This year, one of MAP International's goals is to facilitate regional collaboration and integration. As a first step, we just created a visual map which pins all the MAP chapters throughout the world, since many chapters wanted to have a better idea of other chapters in their area. Check it out here and let us know what you think!
The University of Arkansas invites applicants for a nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor position, renewable for up to three years, in the Department of Philosophy. Duties will include teaching six courses per year, undergraduate and graduate; engaging in some thesis supervision and usual non-teaching duties, for example, committee work; and pursuing an active research program. AOS: Open but we are particularly interested in Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, and Applied Ethics. AOC: Same as AOS.
The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by May 22, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy, and names, titles, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional references willing to provide letters of reference to:http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20132
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity institution committed to achieving diversity in its faculty. Therefore, the university is especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our academic departments. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.
The Department of Philosophy at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2017. AOS: Chinese philosophy. AOC: Open. The appointment will be in Philosophy, but with a contractual obligation to teach some courses for the Chinese-Japanese Department. PhD expected by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
Vassar's annual teaching load is 3-2. In the first year (2017-2018), the successful candidate will teach four courses in the Philosophy Department and one course for the Department of Chinese and Japanese. In the second year (2018-2019), the successful candidate will teach three courses in the Philosophy Department and two courses for the Department of Chinese and Japanese. All teaching will be done in translation, but the successful candidate will be capable of reading texts in the original Chinese.
For the Philosophy Department at least two courses each year must specifically be on Chinese and/or comparative philosophy. Specific courses and content are flexible, so long as they include substantive Chinese philosophical content. Other courses taught for the Philosophy Department will depend on the interests of the successful candidate and departmental needs.
For the Department of Chinese and Japanese, the successful candidate will teach
Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Literature once each year; no previous teaching in
this area is assumed, and course content is flexible. The topic of an additional course for
the Department of Chinese and Japanese, in the second year of appointment, will depend
on the interests of the candidate.
For more information and to apply, go to https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1491568994095. For inquiries, email Jeff Seidman, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Vassar
Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference
Tuesday 9th May 2017, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter is delighted to invite you to its second conference, Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference, which will take place on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.
The philosophical interest on the topic of disability is fairly new and, given this, a lot of issues have yet to be explored. The aim of this conference is to bring together students and scholars who work in this area and who engage with questions such as: disabled or differently-abled? What is a disability? How should we think about disabilities? What is the relationship between a disability and the context in which it occurs? What are the metaphysically relevant aspects of disability? How should disability be seen from a political point of view? Is there an ethics of disability? What is the place of a phenomenology of disability? What ought to be changed in the way we see and consider disability? etc.
The event will include 5 postgraduate speakers (schedule and speakers TBC) and a keynote talk given by Professor Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University) on disability, ethics, and epistemology.
The event is free and open to all. If you wish to attend the conference, please register using the registration form on our website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/registration.html Registration will be open until May 2nd, 2017, 16:00 GMT.
The conference will be run in accordance with the BPA/SWIP-UK Good Practice Scheme. We are dedicated to making this event accessible and inclusive. Please find the accessibility information on our website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/practical-info.html. More information about the programme and funding will become available soon.
For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the MAP@Leeds Team (PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk).
Special issue of /Philosophical Papers/
*Guest Editors*: Filippo Contesi (Jean Nicod), Moti Mizrahi (Florida Tech) and Enrico Terrone (Turin)
Expected contributors include *Eric Schwitzgebel* (University of California, Riverside), *Hans-Johann Glock* (Zurich), *Elisabetta Galeotti* (Eastern Piedmont) and *Eric Schliesser* (Amsterdam)
The topics of linguistic discrimination and linguistic justice have received little attention from contemporary analytic philosophers despite the fact that there is a growing body of evidence in linguistics and social psychology about implicit negative biases towards speakers and writers perceived as non-native. In fact, issues of linguistic discrimination and justice are particularly urgent in analytic philosophy because English is undoubtedly the lingua franca
of contemporary analytic philosophy. For this reason, it is important to think about what it means to be a person for whom English is not a
first language and who tries to participate in the academic life of contemporary analytic philosophy.
