR,
USA
October 1, 2011
Religion in America
November 4, 2011

The School of History, Philosophy and Religion at Oregon State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Religion in America to begin Fall 2012. In addition to developing undergraduate courses that critically examine religion’s role in the cultural, historical, social and political landscape of the United States, the ideal candidate will specialize in an aspect of Religion in America such as African-American religious traditions; Latino/Latina religious traditions; novel American religious movements; religion and politics; religion and spirituality in American public life; the transnational migration of religious identities and traditions. Candidates should demonstrate a serious commitment to both scholarship and teaching and have a PhD in History, Religious Studies, Philosophy or a related field at the time of appointment. To apply, submit letter of application, current C.V., and writing sample via our application website at https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/. Apply to posting # 0008105. Three letters of reference should be sent in hard copy to Professor Jonathan Katz, Chair, Religion in America Search Committee, Department of History, Oregon State University, 306 Milam Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331. Full consideration will be given to candidates whose applications are complete by November 4, 2011. Oregon State University is an AA/EO Employer.

Central Washington University,
Ellensburg, WA,
USA
September 23, 2011
Assistant Professor - Ethics
November 15, 2011

Assistant Professor - Philosophy (Ethics), tenure track position beginning Fall 2012. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. AOS: Ethics (theoretical rather than applied). AOC: Ancient (required) and Philosophy of Law (preferred), especially in international issues. The department has a strong and very active philosophy major and minor, a new ethics minor, and a lively specialization in religious studies. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will involve teaching seven courses a year (quarter system), including general education and major courses in philosophy; supervising senior theses; advisement; performing customary service; active and productive scholarship. Ph.D. in philosophy required prior to 16 September 2012; must have demonstrated potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and scholarship; experience working with multicultural curriculum preferred. Screening begins on 15 November 2011. Please apply online at: https://jobs.cwu.edu . A complete application includes a letter of application, CV, writing sample, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (including recent course evaluations). In addition to the online application, three letters of reference should be mailed to Search Committee Chair, Philosophy Department, Central Washington University, 400 E. University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7555. For more information, see www.cwu.edu/~philo/. CWU is AA/EEO/Title IX institution.

University of Tennessee,
Knoxville,
USA
September 19, 2011
2 Positions: Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy - Tenure Track (Revised Ad to include Interfolio Links)
October 25, 2011

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN. Department of Philosophy. 2 Tenure-Track Positions. Starting August 2012. Rank: Asst./Assoc. Position 1) AOS: History of Modern Philosophy, to include Kant. Position 2) AOS: Philosophy of Science. For both positions, the AOC is open, but, other things equal, ability to contribute to one or more research area in the Department is an advantage. 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. Upload full dossiers to http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3108 (History of Modern) or http://www.interfolio.com/apply/3109 (Philosophy of Science). A full dossier includes a writing sample, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, cover letter explaining your interest in the position, and at least three letters of recommendation. Applications received by October 25, 2011, are ensured review. The position will remain open until filled. Inquiries should be directed to Cheryl Smith, Administrative Specialist, Department of Philosophy, 801 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, or cjsmith [__at__] tennessee [dot] edu.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Feather River College,
Quincy,
USA
September 19, 2011
Philosophy Instructor

Feather River College

PHILOSOPHY INSTRUCTOR

Temporary, Certificated, Part-Time

To teach a wide range of college level courses in the discipline of philosophy. Master’s in philosophy OR a Bachelor’s in philosophy ANDMaster’s in humanities or religious studies OR the Equivalent.

Open until filled.

Full descriptions & applications available at www.frc.edu or call (530) 283-0202 ext. 257. EOE.

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY,
NEW YORK CITY,
USA
September 15, 2011
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/FACULTY FELLOW
December 1, 2011

Environmental Studies Program & Center for Bioethics
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University

The Environmental Studies Program and Center for Bioethics invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow, pending administrative and budgetary approval. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2012, renewable annually for a maximum of three years. An applicant should have a keen interest in and preferably have written and taught in areas bioethics and environmental studies. We also welcome candidates who have training in such areas as ethics, political philosophy, social and political theory, public policy, or environmental health, who have strong or emerging teaching and research interests in bioethics and environmental studies. Applicants must expect to receive their Ph.D by Fall 2012 or have completed it no more than three years before the start date. We especially urge minority and female candidates to apply.

