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Job #2018-8: University of California, Berkeley (CA)

Published on May 15, 2018
Rank: Lecturer
Job type: Fixed Term
AOS: Open
AOC: Open
Apply by: April 20, 2019


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 required at 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 $53,402 (27% of full-¬‐time salary for one semester is $7,209). 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 EvaIuations – 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 (linked from 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 March and April, and on an as-¬‐needed basis. The pool will close on April 20, 2019; 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 teaching or other related areas 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, if applicable. 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:

Job #2018-7: New College of Florida (FL)

Published on May 1, 2018
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job type: Visiting
AOS: History of Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, African Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Indian Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Middle Eastern Philosophy, Native American Philosophy
AOC: Open
Apply by: May 7, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Division of Humanities at New College of Florida invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy for academic year 2018-19 with the possibility of continuing for an additional year. AOS: History of philosophy, with expertise in early modern European philosophy and in at least one non-European philosophical tradition. Appointment effective August 2018. Ph.D. in Philosophy preferred; ABD considered. New College is a small, public liberal arts honors college located in a vibrant arts community on Sarasota Bay.

Diversity Statement: New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Teaching load for the first year is two courses in Fall and three in Spring, including Modern
Philosophy in Spring. Instructional work might also include a small number of individual or
group tutorials, and of January term independent study projects. New College encourages visiting faculty to develop courses that build on their own scholarly expertise in consultation with

Candidates should have PhD in hand (or, at minimum, a clear path to imminent completion)
and documented teaching experience. Enthusiasm about working at a small liberal arts college is important.

Application: Interested candidates should apply online at Additionally, please provide: 1) letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) unofficial graduate transcript, 4) 3 brief course descriptions, including a course in Modern Philosophy and one in a non-European area, and 5) three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses teaching via email to Prof. Aron Edidin via email to

Review of files will begin May 7 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request.

Applicants who need reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. We encourage inquiries from candidates who contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Website:

Job #2018-6: University of Alabama at Birmingham (AL)

Published on April 6, 2018
Rank: Assistant Professor
Job type: Visiting
AOS: Open
AOC: Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Ethics and Moral Philosophy, Open
Apply by: May 1, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor Philosophy (Faculty) The University of Alabama at Birmingham is searching for a non-tenure-track Visiting Assistant Professor for one year, beginning August 2018, who has demonstrated excellence in teaching three beginning courses in philosophy: Introduction to philosophy, bioethics, and especially, contemporary moral issues. The teaching load is eight courses a year over two semesters. Summer teaching is possible. We encourage applications from women and historically disadvantaged groups. An awarded Ph.D. is required. All application materials should be submitted by May 1, 2018 via: UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment on 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 a sexual orientation. UA also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.PI101914534

Job #2018-5: Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (PA)

Published on March 16, 2018
Rank: Instructor
Job type: Fixed Term
AOS: Applied Ethics
AOC: Applied Ethics, Bioethics & Medical Ethics, Business Ethics
Apply by: April 14, 2018

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a temporary, full-time, one-year position beginning August 2018 (AA#28-7-251) at the instructor rank to teach a selection of introductory courses (including, but not limited to, Business Ethics and Medical Ethics). The successful candidate will be required to teach four courses with a maximum of three preparations per semester.

A.B.D. in Philosophy and college teaching experience are required; a Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred, with preference given to candidates with area of specialty in applied ethics. A demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations is preferred. Finalist(s) for this position must communicate well and successfully complete an interview process as judged by the department faculty. Recommendation for hiring is based on the majority of the regular, full-time faculty in the department. Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background check including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, and criminal background check. Completing this search is contingent upon available funding.

Submit applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable), quantitative course evaIuation summary (if available), and a statement of teaching philosophy online through Bloomsburg’s online application system ( no later than April 14, 2018 for full consideration. This position will remain open until filled. In addition, three letters of recommendation should be submitted to Dr. Kurt Smith, Search Committee Chair, at

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EOE employer. Bloomsburg University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures and for inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulation, contact: Title IX Coordinator, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Warren Student Services Center, 400 East Second Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815; Phone: (570) 389-4529; Email: Additionally, inquiries concerning Title IX and its implementing regulation can be made to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, Region III, The Wanamaker Building, 100 Penn Square East - Suite 505, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Phone: (215) 656-6010; Fax: (215) 656-6020.

Job #2018-4: University of Georgia (GA)

Published on March 16, 2018
Rank: Associate Professor, Professor
Job type: Tenured
AOS: Open
AOC: Open
Apply by: April 2, 2018

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for the position of Department Head. The preferred start date is January 2019. We seek a scholar at the advanced associate professor or full professor level, with an outstanding record of research and teaching and relevant service or administrative experience. The successful candidate will provide fresh perspectives and seasoned leadership for a department of 12 tenured or tenure-track faculty, a robust undergraduate program, and a graduate program offering M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. A Ph.D. in Philosophy or related discipline is required.

Applicants must submit a cover letter describing teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three professional references, and a statement describing administrative experience and approach. All the materials should be submitted via Formal letters of reference will be requested for shortlisted applicants. Review of applications will begin on April 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Yuri Balashov, at

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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. Faculty members are expected to support the college’s goals of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive learning environment. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities ( UGA is a land and sea-grant institution located in Athens, 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, the state capital (;