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Assistant Professor position (AOS: Ethics), University of Wisconsin-Parkside

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PARKSIDE, Kenosha, WI. PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (full-time, tenure-track), beginning Fall 2012. Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to appointment preferred. AOS: Ethics. AOC: Applied Ethics. Will teach Introduction to Philosophy and other courses, primarily in Ethics, at upper levels. Must teach Applied Ethics courses such as criminal justice ethics, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, political & social ethics on a regular basis. Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching. Publication record an asset; in its absence, potential for a successful research agenda a must. Send cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, one representative publication (or one sample of written work), and three letters of recommendation to Mr. Paul Aceto, Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 900 Wood Road • P.O. Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 by January 20, 2012. Applications received by this date are assured full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an AA/EEO EMPLOYER D/M/V/W, and it is the most ethnically diverse campus in the UW System. For further information, see: http://www.uwp.edu/departments/human.resources/unclassified.positions/.


Jobs at Edinburgh, Machnester and Leiden

Lectureship in Philosophy
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Science
University of Edinburgh

Senior Lectureship/Readership
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
University of Edinburgh

Senior Lectureship/Readership In Philosophy
School Of Philosophy, Psychology And Language Sciences, College of Humanities and Social Science
University of Edinburgh

Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester

Assistant Professors (UD), Liberal Arts & Sciences, Global Challenges
University of Leiden


Celebrating the Holidays at Falvey

Over the years, library staff members have decorated trees, held holiday parties and exhibited hidden talents. We’ve cheered our hearts with festive ornaments, colorful poinsettias and seasonal treats. Join us in remembering the good times shared at the Library in this photo album of our favorite holiday moments.

Fr. Dennis Gallagher and Louise Green enjoy dessert at the 2006 Christmas party.

Library staff enjoy the Christmas Luncheon in 2006.

Christmas Tree Elves 2010


Santa visits the 2011 Christmas party.

Phylis Wright and the Mildcats provide entertainment during the 2011 Christmas party.

Bill Greene sings Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" in 2011.

Alex Edwards & Laura Bang help decorate the 2011 Christmas tree.



Rob LeBlanc hangs the tree top lights - Christmas 2011.



























Photographs by Alice Bampton, Luisa Cywinski and Jeffrey Eisenberg











Cited Reference Search Guide

A new research guide is available to help students navigate the Web of Science Cited Reference Search. The guide addresses what a cited reference search is, when to use it, and how to do it. The guide also features a brief instructional video demonstrating the search.

Cited Reference Search  – Web of Science Guide


3 Month Fixed Contract in Ancient Philosophy, Phenomenology and Existentialism – University of Wales, Trinity St David

3 month Fixed Contract in Philosophy

The University of Trinity St David, School of Cultural Studies invites
applications for a 3 month Fixed Contract in Philosophy, effective from
February, 2012.  We would particularly welcome applications from
candidates able to teach undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy &
Phenomenology and Existentialism, but neither of these is a requirement
and teaching expertise in other areas will also be seriously considered.
While a Ph.D. by the time of appointment would be desirable, teaching
experience and evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to
teaching excellence are the primary requirements.

To apply send a letter of application, vita, transcripts, evidence of
teaching experience, and two letters of reference to:

Dr David Morgans
Programme Coordinator Philosophy
School of Cultural Studies
University of Wales, Trinity St David
Lampeter Campus
Wales, SA48 7ED
United Kingdom
Tele: 01570 424800
Email: d.morgans@tsd.ac.uk


Christmas in Special Collections: The Nativity illustrated in the Gutenberg Bible and a Roman Missal

by Alice Bampton

Image from Missale Romanum

This year, “Christmas in Special Collections” is a small exhibit in two cases on the first floor, since the second floor renovation has limited access to Special Collections.

Bente Polites, Special Collections librarian, chose two large and richly illustrated works for this annual display: a facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible and a 1773 edition of a Missale Romanum (or Roman Missal).

The Gutenberg Bible (Biblia Latina) was printed at Johann Gutenberg’s shop in Mainz, Germany, and it was completed in the 1450s. Johann Gutenberg (c.1400-1468) was the inventor of the printing press that used movable type. His invention eventually made possible the mass production of printed books. Only about 50 copies of the original Gutenberg Bible survive.

The Nativity story in the Gospel of Luke is featured. Be sure to look at the two ornately decorated letters. This type of large, colorfully decorated letters originated in the time of hand written manuscripts. The large Q in the second column of the left-hand page contains a haloed, winged beast, the emblem of St. Luke.

Image from Missale Romanum

Printed in Antwerp in 1773, the Missale Romanum contains the official texts for the celebration of the Mass in the Roman rite of the Catholic Church.

The Roman Missal is opened to a full-page hand-colored illustration of  the Nativity and facing it is a colorfully decorated page with part of the “Proper Mass” for the first Sunday of Advent.

This is a small exhibit, but the contents are well worth contemplating, both for their religious content and for the colorful art.

Also contributing: Bente Polites




2 Year Post-Doc at the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon

1 post-doctoral position.

Deadline: 20 December 2011.

The project Contextualism, Relativism and Practical Conflicts and Disagreement invites applications for 1 full-time 2-year post-doctoral research position in philosophy. The position is based in the Philosophy Centre of the University of Lisbon (with the LanCog research Group), but the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the collaborative activities of the EUROCORES project Communication in Context (CCCOM), of which the Lisbon project is a part. The activities the candidate will contribute to include the workshops and conferences organized under the CCCOM project. The successful candidate will have a promising publication record in philosophy, primarily in the areas of the project in Lisbon, or in the areas covered by the CCCOM project, and a research project likely to yield high quality publications in international journals. The position is funded for two years starting 01 March 2012. For further information on how to apply, please go here.


