Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

Los Rios Community College District,
January 29, 2014
Philosophy Assistant Professor
February 28, 2014

Los Rios Community College District

Philosophy Assistant Professor

The Institution:
Folsom Lake College is the fourth and newest college in the Los Rios Community College District. The college and its centers, El Dorado and Rancho Cordova, are a dynamic learning community committed to academic excellence and innovation. The college provides high quality educational programs and services to enrich and empower students to reach their full potential as informed and productive members of the community.

The college awards Associate in Arts or Science degrees, Career Technical Education certificates, and transfer credit for students who intend to continue their education at a four year college or university. Our college is an educational organization that embraces change, values diversity, focuses on creativity and personal enrichment, and is committed to an interest-based approach to solving problems and addressing issues.

Folsom Lake College offers a full spectrum of services and programs - all dedicated to enhancing college success. The college provides varied degree and certificate programs, a variety of learning opportunities, and ensures a comprehensive student services program. To meet student needs, the college provides classes in a variety of scheduling modalities including semester, short term and weekends. Folsom Lake College also incorporates the newest technologies for classroom instruction and offers classes in a variety of distance education formats including televised, online, and hybrid.

Position Summary:
The college seeks a student-centered faculty member who has a broad knowledge base in Philosophy including, but not limited to, Introduction to Philosophy; Logic and Critical Reasoning; Critical Reasoning and Composition; Philosophy of Religion; and Introduction to World Religions. The teaching assignment will include, but is not limited to, all courses offered in Philosophy and include the development of curriculum, certificates and/or degrees, and service to the college.

Teaching assignment may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid, weekend, and/or off campus classes and may be divided among Folsom Lake College and its El Dorado and Rancho Cordova Centers.

General Responsibilities:
The faculty member shall be responsible for the following: teaching assigned classes under the supervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill their maximum potential in mastering course content; assessing student learning outcomes; maintaining a thorough and up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field; maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethics appropriate to the professional position; assisting with articulation and curriculum development and review; serving on college committees and participating in faculty governance including accreditation and student co-curricular activities; assuming other responsibilities as assigned by the area dean; fulfilling other duties and responsibilities of a full-time faculty as outlined in the college faculty handbook.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Have a master's degree from an accredited institution, completed by August 1, 2014, in philosophy; OR, a bachelor's degree in philosophy AND a master's degree in humanities or religious studies; OR, the equivalent.* OR, hold a California Community College Instructor's Credential in the discipline area.

2. Have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.

*Note: Applicants applying under the "equivalent" provision must attach details and explain how their academic preparation is equivalent of the degrees listed above.

Application Instructions:
To receive full consideration applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College District faculty positions are required to submit:
1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work ** (graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts) NOTE: Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of transcripts
3. Resume
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Letter of Interest
6. Complete all supplemental application questions

**Note: Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

All Positions: Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses.

Administrative/Executive Positions: Administrative positions may be subject to the District's Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Additional Salary Information:
Entering annual salary within a given range varies, depending upon units and degrees completed at accredited colleges/universities and on verified experience. Additional earnings may be available for summer, overloads, and stipends.

FLC (Folsom Lake College)

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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

LRCCD embraces diversity as one of the core values of the organization.

The Los Rios Community College District is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, political affiliation or belief, or marital status.


Wellesley College,
January 28, 2014
Visiting Lectureship - Philosophy
March 1, 2014

Wellesley College invites applications for a one-year visiting lectureship in philosophy. AOS: Ancient Philosophy AOC: Ethics

Two courses per semester (Introduction to Ancient Philosophy, Introduction to Moral Philosophy, a seminar in Ancient Philosophy and another course in ethics (preferably Bioethics)). Competitive salary and benefits. PhD preferred (ABD considered). Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and quality of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The philosophy department strongly encourages applications from members of groups under-represented in the discipline. Wellesley College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

A complete application will include: (1) a cover letter that explains the applicant's AOS and AOC qualifications, research interests, and teaching experience, as well as (2) a cv, (3) a graduate transcript,(4) the names and email addresses of three references (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.), (5) a sample of scholarly work, (6) one or two sample syllabi, and (7) teaching evaluations.

