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

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. 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.



Amherst, MA – The UMass Amherst Libraries will offer short-term residential fellowships to assist younger scholars in conducting research in Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in the Du Bois Library.  Full-time graduate students, faculty, or independent scholars (with a PhD) are eligible to apply.  Fellows will receive a stipend of $2,500 for a four-week residency.  The deadline for applications is April 20, 2012.  For more information:
Among the approximately 15,000 linear feet of manuscripts held by SCUA are many valuable collections for the study of social change in the United States, including the papers of the most important exponent of the politics and culture of the twentieth century, W.E.B. Du Bois.  Fellows may come from any field and any perspective, and they may work on any topic, but their research should explore the major themes that characterize Du Bois’s scholarship and activism. This includes the history and meaning of racial, social, and economic justice; the problems of democracy and political inclusion; the role of capitalism in world affairs; and the global influence of African cultures.
In addition to the Du Bois Papers, the UMass Amherst Libraries house over three million volumes and a rich suite of electronic resources to support advanced research in the humanities.  Comprehensive, searchable guides and finding aids to SCUA’s collections are available online at
Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis from applicants interested in conducting original research in the Du Bois Papers and other SCUA collections. The criteria for selection will include the potential of the proposal to contribute to scholarship; its fit with Du Boisian themes; the need for the use of SCUA’s collections; and a letter of support.  The application will consist of a brief (up to three pages) description of the research project, curriculum vitae, and the letter of support.  At the end of their consecutive four-week residency, fellows will deliver a public talk on their research.
For more information, contact Rob Cox, head of Special Collections and University Archives, at, or (413) 545-6842.


Society for Women in Philosophy Conference CfP (3/30/12)

Society for Women in Philosophy (Eastern Division) April 28, 2012 Notre Dame of Maryland University Baltimore, MA

Conference Theme: Women in Philosophy: Why Race and Gender Still Matter

Keynote: “Whiteness and Women of Color in Feminist Theory or Considerations of Race and Sex Analogies in Contemporary Feminism,” Dr. Donna-Dale Marcano, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Trinity College.

The Eastern Division of the Society for Women in Philosophy invites submissions for its 2012 meeting to be held at Notre Dame of Maryland University on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This year’s conference theme is “Women in Philosophy: Why Race and Gender Still Matter.” Although “intersectionality,” the difficult yet productive attempt to theorize race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, etc. together, has been a conceptual framework for more than a decade in the U.S. academy, it is almost entirely absent as a recognized philosophical theme or framework within the larger discipline of philosophy. We invite submissions that promote and engage intersectionality, as well as submissions that bring attention to the work of woman philosophers and/or women in philosophy.

Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 30, 2012.

Please send a 250-300 word abstract to:
Maeve O’Donovan,
Namita Goswami,
Lisa Yount,

Registration (includes lunch)
For non-members: $80
For members of ESWIP: $60
For graduate students and the underemployed: $40

To join ESWIP:


2 Positions at Kent, UK (31/03/12 & 01/04/12)

There are two lectureships just advertised at Kent that may be of interest

(1) School of Politics: Lectureship in Social and Political Thought

Closing date: 31st March

The job spec mentions a specialism in “history of political ideas and/or current post-structrualist and post-foundational political thought”.
However, the post is open to anyone who works in any aspect or approach of political philosophy.,6514235614&key=25577100&c=615435564847&pagestamp=senvjrvvnaumlyyfwg

(2) School of Arts: Lectureship in Film Studies
Closing date: 1st April

The job spec is for anyone with interest in Film Studies. However, the School of Arts has a number of philosophically trained aestheticians across its departments, including Film, so a philosopher who could demonstrate knowledge and interest in Film Studies would be eligible.,3472025954&key=25577100&c=615435564847&pagestamp=seobahmujodurvtqhz


Visiting Position UWM (4/1/12)

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: Three letters of recommendation should be sent by email to: Prof. Gwynne Kennedy (, 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.


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

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,

Further details are available at:


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

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 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 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.


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

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 ( 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 (


Assistant Professor Position at Central European University, Budapest

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.


PhD by the time of starting employment.


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  including job code in subject line: 2012/010.

CEU is an equal opportunity employer.


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

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.

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

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.

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

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.


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


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