palomar job opening
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Behavioral Sciences Department
10 months per year, tenure-track position
Starting Salary Range: $55,015.41 – $86,069.03 annually
Date Opened: October 20, 2014
Close Date: December 15, 2014
Primary Function: The Assistant Professor, Philosophy is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline. Specifically, these courses include Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Human Nature, Philosophy in Literature, and Asian Philosophies.
Minimum Qualifications: Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
A Master’s degree in philosophy.
A Master’s degree in humanities or religious studies AND a Bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/), if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which include degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications.
Diversity Statement: Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
To Apply: Visit http://apptrkr.com/535134 for full details and required application materials.
Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
DELIMITING LIMITS, 8th Annual University of South Florida Graduate Student Conference,March 13-14, 2015
Visiting Keynote: Mark Wrathall
Faculty Keynote: Lee Braver
This conference explores various ways of delimiting limits, in relation to being and thinking, to activities which bear on and engender experience, knowledge, and expression.
We invite interpretations of and contributions to this topic from a variety of perspectives. Avenues of thought which may be addressed include, but are not limited to, the following:
- a Kantian metaphysical legacy and the noumenal limit;
- post-Kantian anti-metaphysical legacies and the existential limit to transcendental philosophy;
- a theological limit to philosophical questioning, reason, and knowledge;
- the 'unthought' and the limits of what is thinkable (and how this relates to thinking itself);
- limits of 'the public': the individual, self, and the private speaker and addressee;
- limits of kinship and tradition: deterritorialization, defamiliarity, and de-family (beyond the oedipus complex);
- polyamory, polymorphous perversity, and the limit(lessness) of desire;
- bodily limits: dis/ability and crip theories;
- post-nationality, anarchy and the limits of citizenship, rights, sovereignty;
- the margins of philosophy (the canon and its self-perpetuating limits): critical race theory, liberation theology, MEChA, feminisms;
- the strange, uncanny, monstrous;
- the sublime in art praxis and the limit of sense and representation;
- queerness and the limits of binary;
- 'the border' qua inter/national, identity, or micro-politics;
- liminal cases in ethics, the development of ethics at the limits of morality;
- temporal limits: death, ecstasy, the conditional tense (futurity);
- law and legal limits of acceptable and appropriate behavior, the limits of the norm especially in relation to social justice;
- psychopathology and the limits of dis-ease: what pathologizing reveals about the human condition;
- intuition, discovery and the limits of scientific methodology;
- animality and the limits of humanness;
- ambiguity and the limits of self-ownership, ipseity, property;
- modal possibilities at the limits of propositional logic;
- analytic-continental divide and the limit of discipline
We welcome submissions of no longer than 3,000 words from graduate students as well as advanced undergraduates. We especially encourage contributions from underrepresented perspectives in philosophy for a special session sponsored by Minorities and Philosophy (MAP). Please prepare submissions for blind review, and include name, title, and institutional affiliation on a cover page. Submissions and inquiries should be sent to:email@example.com.
Deadline for papers to be considered for the conference: January 4, 2015.
university of reading - job openings
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Reading seeks to appoint two fixed-term, full-time lecturers, from January 2015 to December 2017.
One will be a lecturer in non-Western Philosophy, the other a lecturer in Moral Philosophy (although what they each teach for us may not be limited to these areas).
The successful applicants will each have a PhD in philosophy or a closely related discipline. In each case s/he will be able to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
For the moral philosophy post, teaching duties will involve contributions to our modules in Moral Philosophy (year 2), and Contemporary Moral Theory (year 3), among others.
For the post in non-Western philosophy, teaching duties will include the development and convening of at least one module in non-Western philosophy (e.g. Arabic, Islamic, Chinese or Indian philosophy), and contributions to our first-year module Human Nature.
The successful applicants will also contribute to the supervision of undergraduate dissertations within their fields of expertise. (Further details of 2014-15 modules are available via the department’s website: http://www.reading.ac.uk/module/module.aspx?sacyr=1415&school=HUM Philosophy modules are ones begin whose codes begin with ‘PP’).
The successful applicants will also take on significant administrative responsibilities (Admissions & Recruitment Officer, Schools Liaison, Careers & Alumni Officer, etc.).
Applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates are particularly welcome.
Note that the posts begin in January 2015, and successful candidates must be able to take up their post at that date.
The closing date for applications is Sunday November 2nd, 2014.
Note also that two distinct posts are being advertised: reference numbers LE14042 (Moral Philosophy) and LE14043(Non-Western Philosophy) respectively. The terms and conditions of the two posts are not the same. You may apply for either or both, but please state in your application which post you would like to be considered for.
Applications should be submitted on-line, where further details (including a person specification) are also available:
Lecturer in Moral Philosophy link -http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/4485257pCL
Lecturer in Non-Western Philosophy link -http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs/3132657pCL
Please attach a full academic CV and a covering letter of no more than one page. The CV should include the names and contact details (preferably e-mail) of two referees, who have agreed to write in support of your application if approached by us. Your covering letter should explain how you match the person specification. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK regional directorship - applications open
Applications are now open for the position of UK Regional Director. Please submit the application form to email@example.com by November 30th, 2014.
Perspectives on Gender
Perspectives on Gender
October 24th and 25th
University of California Irvine
A multi-disciplinary conference presented by the University of California Irvine Hypatia Society held at UC Irvine on October 24 and 25, 2014.
The conference aims to present a forum through which multi-disciplinary research and thought can be presented, shared, and discussed. The conference will focus primarily on issues pertaining to assumptions about gender that underpin critical social, legal, and cultural norms. Attention to recent debates over the status of women in the field of Philosophy will be an additional element of the conference and will be the subject of a roundtable discussion session.
The conference will consist of eight contributed talks and four invited speaker presentations. Our invited speakers are accomplished scholars working on a range of topics related to gender including but not limited to women's rights, feminism, feminist epistemology, gender-based violence, privilege and pedagogy, and masculinity. The titles of our four invited speakers' presentations are listed below:
Azizah al-Hibri (Richmond) - "Gender and the Islamic World View"
Ann Cudd (University of Kansas) - "Domestic Violence as Relational Injustice"
Helen Longino (Stanford) - "Sex, Race, and Sciences of Human Behavior"
Michael Messner (USC) - "Male Allies and the Politics of Feminist Accountability"
For more information about the conference details and schedule and about the UCI Hypatia Society please visit: http://www.perspectivesongender.com/. A conference announcement in PDF form is attached. Please direct any questions or concerns to Cailin O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org.
We kindly request that if you plan to attend you register here: http://www.perspectivesongender.com/#!register/c24vq. It is free to register and free to attend! We hope you can join us and partake !
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