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JOB: Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department, Grinnell College

Assistant Professor

Philosophy Department, Grinnell College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS AOS: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Grinnell, Iowa, United States
Start date Fall 2014
Job description

GRINNELL COLLEGE – DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY (19TH & 20TH CENTURY CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY) – TENURE-TRACK POSITION (START FALL 2014)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. Tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy (AOS: 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy; AOC: Open), starting Fall 2014. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college; the Philosophy Department values the history of philosophy and is committed to representing both the Anglo-American and the Continental traditions of philosophy. The College’s curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include an intermediate-level survey of 19th-century Continental philosophy, intermediate-level courses in 20th-century Continental philosophy, advanced seminars in the candidate’s area of specialization, and ahistorically oriented introduction to philosophy course; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor’s choice).

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity—of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives—as one of its core values.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 15, 2013.

Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Johanna Meehan at [PhilosophySearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3157.

Grinnell College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting and retaining highly qualified individuals who collectively reflect the diversity of the nation. No applicant shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, religion, creed, disability or veteran status. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website athttp://www.grinnell.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Johanna Meehan, at [PhilosophySearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3157.
Web address to apply https://jobs.grinnell.edu
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Application deadline Friday, November 15 2013 CST
Contact
Contact name Professor Johanna Meehan
Contact email PhilosophySearch[here goes you know what sign]grinnell.edu
Contact phone 641-269-3157
Bookkeeping
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Post-doc at the Universidad Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: September 23, 2013
  • Filed Under: Fellowships, Job Ad

The Department of Philosophy at UFRGS invites applications for one (01) position as Postdoctoral fellow researcher in Philosophy, areas of specialization and concentration open, starting between February and March 2014, pending administrative approval.

This is a one-year appointment possibly renewable for a second year. Responsibilities include teaching one undergraduate or graduate course on a topic related to the researcher’s area of interest, leaving the other semester free to pursue research. That course, which lasts one semester, may be taught in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

The current monthly value of postdoctoral scholarships amounts to 4.100 reais (Brazilian currency).

Qualifications
Applicants must have completed the requirements for the Ph.D. by January 01, 2014.

Those who are not Brazilians should prove home address. They cannot be employed by another institution during the period of their appointment at UFRGS, nor be retired.

How to Apply

Candidates should send email to apply to pnpd-filosofia@ufrgs.br with the following attachments:

01) a current curriculum vitae;

02) contact information of two referees who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicants qualification;

03) a research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), describing the project to be carried out; and

04) a sample of Academic writing.

Completed applications must be received by November 01, 2013, to ensure full consideration.

An interview via Skype in English, Spanish or Portuguese, will be scheduled with selected candidates.

About UFRGS

Located in Porto Alegre, the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) is one of the five largest and most qualified universities in Brazil and it is considered one of the most important higher education institutions in Latin America. Ranked among the top philosophy departments in Brazil for research and teaching, the Department of Philosophy teaches a wide range of courses in the main areas of philosophy.

Further information

contact us: pnpd-filosofia@ufrgs.br


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Limited Term Assistant Prof/Lecturer at Dalhousie U (4/30)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: April 8, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY

Appointment

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10 month Limited Term Appointment at the Assistant Professor/Lecturer level, effective August 1, 2013.  This position is subject to budgetary approval.  Areas of specialization: Metaphysics, Epistemology. Areas of competence: Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind. The Department also needs classes taught in Understanding Scientific Reasoning and Intro.

 

The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some limited graduate student supervision and committee work. Excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Course load will be 3 and 3.

 

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness),  a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three confidential letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded separately by the referees). A record of publication will be an asset.

 

Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2. (Please use dalphil@dal.ca for correspondence).  The closing date for applications is April 30, 2013.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.


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UConn TT position Philosophy & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: September 6, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad
 
     
  Position Summary
  Assistant Professor (tenure-track), joint position in Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, to begin August 2013, teaching load 2 + 2. AOS: Open. AOC: Open.
   
  Qualifications
  Minimum Qualifications: The candidate must have a record demonstrating an exceptionally promising research program that contributes both to Philosophy and to Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Research areas of particular interest are those that intersect with the WGSS Program’s emphasis on Science, Health, and Technology, including, but not limited to, Environmental Ethics, Medical Ethics, Bioethics, Disability Studies, Ethics and New Technologies, and Philosophy of Science. The candidate must be qualified to teach in our strong analytic philosophy PhD program, and preferably will show evidence of being prepared to teach advanced undergraduate classes in core WGSS subjects. The candidate must have completed all the requirements for a PhD (or foreign equivalent) by August 23, 2013.
   
