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Visiting Position UWM (4/1/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 27, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers a BA and minor, graduate certificate, MA, and MA/MLIS. The Program seeks a visiting assistant professor for the 2012-2013 academic year, prepared to teach feminist theory and feminist research methods at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching load is three courses per semester, with some advising responsibilities.

Completion of Ph.D. by start date, and research, training or scholarship sufficient to teach graduate feminist research methods and feminist theory are required. Demonstrated commitment to Women’s Studies, expertise in transnational feminisms or sexuality studies desirable.

Applicants should upload letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of 25 pages or fewer (upload to “Other 1”) to this URL: http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/7816. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by email to: Prof. Gwynne Kennedy (gkennedy@uwm.edu), Director, Women’s Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

The deadline for applications is April 1, 2012. UWM is an AA/EEO employer.

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Lectureship in Political Philosophy/Political Theory, Lancaster University 3/30/12

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 27, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad, Job Market

Lecturer in Political Philosophy/Political Theory

Politics, Philosophy and Religion
Salary: £31,948 to £35,938
Closing Date: Friday 30 March 2012
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: A388

The recently formed Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Political Philosophy/Political Theory.

You are expected to be research active, have excellent teaching abilities and have relevant administrative skills. We encourage applicants from a range of backgrounds (Philosophy, Politics and related fields), but you must be capable of teaching modern political philosophy/ political theory at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, candidates with applied research/teaching experience (such as in applied ethics and/or policy or legal fields), with distance learning experience and/or who are capable of structuring their teaching to attract students from outside the traditional boundaries of Politics and Philosophy are particularly encouraged.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Robert Geyer, Head of Department, r.geyer@lancaster.ac.uk.

Further details are available at: http://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A388

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Two Visiting Positions at Amherst (3/15/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 17, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

The Amherst College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in philosophy beginning July 1, 2012. AOS: Ethics. In addition to teaching two courses per semester, candidates will be expected to supervise senior honors projects and participate in the life of the department. Candidate must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. To apply, please submit as PDFs or Word documents to https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/417 a CV, letter of application describing research and teaching interests, one writing sample (25 pages maximum), and the names and e-mail addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

The Amherst College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in philosophy beginning July 1, 2012 with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. AOS: Social and Political Philosophy. We especially welcome applications from candidates who can teach courses in environmental philosophy. In addition to teaching two courses per semester, candidates will be expected to supervise senior honors projects and participate in the life of the department. Candidate must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment. To apply, please submit as PDFs or Word documents to https://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/418 a CV, letter of application describing research and teaching interests, one writing sample (25 pages maximum), and the names and email addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,700 students and 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.

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Speaking the Phenomenon: the 3rd annual University of Sussex graduate conference in phenomenology

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 16, 2012
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers

Speaking the Phenomenon: the 3rd annual University of Sussex graduate conference in phenomenology.

May 24th-25th, 2012

How do the logos and its phenomenon relate? How does the logos itself appear? Is any articulation of the phenomenon possible? We are currently welcoming submissions for the 3rd annual University of Sussex graduate conference in phenomenology. The themes of the last two years have been, respectively, the beginnings and the ends of phenomenology. This year the focus is on an ambiguous relationship at the core of phenomenology: the relationship between its basic parts, phenomenon and logos. We invite abstracts for papers that engage with phenomenology, and its fundamental structure, or engage phenomenologically. What is it to speak of phenomena and what is it, phenomenologically, to speak? We welcome abstracts for papers that criticize phenomenology, and/or engage constructively with it as a philosophical movement. By examining the rapport between phenomenology and its phenomenon we hope to reinvigorate the heart of phenomenology: a speaking of the phenomenon. This conference provides the opportunity for graduate students to present for twenty minutes and receive questions and feedback for an additional twenty minutes each. The University of Sussex graduate conference in Phenomenology is a two-day conference, organized by graduate students for graduate students. It is organized as a single ‘stream’, ensuring that every speaker has the opportunity of addressing all delegates. We aim to bring together postgraduates engaging in original research on phenomenology and related branches of philosophy and to promote contemporary studies in this field.

