The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities at Yale Law School invites proposals for a special symposium, “Philosophy’s Practical Turn.” Papers should be submitted by January 15th, 2017.
The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities (YJLH) is seeking full submissions for a symposium section of the Spring 2017 issue. The journal seeks submissions that employ methods of philosophy (broadly construed) to investigate practical legal issues. We hope to publish articles representative of an array of philosophical traditions and contemporary issues. The special section aims to exemplify how philosophical approaches and insights provide distinctive and significant contributions to practical legal debates.
Example topics include:
Bioethics, biolaw, and technology
Feminist philosophy of law
Law and philosophy of race, gender, sexuality
Mass incarceration and prisons
Neuroscience, law, and philosophy
Philosophical analyses of legal evidence or standards of proof
Philosophy of disability and the law
Practical just war theory and philosophy of war
Topics in practical ethics (e.g. abortion, capital punishment) with a legal-philosophical angle
Please submit papers prepared for anonymous review to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th, 2017.
Tenure-Track Position: Queens National Scholar in Political Philosophy and Prisons
The Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invites applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in political philosophy and critical prison studies. This is a tenured or tenure-track position with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence. This appointment will be held jointly between the Department of Philosophy and the graduate program in Cultural Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science.
Critical Prison Studies is located at the intersection of political and legal thought, cultural studies, and critical theory. It is motivated and informed by post-colonial, critical race, and Indigenous scholarship and activism. Consistent with the interdisciplinary and global initiatives of the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan and the Academic Plan, the QNS in Political Philosophy and Prisons will take a leadership role in a national and international research network, bridging between academic and community partners. The successful candidate will have a research program engaged with the implications of the carceral state in Canada paying particular attention to disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous peoples and people of colour.
The QNS recipient will demonstrate strong competence in such relevant intellectual traditions as continental European philosophy, legal and political philosophy or Indigenous ways of knowing. The candidate will be well versed in Indigenous, critical race, feminist, queer, psychoanalytic, or other contemporary critical perspectives on state violence and carceral logics. The scholar’s work will be informed by attention to the particular forms taken by state-sanctioned and tolerated violence in Canada. The successful candidate will have a commitment to interdisciplinary research that is accountable to the subjects of research. This position offers many rich opportunities for community engagement.
The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Arts and Science through new curriculum development and teaching in the Department of Philosophy, and to graduate education in Philosophy and Cultural Studies. The successful candidate will supervise graduate students from Cultural Studies and Philosophy in relevant areas of specialization. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.
The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the University’s priorities. Information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s may be found in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of:
The deadline for applications is January 15, 2017.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Professor Jane Tolmie at email@example.com although hard-copy applications may be submitted to:
Chair, Appointments Committee
The Faculty of Arts and Science
Graduate Program in Cultural Studies
B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
For other inquiries only, not for application submissions:
MAIN OFFICE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Program Assistant, Ms. Danielle Gugler Tel +1 613 533 3432
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Ms. Danielle Gugler in Cultural Studies, Tel +1 613 533 3432, Email: email@example.com.
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca.
Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.
The Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh (www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2017 PSP1: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, which will be held in the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh from July 10 to July 14, 2017.
We invite applications from North American women and gender minority undergraduates and undergraduates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in philosophy of science. Exceptions may be granted to undergraduates not in these groups on a case-by-case basis (please explain your situation in your cover letter). Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program.
The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars and some shorter lectures about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by the internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. Visiting lecturers include Quayshawn Spencer (U. Pennsylvania, Philosophy of Biology and on Race) and Serife Tekin (Daemen College, Philosophy of Psychiatry).
Housing, meals, and transportation costs will be covered, and all course materials provided. Applications are March 1, and participants will be notified by April 15.
To apply, please send a CV (indicate any philosophy courses you may have taken) and a cover letter describing your interest in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of physics, biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, social sciences, etc.) to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. A separate letter of recommendation from a faculty member should also be sent to this address.
For further questions, please contact Edouard Machery (email@example.com), the Center’s Director, or Joyce McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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