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JOB: Applied Ethics or Political Philosophy (University of Twente, Netherlands)

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: January 14, 2014
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

*** Please note: This vacancy replaces the vacancy announced on this list September 18, 2013 ***

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is looking for an

Assistant Professor (full-time, tenure-track) in

Applied Ethics or Political Philosophy

 with a (future) emphasis on technology

The department of philosophy is internationally leading in the philosophy and ethics of technology.  It currently includes eight tenured and tenure-track staff members, two postdocs, six PhD students, and five part-time faculty.  The department participates in the interuniversity 3TU.Center for Ethics and Technology and currently houses the directorate of the Center.  Both the department and the Center have a strong international orientation and include members from many different nationalities.  The department is currently expanding with a tenure-track position in applied ethics and/or political philosophy.

The Challenge

You teach ethics and (possibly) political philosophy in the master program in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (PSTS) and teach professional and applied ethics and other areas of philosophy for bachelor and master programs in engineering and social science.  Optionally, you may participate in the new ATLAS university college, an interdisciplinary, highly selective bachelor program with a focus on engineering and social science.  You are involved in the supervision of master’s theses in the PSTS program and will at some point supervise PhD students in the department’s PhD program in Ethics and Technology (the scope of which also includes social and political philosophy).

You perform research in the area of ethics and/or political philosophy, with a focus on the role of technology in society.  We are open to all specialties within this scope.  We have a particular interest in candidates who will be able to establish collaborations within MIRA (the Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, www.utwente.nl/mira) or MESA+ (the Institute for Nanotechnology, www.utwente.nl/mesaplus) at the University of Twente.  We will also consider candidates whose collaborative focus will be on CTIT, a research institute with a focus on information technology.  Some of the research areas that we have an interest in are: ethics of biomedical technology; environmental philosophy in relation to technology (especially energy); ethics of engineering science / engineering design; ethics of new and emerging technologies; nanoethics;  ethics/politics of safety, security, and technological risks; technology, culture, globalization and ethics/politics, and others.  Your research will be embedded in the department’s research program as well as in the 3TU.Center of Excellence for Ethics and Technology (www.ethicsandtechnology.eu), a joint center of the departments of philosophy of the University of Twente, Delft University of Technology and Eindhoven University of Technology which currently counts sixty members, including twenty-two PhD students.

As part of your research activities, you are also expected to apply for external funding and to engage in international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Offer

You are appointed as assistant professor (full-time).  A Tenure Track contract enables you to direct your own career based on fixed performance agreements, in relation to which promotion from UD (assistant professor) to UHD (associate professor) and subsequently to full professor is possible. A definitive assessment will take place no later than five years after commencement of the employment, following which employment for an indefinite period and promotion to associate professor may be agreed upon.

Salary is competitive (initial assistant professor salary is € 45,482 – € 70,756 per year, depending on experience).  Starting date is August 2014 (negotiable).  The University of Twente has excellent terms of employment.

Your profile

You hold a Ph.D. in philosophy, preferably with a specialization in ethics or political philosophy.  You have either had a focus on technology in your past research or you have a demonstrable interest in focusing on technology for your future research.  You already have an excellent list of publications in peer-refereed journals, and have relevant international experience.

You also have experience in teaching at the university level, preferably including students in science & engineering, social science, or other nonphilosophical fields, and preferably including professional and/or applied ethics. You have demonstrable didactic skills in teaching, good teaching evaluations, and a passion for teaching.  You are able and willing to teach in areas of philosophy outside your philosophical specialization, both in philosophy at large and in the philosophy and ethics of technology.   You are willing and able to collaborate with researchers and teachers from nonphilosophical disciplines.

You have an excellent command of the English language.  All master programs and many bachelor programs at the University of Twente are taught in English, and English is the official language at departmental meetings.  If you do not master Dutch, we would like you to eventually learn Dutch as a second language.  You are prepared to move to the Netherlands, to the region where the University of Twente is located.

About the university and region

The University of Twente (UT) is a research university with a strong international orientation and a focus on science & engineering and social and behavioral sciences.   It includes more than 3,300 faculty and staff and 9,000 students.  Its motto “high tech, human touch” expresses the aim of combining research in engineering with social and behavioral sciences.  The UT is a campus university, located in the city of Enschede, in the east of the Netherlands.  Enschede is a lively city of 150,000, located in beautiful countryside and near spectacular nature areas.  It is only two hours away from major European cities like Amsterdam, Cologne and Düsseldorf, three hours from Brussels and less than six hours by land (or one hour by air) from Berlin, Paris and London.

Information and application

For more information, please contact Prof. dr. Philip Brey, full professor (e-mail: p.a.e.brey@utwente.nl; phone: +31-53-4894426).

Your application should include a CV (which should include the title of your dissertation and a short description of its contents), a letter of application (including a summary of your teaching evaluations), a writing sample, and contact information for 2 or more references and should be sent before February 2nd, 2014.  Applications should be uploaded via www.utwente.nl/vacatures/en.  Since only three documents can be uploaded per application, please combine documents if needed.

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JOB: Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (Amherst)

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: December 10, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

TENURE TRACK POSITION
Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track, to begin Fall 2014

The Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Department (http://www.umass.edu/wost) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise broadly on environmental/ food justice or sustainability including those focusing on climate change, reproduction, or migration.  The University of Massachusetts and the Western Massachusetts region have been national leaders in developing research and activist resources in sustainability, food justice, and environmental justice.  Qualifications: PhD required by 9/2014 in field of or related to natural, social sciences or humanities, or interdisciplinary work.  Ability to teach core Women’s Studies courses; teaching experience required. Annual teaching load: two courses per semester.  Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin January 15, to continue until filled. Application should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, a syllabus or course outline for a course on “Feminism and Environmental Justice” as well as other relevant syllabi and course descriptions, two article-length writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Send application materials to http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=45134 .  Letters of reference can be emailed to  wgsssearch@wost.umass.edu or mailed to:  Chair of Search #R45569, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, University of Massachusetts, 208 Bartlett Hall, Amherst, MA  01003.  UMass Amherst is a member of the Five College Consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire, and Mt. Holyoke Colleges.