Keynote speakers: – Professor Miguel de Beistegui (University of Warwick) – Professor Joanna Hodge (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Possible topics include but are not limited to: • The relation between the phenomenon and phenomenology • The operation of logos in phenomenology • The structure of the phenomenal • The compatibility of the phenomenological approach and its manner of articulation • A phenomenological investigation of speaking; what is it to speak? • Phenomenology and hermeneutics • The role of motivation in or for phenomenology; phenomenology’s raison d’être • Phenomenology and the arts • Phenomenology and desire • Phenomenology and psycho-analysis • Phenomenology and science • Phenomenology and Heideggerian ‘Thinking’ • Phenomenology and aesthetics • Phenomenology and speculative materialism (the problem of correlationism) • Phenomenology and archaeology • Phenomenology and realism • Khōra and phenomenology • Phenomenology and testimony

Submissions: Send 300 word abstract and a brief CV to Arthur Willemse (A.Willemse@sussex.ac.uk) no later than the 30th March 2012. Useful information: The conference will be held at the University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

Notifications of acceptance will be issued by the 7th of April 2012. Speakers shall be allocated 40 minutes in total: 20 minutes in which to deliver their talk and 20 minutes for Q&A. This format allows graduate students to receive ample feedback on their work. The conference fee is £25 for each accepted speaker. This event is open to the public. For further information concerning travel and accommodation, please contact Arthur (A.Willemse@sussex.ac.uk)

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Assistant Professor Position at Central European University, Budapest

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 15, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad, Job Market

Assistant Professor Position

 

Starting date: 1 August 2012
Application deadline: 20 March 2012
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time

 

Central European University invites applications for a full-time junior position in the field of ethics. The position will be a joint appointment between the Department of Philosophy (2/3) and the newly founded School of Public Policy and International Affairs (1/3). Candidates must demonstrate excellence and strong commitment to research and teaching.

 

The candidates’ research should be on some area in ethics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach graduate courses on central issues in ethics and metaethics, as well as courses on some field in applied ethics (for example bioethics, or environmental ethics, or the moral status of animals, etc.). The successful candidate  should be able to develop and contribute to case studies at the School of Public Policy.
Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and humanities. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement.  CEU offers MA and PhD programs, and enrolls more than 1500 students from nearly 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 140 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

Duties and responsibilities:

Teaching graduate courses in ethics and applied ethics, and supervising MA and PhD theses in ethics, and normal administrative work at both departments and the University. The yearly teaching load is 12 credits (1 credit equals 12 classroom hours). The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and regularly publish in major professional journals.

Qualifications:

PhD by the time of starting employment.

Compensation:

An internationally competitive salary is offered commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:
Applications should include a cover letter, a statement of research plans, a CV, a list of publications, a writing sample, and the names and contact details of at least three referees.
Please send your complete application to positions@ceu.hu  including job code in subject line: 2012/010.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.

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APA Joseph B. Gittler Award (3/15/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 12, 2012
  • Filed Under: Prize

The APA committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research invites nominations
for the Joseph B. Gittler Award (Next deadline: March 15, 2012)
This prize is awarded for “an outstanding scholarly contribution in the field of
the philosophy of one or more of the social sciences.” The range of the social
sciences will be construed broadly so as to include anthropology, economics,
education, government, history, psychology, sociology, and any other field that
is normally located within the social science division in contemporary colleges
and universities.

Background
This prize was established in 2007 with funds donated by the estate of Joseph B.
Gittler.

Eligibility
A contribution may be a book, a single article, or a connected set of articles.
All nominated contributions must have been published within five years before
the deadline. Nominated contributions may be co-authored, but a single
individual must be designated as the proposed recipient of the award.
Contributions will be limited to three articles or books per nominee. At least
one of the submissions should be single authored. The nominated author must be a
member in good standing of the APA.

