POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE/PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY
Cross-appointed in Dalhousie's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Philosophy, the successful candidate will conduct research on either philosophy of microbiology and evolutionary biology or the epistemology of models and computer simulations as part of the project, Testing “It’s the song, not the singer(s)”: microbiomes to Gaia. Ideal candidates should have, in addition to background in one or the other of the above two research areas, some familiarity with and interest in feminist epistemologies of science or Indigenous or other ‘non-Western’ ontologies. A recent PhD in Philosophy, the History and Philosophy of Science or Science and Technology Studies is required.
The appointment is for two years and will begin some time after July 1, 2020. While the fellow will be expected to move to Nova Scotia, there is the possibility that they will need to begin the fellowship at a distance, should the current global health crisis make moving to Canada or Halifax effectively impossible by the start date. Salary $45,000/annum plus available fringe benefits (including some funds for accessibility supports) and support for conference travel. Canadians and non-Canadians will be considered.
To apply please follow the instructions at http://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3490. Consideration of candidates will begin on May 22, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Queries can be sent to either Ford Doolittle (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Letitia Meynell (Letitia.Meynell@dal.ca).
PIs on this project are Ford Doolittle in Dalhousie’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Letitia Meynell in Dalhousie’s Department of Philosophy and, and Joe Bielawski in Dalhousie’s Departments of Biology and Mathematics and Statistics is a co-applicant.
“It’s the song, not the singer” (ITSNTS) theory was developed to legitimize and supplant claims that we and our microbiomes (“holobionts”) – or complex communities more generally (maximally, the biosphere) – are units of selection (“Darwinian individuals”). ITSNTS holds that it is the processes implemented, not the implementing taxa (individually or collectively) that are the relevant units, evolving through differential persistence and recruitment of implementing taxa, not differential reproduction. ITSNTS engages and challenges traditional philosophical concerns about individuality, function, causation, emergence and hierarchy, is increasingly relevant biomedically (as in the new discipline of “microbiomics”), and should provide a much-needed and novel theoretical underpinning for evolutionary biology and ecology.
However, ITSNTS theory needs further theoretical development (as philosophy), further grounding in evidence from genomic and metagenomic databases, and establishment of relevant parameters through carefully constructed computer models. Along with these empirical and computational modelling challenges, many theoretical, ontological and, indeed, political implications are yet to be worked out. We believe the radical ontology of ITSNTS promises to have significant ramifications for how we think about various biological systems, implications that reach beyond the foundational applications in evolutionary theory, medicine, or the environmental sciences to the way we think about our relationships with other organisms and the place of humans in nature.
The fellow will be expected to work closely with the rest of the research team developing their own research projects, working on collaborative projects, and providing other team members with feedback on their projects. They will have opportunities to present their research to scientific, philosophical, and interdisciplinary audiences at Dalhousie as well as support for presenting at national and international venues. They will be expected to organize an interdisciplinary evolution studies reading group. Although there will be no requirement to teach we anticipate that there will be opportunities to teach.
Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 200 degree programs in 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population.
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Deadline: May 30, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
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 position with possible renewal for an additional year. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Instructor, and the position will begin August 31, 2020. 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), help to organize and participate in the Practical Philosophy Workshop, and 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 31, 2020; (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 10:59pm central time on May 30, 2020: cover letter, CV, research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, at least three syllabi (two in ethics and one in the history of philosophy, with both graduate and undergraduate offerings), and three letters of reference.
All items must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruiting website at https://apply.interfolio.com/75817.
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Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship (with opportunity for Tenure Track), Binghamton University
Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship That May Lead to Tenure Track at Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York
Start Date: Fall 2020
Binghamton University invites applications for two-year Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships. Fellows are expected to conduct original research appropriate to the department wherein they will be appointed, to publish scholarly work as a result of this effort, and to teach or co-teach one or more courses per year as the instructor of record. Fellows will receive formal mentoring in research and teaching, as well as receive constructive feedback throughout the appointment in an effort to improve their candidacy for a tenure track appointment.
Increasing campus diversity is one of Binghamton University's most important strategic priorities. Binghamton is meeting this challenge with the establishment of a program of Presidential Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships that will allow the university to better recruit highly qualified candidates for research and scholarship in disciplines that have found it difficult to attract a diverse faculty. This fellowship program mirrors the goals of the SUNY PRODiG program, which advance diversity and inclusive excellence by encouraging the recruitment, retention and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, including individuals from groups who have historically been underrepresented in higher education and women in STEM disciplines.
Our goal is to develop top-tier candidates when faculty positions appear in these departments, so that they may remain at Binghamton in a tenure track capacity when their postdoctoral work is completed. Each fellowship appointment is up to two years. Postdoctoral fellows may become eligible for the PRODiG program if and when hired as tenure track faculty.