  Appointment Terms
  Tenure-track position to begin August 2013.
   
  To Apply
  Apply through Husky Hire [UConn.edu, Philosophy search, 2013115] by uploading a CV, cover letter, statement of research interests, teaching portfolio, and writing sample(s) via Husky Hire. Please have referees email at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation to philosophyjob@uconn.edu with your name followed by WGSS in the subject line. Applications must be received by November 1, 2012. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA Employer. The University of Connecticut actively solicits applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities.

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2YR Faculty Position at SUNY Buffalo

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: June 8, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO (SUNY), Buffalo NY. 2 Year Non-Tenure Track Full Time Faculty Position, beginning Fall 2012.

Four courses per year (2 per semester; Graduate and Undergraduate levels), along with normal non-teaching duties (i.e. student advisement, participation in departmental events, etc.). Salary: $45K plus benefits. AOS: Philosophy of Mind. AOC: Open. PhD preferred, but ABD considered for exceptional candidate. Summer teaching (2013, 2014) may be possible.

To apply, all candidates should submit a cover letter, a current CV, a writing sample of up to 25 pages, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi and student evaluations), and arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to: Mind Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, 135 Park Hall, University at Buffalo, Buffalo NY, 14260-4150. Application materials may be sent in hard copy OR emailed to phi-philosophy@buffalo.edu (please include PHIL MIND SEARCH in the subject line of the email).

For further information about the department please consult our website, http://philosophy.buffalo.edu/. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Successful candidates will be contacted for interview via Skype. UB is an EO/AA employer. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


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2 Permanent Positions at Essex (May 6 2012)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: April 5, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad
LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER/ READER IN PHILOSOPHY, School of Philosophy and Art History [2 Positions]
Ref.: ACR613
Salary:                     In the range £37,012-£52,706 per annum
Closing date:              06/05/12

The School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex seeks to appoint two full-time members of staff, either with permanency or with eligibility for permanency after a probationary period, to start on 1 September, 2012, or as soon as possible thereafter. One post will be at the rank of Lecturer; the second will be at the rank of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader, depending on the experience and qualifications of the applicant. We seek to make one appointment that will strengthen our teaching and research profile in moral and/or political philosophy, and a second that will either contribute to or suitably supplement our existing strengths in Continental European Philosophy.

The post-holders will be expected to make significant contributions to the research and teaching activities of the School, and to participate in the usual range of administrative duties. Essential qualifications include: a PhD in Philosophy or a related discipline; evidence of research excellence; experience of teaching in a higher education environment or the demonstrable potential to achieve this. Candidates for appointment to ranks beyond that of Lecturer will be expected to have a proven record of experience and accomplishment as detailed in the recruitment pack for these posts (see the link below). Ability to contribute teaching and/or research in the area of medical ethics may be an advantage.

Essex Philosophy is part of the School of Philosophy and Art History in the Faculty of Humanities and Comparative Studies at the University of Essex. We are internationally recognized for our unique combination of Anglo-American and Continental European Philosophy. We also have a long-standing research orientation in moral and political philosophy, and research strengths in the Philosophy of Psychiatry. We are committed to fostering a variety of philosophical approaches, and to developing links between philosophy and other disciplines. We offer a wide range of courses for undergraduates, taught postgraduates, and doctoral research students. We were rated among the top-ten research departments in Philosophy in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise; and are ranked in the top ten in the Guardian league table for philosophy (4th in 2010; 7th in 2011). We are currently ranked 4thnationally in philosophy for employability of our graduates. Applications for places have been steadily rising in recent years. The School offers a congenial environment for research and teaching, both of which are carried out with considerable emphasis on collegiality and collaboration. The School hosts the Essex Autonomy Project (http://autonomy.essex.ac.uk/). The work of the EAP is funded by two major grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain, for investigation of the ideal of autonomy in human affairs.
Please use the link below for the jobpack containing a full job description, person specification and further information relating to this post: http://gs12.globalsuccessor.com/fe/tpl_essex01.asp?newms=jj&id=63784
If you have informal enquiries about this position, please contact Prof. Wayne Martin (Head of School) onwmartin@essex.ac.uk.

