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Posted: 5 de August de 2015 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News


The Department of Philosophy of the University of Campinas (Unicamp) calls for applications for two (02) positions as Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher in Philosophy. The areas of specialisation and concentration are open. The  positions should start around September or November 2015, pending administrative approval. This is a one-year appointment possibly renewable for a second year.

Researcher’s responsibilities include teaching one undergraduate or graduate course on a topic related to the researcher’s area of interest, leaving the other semester free to pursue research (which include organizing seminars with students). The courses may be taught in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. It lasts one semester, but can be offered in a concentrated period of the

semester according to the University rules. 

The current monthly value of postdoctoral scholarships amounts to 4.100 reais (Brazilian currency).


Applicants must have completed the requirements for the PhD by July 01, 2015 or before, and have no more than a 10 years PhD degree. Those who are not Brazilians should prove home

address. They cannot be employed by another institution during the period of their appointment at Unicamp, nor be retired.

How to Apply:

Candidates should send email to apply to <> with “Application for post-doc position” in the subject, with the following attachments:

01) A current curriculum vitae;

02) Contact information of two referees who will be asked to comment specifically on the applicants qualification;

03) A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), describing the project to be carried out; and

04) A sample of Academic writing.


Completed applications must be received by August 31, 2015, to ensure full consideration. An interview via Skype in English, Spanish or Portuguese will be scheduled with short-listed candidates during September.

About the University of Campinas

Located in Campinas, the University of Campinas (Unicamp) is one of the largest and most qualified universities in Brazil and is considered one of the most important higher education institutions in Latin America. Ranked among the top philosophy departments in Brazil and in the world for research and teaching, the Department of Philosophy teaches a wide range of courses in the main areas of philosophy. Philosophy at University of Campinas has been ranked among the world top 100 by QS World University Rankings for three times consecutively (see 

Further information

Please visit or 

or contact the Director of Graduate Programme: 

Marco Ruffino <>



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: One Postdoc Position and Two PhD Studentships

Posted: 16 de January de 2015 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

One Postdoc Position (four years) and Two PhD Studentships (three years)

These positions are available at the Department of Philosophy, University
of Vienna, in the ERC-funded project:

“The Emergence of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Sociological

(ERC Advanced Grant, PI: Prof. Martin Kusch), June 2014 to May 2019.

Information about the project is available here:

And here:

For the postdoc position we are looking for a philosopher, or a historian
of philosophy, or a sociologist of knowledge, interested in studying the
emergence and development of relativistic themes in the 19th and early
20th century in works about the social world by political philosophers,
forerunners and practitioners of the social sciences in general, and the
sociology of knowledge in particular.

For the PhD studentship positions we are looking for philosophers with an
interest in studying relativism from a systematic rather than a historical
perspective. The PhD project must fit within the framework of the overall
ERC project as outlined in the documents above. We are particularly
interested in proposals focusing on debates around the sociology of
knowledge or historicism, but other proposals will also be considered.

Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from
women are especially welcome. The project is committed to promoting
handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.

None of these positions involves a teaching obligation.
The ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is important.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Candidates are requested to
submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including list of publications),
a research proposal on a topic related to the project (1000 words
maximum), two samples of writing (i.e. articles or book chapters, or
thesis chapters), and three names and email addresses of referees who have
agreed to write a letter of recommendation to: Ms. Ernestine Umscheider
<> by 12noon on March 1st 2015.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or over Skype in
April so as to allow for a start in July 2015.

Contracts will be issued for one year in the first instance; in case of
satisfactory performance the contract will then be extended to cover the
full 4 or 3 years respectively.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to:
Martin Kusch <>

Prof. Dr. Martin Kusch

ERC Advanced Grant Project (2014-2019):
“The Emergence of Relativism”

Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
NIG Building (room C 208, 2nd floor)
Universitätsstraße 7
Phone (office): +43-1-4277-46422

Secretary: Mrs. Ernestine Umscheider (9am to 1pm)
Phone (secretary): +43-1-4277-46402


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

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: to: Professor Craig Hanks  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.

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.


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, curriculum vitae, project description with bibliography, scholarly paper, and two reference letters.


Applicants must submit their materials via Academic Jobs Online website


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 .

The application deadline is November 15, 2013.

JOB: UNC Charlotte (Chair Search

Posted: 24 de October de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

U. of North Carolina Charlotte

College of Arts and Sciences, 9201 University City Blvd. Charlotte NC 28223

Chair of the Department of Philosophy

Senior-level appointment, beginning July 1, 2014.  Salary competitive.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte seeks an outstanding senior scholar as Department Chair.  The area of teaching and research is open.  Candidates must have: 1) a doctoral degree in philosophy; 2) an academic record appropriate for appointment with tenure in a Philosophy Department; and 3) a commitment to promote diversity as a value in the department, college and university.  While formal administrative experience is preferred, applications from candidates whose work experience has prepared them to do administrative work will be welcomed.  Credentials appropriate for appointment at the level of Full Professor are preferred, and a record of success in securing extramural funding is highly desirable.

The Department offers a major and minor, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics, and an M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy.  Our department has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and we are closely affiliated with UNC Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, with which the Chair will be expected to collaborate regularly for campus events and initiatives. The Department is committed to an intertraditional approach to philosophy, growth in the major and graduate programs, and strong practical and engaged research.  The ideal Chair will embrace and augment those commitments. (For more information on the Department, including its vision for intertraditionality, see our website:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 26,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte’s metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs.

Applications must be submitted electronically at (use position number 5820) and the following documents should be attached: cover letter describing your qualifications and approach to leadership, teaching, and scholarship; CV; and names and contact information of three references.


AA/EOE employer.  Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.  Screening of applications begins November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

For Additional Information about this position, contact:

Ronald F. Lunsford

Chair, Search Committee for Philosophy Chair

UNC Charlotte

9201 University City Blvd.

Charlotte, NC  28223

(704) 687-0027




Fritz Allhoff

Associate Professor &

Director of Graduate Studies

Philosophy Department

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5328

269.387.4503 (ph)

269.387.4390 (f)