Title: Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor
Deadline to Apply: January 5, 2021
Tenure-track, assistant professor position in Philosophy beginning Fall 2021. Appointment at higher rank is also possible for qualified candidates. Candidates must hold a Ph.D or be within a year of its completion. Teaching load is 3-2. The area of specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates with teaching competence in one or more of the following areas: nineteenth- and twentieth-century Continental philosophy, non-Western philosophy, philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, philosophy of sex and gender, and environmental philosophy.
Located in the Hudson Valley two hours north of New York City, Bard has established a reputation for excellence in undergraduate teaching, outstanding programs in the arts, and innovative educational programs beyond the undergraduate college such as the Bard Prison Initiative and the Clemente Course in the Humanities. The academic life of the college focuses on undergraduate teaching in small, intensive seminars; creative general education programs that build communities of learning among diverse student populations; innovative collaborations between faculty in teaching and research; and close relationships between faculty and students, culminating in the senior project, a major piece of independent work completed by all graduates. Bard is also a founding member of OSUN (the Open Society University Network), an international consortium of institutions stretching across North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, whose goal is to facilitate transnational collaboration among students and faculty and to enhance access to higher education among underserved populations. Our institutional goals lead us to seek candidates who are passionate teachers excited to share their love of philosophy with a diverse student body. The Philosophy program at Bard is pluralistic and emphasizes historical approaches to philosophy, dialogue between philosophical traditions, and connections between philosophy and other disciplines.
Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Candidates must hold a Ph.D or be within a year of its completion.
To apply, candidates should submit via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/81367 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and student evaluations) and three or more letters of recommendation (at least one addressing teaching). Letters are not required for tenured candidates. Candidates are also invited to submit an optional diversity statement in which they describe how they would contribute to the diversity goals of the program and the college. The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 5.
For more information about the Philosophy Program at Bard, please visit http://philosophy.bard.edu or email the search committee chair, Jay Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.
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Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's University (AOS: Philosophy of Law, Political Philosophy, Social Philosophy)
The Saint Mary’s University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy (in hand or with a defense date set), and should show potential for excellence in research and teaching.
AOS: Philosophy of law, political philosophy, or social philosophy broadly construed (so as to include, e.g., feminist theory or critical race theory).
AOC: Open, but the department has teaching needs in critical thinking and/or legal reasoning, bioethics, environmental ethics, and feminist philosophy.
The department is currently in the process of developing a Law and Philosophy major to complement our existing major, honours, minor, and masters programs in philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development of the Law and Philosophy major and to teach courses that strengthen it.
The standard teaching load is five courses per year, with a one-course release in the first two years of the appointment.
To apply for the position, send (as a single PDF) a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a writing sample to email@example.com. Additionally, arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is January 8, 2021. Any questions about the application can be addressed to the search committee chair, Scott Edgar (email@example.com).
At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philosophy Department offers degree programs at the undergraduate and master's levels, Saint Mary's is a public, secular university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national and international communities, and integrating such activity as part of the learning environment for undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Mary’s is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 430,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. It is conveniently located near to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Yale University (AOS: Applied Ethics or Social/Political Philosophy)
Location: New Haven, CT
Open Date: Nov 5, 2020
The Yale Department of Philosophy intends to make one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2021.
AOS: Applied ethics or social/political philosophy, construed broadly to include any area of philosophy dealing with normative matters relating to issues of social significance, including philosophy of race.
Yale has a wide variety of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives that deal with ethical questions: an undergraduate ethics, politics, and economics (EPE) program, a planetary solutions project dealing with climate change and the environment, an interdisciplinary center for bioethics, and others. We’re also hoping to develop a collaboration between the philosophy and computer science departments focusing on ethical issues raised by modern technology. A successful candidate will be able to participate in one or more such programs.
A PhD or equivalent terminal degree is required at time of hire.
Required application materials: a curriculum vitae (CV), cover letter, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, sample syllabi, and a minimum of three reference letters from outside Yale.
Contact: Julie Niemeyer, Assistant to the Chair Julie.email@example.com
Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2020.
Applications are submitted through Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/80490
The Macalester College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin fall semester of 2021. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Philosophy (in hand or expected) and show potential for excellence in research and undergraduate teaching.
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Senior-level Professor - Ethnic and Race Studies
Position Category: Faculty
Location: Thousand Oaks
The Ethnic and Race Studies (ERS) Program at California Lutheran University (Cal Lutheran) seeks to hire at the associate or full professor level to develop and direct new major, minor and certificate programs in Ethnic and Race Studies starting fall of 2021. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in a social science or humanities field with expertise in race and ethnic studies, and be committed to teaching, research, and service at a liberal arts university that is a Hispanic Serving and McNair institution. Successful candidates will provide evidence of excellence in teaching and advising of undergraduate students. In addition to formal teaching and course development experience, evidence of a strong commitment to developing a research program involving undergraduate students and previous mentoring of undergraduate research projects is highly sought.