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DALHOUSIE Visiting Asst. Prof (5/1/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: April 3, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites
applications for a Two-Year Limited Term Appointment at the Assistant
Professor/Lecturer level, effective July 1, 2012.  This position is
subject to budgetary approval.  Area of specialization: Moral
Psychology and/or Philosophy of Law and/or Feminism. Areas of
competence: Philosophy of Sex and Love, Environmental Ethics.
Expertise in some aspect of the History of Philosophy is an asset.

The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory,
intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some
limited graduate student supervision and committee work. Excellence in
teaching and research is required. Applicants must hold (or be about
to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon
qualifications and experience. Course load will be the equivalent of 3
and 3.

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts
(undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier
(including evidence of teaching effectiveness),  a statement of
research and teaching interests and philosophies, and three
confidential letters of recommendation (in hard copy, forwarded
separately by the referees). A record of publication will be an asset.

Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of
Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box
15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2. (Please use dalphil@dal.ca for
correspondence).  The closing date for applications is May 1, 2012.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians
and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University
is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University
encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with
a disability, racially visible persons and women.


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Postdoc Women’s Studies U of Houston (4/27/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: March 28, 2012
  • Filed Under: Fellowships, Job Ad

The WGSS Program at the University of Houston invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin in the Fall Semester 2012. This may become a
tenure track position.

Applicants may be working in any discipline, on a topic concerning women and/or
gender. The recipient will teach one course per term, assist with some
programming,and devote the rest of the time to research. The initial appointment
will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second. Salary will
be $40,000 with full benefits.

The applicant must hold a PhD degree at the time of the appointment. A letter of
application, together with CV, a writing sample and three letters of
recommendation should be submitted on or before April 27, 2012, to Postdoc
Search Committee, WGSS Program, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3005.

The University of Houston is a Tier One research institution, with more than
39,000 student enrolled this year. Located in the center of Houston in a
550-acre park, the university provides an excellent environment for teaching and
research, within a dynamic city.

The University of Houston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.
Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
apply.


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Ruhr-Universität Bochum Position in Ethics and Aesthetics

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: March 28, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. The University draws its strengths from both the diversity and the proximity of scientific and engineering disciplines on a single, coherent campus. This highly dynamic setting enables students and researchers to work across traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. The RUB is a vital institution in the Ruhr area, which has been selected as European Capital of Culture for the year 2010. *FULL PROFESSORSHIP (W2) IN PHILOSOPHY, AOS: ETHICS AND AESTHETICS, AOC: EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY*

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum – faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research – invites applications for the position of a Full Professorship (W2) in Philosophy, AOS: Ethics and Aesthetics, AOC: Early Modern Philosophy, to start as soon as possible. The person appointed will be expected to make an outstanding contribution to the teaching and research profile of the department in the areas of ethics and aesthetics, and he or she will also be expected to contribute regularly to the teaching of a required introductory module in early modern philosophy.

The teaching load is 9 hours per week and includes undergraduate teaching as well as teaching in the Masters, Masters of Education and PhD programs in Philosophy. Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation) and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the willingness to participate in the self-governing bodies of the RUB and to generally get involved in university processes according to RUB’s mission statement. We expect further more:

* high commitment in teaching

* readiness to participate in interdisciplinary work

* willingness and ability to attract external funding

 

The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer. Complete applications with CV, proof of degrees, a list of publications and an electronic version of five relevant publications should be send via email to the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Research of the Ruhr-University Bochum no later than April 21st 2012. Please apply via e-mail: dekanat-pe@rub.de [For further information visit: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/philosophy/i/index.html.de . For further inquiries contact corinna.mieth@rub.de]


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Lecturership at University of Georgia, Athens, GA (3/23/12)

  • Posted by: Annika Thiem
  • Posted Date: March 14, 2012
  • Filed Under: Job Ad


The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a non-tenure track, annually renewable lecturer position beginning Fall 2012. AOS: open, AOC: teaching competence in history of philosophy. Four courses per semester, lower and upper division undergraduates, some split-level upper undergraduate/graduate courses. Summer teaching may be available. Some non-teaching duties. PhD required at time of appointment. Competitive salary, full benefits.

To be assured of full consideration, applications must be complete by March 23, 2012. To apply for this position, please visit. http://recruitment.franklin.uga.edu/philosophy and supply the requested information, including the names and email addresses of three references, at least one of whom should be asked to address teaching. References will be contacted to submit their letters through this website on receipt of application. The rest of the application should be uploaded as a single PDF file. It must include a letter of application, current CV, statement of teaching philosophy, writing sample and evidence of excellence in teaching.

The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA institution.


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