Submit these materials online at by March 1, 2014. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us at working [__at__] wellesley [dot] edu.

Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Harper College,
Palatine, Illinois,
January 15, 2014
February 13, 2014


Contemplate, explore, and expound upon the subject you love. Bring your enthusiasm to life as an instructor at Harper College, where your work can have its greatest impact upon individuals from a wide variety of cultures. Feel the elation, as our students take your desire for excellence and make it their own.

We welcome you to inspire others, contribute to your profession, and enjoy the complete educational experience, collegial setting, and advanced technological resources of Harper. Teach more than your discipline. Teach your passion.


Here is an outstanding opportunity to bring your enthusiasm for teaching and your strong knowledge of Philosophy into the lives of students. The Department of Philosophy at William Rainey Harper College, a comprehensive suburban community college located twenty-five miles northwest of Chicago in Palatine, Illinois announces one new tenure-track Philosophy Faculty position. The department currently has an ongoing need for a generalist who can teach a variety of introductory-level courses, including Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in teaching World Religions and other courses that deal with religion from a philosophical perspective. These courses include: Philosophy of Religion, Religion in America, and Non-Western Philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both foundational Philosophy courses and Religion courses.
Job Requirements
Applicants must have at least an M.A. in Philosophy or in a field that emphasizes the teaching of religion from a philosophical point of view. Degrees that will be considered include an M.A. in Religious Studies, Theology, or Comparative Religion, or a M. Div., if the granting institution has a demonstrated record of embracing multiple traditions and perspectives. Post-secondary teaching experience required; community college experience preferred.

To learn more about this opportunity and apply, visit us at

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

University of the West Indies, Mona Campus,
January 14, 2014
senior lecturer / lecturer in philosophy
January 31, 2014

Applicants must satisfy the following essential criteria:
• PhD in Philosophy
• Relevant teaching experience
• Demonstrated scholarly research

Candidates who possess the following will be at a distinct advantage:
• Certificate in University Teaching
• Specialization in Logic, Epistemology, Philosophy of science, or Metaphysics
• Experience supervising MPhil/PhD students
• Evidence of prior grant acquisition
• Administrative Experience within an Academic Institution
• Evidence of Curriculum Development (face to face or distant delivery modes)
• Evidence of contribution to the Public Service OR field of Study

The successful candidate will be required to:
- Teach, research and participate in the strategic planning and management of teaching and learning, including curricula development programmes within the Department and wider Faculty;
- Contribute to the life of the University and to advance teaching, research and community outreach.

For further particulars regarding the University of the West Indies and the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy, visit us at or or write to Professor Silvia Kouwenberg, Head of Department, silvia [dot] kouwenberg [__at__] uwimona [dot] edu [dot] jm.

Applicants are required to submit a curriculum vitae (inclusive of a statement on teaching and research interests) giving full particulars of qualifications, experience, the names and addresses of three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) and copies of academic qualifications. These should be sent by electronic mail to hrmd [dot] sed [__at__] uwimona [dot] edu [dot] jm for the attention of the Director, Human Resource Management Division, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston 7, Jamaica. The final date for receipt of applications is January 31, 2014. It is recommended that referees be asked to send in their recommendation (on appropriate letterhead) rather than wait for a request.

The successful candidate is expected to assume duties on August 1, 2014.

It should be noted that UWI's retirement policy requires members of staff to retire at age 65.

The University of the West Indies (UWI) is a dynamic, international institution serving the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. At 65 years old, the institution represents the oldest of its kind within the region; offering a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes in Humanities and Education, Pure and Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, Engineering, Law, Medical Sciences and the Social Sciences.