WGSS is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access, and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society.  Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

[P.S. I'm being told that they are very keen on hiring a philosopher for this position.]

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Community Colleges in the US

A Community College Teaching Career (2006 MLA Article)

Guidelines for the Community College Job Search (Stanford)

 

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How the Job Search Differs at Community Colleges

The application, the interview, and even the offer are not the same

An interesting article from the Chronicle by Rob Jenkins

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Preparing for job interviews

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: November 16, 2013
  • Filed Under: How to, Job Market

Here are a couple more links to useful advice about interview prepping:

The Philosophy Smoker – Interview Rehash

Academic Job Interview Advice by Mary Corbin Sies

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JOB: Concordia University College of Alberta

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: November 14, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

Assistant Professor Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University College of Alberta seeks an Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin August 1, 2014, subject to budgetary approval; salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The posting is open, but a background in ethics, applied ethics, philosophy of religion or epistemology would be considered an asset.
Requirements include a Ph.D. in Philosophy, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the ability to maintain an active research program.
Candidates must understand and support the Mission/Vision/Values Framework of Concordia. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), and a letter describing their teaching and research experience. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference and a writing sample. Please forward the required information to:

Human Resources
Concordia University College of Alberta
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Tel: (780) 479-9214
Fax: (780) 479-2793
E-mail: humanresources@concordia.ab.ca

 

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POST-DOC: Durham – Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: November 5, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

An Introduction

The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRI) is committed to building a vibrant research community within the University that subscribes to the aims of the Institute and has the opportunity to share in its activities, resources, support and collective reputation. This includes supporting the growing Postgraduate community whose interests lie in health and wellbeing. The Institute’s Postgraduate Associates scheme is open to all Postgraduates, from any department within the University, who subscribe to the aims of the Institute and undertake to acknowledge the Institute when presenting or publishing their work.

Please use the related links area (right) to find out more information on how to become a PGA of the Institute, as well as general information for the whole Postgraduate community.

https://www.dur.ac.uk/wolfson.institute/fellowships/postgraduate/

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JOB: Stony Brook (2 positions)

Descriptive Title:  Assistant/Associate Professor (2 Positions)

REF#:  F-8271-13-10

Budget Title:  same as above

Department:  Philosophy

Campus:  Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Faculty Position

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore.  Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff.  The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities.  Stony Brook Medicine is Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider.  Many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments with BNL or with Medical School departments.

Required Qualifications:  PhD in Philosophy.  Area of specialization:  either Classical Phenomenology or Continental Philosophy.  Languages relevant to specialization.  Research/publication potential.  Evidence of teaching experience.

Area Of Specialization: Classical Phenomenology; Area Of Competency: competence especially in one or more of these areas: embodied cognition; phenomenology and psychology/psychiatry; feminism; environmental philosophy; and other interdisciplinary directions.

Area Of Specialization: Continental Philosophy; Area Of Competency: French feminism; Nietzsche; political and social thought of a continental cast.

Preferred Qualifications:  Evidence of teaching ability in areas other than AOS.

Responsibilities & Requirements:  The Assistant/Associate Professor will be responsible for:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate teaching, 4 courses per year (2 per semester).
  • Dissertation and Thesis supervision.
  • Standard non-teaching duties.
  • Research leading up to publication.

Special Notes:  These are tenure track positions.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated start date:  Fall 2014, 2015

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure:  Those interested in this position should submit complete dossier (application letter, CV, a sample of academic writing, an outline of current and future research interests, graduate transcripts, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching effectiveness) to:

Philosophy Search Committee

Philosophy Department

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY

11794

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JOB: Franklin & Marshall, Psychology & Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind

  • Posted by: Georg Theiner
  • Posted Date: October 4, 2013
  • Filed Under: Job Ad

The Department of Psychology at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position to begin in the Fall of 2014. Initial appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor, depending on qualifications.  The successful candidate will be expected to cover courses in Psychology (http://www.fandm.edu/psychology) and in the Scientific and Philosophical Studies of Mind (SPM) program (http://www.fandm.edu/spm), including taking the lead in developing a new introductory gateway course to the SPM major, to include both lecture and lab components.  We are especially interested in candidates who can strengthen the SPM program’s track in moral psychology, as well as enhance our offerings in related areas including (for example) cross-cultural psychology and/or developmental psychology.  Overall teaching load is 3/2, including participation in the College’s general education curriculum.

We will consider candidates with degrees in Psychology, Philosophy and related disciplines; however candidates with degrees outside of Psychology should nevertheless be pursuing a research program with a strong empirical component. To apply, submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching, a statement of research, up to three examples of published work, and teaching evaluation forms electronically via http://apply.interfolio.com/23236. The letter of application should highlight some of the ways you could enhance the breadth of teaching and research offered in Psychology and SPM. Candidates who submit their materials by November 1, 2013 are assured of full consideration.  Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Michael Anderson (michael.anderson@fandm.edu).

Franklin and Marshall College is a highly selective liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to cultural pluralism. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

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Fellowships for France

  • Posted by: Gabriel Rockhill
  • Posted Date: September 28, 2013
  • Filed Under: Fellowships

http://francestanford.stanford.edu/fellowships

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