Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Minneapolis Community and Technical College,
Minneapolis, MN,
March 10, 2011
Philosophy Faculty: Full-time Probationary
April 8, 2011

MCTC is a two-year college located in downtown Minneapolis, serving the diverse, multicultural communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. We provide a comprehensive offering of developmental, liberal arts, pre-professional, professional, and technical programs.

* Teaching courses in Philosophy, primarily college-level introductions and Ethics.
* Participating in and leading review and implementation of curriculum in a consensus-driven department.
* Participating in student assessment and departmental meetings.
* Participating actively in the college community through committee work and inter-departmental collaboration.

Minimum Qualifications:
* Master’s degree with a major in Philosophy, or Master’s degree with 16 graduate semester credits (24 graduate quarter credits) in Philosophy

Preferred Qualifications:
* Autonomous classroom teaching experience (2+ years)
* Critical Race Theory—coursework and/or practice in critical race theory; demonstrated commitment and connection to communities of color
* Demonstrated commitment to the academic needs of non-traditional students, including non-native speakers of English, older students, students with disabilities, and first-generation college students
* Ph.D.
* Community College Experience— two or more years’ teaching experience in a community or combined community and technical college
* Multicultural/Cross-cultural Texts— two or more years of classroom teaching experience and/or significant graduate level coursework in multicultural philosophical theories, pedagogies and settings
* Assessment— demonstrated experience with the development of assessment strategies and practices across classroom, department, and college levels
* Service Learning/Civic Engagement/Social Responsibility— documented experience with service learning/public work/social responsibility practices in the classroom

Salary: $33,500 - $68,500

Begin Review Date: Materials submitted electronically on or before April 8, 2011 will receive priority review.

How to Apply: Submit your application online at:

Xavier University,
March 9, 2011
Assistant Professor
April 4, 2011

XAVIER UNIVERSITY, Cincinnati, OH. Assistant Professor, tenure track, starting August 2011. Area of specialty: American philosophy. Area of competence: history of philosophy, with an emphasis on the close reading of great books. Ph.D. required by start of position. 3 undergraduate courses/semester, usually 2 sections of a core course (either Ethics as an Introduction to Philosophy, including some study of the Republic, or Theory of Knowledge, including study of the Discourse on Method) + 1 upper-division elective. Summer teaching usually available. Research and service are expected and supported. Salary competitive. We are a diverse, historically based department in a Catholic, Jesuit university; in addition to supporting a major, we contribute to the university’s core curriculum and honors programs. For more information, visit Xavier University has a strong commitment to diversity and, building upon recent success, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women and minorities. EO/AAE. Candidates should e-mail only a letter of application and a CV to Prof. Richard Polt, Chair (polt [__at__] xavier [dot] edu). Selected candidates will be asked for further materials including a graduate transcript, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Skype or telephone. To ensure consideration, applications must be received by April 4, 2011.

Center for Cenetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) - Case Western Resere University/Cleveland Clinic, Department of Bioethics,
Cleveland, Ohio,
March 4, 2011
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position
April 15, 2011

The Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) is recruiting a post-doctoral trainee who has demonstrated promise as a future leader in research examining ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) in human genetics, and who would benefit from didactic training and intensive mentorship.

The goal of the CGREAL Post-Doctoral Training Program is to train researchers whose work is focused on ELSI in the design and conduct of human genetic research, the translation of research results into clinical medicine, and health policy needs related to genetics. We offer a flexible 1-2 year training program to help guide young investigators in this field of study and to provide them with integrated but focused training.

Program Description: CGREAL is an NIH-funded Center of Excellence in ELSI Research (CEER) directed through a collaborative partnership between Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Clinic. This collaboration allows post-doctoral trainees to participate in the experiential learning environments of both institutions and work closely with a network of scholars engaged in related conceptual and empirical work. Each CGREAL trainee defines a unique training program that is consistent with their personal and professional goals.

The training program consists of:

• Direct experience with a variety of clinical and research practices, conceptual paradigms, and disciplinary approaches;
• A mentored ELSI research project designed and conducted by the trainee in collaboration with his/her mentors.

Required Qualifications: An advanced professional degree (e.g., PhD, JD, MD) in the social and behavioral sciences, genetics or other basic sciences, nursing, medicine, law, or one of the humanities. Candidates interested in clinical genetics and other translational applications of genetic technologies are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants must have completed their doctoral training prior to beginning the post-doctoral program. The post-doctoral positions are currently only open to US citizens.