The new ERS program at Cal Lutheran is academically rigorous, methodologically inclusive, interdisciplinary, and seeks to promote co-curricular learning on campus and in the surrounding communities. The ERS program specializes in multicultural learning experiences and social justice projects that involve and engage local communities. In collaboration with other College departments, the Center for Equality and Justice and Hispanic-Serving Institute Initiatives, the ERS program promotes innovative student and faculty research in national and transnational contexts in and around Cal Lutheran.
A full-teaching load is usually three courses per academic semester and six per academic year. Primary teaching responsibilities will likely include the development of the following courses: Introduction to Ethnic and Race Studies and the program's capstone/field work. Additional opportunities to develop new courses and to teach in other departments will be based on the successful candidate's expertise and interest. It is essential that candidates possess the ability or potential to teach, advise, and mentor undergraduate students, particularly those from diverse, minoritized, and underserved backgrounds. Candidates must also demonstrate an interest and ability to develop co-curricular programing to promote deeper understanding of racial and ethnic diversities and intersectionality on campus and in the community. Applicants with research interests utilizing interdisciplinary content are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E
• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E
• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E
• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
• Performs related duties as assigned.
• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
• Principles and best practices of effective teaching
• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
• University curricula
• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
• Modern computing technology
• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress
• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of University students.
• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline
Eligible applicants must have a Ph.D. officially conferred by an accredited, degree-granting university.
Eligible applicants for this position include: U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), foreigners currently holding work eligible visas (H—1B), individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (depending on the status of this program at the time of application), political asylees, and refugees. The Cal Lutheran College of Arts and Sciences values diversity in all forms, including race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
ABD accepted and would be hired at Instructor level until acquired.
Preference will be given to candidates with a degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field in the social sciences or humanities with a focus on race/ethnic studies. The application must be written in (or translated into) English.
Licenses and Other Requirements:
Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.
Posting Number: Faculty000222020
Desired Start Date: 08/23/2021
Open Date: 10/26/2020
Close Date: 11/30/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Application Procedure/Special Instructions:
Candidates will be assessed based on the following criteria:
1) Demonstrated experience or potential to effectively teach courses related ethnic and race studies;
2) Experience with, or knowledge and understanding of mentoring and engaging undergraduate students (inside and outside of the classroom), particularly those from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds;
3) Evidence of, or potential for both producing scholarship and sustaining an active research agenda;
4) Commitment to a liberal arts education and in service to the mission of the University and College of Arts & Sciences;
5) Demonstrated leadership experience or potential to develop co-curricular programing that complements academic coursework in race and ethnicity.
Cover Letter: A 1-2 page letter that addresses first the candidate’s teaching and research in relation to ethnic and race studies, and second, why Cal Lutheran’s program is a good place to pursue their teaching, research, and other professional aspirations. Lastly, the letter should address the candidate’s leadership experience in higher education and in their community and briefly describe how the candidate’s experiences will further the HSI and McNair designations of the university and the unique needs of underrepresented students.
Diversity and Teaching Statement: This 2-3 page statement should first address the candidate’s philosophy of and commitment to teaching and diversity. The statement should discuss teaching and diversity with respect to mentoring and engaging students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds, adapting teaching methods to the needs of underrepresented ethnic minority students and first generation college students, and any experience with and/or interest in mentoring student research. Second, the statement should briefly describe the candidate’s research and/or creative works completed and their future agenda.
Curriculum Vitae: A comprehensive resume of professional and educational qualifications.
Reference Letters: Three reference letters specifically addressing whether the candidate has the experiences, dispositions, and abilities to work with underrepresented and/or first generation students.
A committee of scholars selected by the University will evaluate the candidates in consultation with the College department faculty best able to evaluate the applicant’s expertise. The search committee will use academic records, essays, letters of recommendation, standardized application forms, and other appropriate materials as the basis for determining the extent to which candidates meet the eligibility requirements and serve the mission of the Department and University.
To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2041086
California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.
Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellowships in Philosophy, Global Priorities Institute, University of Oxford
The Global Priorities Institute (GPI) at the University of Oxford - part of the Faculty of Philosophy - is currently advertising four-year postdoc positions (Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellowships in Philosophy).
The central focus of GPI is what we call ‘global priorities research’, which centres on the question “What should we do with a given unit of resources if our aim is to do the most good?” We are particularly interested in hiring specialists in moral philosophy and/or decision theory. More information and example research questions can be found in GPI’s research agenda.
