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Job #2017-10: University of Toronto (ON)

Published on August 11, 2017
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job type: Tenure Track
AOS: Metaphysics, Epistemology
AOC: Open
Apply by: November 1, 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Metaphysics and Epistemology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The candidate's research will focus on Metaphysics & Epistemology broadly conceived. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative and competitive research program.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ability to teach courses in non-western philosophy will be a positive asset. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaIuations and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada's best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2017:

1. a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “M&E cover letter and CV.pdf”;
2. a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “M&E research.pdf”;
3. a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaIuations) in a file labelled “M&E teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to by November 1, 2017. (Using Interfolio is acceptable.)

Please note that the required files for this search must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at:

If you have questions about this position, please contact

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job #2017-9: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Published on August 3, 2017
Rank: Lecturer
Job type: Tenure Track
AOS: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC: Open
Apply by: November 1, 2017

We are seeking candidates interested in an interdisciplinary approach to brain and cognition, whose research program focuses on one or more of the following areas: Philosophy of cognitive science, Psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics, Cognitive neuroscience, Computational modeling of cognitive capacities.

Priority will be given to applicants with a research program in Philosophy or Linguistic but all applications will be considered based on merit. Successful individuals are expected to establish,and independently fund a research program that synergizes with the interests of other members of the cognitive and brain science communities at BGU,and to contribute to the teaching and administrative efforts in the department. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof. Galia Avidan, Department Chair, at In the subject line of the email please write ‘Application to Tenure track position–Cognitive and Brain Sciences Department’. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching interests, selected reprints and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received electronically or postmarked by November 1st, 2017.

Job #2017-8: New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJ)

Published on June 26, 2017
Rank: Lecturer
Job type: Continuing
AOS: Philosophy of Science, Ethics of Technology, Science and Ethics
AOC: Philosophy of Science, Ethics of Technology, Ethics and Moral Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy
Apply by: July 12, 2017

University Lecturer Position in Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Program

Department of Humanities, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, New Jersey 01702

A position in Science and Technology Studies. Applicants may have a background in
Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, Social Psychology, or any
other relevant field that examines the social impacts of science and technology.

Starting Date: September 1, 2017

The University Lecturer position at NJIT is a full-time non-tenure track position with
the primary responsibility of teaching four courses (12 hours) or the equivalent
each semester. One-year renewable contract. The primary teaching responsibility
will be to teach the introductory course in the STS program, STS 201 Understanding
Technological Society. Other core courses—including an introductory course on
quantitative research methods in the social sciences—and electives in the STS
program may be available based on the needs of the program. The lecturer reports
to the Chair of Humanities.  

Requirements: a Master’s Degree in a relevant field; Ph.D. preferred. Minimum of
one year teaching experience at college or university level. Publication record a
plus. An ability to teach quantitative research methods is strongly preferred.

Salary will be based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Lecturer
salaries at NJIT begin at 50K plus benefits for a ten-month contract. Summer work
may be available for additional compensation.

Required application documents: cover letter and CV with the names of at least
three references.

Applications will be accepted until July 12, 2017.

Application documents should be sent via e-mail to:

NJIT Job web site: []
The job position is # 265041 and the posting # is 0603976

Professor Eric Katz, Chair, Department of Humanities []

NJIT is an equal opportunity employers.

Job #2017-7: University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

Published on June 2, 2017
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job type: Visiting
AOS: Open
AOC: Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Ethics and Moral Philosophy, Open
Apply by: July 2, 2017

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is searching for a non-tenure track, visiting assistant professor for one year, beginning August 2017, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching three beginning courses in philosophy: Introduction to Philosophy, Bioethics, and Contemporary Moral Issues. The teaching load is eight courses a year over two semesters. Summer teaching is unlikely. We encourage applications from women and historically disadvantaged groups. An awarded PhD is required. Applications materials should be submitted via

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.


