One-Year Non-Renewable. The Philosophy Department of Elon University invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable Assistant Professor (or Instructor) in philosophy, beginning mid-August 2018. Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. More than anything else, we seek a candidate who uses and teaches philosophy to address the most pressing problems in our contemporary world. We seek a candidate, Ph.D. (as Assistant Professor) or late stage ABD (as Instructor), whose teaching is organic to their philosophical life and who would expand and complement and enrich the Philosophy Department’s areas of expertise and long-standing focus on innovative, engaged, praxis-oriented pedagogy. For more on our teaching practices, see our description of departmental signature pedagogies.
AOS: Open, but preference for Social/Ethical/Political Thought, very broadly understood, AOC: History of Philosophy. We are open to many possible ways into this AOS and AOC combination, including, but definitely not limited to: critical race theory, Prison Studies, Philosophy and the City, Disability Studies, Trans- Studies, Africana Philosophy, Environmental Justice, Democratic Theory. Teaching responsibility will include 6 classes. Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit us as www.elon.edu. Please submit 1. a cover letter (which should include a statement of how you will help foster diversity and diverse learning within the department), 2. a C.V., 3. graduate transcripts, 4. a substantial statement of teaching philosophy and aspirations, 5. a summary of teaching/course evaluations, 6. two recent syllabi (if available), 8. three letters of recommendation to Stephen Bloch-Schulman at: firstname.lastname@example.org. To guarantee full consideration, please submit materials by April 16, 2018. If you have questions, please email Stephen Bloch-Schulman at email@example.com.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Northern Arizona University. The typical course load for this position is three undergraduate courses with two preparations per semester as assigned by the Chair. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda with the primary goal of publication in professional journals, mentoring students, and performing service activities in the department, college, university, and local community.
Ph.D. in Philosophy completed by start date.
One year full-time teaching experience in Philosophy (minimum six courses in a single academic year), with primary responsibility for course design and instruction.
AOS: Philosophy of Mind as demonstrated by research profile (dissertation, publications, grant participation) and graduate level coursework.
While AOC is Open, department has a preference for analytic Metaphysics and Epistemology
Active research program, including peer-reviewed publications.
Teaching excellence in a diverse university community.
Experience teaching upper division undergraduate courses in Philosophy of Mind or Epistemology.
Demonstrated strength in developing programming that elevates the public profile of Philosophy, including the ability to secure grants or other funding in its support.
Ability to engage across philosophical sub-fields and conduct interdisciplinary research.
Complete details and application instructions may be found through NAU's Human Resource page https://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/ . The position number is 603622.
MAP @ Bristol 'Public Philosophy' Conference CFA
This conference, to be held June 8th 2018, aims provide a platform for analysis and debate about conceptual and practical issues related to the topic of ‘Public Philosophy’.
The major conceptual aspects that require discussion is about the understanding and value of public philosophy. Some questions that might be addressed for an understanding of public philosophy are as follows: What is ‘public’ philosophy, and how should it be conceptualized? What does it mean for philosophy to be public? In thinking about the value of public philosophy, one might also ask: Why is it important for philosophy to be ‘public’? In what ways ought philosophy be an outward facing endeavour, rather than an exercise confined to academic circles?
Next, we have practical concerns about how public philosophy might best be implemented- this encompasses the components of accessibility and application. In terms of accessibility, we are concerned with questions such as: How can philosophy be of use for ordinary individuals with no background in philosophy? How can philosophy inform and benefit specific domains of individual lives? How might schools and traditions of philosophy from all over the world be used to reach different audiences? Similarly, questions of application arise: What are the most productive ways to promote philosophy to a non-expert audience? What particular methods ought we to use to translate complex philosophical theories into a practice that can be applied and implemented for different goals? What responsibilities are there, if any, for academic and non-academic institutions, and individuals, to advance philosophical understandings of various realms?
The Bristol Philosophy Department welcomes presentations which address these issues. We invite academics, PG students in philosophy and related disciplines, as well as persons whose work bears on our conference topics, to contribute to this event.
Please send an anonymised abstract of no more than 500 words, along with a separate document with the author information, to firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 10th, 2018.
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