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Position at Kings College London (1/4/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: November 29, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Applications are invited for a Lectureship or Readership in the Department of Philosophy at King’s College London, starting in September 2012. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following areas: Aesthetics, Post-Kantian German Philosophy.

Please state on your personal statement which level of post you wish to be considered for.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to the Department’s teaching, research and administration. For information about the Department please visit http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/philosophy. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and show evidence of excellence in research.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Peter Adamson on 020 7848 2351/2231 or via email at peter.adamson@kcl.ac.uk.

The appointment will be made dependant on qualifications and experience, up to a maximum of £56,456 per annum, inclusive of £2,323 London Allowance per annum. Benefits include an annual season ticket loan scheme and a superannuation scheme.

For an application pack please click here. Alternatively, please email jcmbjobs@kcl.ac.uk. All correspondence should clearly state the job title and reference number A8/AAN/852/11-TC.


New Job List Link Posted

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: November 28, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Market

You will find an additional link to a listserv posting philosophy jobs in Europe posted under the tab “job lists.” Be sure to sign up for their emails or check regularly beyond the US hiring season, since hiring in Europe tends to have other cycles.


Phil of Science Postdoc U Hannover, Germany (12/15/11)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: November 28, 2011
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Leibniz Universität Hannover seeks to fill a Post-Doctoral Position (“Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter”)

AOS: Philosophy of Science, broadly conceived, AOC: open. Initial Appointment will be for three years, after which the position will be renewable for up to two more years. The salary scale is TV-L 13, which amounts to a minimum salary of ca. 39.800 € p.a. (possibly more, depending on experience). The position is attached to the Chair for Philosophy and History of the Natural Sciences (Professor Torsten Wilholt).The Institute of Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover has recently been re-organized with the aim of establishing an emphasis on philosophy of science. For a list of current faculty and other information see http://www.philos.uni-hannover.de/philos.html?&L=1.

The primary obligations of the postholder will be to conduct research on her or his own responsibility and to fulfill a weekly teaching obligation of four hours during term period. (This will typically mean two classes, with each of them meeting once a week for 90 minutes. There are two term periods per year, each lasting 15 weeks.) Cooperation with the other members of the Institute with regard to administrative tasks will also be expected.

An official job ad was published in German and can be found under http://www.uni-hannover.de/uh/de/aktuell/jobboerse/11155/. Applications may be submitted in either English or German, with no preference given to either. The “usual application materials” mentioned in the official job ad include a cover letter highlighting your individual qualification for the position and explaining your future plans for research, a detailed CV (also including information on publications and courses taught) and photocopies of relevant certificates. Applicants should hold a PhD in philosophy or HPS (or similar program). Applicants nearing completion of their PhD can also be considered.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Torsten Wilholt (torsten.wilholt@philos.uni-hannover.de).

Applications must be received by December 15, 2011 and should be sent to

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Philosophie
Prof. Dr. Torsten Wilholt
Im Moore 21
30167 Hannover

Electronic applications in pdf format are equally welcome and should be sent to Professor Wilholt’s email address, given above.

Leibniz Universität Hannover aims to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invites qualified women to apply for this position. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. The University expressly welcomes applications by scholars and researchers from abroad.


Occupy Philosophy CfP (1/6/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: November 27, 2011
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Michigan State University Department of Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

Occupy Philosophy:
Dialogue and Reflection on Economic Inequality, Capitalism, and Democracy in America

February 10-11, 2012

In light of recent events illuminating ongoing critiques of how wealth and resources are distributed in America, it is timely to interrogate the ethical, conceptual and methodological issues arising when capitalism and other political economic systems are evaluated. This conference is primarily concerned with the ways that philosophy can mediate discussions of economic power, human welfare, institutional justice, and the cost-benefit analyses that inform economic choices.

Submission Guidelines:
We invite submissions of papers by graduate students. We welcome papers that broadly address issues in social and political philosophy; preference will be given to original contributions that incorporate discussions of the recent “Occupation movement” and related events. Presentations should not exceed 30 minutes in length, and will be followed by a short commentary and moderated question and answer sessions. Submission deadline is January 6, 2012. Please submit abstract in addition to a paper suitable for blind review at philconf@msu.edu <mailto:phlconf@msu.edu> .

Featured Speakers:
Featured Faculty:
John H. McClendon III, Professor of Philosophy at MSU

Jason Read, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern Maine

Further Information:
For additional information about this conference, including registration information, accommodations and the conference itinerary, visit the conference web site: www.msu.edu/~philconf/.


CfP Simone de Beauvoir: Phil, Lit and Humanities (4/1/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: November 14, 2011
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers


The 20th International Conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society will take place at the University of Oslo, Norway, from June 20-23, 2012, hosted by the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art & Ideas in cooperation with The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim.

Keynote speakers:

  • Associate professor Nancy Bauer, Tufts University
  • Professor Barbara Klaw, Northern Kentucky University
  • Professor Toril Moi, Duke University

We welcome submissions on Beauvoir’s life and works from a broad range of perspectives, disciplines and locations, addressing the impact in her own time as well as her significance for the 21st century.

Also welcomed are perspectives, interpretations, analyses and discussions on how Beauvoir can shed light on the interaction between theory and practice, between academia and contemporary society. In particular, we encourage presentations exploring how Beauvoir’s works can contribute to recent discussions on the values and utility of the humanities.

Call for papers in French

Conference home page

To submit your proposal, please send an abstract of no more than 800 words in English, French, Norwegian, Danish or Swedish, and a short Curriculum Vitae including your contact details and institutional affiliation, if any, to both conference organizers:

Associate Professor Annlaug Bjørsnøs, (annlaug.bjorsnos@ntnu.no) and Professor Tove Pettersen, UiO (tove.pettersen@ifikk.uio.no) by April 1st, 2012.4/1/12


U of Waterloo Phil Grad Conf CfP (1/2/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: November 14, 2011
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Philosophy Graduate Student Association Nineteenth Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy

March 1 & 2, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Helen Longino (Stanford University)


Submission Deadline: January 2, 2012


We welcome high quality submissions from graduate students in all areas of philosophy. Papers in the areas of philosophy of scienceobjectivitypluralism, and social epistemology will be given special consideration. Given Dr. Longino’s work on gender theory and feminism we particularly encourage submissions in these areas as well.


Submission Requirements:


Papers should be between 4000 and 5000 words. They must be prepared for blind review and must include, on a separate cover sheet, the following information:


• Paper title

• Author’s name

• Institutional affiliation

• E-mail address

• A short abstract

• Word count


Please e-mail your submissions in any of .doc, .docx or .pdf format to: pgsa@uwaterloo.ca


For more information about the University of Waterloo Philosophy Graduate Student Association and its activities, please visit: http://artsweb.uwaterloo.ca/~pgsa



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