Job #2017-5: Leibniz Universität Hannover (Lower Saxony)

Published on March 21, 2017
Rank: Other
Job type: Fixed Term
AOS: Epistemology, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Social Science, Applied Ethics, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Global Ethics, Ethics of Technology, Other (Applied Ethics), Science and Ethics, Ethics and Moral Philosophy
AOC: Not specified.
Apply by: May 28, 2017

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University jointly seek to fill

4 Doctoral Candidate Positions (65% TV-L 13) in Ethics of Science and/or Philosophy of Science

starting October 1st, 2017, within the Graduiertenkolleg (research training group) GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research.

Initial appointment will be for 2.5 years. Given the successful extension of the GRK’s funding period, the position is renewable for another 6 months. The positions will be filled as 65% Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter positions on salary scale TV-L 13. (This amounts to a monthly net salary roughly between 1480 and 1600 €, plus benefits such as health insurance.) Two of the positions are expected to be located at Leibniz Universität Hannover and the other two at Bielefeld University.

GRK 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research is a research training group that is established as a joint project by Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University. It is funded by the German national funding agency (DFG). Its research program aims at bridging the gap between practice and theory in the philosophical investigation of scientific research in two ways: firstly, it examines new connections between practical philosophy of science (ethics of science, political philosophy of science) and theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology, metaphysics); secondly, it analyzes relevant links between the material culture of the sciences (objects, equipment, experiments, practices) and the cognitive dimension of the sciences (theories, hypotheses, discourses, models). The working language of GRK 2073 is English.

Applicants must be fluent in English and should be able to demonstrate an interest in at least one of the two areas: practical philosophy of science (i.e., ethics and/or political philosophy of science) or theoretical philosophy of science (epistemology and/or metaphysics of science). They should hold a pertinent university degree (typically an MA degree in Philosophy or HPS) and must be eligible to enroll as doctoral students in Philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. They need to specify a dissertation project that fits the aims of the research program of GRK 2073 as described above.

The obligations of each holder of one of the advertised positions will be to conduct research on a dissertation project that contributes to the research program of GRK 2073 and to participate in the training activities that are specified by the qualification program. Holders of the positions must enroll as doctoral students in philosophy at Leibniz Universität Hannover or Bielefeld University. It is expected that they take residence in the region of their respective campus.

Applications should be sent by e-mail to and must be received by May 28th, 2017. Please consult by all means the application guide on our website for further information on how to apply (as well as on the research training group and the positions offered).

For informal enquiries please contact Rafael Ugarte Chacón:

Leibniz Universität Hannover and Bielefeld University both aim to promote women within the scope of the statutory provisions and, hence, emphatically invite qualified women to apply for these positions. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Job #2016-37: University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Published on October 26, 2016
Rank: Lecturer
Job type: Visiting
AOS: Open
AOC: Open
Apply by: October 24, 2017


The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary instructors to serve as teachers or teaching assistants for lecture courses in philosophy should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed (including hiring for Summer Sessions). The number of positions varies from semester to semester and summer, depending upon the needs of the department. Positions may range from 27% to 55% time for one semester or one summer session. Positions typically start at the beginning of the semester (UC Berkeley’s academic calendar can be viewed at, and appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Basic qualifications: B.A. or equivalent degree in philosophy or related field with completion of all degree requirements by the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience teaching philosophy is desirable by start date.

General duties will include leading two or three weekly discussion sections per course, grading student assignments, providing individual student consultations, and attending all weekly course lectures.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting annual, full-­‐time salary is $52,099 (27% of full-­‐time salary for one semester is $7,033). Some credit will be given for prior college-­‐level teaching experience (not including graduate student or summer session teaching).

To apply for the position, please go to the following link:

Document Requirements for Application:

• Cover Letter (required)
• Curriculum Vitae (required)
• Contact information for three professional/academic references (required)
• Student Course Evaluations – no more than 3 courses (optional)

While only contact information for references is required at the time of application, the Department may later request letters from finalists’ references. If requested, all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Appointments for fall semester are usually reviewed in April and May, and in October and November for spring course needs, summer course needs in January and February, and on an as-­‐needed basis. The pool will close on October 24, 2017; if you would like remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of a lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists. See the review date specified in APRecruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for a specific position. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Applicants can direct questions to Additional information on the Department and campus can be found at

The Philosophy Department seeks candidates whose research or teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Berkeley has an excellent benefits package and a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: