The University of Pittsburgh History and Philosophy of Science Department is seeking applications for two positions: an Open Rank Faculty Position in History and Philosophy of Physics and an Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy of (Medicine OR Computation Science OR Early Science). Details below!
Open Rank Faculty Position in History and Philosophy of Physics
Rank: Open, tenure track, with a preference for more junior candidates.
AOS: History and philosophy of physics;
AOC: Open. Competence in physics expected and interest in integrating history and philosophy of science welcomed.
Assistant Professor in History and Philosophy of (Medicine OR Computation Science OR Early Science).
Rank: Assistant professor, tenure track.
AOS: History and philosophy of (Medicine OR Computation in
Science OR Early Science);
Beginning September 1, 2019, pending budgetary approval.
Duties: Four courses per year; graduate and undergraduate advising; usual non-teaching duties. Application requirements: Ph.D. prior to appointment is required. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a C.V., at least three confidential letters of recommendation, a research statement, a teaching portfolio, and a writing sample through the following URL: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MjQz. In the place of a “Brief Personal Statement,” upload an account of past and planned contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion such as may advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.
Deadline for receipt of applications: November 15, 2018.
Please direct questions to Matthew Ceraso, HPS Department Administrator, email@example.com
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Philosophy Department invites applications for the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity, with successful applicants to be housed in the Philosophy Department.
Areas of Specialization (AOS): Open, though the Department especially encourages candidates specializing in Ethics and Applied Ethics to apply.
Areas of Competence (AOC): Open
Fellows teach one course per academic year in their area of specialization. The term of the Fellowship is two years (2019-2021), commencing on July 1, 2019.
There are potentially multiple Fellowships available. There is a possibility of converting the Fellowship into an assistant professor tenure-track position at some point during the term of the Fellowship.
Application Deadline: November 9, 2019
Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/50543
Information about the Fellows Program, including application and selection process, is contained below:
Open Date: Jun 30, 2018
Deadline: Nov 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
The University of Maryland Baltimore County invites applications for Cohort V of the UMBC Postdoctoral Fellows Program for Faculty Diversity. UMBC is dedicated to ensuring a diverse, inclusive, scholarly environment and encouraging outstanding individuals to enter the academic profession. The purpose of the Program is to support promising scholars who are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence in the academy and to prepare those scholars for possible tenure track appointments at UMBC. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the professoriate.
UMBC will appoint recent recipients of a Ph.D. or M.F.A. degree as Postdoctoral Fellows for a two-year term in-residence fellowship beginning July 1, 2019. Fellows receive a starting stipend of $50,000, health benefits, $5,500 for conference travel, preparation of scholarly work, and technology needs. Fellows are also provided with office space, library and other privileges at the university. During the two-year fellowship, fellows are provided teaching and research mentors and specialized professional development opportunities. In addition to pursuing their research agenda, fellows teach one course a year in the host department.
Successful candidates for the Program will be selected on the basis of scholarly promise and potential to add to the diversity of the UMBC community. Applicants must have completed their terminal degree when the term of appointment commences and must be no more than three years beyond receiving the Ph.D. or M.F.A. Individuals awarded a Ph.D. or M.F.A. from UMBC or currently holding a postdoctoral or faculty position (including adjunct positions) at UMBC are not eligible.
Fields: Applications for study in any field represented at UMBC are welcome. Please specify up to three fields of interest.
Stipend: $50,000 a year.
Applicants who will have completed the doctoral or a masters of fine arts degree no later than July 1, 2019 and no earlier than July 1, 2016 are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
Full consideration will be given to those applicants that submit all materials to Interfolio by November 9, 2018. A complete submission will consist of:
Review and Selection
Applications will be reviewed by the appropriate department(s)/program(s), Dean(s) and the Provost’s Selection Committee. Finalists will be contacted in mid-January and invited to campus for interviews in mid-February. Awardees will be notified in mid-March.
For application submission questions, please visit https://facultydiversity.umbc.edu/faqs/
General questions regarding the program may be addressed to:
Dr. Autumn Reed, Director of UMBC STRIDE, Coordinator for Faculty Diversity
Office of the Provost
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250
The University of California, Irvine invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy of Cosmology. The Fellowship will
provide an outstanding early-career scholar in philosophy of physics
with a unique opportunity to pursue research in collaboration with
physicists and philosophers, in particular with project members in the
UC Irvine Center for Cosmology. More info here:
The Fellow will be affiliated with the Department of Logic & Philosophy
of Science at the University of California, Irvine, one of the world’s
strongest departments in philosophy of science. The Fellow will be
supervised by James Weatherall. Irvine faculty members include leading
scholars on a variety of topics in philosophy of physics, including
foundations of quantum mechanics, foundations of space-time theories,
and on general issues regarding methodology and evidential reasoning.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship has a duration of up to two years. The
initial appointment is for one year, with renewals annually conditional
on satisfactory performance. The Fellow will have access to shared
office space in the Department of Logic & Philosophy of Science. Fellows
are expected to participate fully in the research life of the Department
by conducting research leading to peer-reviewed publications and
conference presentations, and by participating in conferences, research
groups, reading groups, and outreach activities. There are no teaching
obligations associated with this position, but Fellows are expected to
contribute to graduate student mentorship.
The start date for the Fellowship is negotiable, with a preference for 1
January 2019. Candidates must have had a PhD in philosophy of physics or
a related field conferred within five years of the start of the
Fellowship. All PhD requirements must be completed by the starting date
of this Postdoctoral Fellowship. The salary is competitive, and depends
on background and experience of the applicant.
Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04960. A complete
application will consist of a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no
more than 8000 words, a research statement, a statement of commitment to
diversity, and three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and will continue
until the position is filled. Applicants should have fluent oral and
written communication skills in English. The University of California,
Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing
inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by
the UC nondiscrimination policy. This fellowship is funded through a
grant awarded by the John Templeton Foundation.
Berea College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant level in
Philosophy to begin in August 2019. A Ph.D. is required before appointment. The teaching load
is 3/3 with enthusiastic participation in the College’s General Education program. Berea seeks a
philosopher who complements the Department’s current strengths (ancient philosophy,
contemporary metaphysics, and philosophy of language) and who will eagerly cross disciplinary
boundaries to work with faculty in other departments. Teaching excellence is the paramount
qualification, including demonstrated ability to engage students from different majors in rigorous
writing, reasoning, and research, using primary texts.
To apply, please send a complete Berea College application form found at
http://www.berea.edu/FacApp, a letter stating views about teaching at Berea College, a
transcript, a current curriculum vita, three reference letters, evidence of excellent undergraduate
teaching, and sample course syllabi to PhiSearch2018@berea.edu. Review of applications will
begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Berea College achieved national distinction as the first coeducational and interracial college in
the South. With an emphasis on service to the people of Appalachia and beyond, Berea enrolls
1,600-plus students from more than 40 states and 70 countries. The College has a longstanding
commitment to interracial education; here, people of different races seek to learn from and about
each other, while also living together. Berea is among the most racially diverse private liberal
arts colleges in the United States. It admits only students whose families are unable to afford the
high cost of tuition and awards each of them a Tuition Promise Scholarship, meaning no student
ever pays tuition. Berea’s students excel in the College’s supportive but demanding academic
environment, and many are the first in their families to graduate from college. The College is one
of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, and all students hold a position in which they work
10-12 hours per week. Washington Monthly Magazine has consistently ranked Berea in the top 3
of Liberal Arts Colleges for its success in educating and graduating academically talented, low-
income students who become service-oriented leaders in their professions and communities; in
2016 and 2017, the magazine ranked it number 1.
Located where the Bluegrass Region meets the Cumberland Mountains, the town of Berea (pop.
15,000) lies forty miles south of Lexington and is approximately two hours from Cincinnati,
Louisville, and Knoxville. More information about Berea College is available at www.berea.edu.
Call for Proposals for MAP Group Session at the eastern apa: "Skill Building & Improving the Profession"
MAP will host a Group Session at the Eastern APA with the theme "Skill Building and Improving the Profession." We are seeking proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. The sessions should focus on giving concrete, practical advice, and we also encourage submissions that discuss how you set up and ran a specific initiative or event. Topics could include but are not limited to diversifying syllabi, inclusive pedagogy, tips for dealing with service work, improving departmental climate and culture, etc. Each session will last for about 20 minutes, followed by Q&A.
We particularly encourage submissions by members of under-represented groups in philosophy and by people at all stages of their career.
Proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and should be sent as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Eastern APA Submission" by October 31, 2018. You will hear back from us by mid-November.
You can contact us at email@example.com with any questions!
MAP (Minorities and Philosophy) is a collection of students in philosophy departments that aims to examine and address issues of minority participation in academic philosophy. Though primarily led by graduate students, MAP also relies on faculty support and encourages undergraduate participation. Currently, MAP has 110 chapters throughout the world, including the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Hungary, and South Africa.
The Eastern APA will be held in New York, at the Sheraton New York Times Square, January 7-10 2019. Our session will be on Wednesday, January 9, 7-10 pm.
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Three tenured/tenure stream faculty positions in the Department of Philosophy, pending budgetary approval. Proposed starting date is September 1, 2019.
Area of Specialization: Ancient Philosophy
Responsibilities: Undergraduate and graduate teaching; active participation in the graduate program of Classics, Philosophy, and Ancient Science (CPAS); regular departmental duties.
Area of Specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Logic, or Philosophy of Science.
Responsibilities: Undergraduate and graduate teaching, and regular departmental duties.
Area of Specialization: Modern Philosophy
Responsibilities: Undergraduate and graduate teaching, and regular departmental duties.
Tenured applicants should submit a CV with a list of publications and a list of references. Untenured applicants should submit a CV (including a dissertation abstract or research statement), letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching ability, and a writing sample.
In addition, applicants are expected to provide a brief personal statement that addresses their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, service and/or community engagement. Please mention any past contributions as well as any planned or potential contributions.
Applications received by November 1, 2018 will receive full consideration.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Please direct all further inquiries to
Matthew Ceraso, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Department of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh
1001 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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