The aim of this special issue of /Philosophical Papers/ is to consider the circumstances of being a non-native speaker and writer of English
in analytic philosophy. In addition to philosophical and meta-philosophical perspectives, we also encourage submissions from different approaches and disciplines, including psychology, linguistics and the social sciences.
Possible questions for discussion include (but are by no means limited to):
- Is there linguistic discrimination or injustice in analytic philosophy? If so, what should we do about it?
- Are the percentages of non-native-speaker faculty members of the most reputable analytic philosophy departments comparable to those in arts and humanities and STEM departments? What should any differences teach us?
- How can diversity of native languages and cultures be beneficial, if at all, to analytic philosophy?
- Are perceived linguistic fluency and eloquence important factors in philosophical writing and presenting? Should they be?
- Is it true, as is sometimes claimed, that publishing philosophical work in the most reputable venues in contemporary analytic philosophy only requires linguistic competence of a level that is reasonably easy for a non-native writer to achieve?
- Should English (or any other language) be the lingua franca of contemporary analytic philosophy?
- Should study and research in analytic philosophy be a global and cosmopolitan enterprise?
- What if any extra policies can or should professional journals or institutions adopt to address any specific difficulties faced by non-native speakers and writers?
- Are there any precedents in the history of intellectual communities, including contemporary ones and those in different philosophical traditions, that can provide a useful model of how to approach linguistic justice issues in analytic philosophy?
- How do linguistic justice issues intersect with issues of race, ethnicity or nationality (or other issues)? How important are such intersections (or lack thereof)?
The deadline for receipt of submissions is *1 October, 2017*. This issue of /Philosophical Papers/, comprising both invited and submitted articles, will appear in *March 2018*.
Authors should submit manuscripts electronically, as a PDF or MS Word document attachment, to the Managing Editor of /Philosophical Papers/
at Philosophical.Papers@ru.ac.za. Authors must include their full name, affiliation, and address for email correspondence with their submission.
Further inquiries may be addressed to Filippo Contesi (email@example.com) or Ward Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An up-to-date web version of this CFP is always available at: http://contesi.wordpress.com/cfp
The University of Bristol MAP Chapter is delighted to announce a one-day symposium on Gender and the idea of Autonomy, held on June 5th 2017, free for all participants.
We are looking for papers responding to our topic from within a variety of feminist schools. We are especially interested in the feminist perspectives of non-Anglo-American traditions, such as African, Islamic, and Chinese philosophy. Related themes include (but is not limited to):
-Relationality and individual agency
-Coercion and choice
-Concepts of freedom and liberty
-Oppression in socialization
-Religion and the role of feminism
-Multiculturalism and gender
Your talk should be confined to a 40-minute slot (which consists of a 25-minute presentation and 15-minute Q&A) and accessible to any audience without specialist knowledge of your topic.
Please submit an anonymized 500 word (maximum) abstract, along with a separate document stating your name, level of study, and institutional affiliation, to our organizers at: email@example.com before 31st March, 2017. We will notify the authors of our decisions by the following week.
Unfortunately we are unable to cover attendees’ travel or accommodation costs at the moment so we encourage you to seek other means of funding. We will, however, provide refreshments as well as lunch for attendees on the day.
We will release more information about our venue on our website as the event nears. Please notify us in advance, through email, of any concerns and needs you may have and we will do our best to accommodate them.
“How is this conference philosophy?”: Women of Color and Philosophy
Michigan State University
March 17th-19th, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mariana Ortega (John Carroll University)
Faculty Roundtable: Dr. Kristie Dotson, Dr. Xhercis Mendez, and Dr. Elena Ruíz
18th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference
Call For Papers & Creative Works
The 18th Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference borrows its name and theme from Kristie Dotson’s “How is this paper philosophy?” Building on Dr. Dotson's paper, we hope to host a conference that celebrates and complicates the relationships between women of color and philosophy. We are interested in work of women of color in and out of professional philosophy and on the status of women of color in philosophy. Women of color theorists and theorizing have traditionally been excluded from the academic philosophy cannon and many of us have encountered gatekeeping in the form of questions like those spotlighted by Dotson. We aim to create a space where women of color graduate students and advanced undergraduates can come together to think critically, communally, and poetically about the state of philosophy as a discipline. We encourage contributions that are working with feminist, critical race, decolonial, transnational, disability, queer, trans, and Indigenous theories. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
● Metaphilosophical models and interrogations of the practices and climate of academic philosophy
● Philosophical pedagogy, social justice oriented pedagogy
● Uses and abuses of intersectionality
● Epistemologies of resistance and/or epistemic oppression
● Identity politics
● Epistemic oppression
● Transnationalism, migration, and/or refugee status
● Climate change and vulnerable populations
● Activism, political protest, and demonstration
● Respectability politics, politics of legitimization, academic gatekeeping.