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The Department of Philosophy, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position stating Fall 2020. AOS and AOC are open. Candidates should have a Philosophy Ph.D. completed or nearly complete. Bates College has a 5-course teaching responsibility. The Bates academic calendar includes two regular semesters (Fall and Winter) and a short four-week May term, with a teaching schedule of either 2-3 or 2-2-1. Teaching will include two sections of Introduction to Philosophy scheduled for Fall term 2020. For Winter term 2021, the visiting faculty member will teach either Ancient Philosophy or Moral Philosophy. The other two courses will be matched to the interests of the new faculty member.
The College and the Philosophy Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and supporting underrepresented and marginalized student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be interested in innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching philosophy. Attracting students from all backgrounds to the study of philosophy, starting with undergraduate classes, is important to the vitality of the discipline. Bates College and the Philosophy Department encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate. Candidates who can contribute to the academic excellence and diversity of the College and department should identify their strengths in contributing to a diverse academic community.
The Department has a strong culture of emphasizing and supporting faculty scholarship. In addition to an active department culture, funds for travel to conferences are also available to all faculty. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship. Applicants should submit to Interfolio a letter of application and complete dossier, including: a C.V., research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on April 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college and department, please visit the Bates website: http://www.bates.edu/philosophy/.
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Full-Time Lecturer in Philosophy (one-year appointment)
Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 1000 students and 110 full-time faculty. The College is a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Yale-NUS students are intellectually outstanding, with an acceptance rate of less than 7%, and internationally diverse, representing over seventy countries. They go through a unique and rigorous Common Curriculum (https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum/) in the sciences, social sciences and humanities that combines Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills.
The College seeks to hire a full-time Lecturer in Philosophy to teach Philosophy and Political Thought I and II in the Common Curriculum. The successful candidate is expected to teach at least five (5) courses in Academic Year 2020/2021. The majority of these courses will be in Philosophy and Political Thought. The appointment will be for one year, beginning in August 2020.
Faculty receive highly competitive salaries, and most qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region.
Eligibility and Qualifications
Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16028
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials before March 1, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy (1-year term)
Location: Greencastle, IN
Open Date: Feb 12, 2020
The Department of Philosophy at DePauw University invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning August 2020. Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely related field desired; ABD required. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. In addition to teaching in their AOS, the department specifically seeks candidates to teach business ethics. Ability to teach in the some of the following is a plus: feminist philosophy, environmental philosophy, ancient philosophy. Teaching assignment is six courses per year (3-3), and funding is available for professional development and research with undergraduate students.
DePauw is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts university dedicated to educating 2,100 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. DePauw is located in Greencastle, Indiana, a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis. DePauw has exceptional faculty development programs, including a pre-tenure leave and funding for professional and curriculum development.
Candidates should submit, through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/74098), a cover letter summarizing qualifications, teaching philosophy, approach to diversity and inclusion, and research interests; CV; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course evaluations); three confidential letters of recommendation; and graduate transcripts. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Application review will begin March 14 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Jeff Dunn, Philosophy Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge. https://apply.interfolio.com/74098
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Instructor in Department of Philosophy
Seton Hall University is a major Catholic university and is located in the small town of South Orange, New Jersey, about 15 miles from New York City. In a diverse and collaborative environment its mission focuses on the academic and ethical development of its students. Seton Hall students are prepared to be leaders in their professional and community lives in a global society and are challenged by outstanding faculty, an evolving technologically advanced setting, and values-centered curricula. Seton Hall University respects the religious commitments of all its employees. In turn, the University’s employees respect Catholic beliefs and values, and they support its mission as a Catholic institution of higher education. The University is an employer committed to upholding a campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty, serving a diverse student population. Members of diverse and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
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To apply, please visit the Seton Hall University website: www.shu.edu
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Endowed Willette Professor of Catholic Studies, Colorado State University (AOS: Catholic Philosophy or Theology)
Endowed Willette Professor of Catholic Studies
AOS: Catholic Philosophy or Theology
AOC: Open, but the department currently has sufficient coverage in Ethics (including Applied Ethics)
The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenured/tenurable associate or full professor. Primary teaching and research responsibilities will be within the Department of Philosophy. The standard teaching load for tenured and tenure-track faculty is a 2/2. The position is the inaugural Willette Endowed Professor. This position will support campus interdisciplinary efforts in Religious Studies.
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Effective starting date is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. The successful candidate’s workload percentages will be negotiated at hire, depending on plans for community engagement, research, and teaching.
Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of research agenda, evidence of successful teaching (such as sample teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or statement of teaching philosophy), and names of referees at https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/74277 . Applications may be considered until the position has been filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by February 24, 2020. Note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of recommendation. Your recommenders will be e-mailed a request for a letter of recommendation immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your recommenders that letters should be submitted by March 2, 2020 to ensure full consideration.