Application Requirements: Candidates are required to submit the following materials: 1) a recent curriculum vitae including previous research experience; 2) a personal statement describing the reason for seeking research training and specific interests in ELSI research, and how the candidate's work relates to CGREAL’s mission and priorities; 3) a letter of support from the applicant’s training director or doctoral committee chairperson/advisor.

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
March 4, 2011
Lecturer /Assistant Professor- Tenure Track
March 31, 2011

The Department of Philosophy at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel —subject to approval by the academic and budgetary authorities of the University—will be hiring someone to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Lecturer or Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

We are looking for someone whose area of specialization is Political Philosophy and/ or Ethics. Preference will be given to candidates who can enrich the department’s curriculum by giving courses that provide historical background and breadth to the issues with which with deal.

Interested applicants should submit the following:
• Complete and recent curriculum vitae which includes a full list of publications
• Copies of two recent publications
• A short (2 page) academic profile of yourself along with a description of your recent research, and the research you are currently engaged in.
• Evaluations of prior teaching (if any)
• The names and email addresses of three referees.
• The deadline is for receipt of material is March 31, 2011.

All material should be submitted by electronic mail to Dr. Abraham Mansbach, Head of the Department of Philosophy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel: mansbach [__at__] bgu [dot] ac [dot] il

Trinity College in the University of Toronto,
February 23, 2011
Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program/Assistant Professor
March 31, 2011

Trinity College invites applications for the Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at the Assistant Professor level commencing July 1, 2011. This is a three-year appointment renewable for two further years.

The chair holder will be the director of the Trinity One program and will work towards its development and growth. He or she will teach in the program and will be its “public face.”

The program has an International Relations stream and an Ethics stream, each comprising two full-year seminar courses and a co-requisite course, all at the first-year level. For generic descriptions of the seminar courses, and for further information about the program, visit

The chair holder will teach two full-course equivalents, including a (full-year) seminar course in the International Relations stream or the Ethics stream of the Trinity One program. The second full-course equivalent will also be in the Trinity One program, or will be in Trinity College’s specialist/major program in International Relations or in the College’s major program in Ethics, Society, and Law, or will comprise a half course in one of these programs and a half course (undergraduate or graduate) offered by a related department (e.g., History, Political Science, Philosophy) in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.

The chair holder will be a Fellow of Trinity College.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent. Areas of competence: ethics and literature or ethics and political theory (Ethics stream); international relations (IR stream). The College is seeking applicants with superior teaching abilities and with experience teaching in the humanities or social sciences at the university level, preferably including first-year-seminar teaching. Candidates with experience in the administration of an academic program at the university level are preferred.

Applications: Applicants should ask three referees to send a letter of recommendation under separate cover to the address below. These letters must be received by the application deadline. Applicants should also send a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, a summary of qualifications, and a statement of interest in the position to: Professor Derek Allen, Dean of Arts, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1H8. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2011. Inquiries should be addressed to derekallen [__at__] trinity [dot] utoronto [dot] ca.

Trinity College is committed to employment equity in all forms.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Colgate University,
Hamilton, NY,
February 12, 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor
March 1, 2011

One-year position, starting 1 July 2011. Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Ph.D. by time of appointment. Teaching load is five courses per year. Competitive salary. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a brief writing sample at Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2011. Questions about the position should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Ulrich Meyer (umeyer [__at__] colgate [dot] edu). Colgate University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the University's educational mission.

Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire sur la normativité de Montréal,
February 9, 2011
Postdoctoral fellowship in normative ethics
April 30, 2011

The Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire sur la normativité (GRIN) is inviting applications of postdoctoral researchers in ethics, for residential fellowships which can vary in length according to individual circumstances. Applicants are expected to have at least a working knowledge of French.

The GRIN will offer to its fellows: a postdoctoral grant of 3 000$ per month, an individual workstation, access to the services of the University of Montreal (libraries, sports center, etc.), and assistance for material organisation of the stay. In return, the fellows are expected to pursue their research project and to participate in the Center's activities (conferences, seminars, lectures). Application deadline: April 30th, 2011. In order to apply, candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. after April 30 2006 or submitted their thesis before September 1st 2011. International applicants must have defended their thesis before September 1st 2011. For more information, please visit

Centre de recherche en éthique de l'Université de Montréal,
February 9, 2011
Postdoctoral fellowships in ethics
April 30, 2011

The University of Montreal’s Centre de recherche en éthique (CREUM) is inviting applications of postdoctoral researchers in ethics, for residential fellowships which can vary in length according to individual circumstances. Applicants are expected to have at least a working knowledge of French.

