The Department of Philosophy at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2017. AOS: Chinese philosophy. AOC: Open. The appointment will be in Philosophy, but with a contractual obligation to teach some courses for the Chinese-Japanese Department. PhD expected by time of appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College has a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.
Vassar's annual teaching load is 3-2. In the first year (2017-2018), the successful candidate will teach four courses in the Philosophy Department and one course for the Department of Chinese and Japanese. In the second year (2018-2019), the successful candidate will teach three courses in the Philosophy Department and two courses for the Department of Chinese and Japanese. All teaching will be done in translation, but the successful candidate will be capable of reading texts in the original Chinese.
For the Philosophy Department at least two courses each year must specifically be on Chinese and/or comparative philosophy. Specific courses and content are flexible, so long as they include substantive Chinese philosophical content. Other courses taught for the Philosophy Department will depend on the interests of the successful candidate and departmental needs.
For the Department of Chinese and Japanese, the successful candidate will teach
Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Literature once each year; no previous teaching in
this area is assumed, and course content is flexible. The topic of an additional course for
the Department of Chinese and Japanese, in the second year of appointment, will depend
on the interests of the candidate.
For more information and to apply, go to https://employment.vassar.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1491568994095. For inquiries, email Jeff Seidman, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Vassar
Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference
Tuesday 9th May 2017, University of Leeds
The University of Leeds Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) chapter is delighted to invite you to its second conference, Philosophical Perspectives on Disability: A Postgraduate Conference, which will take place on Tuesday, May 9th, 2017.
The philosophical interest on the topic of disability is fairly new and, given this, a lot of issues have yet to be explored. The aim of this conference is to bring together students and scholars who work in this area and who engage with questions such as: disabled or differently-abled? What is a disability? How should we think about disabilities? What is the relationship between a disability and the context in which it occurs? What are the metaphysically relevant aspects of disability? How should disability be seen from a political point of view? Is there an ethics of disability? What is the place of a phenomenology of disability? What ought to be changed in the way we see and consider disability? etc.
The event will include 5 postgraduate speakers (schedule and speakers TBC) and a keynote talk given by Professor Jackie Leach Scully (Newcastle University) on disability, ethics, and epistemology.
The event is free and open to all. If you wish to attend the conference, please register using the registration form on our website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/registration.html Registration will be open until May 2nd, 2017, 16:00 GMT.
The conference will be run in accordance with the BPA/SWIP-UK Good Practice Scheme. We are dedicated to making this event accessible and inclusive. Please find the accessibility information on our website: http://ppod2017.weebly.com/practical-info.html. More information about the programme and funding will become available soon.
For further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the MAP@Leeds Team (PRHSmaps@leeds.ac.uk).
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