An interesting article from “Inside Higher Ed” on writing a good cover letter for an academic job at a teaching institution.
An interesting article from “Inside Higher Ed” on writing a good cover letter for an academic job at a teaching institution.
Here’s a CFP for a conference happening in Fall of 2014. It’s going to be held in Historic New Harmony, Indiana. New Harmony was the site of two utopian communes, one of which was founded by 19th-century utopian socialist Robert Owen. The topic of the conference is capitalism and socialism; both panel and paper submissions are welcome.
Panel and individual paper proposals
“Capitalism & Socialism” is a multi-disciplinary conference that welcomes presenters from economics, history, political science and sociology, as well as the humanities. We seek proposals for full panels (three presenters, chair and discussant) or individual papers on topics related to Capitalism and Socialism, past and present. Presentations should be twenty minutes in length. Topics might include, but are not limited to:
Submissions should have an abstract of 200-250 words, including title, for full panels (three panelists, chair and discussant), and one-page CVs for all panelists. We encourage graduate student submissions.
Individual paper submissions
Submissions should have an abstract of 200-250 words, including title, and a one-page CV. We encourage graduate student submissions.
For more information, please visit: http://www.usi.edu/newview/call-for-proposals
The Duke University Program in American Values and Institutions is seeking to fill a post-doctoral position in political thought. We are particularly interested in candidates who work on the American Founding, but we are also interested in candidates whose work explores the historical background of American political thought in the European tradition and those who work on nineteenth and early twentieth century American thought. We especially solicit applications from women and minorities. Candidates must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. by August 1, 2014. If you have questions about this position please contact Prof. Michael Gillespie (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should include a letter of application, a transcript, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a short writing sample. We will begin reviewing applications Feb. 24, 2014. Applications should be sent to AVI Post-Doc Search, c/o Doris Cross, Department of Political Science, Duke University, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708.
*** 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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com; 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.]
A Community College Teaching Career (2006 MLA Article)
An interesting article from the Chronicle by Rob Jenkins
Here are a couple more links to useful advice about interview prepping:
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:
Concordia University College of Alberta
7128 Ada Boulevard
Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4
Tel: (780) 479-9214
Fax: (780) 479-2793
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.