The CREUM will offer to its fellows: a postdoctoral grant of 3 000$ per month, an individual workstation, access to the services of the University of Montreal (libraries, sports center, etc.), and assistance for material organisation of the stay. In return, the fellows are expected to pursue their research project and to participate in the Center's activities (conferences, seminars, lectures). Application deadline: April 30th, 2011. In order to apply, candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. after April 30 2006 or submitted their thesis before September 1st 2011. International applicants must have defended their thesis before September 1st 2011. For more information, please visit

University of Maryland, College Park,
College Park,
February 8, 2011
Faculty Appointment in International Development (IDEV) – open rank

University of Maryland
School of Public Policy
(Faculty Appointment in International Development – open rank)

The School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park is seeking a scholar (tenure, tenure track, or professor of the practice) whose academic background and professional achievements make her/him a likely future leader in our program in international development policy, one of the fastest growing multidisciplinary teaching and research areas at the School. Salary is competitive.

Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) with a specialization in public policy, development ethics, economics, law, political economy, political science, social development, or other development-related area, or anticipate receiving such a degree before the academic year 2011-12. The School has particular interest in individuals with substantial international development experience, either as a scholar with experience in the field, or as a scholar-practitioner engaged in U.S. governmental, multilateral, non-governmental, or non-profit development institutions. Preference will be given to candidates willing and able to advise our growing number of PhD students in international development and to help lead the International Development specialization.

The Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked graduate school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. The School offers a Master of Public Policy degree primarily for pre-career students, a Master of Public Management degree primarily for mid-career students, and a Masters in Public Policy and Engineering. There is a PhD program for outstanding emerging scholars. The School also offers executive (degree and non-degree) programs for career executives in federal, state, and international agencies. The University of Maryland is located inside the Washington Beltway, within 30 minutes of federal agencies, key international associations, and many non-profit and private policy-research organizations.

Application materials should include a letter of interest describing the candidate's qualifications,
a curriculum vitae with contact information for at least three references, a recent publication or writing sample, and a summary of teaching experience. The position is open until filled, but applications received by February 28, 2011 will receive best consideration. Go to to apply or go to and search for the position. Application materials sent outside of the online system will not be accepted. Questions should be directed to idev2011 [__at__] umd [dot] edu.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, the School particularly encourages and
welcomes applications from women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities.

University of Chicago,
February 7, 2011
Visting Lectureship in History and Philosophy of Biology
March 1, 2011

The Fishbein Center for the History of Science and the Committee on Conceptual and Historical Studies of Science at the University of Chicago invite applications for a two-year "visiting lectureship," starting in September 2011. Recipients should have received the PhD within the last five years, and not already hold a tenure-track position. Their expertise should be in the history and philosophy of biology (broadly conceived), with substantial knowledge and research interests in a particular area of recent research. Candidates who can address problems both in history and philosophy will be favored, as well as those who are able to engage colleagues and students beyond a narrow range. We offer unique opportunities for interactions among philosophers, historians, and scientists across the Natural and Human Sciences, and relevant humanities. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the CHSS workshops in History and Philosophy of Science, the Human Sciences, and our Seminar on Important Things; we also expect the individual to participate in our philosophy of biology reading group. Teaching responsibilities: two courses per year, at least one of which should be directed to undergraduates. Chicago is on a quarter system; so there are three terms to the academic year. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching, three letters of reference (sent separately), and at least one recent writing sample (non-returnable). Applications (apart from letters of reference) should be submitted both in hard copy and via email by March 1 to be assured consideration. Electronic applications (MS Word and/or PDF) should be emailed to bethcalderon [__at__] uchicago [dot] edu with subject heading "VISITING LECTURESHIP". Letters of reference may be emailed; the subject heading should be "Visiting Lectureship." Paper applications should be mailed to: Search Committee, Fishbein Center, University of Chicago, 1126 East 59th Street, Room SS205, Chicago, IL 60637.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.