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Philosophy Junior Position New School

Position: Philosophy, Tenure-track (Assistant) 

The New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts in New York City seek applicants for a tenure-track appointment with the Department of Philosophy to begin Fall 2018.

The area of specialization and the area of competence are open. We encourage applicants who work in areas currently underrepresented in the department to apply. The successful applicant must have a significant record of research excellence, as well as a demonstrated commitment to quality undergraduate and graduate teaching.  Our teaching load is the equivalent of five courses per year which consists of four classroom courses, two undergraduate, two graduate, with the usual non-teaching duties; the fifth course is comprised of dissertation supervision. Salary competitive.

The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017.

The New School is committed to actively recruiting applications from a diverse pool. We encourage candidates from groups underrepresented in US higher education to apply.

Applicants apply on-line using the faculty application on The New School human resources website Using our online application system, candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current CV, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample and three of letters of reference.  Letters of reference should be sent by email attachment to Despina Dontas

Information about The New School for Social Research, Eugene Lang College, and the Philosophy Department can be found at:

Benefits: Comprehensive University benefits package including health and retirement plans, tuition remission. Visit:

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

Adjunct Position for East Asian Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Cal State Long Beach is offering PHIL306: Philosophies of China & Japan in the coming FA17 semester. The course is already sufficiently enrolled to run, and is currently scheduled for Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30pm-4:45pm. It is on the books as an historical and critical study of the philosophical thought of China and Japan, although instructors have broad latitude. (For example, if one wanted to admix Korean philosophy, or focus on particular philosophical themes or areas of concentration in East Asian Philosophy more generally, that would surely be acceptable.) Here is a course description from a recent iteration, just to give one example of what has been done in the past:

The philosophical traditions of China and Japan are vast and complex, and could never be exhaustively covered in a single semester. Consequently, the primary foci of this SP15 iteration of the course will be the major schools of classical Chinese philosophy and the development of Buddhism in China and Japan. Major themes and philosophical movements to be considered include Confucianism, Taoism, Chinese political philosophy, Ch’an and Zen Buddhism, as well as the philosophy of the Kyoto School in 20th century Japan. Although many of the texts of these traditions are discussed as religious tracts, we will approach the course from a decidedly philosophical perspective; in particular, we will approach the course texts critically and in search of how the authors’ understanding of human nature and the world are integrated with specific epistemological, axiological, and metaphysical claims. At times, we will compare some of these ideas with Western philosophy (e.g. Confucianism and virtue ethics); elsewise, we will remain vigilant about the unique social and historical contexts in which these philosophies arose.

Texts and Required Readings:
Van Norden. Introduction to Classical Chinese Philosophy. Hackett, 2011. ISBN: 978-1-6038-468-0 (paperback).
The Sutra of Hui Neng, trans. Thomas Cleary. Shambala, 1998. ISBN: 978-1-57062-,348-6 (paperback).
The Heart of Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō, trans. Norman Waddell & Masao Abe. SUNY Press, 2002. ISBN: 0-7914-5242-8 (paperback).

If interested and available, please send an expression of interest and a vita to either Cory Wright<Cory.Wright@csulb.eduor the Philosophy Department Chairperson, Nellie Wieland <>.

Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) – Ryerson University

The Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University ( in Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position will commence on July 1, 2017 (subject to budgetary approval).

The area of specialization is either (i) Non-Western Philosophy or (ii) Metaphysics and/or Epistemology. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy (or equivalent) by no later than June 30, 2017. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of philosophy courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates should have a strong research profile and/or evidence of an emerging scholarly record, evidence of high-quality teaching and student training, as well as capacity for collegial service.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of San Francisco

Job Summary: The Department of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin fall of 2017. This position seeks candidates with an AOS in Asian Philosophy; the AOC is open. Faculty members in USF’s philosophy department operate out of a wide-range of philosophical traditions, including analytic, continental, and the history of philosophy.

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Position comp. phil. Leiden University

Full or Associate Professor of Comparative Philosophy

The Faculty of Humanities, Institute for Philosophy, invites applications for a:

Full or Associate Professor of Comparative Philosophy (1.0 fte)
Vacancy number 16-277

Key responsibilities

As Professor of Comparative Philosophy will be making an important contribution to the Institute’s academic environment and to the development of global and comparative perspective in our teaching and research programmes.
You will:
• Maintain a productive line of research in comparative philosophy, preferably with an emphasis on Asian, preferably Chinese, philosophy;
• Take advantage of external research funding opportunities;
• Contribute to the development and teaching of philosophy courses from a global and comparative perspective;
• Contribute to the management of the Institute for Philosophy and the Faculty of Humanities.

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