Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-Track), SUNY Geneseo (AOS: social, political, and/or legal philosophy)
The Philosophy Department at SUNY Geneseo, currently with 5 full-time faculty members, offers a major and minor in philosophy and contributes significantly to the College’s Honors program and general education programs. We have recently revised our entire curriculum around the development of skills via scaffolded course-embedded experiences; this revision was accompanied by the introduction of greater flexibility in the requirements for the major. We will also be introducing a new interdisciplinary minor in Ethics and Values in Society, with plans to develop an interdisciplinary major in Ethics. The department also has deep ties to the Women’s & Gender Studies program and many other interdisciplinary programs. The department offers an outreach program involving students teaching philosophy in local high schools, as well as a summer institute for high school students. We seek a colleague who will contribute to such innovative pedagogy and cocurricular engagements (including by applying for external grants), complement and extend existing departmental teaching strengths, pursue their own research agenda, and support the College’s mission as a public liberal arts college and its diversity goals. We seek candidates who will create a climate that helps us attract and is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups and students who have overcome personal challenges. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.
We invite applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2022. AOS: social, political, and/or legal philosophy. Ability to teach in the area of philosophy of law, as well as philosophy of race and/or gender, is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with or demonstrated interest in innovative pedagogy within philosophy (such as service learning, project-based learning, and extra- or co-curricular learning) and/or interdisciplinary teaching. The teaching load for this position will be three courses per term (with the option to teach during summer and winter intersession) and the position will involve departmental and college service. Courses to be taught will include legal reasoning, philosophy of law, philosophy of race and/or feminist philosophy, and other areas of the candidate’s expertise which complement the philosophy department’s needs. The college is implementing a new general education program; the successful candidate will also be expected to teach Philosophy courses (the above listed courses and/or additional courses of the candidate’s choosing) that contribute to some of the new general education categories, especially “Diversity, Pluralism, and Power” and “Contemporary Global Challenges”. Service will include academic advising and opportunities for innovative pedagogy.
● PhD in philosophy or related area completed prior to August 28, 2022
● Experience or preparation to teach philosophy of law and/or legal reasoning
● Experience or preparation to teach philosophy of race and/or feminist philosophy
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness
● Evidence of an active research program in social/political/legal philosophy or with significant connections to social/political/legal philosophy
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as the ability to establish and maintain positive learning environments for students and collaborative relationships with colleagues
● Experience or preparation to teach social and political philosophy
● Experience with innovative pedagogy (e.g. project-based learning, service learning, extracurricular or co-curricular learning, e.g. ethics bowl, philosophy in elementary or secondary schools, philosophy in prisons, etc.)
● Experience with interdisciplinary teaching
● Experience with curriculum development
● Experience with academic advising
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Deadline for full consideration: December 10, 2021
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Located in downtown Toronto, the largest and most culturally diverse city in Canada and on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee and the Wendat Peoples, the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a tenure track position with an Area of Specialization in Indigenous Philosophy, broadly construed, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval.
This opportunity is only open to individuals who identify as Indigenous. Recognizing the underrepresentation of Indigenous faculty, this opportunity will support the University’s commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action and the University's Standing Strong Task Force Report and Recommendations.
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: pursuing an original and independent research program that produces high-quality research; engaging in teaching duties (2+2 course load, which is the Department teaching standard) including teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervising graduate students and contributing to curriculum development as appropriate; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Arts, the Indigenous community on campus, and the University, through service activities.
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Widener University’s College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy faculty position beginning in fall 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a knowledge of current trends and research in their field. Area of specialization: Open. Areas of competence: 1. Formal and informal logic; and 2. Ethics and Applied Ethics. Teaching duties will include courses in Logic (both formal and informal), Ethics, Business Ethics, and other topics in Applied Ethics. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an active scholarly agenda as well as a commitment to engaged service in the University’s system of faculty governance and professional development.
Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
Teach undergraduate general education classes in ethics, business ethics and logic
Engage in research conducted with undergraduate students, publication of research activities, and academic citizenship at all levels within the university.
Advise undergraduate students related to course selection, majors and related areas
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):
PhD in philosophy or a philosophy-related discipline. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2022
Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
Teaching experience in philosophy is preferred
For full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and a teaching philosophy as a single pdf by December 3, 2021 at widener.edu/jobs. Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: ArtsandSciences@widener.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.
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Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.
Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.
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The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a three-year Definite Term Lecturer position, with a start date of July 1, 2022. This position involves teaching seven undergraduate courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment) and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). The area of specialization is open, but the department has particular teaching needs in the following areas: ethics of Artificial Intelligence, biomedical ethics, cognitive science, epistemology, Indigenous philosophy, and philosophy of race.
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POSITION: The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University invites applications for the Inaugural Endowed Willette Professor of Philosophy (open rank). While primary teaching and research responsibilities will be within the Department of Philosophy, this position will support campus interdisciplinary efforts in Religious Studies.
In addition to or as part of the usual teaching and research obligations, the position will require engagement with local or regional communities; the precise form taken by this outreach will be subject to negotiation with the candidate. This position supports CSU’s commitment to engaged scholarship, in accordance with CSU’s land grant mission, and will involve making intentional connection between faculty activity – teaching, research, and service – and the public in ways that respond to community interests and concerns. Candidates should address in their application materials how they intend to engage with local or regional communities, and how this engagement relates to their research and teaching agendas. The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the Catholic philosophical and theological traditions, research interests informed by that understanding, and an enthusiasm for sharing this knowledge and research with diverse student and community groups. As CSU is a state institution, there is no requirement that the individual taking this position have a personal commitment to the Catholic Faith. The teaching load is 2-2.
AOS: Catholic Philosophy or Theology.
AOC: Open - not Ethics or Applied Ethics
Required Job Qualifications:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2022.
CONTACT: Kenneth Shockley (Kenneth.shockley at colostate.edu; 970.491.5518)
Web address for more information http://philosophy.colostate.edu
APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of research agenda, and evidence of successful teaching (such as sample teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or statement of teaching philosophy) through the application portal: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/94861 Recommenders will be e-mailed a request for a letter of recommendation immediately upon submission of application. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2021. Note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of recommendation. Please inform recommenders that letters should be submitted by December 8th, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Applications may be considered until the position has been filled.
THE DEPARTMENT: 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, the department has internationally recognized strengths in applied ethics and global philosophies, particularly Islamic, South Asian, and East Asian philosophies. The department has historically supported a broad and inclusive approach to philosophy and its three undergraduate concentrations include one in Global Philosophies and Religions.
THE UNIVERSITY: 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.
THE CITY: Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of about 175,000 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.
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Job Title: Assistant Professor - Political Philosophy
Date Posted: 10/05/2021
Closing Date: 11/15/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 9641
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Philosophy
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Political Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022 or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must have earned a PhD in Philosophy by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in both research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (including the statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), as well as strong letters of reference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact the Chair of UTM Philosophy, Gurpreet Rattan at email@example.com.
The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate teaching and programs. This position is at the Mississauga campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a Tri-campus department, consisting of philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. In addition, the University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world. For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit: http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement outlining current and future research interests; a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations). Candidates must also submit a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (as outlined above); and copies of two representative publications or forthcoming publications.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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