What role can philosophy play in understanding and challenging injustice? What are the ways in which injustice forms in communities and social institutions? What sort of engagement is there between philosophy and major social institutions and social movements? What is the meaning of injustice in our current cultural, economic, social, and political climate? What are the practices used by activists, educators, and professionals in developing a community? The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter at Temple University is hosting a graduate student conference on March 23, 2019 that will address theoretical and practical questions like these.
The conference will provide the opportunity for students to engage in philosophical research from all areas of philosophy, as well as its applications beyond the classroom. We welcome paper submissions of no more than 3,000 words, prepared for blind review, and suitable for a 20 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience. Authors must be current graduate students in philosophy. We especially welcome submissions from members of underrepresented populations within philosophy.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Robin Zheng, Yale-NUS College
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019
This conference is sponsored by the Temple University Department of Philosophy.
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We welcome submissions from graduate students for the Minorities and Philosophy Workshop to be held on April 27th, 2019 at Brown University. The keynote speakers are: Lori Gruen (Wesleyan University) and Lionel K. McPherson (Tufts University).
Submissions should take the form of an anonymized 4000-word papers accompanied by a 300-word abstract. Papers should be suitable for a 20-25 minute presentation. All submissions should be sent to email@example.com by February 3rd, 2019. We aim to send out notification of acceptance by the end of February. We strongly encourage submissions from individual who identify as members of underrepresented groups in philosophy.
Submissions should meet at least one of the following criteria:
Housing with graduate students will be provided for speakers (if requested).
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The Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapters of Columbia, NYU, Rutgers, and the Graduate Center, CUNY invite submissions to the Spring 2019 NY-MAPWorks: a workshop series featuring the work of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows on topics in critical social philosophy and non-canonical areas of philosophy.
Topics include, but are not limited to: social philosophy (including intersections with epistemology, language, and metaphysics), feminist philosophy and philosophy of sex and gender, philosophy of race, queer philosophy, non-western philosophy, africana philosophy, latinx philosophy, native american philosophy, and women in the history of philosophy.
The series will alternate locations in New York City (see below for the full list of dates and locations). Each workshop will be two and a half hours long and consist of two talks. Each presenter will have a 50-minute session consisting of a 25-30 minute talk and a 20-25 minute Q&A. The workshop will conclude with a catered reception.
Dates and Locations*
February 20, 6-8 p.m. (NYU)
March 14, 6-8 p.m. (CUNY GC)
April (Columbia) — Date TBA
*Exact building/room locations will be updated on this page no later than two weeks in advance of each workshop.
To apply, please complete the following by January 7, 2019:
1) Send an extended abstract of ~1,000 words (.pdf or .docx), prepared for blind review (please use the title of your abstract as the pdf/docx file name), suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation to a general philosophical audience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Provide your contact information by completing this google form.
We invite applications from graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We especially encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of underrepresented groups in academic philosophy, including individuals underrepresented on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, class, and disability.
Travel and Housing
We can guarantee a $200 subsidy for travel costs. Housing with a graduate student can also be arranged.
MAP will host a Group Session at the Pacific APA with the theme "Creating Inclusive Spaces."
We are seeking paper abstracts and proposals for mini-workshops or advice sessions related to this theme. Possible topics include sexual harassment, advising and mentorship dynamics, cultivating ecologies of support, division of emotional and professional labor in academia, the effects of implicit bias in academic spaces, and other related topics. Each session will last for about 20-30 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.
Abstracts and proposals should be no more than 1,000 words and should be sent as a PDF to email@example.com with the subject line "Pacific APA Submission" by Feb 1, 2019. You will hear back from us by mid-February.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 123 chapters throughout the world, including the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Hungary, and South Africa.
The Pacific APA will be held at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, BC. Our session is tentatively scheduled for Friday, April 19, 7-10 pm.
Pittsburgh Summer Program 3: A Summer Program in Philosophy of Science for Underrepresented Groups, July 15 to July 19, 2019
Who is it for?
What is it?
The Summer Program will feature two daily graduate seminars about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (e.g., physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by 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.
For further details, visit the page for PSP2, where you'll find last year's course descriptions, schedule, etc.
Housing, meals, and transportation costs (US travel only) will be covered, and all course materials provided. Applications are due March 1, 2019, and participants will be notified by April 15, 2019.