Staff Picks: Books, Movies, Music

December is here and many of us are trying to find thoughtful gifts. Others just want to have fun. Either way, why not give your friends and family something they can enjoy over and over again? The books, movies and CDs below are recommended by library staff. Linked titles will take you to pages with more information about the author, artist or title. Most of you are probably familiar with online ordering or will find these titles at a local retailer.

Feel free to add your recommendations to the list using the comments section below! The more, the merrier!


Alex Edwards recommends-

Michael Dirda. On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling. “Perfect for the Sherlock Holmes fan in your life. Dirda is one of the country’s best book critics and a member of the Baker Street Irregulars.”

Alice Bampton recommends-

Dr. Seuss. The Lorax. “My son and I loved Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and, although it was written some years ago (my son is 40+), its message is still valid.”

Nevada Barr. Anna Pigeon series. – “I’m a fan of Nevada Barr’s Anna Pigeon stories about a woman park ranger and, because I worked in a non-traditional job (chemist) for a woman, I can empathize with her.”

Bill Greene recommends-

Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Games trilogy (Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mocking Jay)

“It is equally parts adventure, science fiction and romance.  It is told from the first person, female, young adult point of view.  The author has created a society about 100 years in the future on a possible parallel earth that reflects and comments on conditions on the earth we live on today.   Plot and character development are excellent.”

Laura Hutelmyer recommends-

Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler. The Future of Us. The book is set in 1996 before most teenagers have been introduced to the Internet. “I’m anxious to see how this author spans the gap of time between 1996 America Online and 2011 Facebook. It should be an interesting study in the evolution of social media.”

Joanne Quinn recommends:

The MAD Fold-in Collection. – “When I was growing up, my mother – oops, I mean the Easter Bunny- would give my sister & me  a magazine subscription instead of candy. I received Mad Magazine for years this way, so imagine my delight to see that they have compiled all 410 of Al Jaffee’s inside back cover Fold-Ins into a four-volume set. Heart be still. I remember reading the magazine from cover to cover and saving the Fold-In for last – and trying desperately not to figure out the image in advance, so as to savor the surprise. Even better, the geniuses at Mad have reprinted the completed folded image alongside the original, so that you don’t have to bend the heck out of the lavish $80 set!”

Joe Lucia recommends-

Siva Vaidhyanathan. The Googleization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry).

Eli Pariser. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding  from You.

Stephen Johnson. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation.


Joe Lucia recommends-

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 & 2

Gran Torino

Laura Hutelmyer recommends-

Songcatcher. “This movie chronicles the journey of Dr. Lily Penleric who traveled the Appalachian mountains in search of unrecorded folk music. This is an interesting story accompanied by a great sound track. A CD is also available.”

Alice Bampton recommends-

Dicken’s Christmas Carol (the movie) simply because it is traditional. (There are many versions of this title, which you can browse using the link provided.)


Laura Hutelmyer recommends-

Norman and Nancy Blake. Back Home in Sulphur Springs. “If you are a fan of Old Time music or are just curious about the genre, you can’t go wrong with Norman and Nancy Blake. I was first introduced to their music by my cousin who lives near Sulphur Springs and considers Norman and Nancy neighbors. Although I have yet to hear them in person (a personal goal) I love all of their recordings.”

Joe Lucia recommends-

Death Cab for Cutie. Transatlanticism

Radiohead. In Rainbows.

John Scofield. That’s What I Say: John Scofield Plays Ray Charles

Luisa Cywinski recommends-

Vince Guaraldi Trio. A Charlie Brown Christmas. “When I hear this music, I’m immediately transported to the living room floor of my childhood home, lying there watching the angel chimes make shadows on the ceiling while they spin around over the candles.”


I’m anxious to see how this author spans the gap of time between 1996 American Online and 2011 Facebook. It should be an interesting study in the evolution of Social Media.


Various UK and AUS Jobs and Fellowships

Applications for Visiting Fellows 2013
Research School of Humanities and the Arts
The Australian National University

Research Fellowship in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Girton College
University of Cambridge

Lectureship/Readership in Philosophy
Department of Philosophy: School of Arts and Humanities
King’s College London

Associate Professor or Professor
Moral and/or Political Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
University of Warwick

University of Southampton

Chancellor’s Fellowships
Humanities and Social Science
University of Edinburgh


Postdoc Frankfurt (1/2/12)

The Centre for Advanced Studies „Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice – Applied and Global”, funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) at the University of Frankfurt is seeking to appoint up to three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the academic year 2012/2013.

Duration and Starting Date: 12 months, starting on either September 1st or October 1st 2012, according to the fellows’ convenience.

Candidates should have completed, or be close to the completion of, a doctorate in political theory/political philosophy, and should have proven potential to conduct and publish research at an international level. Candidates’ research should fall within the Centre’s areas of focus, namely global justice and applied theories of justice, as well as methodological questions on how to apply theories of justice to non-ideal circumstances.

Please send your application in English (a 2/3 page research project, CV, writing sample of preferably not more than 7,000 words (can be an excerpt), and two letters of reference) to the administrative officer of Justitia Amplificata, Ms Valérie Bignon, bignon@em.uni-frankfurt.de.

Closing date is February 1st 2012.

For further information regarding the centre, its members, and its activities, please visit: http://www.justitia-amplificata.de

For the conditions of award of the fellowship, please visit: http://www.justitia-amplificata.de/en/postdoctoral-fellowship-programme/conditions-of-award.html


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