Monday, July 30, 2012

Job: Assistant Professor (Chicago)

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy of Science. Rank: entry-level Assistant Professor. Minimum teaching load: four courses/year; graduate and undergraduate; usual dissertation, committee responsibilities.

PhD preferred by October 1, 2013.

Required elements of the dossier are: cover letter, CV, teaching statement, dissertation abstract, teaching evaluations, research statement, at least three but no more than six letters of reference, syllabi, and writing sample. Optional elements are an additional writing sample, which may be a publication. All items EXCEPT letters of reference may only be submitted via the Academic Careers website (

Letters of reference must be submitted by your referee(s) using one or more of the following methods:

1) through the Academic Careers website (strongly preferred) or 2) through Interfolio (strongly preferred - use REQ # 01386) or 3) by mail to: Philosophy of Science Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy, 1115 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637-1511.

Application review begins on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, and continues until position is filled. For full consideration, all electronically uploaded materials including letters, and mailed materials including letters, must be received by October 1, 2012, when review begins. No applications or dossier materials will be accepted after November 2, 2012.

Questions may be sent through the Academic Careers website or with the subject heading SCIENCE SEARCH.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Job: Research Professorship - Foundations of Physics (Western Ontario)

The Department of Applied Mathematics and the Department of Philosophy at Western University invite applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in the Foundations of Physics. The Canada Research Chair program has been established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centres of research. Further information on the program is available on the CRC web site at
We are looking for a future leader in the field of Foundations of Physics. Possible areas of research include, inter alia, cosmology and gravitation, quantum mechanics, quantum gravity, and quantum information. The incumbent should have strong qualifications in both physics and philosophy, with a Ph.D. in at least one field, and preferably both. The position will be a joint position between the two departments, and the incumbent will have research, teaching and service responsibilities in both Applied Mathematics and Philosophy. The rank will be either Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor with tenure depending on qualifications and experience. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
All Canada Research Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching dossier and a description of a 5-7 year research plan and three letters of reference should be sent to: Professor Henrik Lagerlund, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Stevenson Hall, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8.

Positions are subject to budget approval.   Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  Western University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.