● Embodied knowledges, affective knowledges, felt theory
● Incarceration, the carceral state, prison abolition
● Tensions with white feminisms
● Decolonial praxis, Indigenous Survivance, revitalization.
● Audre Lorde, Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherrie Moraga, Angela Davis, Maria Lugones, Kristie Dotson
In addition to paper presentations, we invite women of color philosophers to bring art, poetry, spoken word, dance, and/or song to share during presentation, to display at gatherings, or to perform during our Conference Open Mic.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit the following:
1. Cover Letter (1 page):
In this letter, we ask that you address:
i. A short biography
ii. How your paper or planned paper coheres with the themes of the conference?
iii. If applicable, please describe the creative work you are interested in sharing at the Open Mic and what, if any, relationship it has to your research interests.
2. Paper Abstract:
The paper abstract may be up to 500 words. Note that the final conference paper should not exceed 4,000 words.
Please provide a working-bibliography of the sources you intend to use in your project.
Please submit the cover letter, abstract, and working bibliography by Sunday, January 22nd, 2017. You will receive a notification of acceptance on Friday, January 27th, 2017.
If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference
Tuesday 9th May 2017, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter would like to cordially invite you to attend its second conference, to be held on Tuesday 9th May 2017. Our theme will be the philosophy of disability. Given that the interest in the philosophical aspects of disability is fairly new, there still are a lot of issues which need to be explored, including but not limited to:
Call for Abstracts: Students who are currently undertaking or have recently completed a Master’s or a Doctoral programme are invited to submit abstracts ranging from between 400 to 600 words. They should be prepared for blind review, and should have an anticipated presentation length of 30 minutes (which will be followed by a 20-minute Q&A session). Submissions are to be sent to PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk by March 20th, 2017. We ask that submissions be in a standard file format (no cloud services please). The selected presenters will be notified of their acceptance by April 9th, 2017. It should go without saying, but we highly encourage submissions from those who are traditionally under-represented.
Keynote Speaker: We are delighted to announce that the conference will end with a talk on disability, ethics, and epistemology, given by professor Jackie Leach Scully, from Newcastle University.
Funding: We are able to offer the presenters optional free accommodation with the current postgraduate students from the philosophy department of the University of Leeds and, depending of the funding we will secure, we can hopefully also cover some of their travel costs (details to come on our conference website).
We are dedicated to running an inclusive and accessible event. Should you have any specific requirements, please contact the conference organizers and we will do our very best to accommodate your needs. This event will be run in accordance with the BPA/SWIP-UK Good Practice Scheme.
More details about funding, schedule, venue, and the facilities will become available soon on the conference website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the MAP@Leeds Team:
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/300942200096306/
Conference website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/
The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities at Yale Law School invites proposals for a special symposium, “Philosophy’s Practical Turn.” Papers should be submitted by January 15th, 2017.
The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities (YJLH) is seeking full submissions for a symposium section of the Spring 2017 issue. The journal seeks submissions that employ methods of philosophy (broadly construed) to investigate practical legal issues. We hope to publish articles representative of an array of philosophical traditions and contemporary issues. The special section aims to exemplify how philosophical approaches and insights provide distinctive and significant contributions to practical legal debates.
Example topics include:
Bioethics, biolaw, and technology
Feminist philosophy of law
Law and philosophy of race, gender, sexuality
Mass incarceration and prisons
Neuroscience, law, and philosophy
Philosophical analyses of legal evidence or standards of proof
Philosophy of disability and the law
Practical just war theory and philosophy of war
Topics in practical ethics (e.g. abortion, capital punishment) with a legal-philosophical angle
Please submit papers prepared for anonymous review to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th, 2017.
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