The successful applicant will contribute to the education of undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies Program and masters students in the Bioethics Program., as well as contributing to the development of graduate programs in Environmental Studies. Additionally, the successful candidate will actively participate in seminars, conferences, and other projects of the two rapidly developing programs.

Please submit curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, two published or unpublished essays, and a statement of current and prospective research by December 1, 2011. To apply and learn more about the programs, visit the Environmental Studies Program at http://environment.as.nyu.edu and The Center for Bioethics at http://bioethics.as.nyu.edu. Application instructions can be found under each homepage’s "Employment" link. Questions may be sent to za5 [__at__] nyu [dot] edu.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Georgetown University,
Washington, DC,
USA
September 15, 2011
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
November 14, 2011

Starting August 2012. One position, tenure track. Teaching load of 2 courses per semester, graduate and undergraduate. The Philosophy Department is looking for candidates with expertise (including the ability to teach graduate seminars upon arrival) in one or more of the following areas: (1) Ancient Philosophy; (2) Early Modern Philosophy; (3) Kant, focusing on M&E; (4) the Catholic philosophical tradition. Candidates must show strong promise of excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. prior to appointment. Salary competitive. AA/EOE. Georgetown is a Jesuit and Catholic university. Please send CV, transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, and a paper to William Blattner, Chair, Search Committee, Philosophy Department, 215 New North, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2011, preferably earlier.

Allegheny College,
Meadville,
USA
September 12, 2011
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Tenure Track, Allegheny College
November 15, 2011

AOS: Ethics and its application to issues of social justice, such as those concerning race, gender, and environment. Teaching load is 6 semester courses/year. All faculty are expected to participate in delivering periodic college-wide first-year/sophomore seminars that emphasize writing and speaking. Allegheny College is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college with a dedicated faculty of teacher-scholars. The successful candidate will provide evidence of excellence in teaching, ongoing scholarship and professional development. Completion of PhD by September 2012 expected. Send letter of application, C.V., a sample of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness and three letters of reference to Eric Boynton, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15 2011; application deadline November 15 2011. Interviews to be conducted at APA Eastern meeting. Allegheny College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and members of other under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of Tennessee,
Knoxville,
USA
September 10, 2011
Visiting Faculty
December 1, 2011

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE, Knoxville, TN. Department of Philosophy. One Year Visiting Position, 2012-13. Rank: Open. AOS: Open, but ability to engage with one or more research cluster in the Department is desirable. Ph.D. by appointment. 2/2 Teaching Load. This is an opportunity to spend a year with a young, dynamic Department in a beautiful part of the country. It may be especially attractive to those on sabbatical or leave for the year from their home institution. Women and members of other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Send full dossier as a single electronic file, the name of which is your name (last name first, followed by a comma and then first name), attached to an e-mail to Cheryl Smith at cjsmith [__at__] utk [dot] edu. Please type “Visiting Position” in the subject line of the email. A full dossier includes at least three letters of reference (or in the case of more senior applicants, names and contact information for three references), writing sample, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and cover letter expressing your interest in the position. If it is not possible to include letters of recommendation in the electronic dossier file, they may be sent separately. If it is not possible to send materials as an electronic file attached to an email, hard copy may be sent to Cheryl Smith, 801 McClung Tower, Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0480. Applications received by December 1, 2011, are ensured review. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Kansas State University,
Manhattan, KS,
USA
September 10, 2011
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
November 30, 2011

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, beginning August 2012. AOS: Open, but the department has a special interest in philosophers who use formal or empirical methods to address questions in ethics or social and political philosophy, or who apply research in the social sciences to address such questions. AOC: Open. Both PhD and ABD applicants considered; however, dissertation must be completed by August 2012 for appointment as assistant professor rather than instructor. Five undergraduate courses per year, standard committee work. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for teaching students from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Send application package (Letter of application, CV, sample paper, research and teaching statements, and evidence of teaching competence submitted as a single PDF file plus three letters of recommendation) to philosophy [__at__] ksu [dot] edu. Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2011. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer actively seeking diversity among its employees. The Philosophy Department strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. In accordance with Kansas Board of Regents policy, the University is required to run a background check on the final candidate.