Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Université Laval,
June 10, 2014
Philosophie - Professeur (Philosophie continentale)
August 10, 2014

Université Laval

Endroit: Québec

Milieu de vie privilégié au cœur de la ville de Québec, l'Université Laval est une grande université complète reconnue pour sa culture de l'excellence en enseignement et en recherche.

Professeur ou professeure en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours

La Faculté de philosophie de l'Université Laval souhaite combler un poste de professeur régulier à rang ouvert en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours.

Description du poste

Le ou la titulaire de ce poste à temps plein assumera des enseignements réguliers aux trois cycles de la formation universitaire à la Faculté de philosophie. Il ou elle devra contribuer par ses publications à la recherche en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours et superviser les travaux de maîtrise et de doctorat des étudiants et étudiantes de philosophie dans ce domaine. Il ou elle devra de plus participer aux activités universitaires et administratives de l'unité de rattachement.

Qualifications requises

Doctorat en philosophie ou l'équivalant au moment de l'embauche. Solides connaissances d'un champ particulier en philosophie continentale du 19e siècle à nos jours. Capacité d'entreprendre des recherches autonomes et originales dans le domaine, avec des perspectives de diffusion internationale. Expérience d'enseignement. Publications scientifiques pertinentes.

Calendrier de recrutement

Date de clôture du concours : le 10 août 2014

Date prévue de l'entrée en fonction : le 1er janvier 2015

Faire parvenir un curriculum vitae, accompagné d'une photocopie des relevés de notes, d'une copie d'une publication et de trois lettres de recommandation à :

Victor Thibaudeau, doyen
Faculté de philosophie
Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard
2325 rue des Bibliothèques
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A

Pour information : , doyen [dot] thibaudeau [__at__] fp [dot] ulaval [dot] ca

Valorisant la diversité, l'Université Laval invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, les autochtones et les personnes handicapées. La priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes ayant le statut de citoyen canadien ou de résident permanent.

Philosophy of the State University of Campinas-UNICAMP ,
May 6, 2014
POSITION OPEN in the area of History of Philosophy- specialization Aesthetics
June 23, 2014

POSITION OPEN in the area of History of Philosophy- specialization Aesthetics,
 at the Department of Philosophy of the State University of
Campinas-UNICAMP (tenure-track).

Red Deer College,
Red Deer, AB,
April 28, 2014
Part-time Philosophy Instructor Fall 2014 - Winter 2015
May 23, 2014

Job Title: Philosophy Instructor (Part-time)
Employment Type: Term Certain Part Time
In accordance with Canadian Immigration regulations, this advertisement is directed to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Required Applicant Documents:Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Reference Names/Contact Information (please provide 3)


The successful candidate will teach in Red Deer College's two-year university transfer Philosophy program: Philosophy and Health Care Issues (2 sections) and Philosophy of Religion in Fall 2014; Philosophy of Mind, Professional Ethics, and Philosophy and Health Care Issues in Winter 2015.

RDC has been a leader in education for more than 50 years. Our mission is to deliver the best education possible and create an environment where excellence is expected. We offer over 75 program options of educational opportunities, including university transfer and degree programs, career certificate and diploma programs, apprenticeship and vocational training, and continuing education.

RDC is committed to promote a learner-centered culture. Students will be encouraged to build personal learning networks and take ownership of their own success. Student engagement will be characterized by student effort and faculty commitment, active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, academic challenge, and support for learners. It is our goal to support the development and sustainability of healthy communities in central Alberta.

RDC is a student-focused institution that values and supports excellence in teaching. At RDC we appreciate all types of scholarship integral to ensuring the quality, currency and relevance of our programs and their connections to local, academic, and professional communities. RDC highly values a variety of scholarly activities and has a generous Professional Development program with opportunities for scholarly support and development.

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences spans multiple disciplines and emphasizes critical thinking, in-depth research and creativity. The Department has a strong University Transfer program and a collaborative BA degree with the University of Calgary with majors in English, Psychology, and Sociology. RDC students experience a high quality education enhanced by smaller class sizes, and personalized learning.

