Lecturer Positions at Texas State University

Posted: 14 de April de 2014 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer for the 2014-2015 academic year to begin in August 2014.  We anticipate 2 positions.  AOS: Open. AOC: Open, with preference for ability to teach one or more of Bioethics, Engineering Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Existentialism and Phenomenology, or American Philosophy.  Lecturers will teach 4 courses/semester with 6-8 sections/year of 1000-level introductory courses (PHIL 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking or PHIL 1320: Ethics and Society) that fulfill a core curriculum requirement.   The typical class size for 1000-level courses will be 50.  We do offer some sections of 100 students and the assistance of a graduate instructional assistant. Other course assignments will be based on expertise and departmental need. This is a 9-month appointment, with anticipated salary of $37,000. Research and travel support available. Lecturers will be appointed for one year, with the presumption of renewal for a 2nd yearbased on departmental need and with evidence of teaching excellence. There are expectations of service to the department, college, or university.

Successful candidates will be expected to be effective teachers and committed to teaching lower level philosophy courses as part of a core curriculum. PhD in Philosophy required.  Experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy or Moral Problems courses, and an active research program are strongly preferred.

The Department: The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University grants the BA in Philosophy, the MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, and offers undergraduate minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Value Studies, as well as a graduate certificate in Professional Ethics.  Departmental activities include the Philosophy Dialogues, a program of ~40 events each semester including lectures, films, and discussions, an active chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, an annual student symposium, an annual alumni banquet, and an Ethics Bowl team.

The University: Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and the 5th largest in the state.  Texas State’s more than 35,000 students choose from 96 undergraduate, 88 master’s, and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 39% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is a Hispanic Serving Institution and one of the top 16 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In the fall of 2012, there were over 1,100 full-time faculty and nearly 2,000 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2012, Texas State had an annual operating budget of $450 million and research expenditures of more than $36 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 2.3 million titles in its collection.  Located in the Texas Hill Country, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities including the headwaters of the San Marcos River, home to eight endangered species and the second-largest springs in Texas. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at http://www.txstate.edu.

TO APPLY: Please send curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, the names and contact information for three references, and Texas State Employment Application available at: http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/application.html to: Professor Craig Hanks atcraig.hanks@txstate.edu.  Please include “2-yr Lecturer Search” in the subject line.

Personnel Policies: Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs.  A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility.  Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory.  The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans. http://www.humanresources.txstate.edu/benefits.htm

Texas State University will not discriminate against any person in employment or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veterans’ status, or on the basis of sexual orientation.  Equal employment opportunities shall include: personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Texas State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and senior administrative positions.


Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System.

Texas State University is an EOE.  Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

JOB: Western Michigan University (tenure-track)

Posted: 29 de March de 2014 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

Hi all,
I wanted to send out a second announcement about a tenure-track search we’re conducting at WMU.  We’re looking for someone who can at least teach feminism and race/gender, but are also interested in candidates with other interests in core analytic areas.  I’d be happy to answer any questions about the position directly.

The full text and application instructions are available here:


Review is underway and will continue until the position is filed; if interested, please get materials in as soon as possible.


The Philosophy of E. J. Lowe: a Memorial Conference

Posted: 28 de March de 2014 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

Sunday 27th July – Tuesday 29th July

Professor E. J. (Jonathan) Lowe (1950-2014) spent the last thirty four years
of his life at Durham University, during which time he established himself
as one or the world’s leading metaphysicians and inspired philosophers all
over the world. This conference will celebrate his life and work. Speakers
will engage with various different aspects of his philosophy.

Confirmed speakers are as follows:

Professor Antonella Corradini (Catholic University of Milan)
Professor Tim Crane (University of Cambridge)
Professor John Heil (Washington University in St Louis)
Dr Penelope Mackie (University of Nottingham)
Dr Anna Marmodoro (University of Oxford)
Professor Peter Simons (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki)
Professor David Robb (Davidson College)
Professor Peter van Inwagen (University of Notre Dame)

The conference will begin at 2.00 pm on Sunday 27th July and conclude at
6.00 pm on Tuesday 29th July. On the Sunday, there will be an opening
lecture followed by several short speeches, a wine reception, a concert and
a three-course dinner. On the Monday and Tuesday, there will be eight
further papers by invited speakers.

We are also keen to include some further papers by current postgraduate
students and recent PhD graduates. If you would like to be considered for
inclusion in the programme, please submit an abstract of no more than 300
words (for a paper that can be presented in 20 minutes) to David Westland
(d.w.westland@durham.ac.uk) by 1st June 2014 at the latest. The only
constraint on content is that the paper should explicitly address some
aspect of Jonathan’s work. We hope to provide bursaries for those whose
abstracts are selected (details to follow).