The Department includes approximately 135 undergraduate majors and minors in Philosophy and 13-15 Masters students in the terminal M.A. degree program. With faculty from a wide variety of areas in philosophy, predominantly working in the analytic tradition, the department has particular strengths in applied ethics and global philosophies. The department has historically supported a broad and inclusive approach to philosophy. Its three undergraduate concentrations include one in Global Philosophies and Religions, and it currently has scholars working in areas such as Islamic philosophy and Buddhist philosophy.
Colorado State University has an enrollment of approximately 34,000 residential students, including 4,000 graduate students. It is a Carnegie I Research-Extensive University and is recognized as one of the premier institutions of higher education in the western United States. The Department of Philosophy is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, which enjoys among the largest college enrollments and faculty numbers at the university.
Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of about 165,000 people. It sits at the foot of Colorado's Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and on the scenic Cache La Poudre River. It is located about 60 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Denver is also located about an hour's drive away. Ft. Collins has its own symphony, cultural center, ballet and theater companies, and a beautifully restored downtown restaurant and entertainment district. Industries in the area include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Teledyne-Waterpik, Kodak and Anheuser Busch.
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
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Phillips Academy seeks a talented, interdisciplinary-minded Visiting Scholar in Ethics and Technology with interests in philosophy, computer science, and design for a two-year position exploring the intersections of ethics and technology with our students and faculty. The two-year appointment will begin in September of 2020. Minimum requirements include demonstrated success in teaching at the secondary or university level and a demonstrated commitment to writing and public-facing scholarship.
The role has three main components: teaching, mentoring, and writing.
Responsibilities include teaching two classes per term in philosophy in our Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. We expect the visiting scholar to teach courses at both the tenth- and twelfth-grade levels of our program. Opportunities for interdisciplinary teaching with faculty from other parts of campus are also very likely.
The successful candidate will support student and faculty projects currently developed through the Tang Institute and The Nest, Andover’s Makerspace. In particular, this person would work closely with Tang Fellows involved with an ethics and computer science project that brings together faculty teaching philosophy, robotics, and computer science. Similarly, this role provides support to student projects with a focus in these areas.
The successful candidate will help the Tang Institute fulfill its mission of sharing and spreading the best ideas with regard to teaching and learning. Through the use of traditional and online publishing platforms, this role will help cultivate a robust learning community of teachers interested developing curricular materials that integrate ethics, robotics, and computer science.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our application portal to submit a cover letter (addressed to Mr. Jeffrey C. Domina, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy), résumé, and two letters of reference.
Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community. Although the visiting scholar position is not a residential faculty position, please address directly in your cover letter your experience and interest in working in an intentionally diverse and inclusive school community. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with groups typically underrepresented in independent school settings.
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as authorization to work in the United States.
The College of St. Scholastica Philosophy Department invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning September 2020 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Area of specialization is open, excluding Ancient and Medieval; area of competence should include Political Philosophy and History of Modern Philosophy. The department particularly welcomes applicants who, in addition to the areas of competence listed above, have interest working with interdisciplinary programs and expertise in any of the following areas: philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, philosophy of technology, philosophy of law, or public philosophy. The successful candidate will contribute to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion at the College. Applications received by January 13 will receive full consideration.
The philosophy department is small (three members) and pluralistic, interested in an applicant who could help grow our major and teach a variety of courses while advancing their own research agenda and contributing to the department’s initiatives. Currently, these initiatives include increasing the visibility of the department’s expertise in ethics (creating a track in ethics, possibly an Ethics Bowl team, etc.), increasing its online course offerings, and positioning the program as an excellent pre-law major. The teaching load is 3/3 with standard non-teaching service and research expectations.
A completed Ph.D. in Philosophy, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education are required.
The College of St. Scholastica is a thriving independent private college with its main campus overlooking Lake Superior in Duluth, extended campuses throughout Minnesota and vibrant online programs that attract learners from around the world. Since 1912, The College of St. Scholastica (CSS) has been preparing students for responsible living and meaningful work by emphasizing the Catholic Benedictine values upon which it was founded: Community, Hospitality, Respect, Stewardship and Love of Learning. At CSS, equity and inclusion are viewed as key ingredients to academic excellence and student success.
The College serves an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs throughout six schools — nursing, arts and letters, business and technology, education, health sciences, and sciences. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks CSS among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence and in 2018 Money magazine included St. Scholastica as a top “best colleges for your money” based on educational quality, affordability and alumni earnings.
For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is rich in diversity, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. While there is no religious requirement, we are interested in individuals who value and support the rich Catholic Benedictine heritage of the College of St. Scholastica.
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