The Department provides a supportive atmosphere for innovation in scholarship, curriculum delivery, and student engagement.
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Masters in Philosophy

Post-secondary teaching experience in applied ethics, health care ethics, and/or philosophy of religion

Evidence of experience and excellence in teaching undergraduate philosophy, scholarly/research potential

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Guillermo Barron
Head of Philosophy
Red Deer College
Phone: 403 314-2439
guillermo [dot] barron [__at__] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Dr. Paritosh Ghosh
Chairperson, Humanities and Social Sciences
Red Deer College
Phone: 403.343.4046
paritosh [dot] ghosh [__at__] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca

Posting Details
Competition Number:
Posting Date: 04-24-2014
Closing Date: 05-23-2014

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Dalhousie University,
April 25, 2014
Limited Term Appointment (tenable for a ten-month term in each of two years) - Assistant Professor
May 30, 2014


The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a full time sessional term position at the Assistant Professor level, effective 1 August 2014, subject to budgetary approval. The position will be tenable for a ten-month term in each of two years (from 1 August 2014 to 31 May 2015, and from 1 August 2015 to 31 May 2016). Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology. Areas of competence: Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind.

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 May 30, 2014.

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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
April 17, 2014
Lecturer of Philosophy
May 5, 2014

The Department of Cognitive Science in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY invites applications for a non-tenure track, fixed-term-appointment Lecturer of Philosophy. We seek candidates whose area of specialization and competency includes some permutation of Philosophy of Science, Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Ethics, Philosophy of Mind. The Department of Cognitive Science offers unique opportunities for students to focus on the scientific study of mind, brain, and intelligence. The Department is home to psychologists, philosophers, cognitive scientists, and computer scientists, whose teaching and research complements Rensselaer's traditional strengths in science, engineering, and technology. The Department offers B.S. degrees in Philosophy, in Psychology, in Cognitive Science, and a highly selective Ph.D. program in Cognitive Science.

The successful candidate will have a record of achievement in teaching and research of philosophy and teach courses such as Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, or Philosophy of Biology. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated successful teaching experience at the collegiate level. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or foreign-degree equivalent in Philosophy or an appropriate related field of study.

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological university. With approximately 5,000 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students from across the country and around the world, the university offers more than 145 programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Rensselaer is located in Troy, NY, the heart of the "Tech Valley" region of the Hudson River Valley. The university’s Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) offers scholars, artists, and students opportunities for creative interdisciplinary research in the arts, performance technologies, science, and engineering through its performance and residency programs.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. Applications received by April 18, 2014 will receive full consideration. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three (3) letters of professional reference, and evidence of successful teaching experience at the collegiate level to

University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario,
April 2, 2014
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory
May 1, 2014

Centre for Ethics/ Trinity College
University of Toronto University of Toronto

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Normative Theory
University of Toronto

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellowship to be held at the University of Toronto Centre for Ethics during the 2014-15 academic year. We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, law, and the social sciences. We are especially interested in candidates with expertise in theories of distributive justice, moral psychology, or ethics in cross-cultural perspective, but we welcome all applicants with a strong interest in normative theory.

The successful candidate will teach two single-semester courses for Trinity College, participate in the seminar and workshop series at the Centre for Ethics, and help to develop an inter-disciplinary ethics community across campus. The appointment term is from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015, at a combined research and teaching stipend of $42,500 per year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2014. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree, and cannot have accepted or hold a tenure-track position.

Applicants should submit a cover letter of application, a current CV, and a sample of written work to:

Rose Jones
Assistant to the Director
Centre for Ethics
University of Toronto
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1H8

Applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to the address above, or by email to ethics [__at__] utoronto [dot] ca. At least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant's teaching experience and ability. Any additional inquiries may be addressed to Rose Jones. Complete applications received by May 1, 2014 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of visible minority groups, Aboriginal persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Rutgers University - Camden,
Freehold, NJ; Mays Landing, NJ,
March 27, 2014
Adjunct instructor for ethics class -- Fall 2014
April 15, 2014

Adjunct instructor needed to teach one ethics class at off-campus locations of Rutgers-Camden. This is NOT a full-time position. Possibilities for Ethics, Business Ethics, or Contemporary Moral Issues
Ph.D or ABD preferred. Class meets once a week in evening.