Michael Dietrich, Pitt, History and Philosophy of Science:
Dmitri Gallow, Pitt, Philosophy: www.philosophy.pitt.edu/person/dmitri-gallow
Sandra Mitchell, Pitt, History and Philosophy of Science: www.sandradmitchell.com
John D. Norton, Pitt, History and Philosophy of Science:www.pitt.edu/~jdnorton
Lisa Parker, Pitt, Center for Bioethics and Health: www.bioethics.pitt.edu/people/lisa-s-parker-phd
Erica Shumener, Pitt, Philosophy: ericashumener.net
Wayne Wu, CMU, Philosophy: www.cmu.edu/dietrich/philosophy/people/adjunct/wayne-wu.html
Kevin Zollman, CMU, Philosophy: www.kevinzollman.com
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is hiring at Assistant Professor level.
AOC: Philosophy of Law. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose additional areas of competence include one or more of: Continental Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Race or Gender, African/Africana Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, or Latin American Philosophy.
Details here. And follow this link to apply.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Hartford invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019.
Preferred area of specialization: Social and Political Philosophy.
Desirable areas of competence: one or more of the following: Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, Feminist Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy.
There may be an option to request a shortened probationary period for more experienced candidates.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, both introductory and advanced, with a teaching load of 3 courses per semester. These will normally include core courses in the major, such as the History of Western Philosophy and Practical Reasoning, as well as more specialized offerings in the candidate's areas of competence, and in the general area of Philosophy and Social Justice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help propose and design new programming in Philosophy and Social Justice. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching, and a willingness to help students improve their writing. Candidates will be expected to engage in a research program leading to publication appropriate to the discipline. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and contribute to student recruitment and retention.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Philosophy or related discipline by the time of appointment - August 15, 2019. ABD candidates with a completion date by August 15, 2019 will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent teaching, communication, and interpersonal skills, a commitment to diversity in teaching and/or research, and be able to show evidence of scholarly achievement and promise.
Interested candidates should apply by November 26, 2018 online at: https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2257
Dossiers must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (provide referees' email addresses and the system will ask them for confidential letters), writing sample, graduate transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable at application stage), statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement (a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University through teaching, research, and/or service), and teaching portfolio (sample syllabi, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness).
Questions may be addressed to Ftfsearch@hartford.edu. Review of applications will begin November 19 and continue until a successful candidate has been selected. The Search Committee plans to conduct Skype interviews in December and hopes to invite finalists to campus for interviews and a teaching demonstration early in the spring term of 2019.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
The Moral and Political Philosophy at the Border Conference aims to highlight philosophical research in moral, social, and political philosophy. We welcome work in any area of moral and political philosophy since one aim of this conference is to enrich the dialogue at the border about issues in these areas. We especially encourage work relevant to philosophical issues about the border such as immigration and human rights.
We invite submissions from undergraduate students for poster presentations and from graduate students and faculty for paper presentations. We plan to allocate a certain number of sessions for presentation in Spanish, and we will consider submissions in either English or Spanish.
Interested applicants should send an abstract of no more than 1,000 words (300 words for undergraduate poster submissions) prepared for blind review to: email@example.com no later than December 15, 2018. Full papers should be suitable for a 30 minute presentation. Applicants can expect to receive notification of acceptance by the end of January.
We anticipate the ability to provide modest scholarships to student presenters who will be traveling from low GDP countries, with the aim of helping to offset travel expenses. If you qualify for such a scholarship, and you would like to apply, please indicate this in your initial email.
This event is made possible through generous support from Hypatia, the Center for Inter-American and Border Studies at UTEP, and the Humanities Program at UTEP.
The conference will be held at the University of Texas at El Paso on April 26-7 2019. More details here.
The Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University invites applications for two full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1st, 2019 (subject to final budgetary approval).
The areas of specialization are Ethics and Epistemology (click for further details on PhilJobs).
The Department of Philosophy consists of 18 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs. Our faculty prides itself on its pluralism, the excellence of its research, and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
Responsibilities for the position will include: teaching philosophy courses (a 2+2 load), including courses on one or more of the following topics: history of ethics; normative ethics; feminist ethics; environmental ethics; the nature of moral knowledge, moral language, moral ontology, and moral psychology; the origins of values; and the proper response to pressing global challenges. Responsibilities will also include: supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs and to curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent research program; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Arts, and the University.
Candidates must have completed a PhD in Philosophy, or expect to do so before July 2019, and must provide evidence of high-quality teaching and excellence in research on topics in ethics, with an emerging scholarly record, as demonstrated by a number of achievements. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: awards and accolades, new course and curriculum development, a thoughtful teaching philosophy, strong teaching reviews, a robust research profile, peer-reviewed conference papers and publications in high-calibre venues, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. As well, candidates shall demonstrate a capacity for collegial service and a commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities.
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