Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Department of Bioethics,
September 14, 2010
Bioethics Fellow
December 31, 2010

Post baccalaureate, pre doctoral and post doctoral fellows will study and participate in mentored theoretical and empirical research related to the ethics of health policy, human subject research, international research ethics, genetics, or other bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple publications in premier academic journals. Fellows will participate in case conferences, ethics consultations, review of research protocols, bioethics seminars, and many other educational opportunities.

No bioethics experience required or expected. Two-year positions begin September 2011. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD, Nursing or other graduate degrees or those who have achieved these degrees are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with Federal guidelines.

Applications to include: resume/CV, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, 1000-word statement of interest, a writing sample(s) not to exceed 30 pages collectively, and three letters of recommendation. Postdoctoral application deadline is December 31, 2010. Post baccalaureate and pre doctoral application deadline is January 15, 2011.

Mail applications to:
Becky Chen
Department of Bioethics – NIH
10 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-1156

If you have questions, contact: Becky Chen, 301-496-2429; bchen [__at__] cc [dot] nih [dot] gov. Further information:

Georgia Southern University,
September 3, 2010
Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy
October 22, 2010

University System of Georgia

Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy—Search #59254
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Literature and Philosophy

The Department of Literature and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy. Georgia Southern University (, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 19,000 students in fall 2009, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The nearly 700 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Literature and Philosophy Department helps students to become incisive in their critical thinking, effective as communicators, aware of cultural diversity, and skillful as interpreters of the written and spoken word in many areas of life. The Department values its long history of strong teaching and looks for teaching expertise in its new hires.
Our philosophy majors build a foundational knowledge of philosophy through a study of major works and issues in Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, and the history of Philosophy. This program of study creates a balanced liberal education and fosters the individual’s self-knowledge and personal growth. Our faculty are committed to academic excellence, innovative instruction, and collaborative service to the community.
Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy, the Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities and a terminal degree. The Assistant Professor will teach 3 courses per semester, usually including Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking. The University, College, and Department look for a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship as the basis for successful tenure and promotion. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Ancient Philosophy by August 1, 2011.
• At least part-time demonstrated teaching expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Preference may be given to candidates who, besides their area of expertise in Ancient Philosophy, have an area of concentration in one or more of the following fields: Medieval Philosophy, Non-Western Philosophy, Applied Ethics, or Formal Logic.

Screening of applications begins October 22, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least four professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. William Eaton, Search Chair, Search # 59254
Department of Literature and Philosophy
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8023
Statesboro GA 30460-8023
Electronic mail: weaton [__at__] georgiasouthern [dot] edu
Telephone: 912-478-5128

More information about the institution is available through,, or Georgia Southern University seeks individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

University of Tennessee,
Knoxville, TN,
September 1, 2010
3 tenure track positions
November 1, 2010

University of Tennessee. Department of Philosophy. Three (3) tenure-track positions. Position 1: Associate or Assistant Professor. AOS: Ethical Theory/Normative Ethics. AOC: Open, but competence in decision theory/rational choice, moral psychology or history of ethics a plus. Position 2: Assistant Professor: AOS: Metaphysics or Philosophy of Mind. AOC: Open, but competence in philosophy of language or history of analytic philosophy a plus. Position 3 (this position pending final institutional approval): Assistant Professor: AOS: Social/Political Philosophy. AOC: Open, but competence in any of the following a plus: philosophy of social science, social epistemology, history of philosophy, feminism. All positions starting August 2011. 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. Electronic applications strongly preferred. Send full dossier, including at least three letters of reference, writing sample, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and cover letter (all as PDF, Word, or RTF files) expressing your interest in the position to: swilli40 [__at__] utk [dot] edu. Be sure to indicate in the subject line of your e-mail the position for which you are applying (Ethics, Soc/Pol, or Met/Mind). Hard copy materials may be sent to Susan Williams, Department of Philosophy, 801 McClung Tower, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-0480. Again, be sure to indicate on the envelope the position for which you are applying. Positions will remain open until filled but the review of applications for each will begin on November 1. Screening interviews will take place in early December via video/phone conference call.

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.

Auburn University Montgomery,
Montgomery, AL,
July 26, 2010
Adjunct online instructor in philosophy; applied ethics; must be familiar with Blackboard 9

Department of English and Philosophy seeking possible adjunct instructors in philosophy capable of teaching Applied Ethics online, using Blackboard 9. Please send letter of interest and vita to Robert Evans, Interim Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023. Please send the requested materials ASAP to revans [__at__] aum [dot] edu. Please indicate your ability to teach using Blackboard 9. Presence in Montgomery not required; certification in use of Blackboard 9 is highly desired. AUM is an equal-opportunity employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically under-represented groups.

Auburn University Montgomery,
Montgomery, AL,
July 24, 2010
Adjunct Instructors in Philosophy (online courses)

Department of English and Philosophy seeking possible adjunct instructors in philosophy capable of teaching Applied Ethics online, using Blackboard 9. Please send letter of interest and vita to Robert Evans, Interim Chair, Department of English and Philosophy, Auburn University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL 36124-4023. Please send the requested materials ASAP to revans [__at__] aum [dot] edu. Please indicate your ability to teach using Blackboard 9; presence in Montgomery not required.