Please send CV, sample syllabus, student teaching evaluation data to Stuart Charme, Chair.
Contact by email only: scharme [__at__] rutgers [dot] edu

Augustana College,
Sioux Falls,
March 24, 2014
Visiting Assistant Professor
April 10, 2014

Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD. The Department of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at Augustana College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position in Philosophy beginning in the fall of 2014. AOS and AOC open, but candidate should be prepared to teach several sections of Critical Thinking and of Philosophy of Religion. Teaching load is 3-1-3 with a one-course January term.

Ph.D. in Philosophy required by date of hire. The department values exposing our students to a broad range of philosophic practices and traditions. Augustana is a small, competitive liberal arts college associated with the Lutheran church (ELCA). We are committed to hiring excellent teachers; we encourage an education that connects the disciplines; and we are committed to fostering lives of service.

Salary is competitive; dependent upon qualifications. Excellent fringe benefits.

Review of applications will begin April 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, sample syllabi for the two courses named above, and three letters of recommendation electronically to humanresources [__at__] augie [dot] edu.

University of Maryland Baltimore County,
February 25, 2014
Adjunct Instructor

The Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering (CSEE) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications from adjunct instructors to teach CMSC304 Social and Ethical Issues in Information Technology.

This survey course reviews social issues and the ethical impact of information technology throughout the world. The course examines the policy issues that relate to the use of information technology, such as persona, privacy, rights of access, security, transborder information flow and confidentiality. CMSC 304 is a required course for all computer science majors at UMBC. The CSEE Department anticipates two offerings of the course in each of the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The syllabus from a recent offering of the course may be found here:

Applicants must hold a minimum of a master's degree in philosophy, computer science or a related discipline. Prior teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

Please send applications through Academic Jobs Online:

Submit a curriculum vitae, a list of two references with contact information and a cover letter that highlights your experience specific to social and ethical issues in information technology.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and all qualified candidates will be kept on file for future semesters. Queries about the positions may also be directed to search-adjunct [__at__] csee [dot] umbc [dot] edu.

Trinity College,
Toronto, Ontario,
February 14, 2014
The Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program
March 15, 2014

Academic Employment Opportunity

Position Title: Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program

Rank: Assistant Professor

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Job Description:
Trinity College invites applications for the Raymond Pryke Chair in the Margaret MacMillan Trinity One Program at the Assistant Professor level commencing July 1, 2014. This is a three-year appointment and is renewable.

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 Margaret MacMillan Trinity One program provides first- and second-year students with the opportunity to explore major issues and ideas pertaining to human life and world affairs, while in a small-group environment conducive to deep discussion and interaction. The program has an International Relations stream, an Ethics stream, a Public Policy stream, a Science of Health stream, and a Health Science and Society stream, each comprising two full-year seminar courses and a co-requisite course. All are at the first-year level, except for the Science of Health and Health Science and Society streams which occur over the first two years. For generic descriptions of the seminar courses, and for further information about the program, visit

The chair holder will teach two full-course equivalents in the program, or one full-course equivalent in the program and one full-course equivalent in another Trinity program, such as the Ethics, Society, and Law program, or the International Relations program.

The chair holder will become a Fellow of Trinity College.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or the equivalent. Area of specialization should be in one of the following areas: ethics and literature, or ethics and political theory (Ethics stream), history or political science of international affairs (International Relations stream), public policy and the public good, or public policy in practice (Public Policy 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. Evidence of competence in research will also be considered.

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 Alberto Martin
Trinity College – University of Toronto
6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5S 1H8 Canada
The closing date for applications is March 15, 2014
Inquiries should be addressed to artsdean [__at__] trinity [dot] utoronto [dot] ca

Trinity College is committed to employment equity in all forms.

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