For current graduate students, postdocs at GPI are a great way to launch an academic career. Team-based and individual research on global priorities topics is combined with substantial freedom to pursue one’s own unrelated projects (e.g. working on publications related to a recent PhD dissertation), there is plenty of funding for infrastructure and travel, and the Institute takes support for career development very seriously. GPI is as yet too young to have an established placement record, but we confidently expect GPI postdocs to go on to tenure-track positions in the very best research universities.
More generally, GPI is a vibrant and supportive research environment, with plenty of opportunities for informal discussion as well as multiple structured research events each week.
Applications close on 11 November (midday UK time), and more details on the posts can be found at the Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellow position pages on the GPI website. We particularly encourage applications from women, black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in philosophy.
If you are interested in global priorities research or GPI in general, but these posts are not right for, you can also have a look at our opportunities page for more information. There, you can also fill out an expression of interest to get in touch.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to explore further – we look forward to hearing from you.
Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Colby College (AOS: Philosophy of Science and/or Epistemology)
COLBY COLLEGE, Waterville, ME. Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy. One-year sabbatical replacement, beginning September 1, 2021. Four courses per year to include at least one introductory course in Logic, and three additional courses from candidate's AOC and AOS. AOS: Philosophy of Science and/or Epistemology. AOC: Logic. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. Phil. ABD or Ph.D. in Philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence required. Submit C.V., three confidential letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and cover letter highlighting fit with this job description, to: http://apply.interfolio.com/79962. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2021 and continue until position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.
The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure-track position in any area of feminist philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will be effective July 1, 2021, subject to final budgetary approval.
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John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow
AOS: Ethics (with some substantive engagement with normative ethics)
AOC: Open with preference for Early Modern Ethics, Medieval Ethics, or Kant’s Ethics
The John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year, non-renewable position. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Instructor, and the position will begin August 30, 2021. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will pursue their research under the mentorship of a Department of Philosophy faculty member, will teach at least one philosophy course each year (and no more than two courses), will help to organize and participate in the Practical Philosophy Workshop, and will participate in extra-curricular programming in moral philosophy.
This is a full-time position with salary and benefits.
The successful candidate will have an active research agenda in ethics, some serious engagement with normative questions, some background in the history of moral philosophy, interest in philosophical pedagogy for students who want to integrate intellectual and personal development, and a willingness to participate in a lively intellectual community. We especially seek candidates with a specialty in Early Modern Ethics, Medieval Ethics, or Kant’s Ethics.
To be eligible for this position: (1) all requirements for the doctoral degree in Philosophy must be completed no later than the start date of the appointment: August 30, 2021; (2) individuals must have no more than five years of cumulative experience working in a research university following receipt of the PhD.
Applicants must upload the following materials by the deadline of 10:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 9, 2020: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, at least three letters of reference.
All items must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruiting website at http://apply.interfolio.com/78450.
Short listed applicants will be asked to submit the following additional materials: writing sample and full teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations and at least three syllabi.
We anticipate arriving at a short list and soliciting additional materials in early December, and scheduling interviews (conducted remotely) in early January.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com with the subject heading ETHICS POST-DOC.
Position subject to budgetary approval.
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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, Lawrence University
Job category: Junior faculty/Tenure-track or similar
Workload: Full time
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Start date: September 1, 2021
The Department of Philosophy (http://www.lawrence.edu/academics/study/philosophy) at Lawrence University, a liberal arts college and conservatory of music in Appleton, Wisconsin, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must compellingly demonstrate a capacity to teach metaphysics, broadly construed. Candidates are expected to have an ongoing program of high quality scholarship. In addition, we seek candidates with broad teaching competencies and an interest in advancing the philosophy curriculum. The successful candidate will be passionate about working with undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, and contribute to one or more interdisciplinary programs at Lawrence. This includes contribution to our Freshman Studies program, which presents an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts intended to support new students’ fundamental skills as readers, writers, and thinkers.
Duties include 6 courses per year on a 10-week term system (2 classes each term), research, academic advising of students, and university and department service toward shared governance. The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in philosophy by the time of appointment (September 1, 2021).
Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We encourage applications from individuals who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence by: (1) further diversifying the faculty, (2) demonstrating experience with successful diversity-related initiatives, creative activity, or research, or (3) showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body.
Closing Date: For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 1, 2020.
To Apply: Applicants should submit the following at https://lawrence.peopleadmin.com by 12/1/2020: (1) a cover letter, in part explaining their commitment to diversity and inclusion, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of current and future research plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching excellence, (5) a sample of written work. Applicants should also have at least three letters of reference sent to email@example.com by 12/1/2020.
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