Nominations
Each nomination must be made by an APA member other than the author. Each member
may submit only one nomination. Nominations should include complete publication
information and may include a statement in support of the nomination. The APA
will contact nominated authors to confirm willingness to be considered and to
secure copies of the nominated contributions and the author’s CV. Nominations
must be submitted by email on or before the deadline of March 15, 2012. Email
nominations to: Linda Nuoffer at lnuoffer@udel.edu.

Selection
A committee appointed by the Chair of the Committee on Lectures, Publications,
and Research, in consultation with LPR committee members, will consider
submissions and select a winner.

Frequency:
Annually

Amount:
$4,000. The winner will be presented with the award at the Eastern Division
meeting of the Association.

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FRANK CHAPMAN SHARP MEMORIAL PRIZE (3/15/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 3, 2012
  • Filed Under: Uncategorized

This prize is awarded to the best unpublished essay or monograph on the
philosophy of war and peace submitted for the competition.
Process: The winning entry is selected by a committee of 3-6 members, appointed
by the Chair of the APA’s Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research, in
consultation with LPR committee members.

Frequency: Every 2 years (odd years)

Award Amount: $1,500

Last Award: 2011

Next Award: 2013

Background

The Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize was established in 1990 with funds
donated by Eliot and Dorothy Sharp and several other members and friends of the
Sharp family to honor the memory of Eliot’s father. Frank Chapman Sharp was
President of the Western Division of the APA in 1907-08 and was a member of the
philosophy faculty at the University of Wisconsin from 1893 until his retirement
in 1936. Dr. Sharp was born in 1866 and died in 1943.

Submission Procedures

APA Members and student associates are eligible to submit unpublished essays or
monographs for the prize. Manuscripts should be between 7,500 to 75,000 words
(between 30 and 300 double-spaced typed pages), and not published OR committed
for publication at the time of the award. Undergraduate entrants must be
philosophy majors (or something close); graduate students must be enrolled in,
or on leave from, a graduate program in philosophy. Authors must be members in
good standing of the APA. Send the paper (electronically) with the title and
author’s name and affiliation on a separate page. Any identifying references in
the body and footnotes of the manuscript should be removed. Deadline for
submission: March 15, 2012. Submissions should be sent via email to: Linda
Nuoffer (lnuoffer@udel.edu) with the subject line: Sharp Memorial Prize.

Previous awardees:

2011 – Seth Lazar (University of Oxford), War and Associative Duties
2009 – No award given
2007 – Jeff McMahan, “The Morality and Law of War”
2005 – Larry May, “War Crimes and Just Wars”
2003 – James Bohman, “Punishment as an International Political Obligation:
Crimes Against Humanity and the Enforceable Right to Membership”
2001 – No award given
1999 – Brian Orend, “A Theory of War Termination”
1997 – David Rodin, “Self-Defense and War”
1995 – No award given
1993 – No award given
1991 – Barry Gan, “Anti-Warism: A New Pacifist Perspective”

 

From the APA webpage: http://www.apaonline.org/APAOnline/Profession/Prizes_and_Awards/Frank_Chapman_Sharp_Memorial_Prize.aspx

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CfP: Post-Script: On Media After Text (Deadline 2/27/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 1, 2012
  • Filed Under: Call for Papers


March 30-31st, 2012
Yale University, New Haven, CT
23rd annual Graduate Student Conference

“Media determine our situation.”  The dictum of Friedrich Kittler is
probably one of the most important and far-reaching coming out of the study
of German literature in the last decades. In the spirit and on the paths of
the late Friedrich Kittler we invite scholars of all fields to explore
mediatic practices and their constitutive value of the past and the
present.
 One guiding conundrum is the question of “textuality.” Text and
textual practices are the center around which humanities rotate. More than a
hundred years after print lost its monopoly as the guiding medium of
cultural production with the invention of audio/visual media we still use
“text” as our primary approach to media, that is, text retains its monopoly
as the medium of cultural interpretation. With Derrida’s claim that
“everything is a text,” the inflation or favoring of only one medium over
any other was ennobled.  Meanwhile those non-textual media that had already
taken over the mediatic practices of the everyday were dismissed.