Washington & Jefferson College,
January 9, 2014
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
February 15, 2014

The philosophy department at Washington and Jefferson College seeks an assistant professor capable of teaching courses in religious studies and eventually building a program in that area. Initial three year appointment with presumption of renewal. Must be able to teach undergraduate courses in a variety of world religions and also in Biblical Studies. PhD in religious studies preferred, but philosophers of religion with extensive background in religious studies will also be considered. Teaching load: 3-3. Salary: Competitive, with full benefits.

W&J is a small liberal arts college located about 30 miles south of Pittsburgh. Excellence in teaching is the single most important requirement of any faculty member at the institution. Candidates should submit materials to hr [__at__] washjeff [dot] edu. Materials should include cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching excellence. Review of applications will begin on February 10 and continue until position is filled. Questions concerning the position can be directed to Gregg Osborne at the following address: gosborne [__at__] washjeff [dot] edu

Washington and Jefferson College is committed to increasing diversity in our community and actively pursues individuals from all backgrounds. Additionally, W&J complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and provides equal opportunity in all educational programs and activities, admission of students, and conditions of employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin.

California State University, Bakersfield,
January 8, 2014
Business and Professional Ethics - TT
May 30, 2014

California State University, Bakersfield. Tenure track position beginning September, '14 at Assistant or Associate rank. Area of Specialization: Business Ethics, Professional Ethics. Area of Competency: Open, but the department has teaching needs in Environmental Ethics. For qualified candidates, the position will hold a joint appointment in Philosophy and the School of Business and Public Administration. We also anticipate the candidate will play an active role in the Kegley Institute of Ethics. Evidence of teaching excellence is essential. The standard load is seven quarter courses per year with usual advising and committee responsibilities. Salary based on CSU scale. Ph.D. at time of appointment strongly preferred. Submit a complete dossier to Dr. Christopher Meyers, Search Committee Chair, via APA's Interfolio system or by email to besearch [__at__] csub [dot] edu. Please indicate in your application if you wish notification of final search outcome. We will begin reviewing applications on February 15 and continue until the position is filled. We will conduct Skype interviews of our semi-final candidates. 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, marital status, genetic information disability or covered veterans’ status.

Rutgers University - Camden,
Camden, NJ,
January 8, 2014
Adjunct Instructor -- Philosophy and the Arts
May 1, 2014

This is a one-time opening for an adjunct instructor to teach an undergraduate class on Philosophy and the Arts in the Fall 2014 semester. MA required, PhD or ABD preferred. Please send CV, sample syllabus for this course, student evaluations from at least 2 previous classes. Send via email (scharme [__at__] rutgers [dot] edu) to Stuart Charmé (Chair)

Rutgers University - Camden,
Camden, NJ,
January 7, 2014
Adjunct Instructor -- Existentialism
May 1, 2014

This is a one-time opening for an adjunct instructor to teach an undergraduate class on Existentialism in the Fall 2014 semester. MA required, PhD or ABD preferred. Please send CV, sample syllabus for this course, student evaluations from at least 2 previous classes. Send via email (scharme [__at__] rutgers [dot] edu) to Stuart Charmé (Chair)

State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego,
January 2, 2014
VAP with competencies in history, M&E. 1 year position.
February 28, 2014

SUNY Oswego invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Required qualifications include that the candidate must have completed Ph.D. at time of appointment with an area of specialization in history, preferably ancient or early modern; and with an area of competency in metaphysics or epistemology, broadly construed. Preferred qualifications include teaching experience and demonstrated ability to promote students’ ability to succeed in a multicultural and global community. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For complete information about the position and application procedures, visit our website at SUNY Oswego is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

Central Connecticut State University,
New Britain,
December 23, 2013
February 3, 2014

Central Connecticut State University’s Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2014. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Philosophy (completion of the Ph.D. is required by August 2014);
• Area of specialization: History of Philosophy;
• Area of competency: Analytic Philosophy; and,
• Commitment to serving culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse communities.

Preferred Qualification:
• College teaching experience;
• Evidence of scholarly activity; and,
• Commitment to pluralism in philosophy.

For full consideration, applications must be received by February 3, 2014. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information and to begin the application process, go to

CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.