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
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1) Dartmouth (http://www.dartmouth.edu/sof/fellowships/postdoc.html)
[Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply]
These fellowships foster the academic careers of scholars who have recently received their Ph.D. degrees, by permitting them to pursue their research while gaining mentored experience as teachers and members of the departments and/or programs in which they are housed. The program also benefits Dartmouth by complementing existing curricula with underrepresented fields.
Postdoctoral Fellows are individuals at the early stages of their careers who demonstrate exceptional promise as scholar-teachers. There are two categories of Postdoctoral Fellows: Society Fellows and Affiliate Fellows.
Society Fellows are appointed by the Dean of the Faculty, following a competitive process. Society Fellows are expected to pursue their research, teach one course annually, and contribute to the Society’s programs (monthly colloquia, dinners, lectures, etc.).
Affiliate Fellows are interdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows appointed by other institutions on campus. Mellon Fellows appointed through the Leslie Center,International Relations Fellows appointed through the Dickey Center, and Neukom Fellows are invited to join the Society as Affiliate Fellows.
2) CUNY (http://philjobs.org/job/show/3313)
The Philosophy Department at The City College of New York, CUNY, announces a search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The search is part of the Department’s significant expansion. Last year it conducted three successful searches, including one endowed professorship.
AOS: Nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European philosophy (after Kant, before 1925),//excluding Nietzsche, who is already represented in our department. Special interest in moral and political philosophy of this period. Students of this period from all philosophical traditions are encouraged to apply. AOC: Open, but the department has ongoing needs in the teaching of introductory philosophy, critical thinking, and informal logic.
The position begins August 26, 2015. Minimum qualifications include Ph.D. by date of appointment; evidence of excellent scholarly potential; and commitment to teaching, research, and program service.
The Division of Humanities and Arts encompasses eight departments and includes internationally distinguished professors. The faculty collaborates in interdisciplinary programs at the college and provides a high-level liberal arts education to a diverse student body. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include CV, one dissertation chapter or published work, and teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy). Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted separately to: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. Additional materials may be requested.
Review of applications begins November 1, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.
Submit your application online (Job Opening ID xxxx) atwww.cuny.edu<http://www.cuny.edu/>. EO/AA Employer.
The Department of Philosophy at Amherst College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Social and Political Philosophy. The successful candidate will offer four courses per year, including foundational courses in social and political philosophy, as well as courses in his or her areas of research. We seek someone who demonstrates promise of excellence in both scholarship and teaching. Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.
Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients, and many more are first-generation students; nearly half of our students are non-immigrant minorities. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and syllabi for two proposed courses. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration. Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. The average class size at Amherst College is sixteen. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.