Jobs in Philosophy in Americas

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.

Harper College,
Palatine, Illinois,
December 18, 2013


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 successful candidate will be able to teach multiple courses within the department. We offer a variety of introductory-level courses including Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Critical Thinking. We also offer World Religions and other courses that deal with religion from a philosophical perspective, including Philosophy of Religion, Religion in America, and Non-Western Philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both the foundational Philosophy courses and the Religion courses.

Job Requirements

Requirements include:
• 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 an 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.

Dixie State University,
St. George Utah,
December 13, 2013
Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure track)
February 10, 2014

• Teaches 24 credits per academic year in philosophy, including courses such as introduction to philosophy, social ethics, logic, and the philosophy of religion.
• Works with the department chair, the dean, and other faculty in program management, including preparation of class offerings and schedules; and course and program development.
• Performs defined campus-wide duties, including holding office hours, functioning as an advisor to students, serving on committees, attending department and division meetings, and adhering to college policies.

• Ph.D. in Philosophy required
• Commitment to teach excellence. Finalists will be required to demonstrate competence in a classroom setting.
• Interest and expertise must be in teaching, not research.
• A willingness to learn and receive training in computer applications.
• Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.

Supplemental Information:
Terms of Contract: Tenure Track (9 month) faculty position. Fall Semester begins August 2014. Salary is based on competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule. Excellent benefit package included.

Electronic Application Procedures: Application review begins February 10, 2014, open until filled. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references (including email), and unofficial transcripts electronically. Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. You will not be able to add to or edit your application once it has been submitted. Employment may be contingent upon positive results of a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520.

College of Lake County,
Grayslake, Illinois,
December 7, 2013
Instructor, Philosophy

Teach at a college whose vision matches yours.

Everyone’s accepted and respected and challenged to achieve their best. Instructors have high expectations and will do everything they can to help students learn. This college is the connection to a better future.

These are the kinds of phrases our students use to describe the learning experience at the College of Lake County.

We are a community college in the far northern suburbs of Chicago, with a diverse student population of about 17,500 full- and part-time students from all backgrounds and financial circumstances. One third of our students are minorities, and we are an Emerging Hispanic Institution.

We are committed to a culture of inclusion that values every member of our college community. If you share our vision of a welcoming, encouraging and excellence-seeking institution, we want to hear from you.

Instructor, Philosophy
Full-Time, Tenure Track Faculty position available August 2014:

This position requires teaching five sections per semester in the Philosophy department. Courses might include Introduction to Philosophy, Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Religion, Social and Political Philosophy, Asian Philosophy and/or World Religions. Additional responsibilities include academic advisement, curriculum development, recruitment and retention, and service on college and division committees. Master’s degree in Philosophy required.

Salary is competitive. For a detailed job description and to apply: Applications are accepted only online at through 01/10/2014.

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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University of Southern California,
Los Angeles,
November 25, 2013
Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Sustainability Solutions @ USC
Post Doctoral position available

The University of Southern California, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, seeks to advance its portfolio of interdisciplinary research in Sustainability, and to provide a vibrant training ground for research at the interface of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. As part of this growing emphasis, a fully funded, one-year (renewable for second year) post-doctoral position is available to support an entrepreneurial young scholar eager to bridge disciplines and embark upon novel research in this broad field.

A sustainable world is one in which humans can meet needs and make progress without harm to the environment and with accommodation to both present and future generations. Integral to this view is the simultaneous consideration and evaluation of social, economic, and environmental systems, including their behavior and longevity. We are looking for innovative PhD’s who wish to use a post-doc to build bridges across areas of academic inquiry and develop new partnerships within the university. Successful applicants will work between two (or more) mentors to develop and implement a novel interdisciplinary sustainability project that involves working across the natural sciences, social sciences and/or humanities.

General features of sustainability research often include the study of complex adaptive systems and emergent behavior; multiscale processes; resilience and vulnerability of human-natural systems.

Submission process: Applicants should provide a 2-page summary of their research project; letters of endorsement from the sponsoring faculty members; a CV and a letter of recommendation from their dissertation advisor. We offer a competitive salary/benefits and a research stipend. Questions regarding this position should be addressed to Dr. William Berelson at stfpostdoc [__at__] usc [dot] edu. Interested applicants should apply on-line at A review of applications will begin Feb. 1, 2014. For further information go to:

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Areas in the Natural Sciences of particular strength include:
Green Chemistry/Pharmaceuticals
Marine microbiology and HABs
Aquaculture (oysters)
C cycle, biogeochemistry
Conservation and Population dynamics
Alternative energy
C sequestration
Hazard/Risk analysis--Earthquakes
Ecology/Molecular Biology

Areas in the Social Sciences of particular strength include:
GIS and Spatial systems analysis
Psychology of habits/decision-making
Environmental Justice
International Relations, the politics of environmental decision-making

Areas in the Humanities of particular strength include:
Environmental History
History of Environmentalism
Environmental Ethics
Intergenerational Ethics