Jonathan’s work and his friendship meant a great deal to a lot of people,
and we realise that there are many others who would like to have given
papers at this conference. We’re very sorry that we couldn’t invite all of
you to do so. If you would like to come and share your memories of Jonathan
by giving a short speech on the Sunday, please contact Matthew Ratcliffe

All are very welcome to attend this conference. There is a small
registration fee of £35 (waged) and £20 (student/unwaged). You can register
and also book accommodation here (registration deadline Monday 14th July):
A full programme, along with further information, will be posted here:

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Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2014

Posted: 22 de March de 2014 by Fernando Furtado in Sem categoria
Submission deadline: Monday, June 30 2014
Conference dates: Fri., Sept. 19 – Sat., Sept. 20, 2014
Conference Venue: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, United States
Keynote Speakers:
Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
John Turri (University of Waterloo)
Submissions are invited on any topic pertaining to experimental philosophy. Submissions can report new experimental results or contribute to broader philosophical or methodological debates over existing (or even possible) results. Both XPhi-friendly and XPhi-critical papers are welcomed. Although we prefer to receive complete papers, we will also accept extended abstracts. It is our hope to have a greater number of presentations this year than in previous years.
Speakers will be given 50 minute sessions within which to present their research and to respond to questions. Speakers are encouraged to allow at least 15 min. for Q&A.  Speakers will be asked to make their work available in advance to share with other conference participants. Speakers are also strongly encouraged to talk through their papers rather than read them verbatim.
Submissions should be sent via email to jakemona@buffalo.edu no later than June 30, 2014. Organizers: Jake Monaghan, Neil Otte, and James Beebe (Experimental Epistemology Research Group, University at Buffalo). The event is sponsored by the Peter Hare Memorial Fund and the Dept. of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
James R. Beebe, Ph.D.
/ Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
/ Director of Undergraduate Studies in Philosophy
/ Director, Experimental Epistemology Research Group
/ EERG website: http://eerg.buffalo.edu/
/ Member, Center for Cognitive Science
/ Office: 131 Park Hall
/ State University of New York at Buffalo
/ Buffalo, NY 14260-4150

JOB: Murphy Institute Faculty Fellowship Deadline Extended

Posted: 6 de December de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University  has extended the deadline for the receipt of 2014-2015 Faculty Fellowship applications.  The new deadline is February 15, 2014.


These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine. While fellows will participate in conferences and seminars organized by the Center, they will be expected to devote most of their time to conducting their own research. Faculty Fellows are appointed as Visiting Research Professorships, receive a salary of 60,000 USD, and are eligible for Tulane faculty benefits, including health insurance.


Applicants should hold a doctorate in philosophy, political science, political theory, or political economy (or a related discipline), or a professional, terminal degree in a field such business, law, or medicine, at the time of application. Applicants should also have a full-time college or university appointment at the time of application.  Tulane University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Required application materials include the completed fellowship application form (see http://murphy.tulane.edu/center/faculty-fellowships.php), curriculum vitae, project description with bibliography, scholarly paper, and two reference letters.


Applicants must submit their materials via Academic Jobs Online websitehttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3128.


For more information, please contact: 


Margaret M. Keenan, Assistant Director
Center for Ethics and Public Affairs
Murphy Institute
Tulane University
phone: 504-862-3236

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for residential Faculty Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine. Faculty Fellows are appointed as Visiting Research Professors, receive a salary of 60,000 USD, and are eligible for Tulane faculty benefits (including health insurance). Tulane University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Required application materials include the completed fellowship application form, curriculum vitae, project description with bibliography, scholarly paper, and 2 reference letters.

Applicants must submit their materials via Academic Jobs Online website https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3128 .

The application deadline is November 15, 2013.

sponsored by

The North American Society for Social Philosophy

July 17 – July 19, 2014

Southern Oregon University

Ashland, Oregon, USA


Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome, but special attention will be devoted to the theme:


Power, Protest, and the Future of Democracy


Some possible paper topics include:

·        The Aims and Uses of Protest

·        Protest and Human Rights

·        Civil Disobedience

·        Protest and Deliberative Democracy

·        The Future of Protest

·        Transnational Solidarity and Protests

·        Protest and Complacency

·        Forms of Power

·        Democratizing Global Political Power

·        Democracy and Disenfranchisement

·        The Justification of Political Power

·        Global Capitalism and Democracy


We welcome submissions from both members and non-members, but we require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted and if they present at the conference.


Please submit a 300-500 word abstract herebit.ly/nassp2014

Submission Deadlines:

For those living in Canada or the U.S.: March 15, 2014.

For those living outside of the United States and Canada: January 15, 2014.


The Program Committee:

Professor Mark Navin of Oakland University (Chair), Professor Elizabeth Sperry of William Jewell College, and Professor Peter Higgins of Eastern Michigan University.


Members of the Program Committee may be reached at: nassp2014@gmail.com




NASSP Support for International Presenters

The NASSP will waive fees for conference registration and for the banquet for those participants traveling from outside of the United States and Canada.
NASSP Conference Awards for Graduate Students
The North American Society for Social Philosophy has established the NASSP Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers to promote new scholarship in social philosophy and to encourage student participation in our Conference.


The winners of the annual prizes each receive $300. The prizes are awarded only to conference attendees, though there is no obligation to use the money for conference-related costs. Any graduate student enrolled in a program towards a degree beyond the B.A. or first university diploma is eligible.


The paper may address any topic in social philosophy. Papers should be no more than 3,000 words (include a word count with submission), and they should conform to the requirements set out by the APA for colloquium submissions to annual Divisional meetings.


Those who want to be considered for this award should send their full papers tonassp2014@gmail.com – and they should also submit their abstracts at bit.ly/nassp2014 by March 15, 2014. 

Mark Navin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Oakland University

Philosophy Department
332 O’Dowd Hall
Rochester, MI 48309-4401