But is this practice still valid? Is the “secondary orality” (Ong) that we
live in really still as text-based as we perceive it to be? In an age where
we have already thoroughly traced the alterative influence that the media
had on texts in the last 150+ years (cf. Kittler), in an age when the
presence of the author in the media is prevalent, that emphasizes the Oprah
book-club over the text of the novel itself, in an age of Kindle and iPads
that have changed media and text consumption practices, where performances
(be they political or artistic), film, TV and video games have replaced the
printed text as the media of the public imaginary, should “text” still be
our primary focus and approach?  And to what extent have disciplines already
opened themselves up to non-textual mediatic practices?

The keynote address will be given by Wolfgang Ernst [HU Berlin]
Wolfgang Ernst teaches media theory and media studies at the
Humboldt-University Berlin. His books include: Das Rumoren der Archive.
Ordnung aus Unordnung, Im Namen von Geschichte. Sammeln– Speichern –
(Er-)Zählen and Das Gesetz des Gedächtnisses. Medien und Archive am Ende
(des 20. Jahrhunderts).
Selected writings by Wolfgang Ernst in English:
http://www.medientheorien.hu-berlin.de/forschung/ernst-english

The deadline for submissions is February 27, 2012. Please e-mail abstracts
and inquiries to patrick.reagan@yale.edu and jan.vantreeck@yale.edu.
Abstracts should be limited to 300 words.

We welcome papers on topics including, but not limited to:

•       Limitations of ‘text’ as a metaphor for all media, from print to audio-visual
•       What does it mean to ‘read’ a film or a piece of music?/ What are the hermeneutic strategies or methods of exegesis specific to each medium?
•       ‘German’/’American’ media studies
•       The return of orality in media [audiobooks, oral poetry, oral authorship]
•       authors, auteurs and the concept of “text” reconsidered
•       post-textual typography
•       personal soundscapes [from the walkman to the ipod]
•       graphics vs text
•       index/icon/symbol and the digital
•       alphanumeric codes as text?
•       personal media aesthetics: from imagining lives as novels to lives as films
•       lyrics turn to sound samples – text and (non)textuality in music
•       personal (tele-)presence vs textual absence

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Sheffield Post-Doc (2/17/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: February 1, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

De Velling Willis Fellowships (2 posts)

University of Sheffield – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Available to work in any area relevant to the disciplines covered by our constituent departments

Job Reference Number: UOS003892

Contract Type:  Fixed term for two years.

Salary: Grade 8 £37,012 – £44,166 per annum pro-rata.  .

Closing Date: 17 February 2012

Summary:

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities brings together internationally excellent research across a range of disciplines and provides an environment in which this research can flourish.  We have a strong commitment to sharing our research with those beyond our walls and take very seriously our status as a Civic University.  We are also committed to interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary working and are committed to the notion of arts and humanities research and innovation as a shared endeavour.  We performed very well in RAE 2008 and are working to achieve an even higher level of external recognition in REF2014.  Appointment to a De Velling Willis Fellowship means the opportunity to work in a vibrant, multi- and interdisciplinary research environment in a period of exciting growth.

The two post-doctoral fellows will work to develop their research beyond their doctoral studies, generating new publications and establishing the next stage of their career as researchers. Outreach and public engagement work will be encouraged, and, in line with the ethos of the Faculty, the fellows will also be encouraged to engage and work with new audiences, particularly in the local region.  This is an opportunity both for the fellows to make significant career strides in a research-intensive environment and for the faculty to benefit from the vision, dynamism and enthusiasm the fellows will bring to the role.

Fellows will already have an impressive track record in research, evidenced by high-quality publications.  They will be people who are clearly able to communicate their ideas to a range of audiences, from funding agencies to non-specialists.  They will be researchers with the capacity to motivate and inspire others and who are clearly destined to be research leaders of the future.

Applicants should possess (or be close to completion of) a PhD in a relevant discipline (or have equivalent experience) and specify their area of expertise/interest in their online application.

The post is fixed-term for two years.

To apply for this job please click here and search for the job using the reference number provided or to view current vacancies and apply online please go to: www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs.

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Last Modified: February 1, 2012