Michigan Technological University,
Houghton, MI,
July 14, 2010
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
July 26, 2010

The Department of Humanities at Michigan Technological University seeks to appoint a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy for the academic year, 2010-2011.

Area of Specialization: Ethics and/or French Continental Philosophy
Area of Competence: Open
Successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses possibly including ethics, engineering ethics, biomedical ethics, logic, philosophy of religion and political philosophy.
Anticipated course load will be 3-3.

Send letter of application, current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to:

Ron Strickland, Chair
Department of Humanities
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Review of applications will begin July 26 and continue until the position is filled.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

University of New Brunswick,
June 26, 2010

The Department of Philosophy at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton campus invites applications for an eleven-month teaching term appointment at instructor level to begin August 15th, 2010. The successful applicant will have a PhD in hand or near completion and will be expected to teach six course (three per semester), including upper-level undergraduate courses. Ability to teach in the areas of philosophy of mind, and philosophy of technology is an asset, as is a strong record of teaching excellence.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter outlining their teaching, research interests and experience. The letter should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier or comparable evident of successful teaching experience. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letter of recommendation sent to:

Dr. Robert A. Larmer, Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5A3
rlarmer [__at__] unb [dot] ca

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The position is subject to budgetary approval.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status.

Augustana College,
Sioux Falls, SD,
June 24, 2010
Part Time Instructor in Critical Thinking, Fall 2010
August 15, 2010

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, seeks a part-time instructor for one section of Phil 120, Critical Thinking (Informal Logic), for the fall term of 2010. Candidate should have graduate preparation in Philosophy. Send CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter as email attachments to Dr. David O'Hara at ohara [__at__] augie [dot] edu. Review of applications will begin immediately. For more information about Augustana, visit our website at Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Qualified Women and Minority Applicants are Encouraged to Apply. Applicants Must Comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and are Required to Submit Official Transcripts Upon Employment.

Delta College,
Bay City, Michigan,
June 21, 2010
Philosophy Instructor One-Year Renewable
July 15, 2010

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Business Ethics, and Health Care Ethics and general introductory philosophy courses. Desire and willingness to teach philosophy/ethics to introductory community college students. Teach a total of 30 credit hours of courses per academic year (normally balanced over fall and winter semesters). Participation in division and college governance and demonstration of ongoing educational and professional growth are expected.


1. Master’s degree in Philosophy from an accredited institution of higher education is required by time of hire. Area of specialization should be in applied or professional ethics
2. Demonstrated current and ongoing professional growth, as well as a commitment to student learning.
3. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.


1. Ph.D in Philosophy from an accredited institution of higher education.
2. Substantive multicultural experience (for example: urban community service, academic course work in minority or foreign language studies, or teaching experience with minority students).
3. Ability to teach in a variety of formats, including on-line and/or using technology as a learning tool.
4. College teaching experience at the introductory level.


START DATE: Fall, 2010
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Complete an on-line application and attach a cover letter with position title. Include a writing sample, resume, three current letters of professional reference, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required upon hire) and/or certifications and licenses.

IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted your completed application, if you are unable to attach additional materials, i.e. cover letter, resume, letters of reference, and/or transcripts, these may be submitted to the Human Resource Office.

All new employees will be required to complete an employer’s verification form, I-9, no later than three (3) days from the date of hire.

It is the policy of Delta College not to discriminate in employment, education, public accommodation or public service on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, height, weight, arrest record, veteran status, disability, or other classifications as required by applicable U.S. federal, state or local law. Direct inquiries to the Equity/Compliance Officer, Delta College, 1961 Delta Road, Office J101, University Center, MI 48710, telephone 989-686-9547, or email: equityoffice [__at__] delta [dot] edu

St. Cloud State University,
St. Cloud,
June 11, 2010
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, One Year Fixed-Term Position (contingent on funding)
July 2, 2010

St. Cloud State University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, One year Fixed-term position beginning August 2010, contingent on funding; salary commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Responsibilities: Teaching duties will include large sections of Critical Reasoning, at least one section of Honors Philosophy, and one or more of the following: Environmental Ethics, Aesthetics, and History of 19th and 20th Century Philosophy. Qualifications and Experience: Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of appointment. AOS: Open, AOC: Ethics or Applied Ethics. Evidence of ability to teach Environmental Ethics, large sections of Critical Reasoning and Aesthetics or History of 19th and 20th Century Philosophy required. Preference will be given to those who have previously taught Environmental Ethics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds. Apply to: Kevin Sharpe, Chair of Fixed-Term Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, St. Cloud State University, 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498. Phone: (320) 308-5316; Fax: (320) 308-2090; Email: kwsharpe [__at__] stcloudstate [dot] edu. Application information and deadline: The application should include a letter of interest, CV, graduate transcript (copy is sufficient for initial screening), three current letters of professional recommendation, writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence. Review of applications will begin July 2, 2010; position will remain open until filled. SCSU is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, GLBT, and persons with disabilities. SCSU is a member of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.