Temporary Lectureship in Philosophy of Science and Medicine

The UP Philosophy Department is seeking a part-time and temporary lecturer to instruct the following course during the first semester in 2014:

FIL 155 Science and World Views This is a first year level semester module that is compulsory for all Medical Science students. There is only one 50 minute lecture a week, but the lecture is repeated twice, as there are usually around 900 students registered for the module. There are also weekly tutorials taught, and assignments marked, by tutors whose work is co-ordinated by the lecturer of the module. Tutorial assignments, 2 semester tests, and the exam and supplementary exam papers are set by the lecturer. The lecturer is responsible for the marking of all written assessments except the tutorial assignments, although tutors may help with marking of short questions in tests and exams. Given the administrative burden of organising 900 students, we are looking to appoint at least two persons.

Within the current course structure, 7 weeks are dedicated to  an introduction to philosophy of science, focusing on scientific method; 2 weeks on an introduction to clinical reasoning; 3 weeks on an introduction to ethics; and 2 weeks on case studies. The current course content and study material will be revised for 2014, with a view to expanding the component on the nature of clinical reasoning, and introducing case studies relevant to health issues in South Africa.

Requirement: A Master’s Degree; teaching experience with large groups of students; ability to teach and debate philosophical ideas with people who do not have an extensive background in philosophy.

Strong recommendation: Solid background in philosophy of science/medicine and ethics; a PhD.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.

In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups.
All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply.
The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

Remuneration starts at around R15 000 for the module for someone satisfying the minimum requirements.

To apply, by 15 October 2014 email the following to the Head of the Department of Philosophy at the address given below:

(1) A CV including academic record, academic teaching experience, , and contact details of two referees

(2) A teaching portfolio that includes evidence of teaching ability, including a lecture schedule/syllabus for the module advertised, and ideally also student evaluations for prior courses

(3) A cover letter detailing a statement of motivation for and interest in the advertised position.

For any further questions, please contact the Head of the Department of Philosophy at the address given below.

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem Professor and Head

Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028

e-mail: emma.ruttkamp-bloem@up.ac.za

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Temporary Lectureship in Moral and Political Philosophy – UP

The UP Philosophy Department is seeking a part-time and temporary lecturer to instruct the following two courses: BPE 211 (a semester course taught to all Accountancy students in the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences) during the first semester, and FIL 251 (a 7 week course repeated in 3 quarters and taught to the rest of the EMS faculty) during the second (no vacancy), third, and fourth quarters in 2014.
BPE 211 Accountancy Ethics
Ethics in business and accountancy
In the first 10 weeks of this module students are equipped with an understanding of the moral issues influencing human agency in economic and political contexts. In particular philosophy equips students with analytical reasoning skills necessary to understand and solve complex moral problems related to economic and political decision making. We demonstrate to students how the biggest questions concerning the socio-economic aspects of our lives can be broken down and illuminated through reasoned debate. Examples of themes which may be covered in the module include justice and the common good, a moral consideration of the nature and role of economic markets on society, issues concerning justice and equality, and dilemmas of loyalty. The works of philosophers covered may for instance include that of Aristotle, Locke, Bentham, Mill, Kant, Rawls, Friedman, Nozick, Bernstein, Dworkin, Sandel, Walzer, and MacIntyre. In the last 4 weeks of the module the focus is on professionalism, careers and ethics. Codes of ethics in business and professions, professional codes, as well as ethical issues in the accountancy profession are discussed.

FIL 251 Introduction to Moral and Political Philosophy
In this module students are equipped with an understanding of the moral issues influencing human agency in economic and political contexts. In particular philosophy equips students with analytical reasoning skills necessary to understand and solve complex moral problems related to economic and political decision making. We demonstrate to students how the biggest questions concerning the socio-economic aspects of our lives can be broken down and illuminated through reasoned debate. Examples of themes which may be covered in the module include justice and the common good, a moral consideration of the nature and role of economic markets on society, issues concerning justice and equality, and dilemmas of loyalty. The works of philosophers covered may for instance include that of Aristotle, Locke, Bentham, Mill, Kant, Rawls, Friedman, Nozick, Bernstein, Dworkin, Sandel, Walzer, and MacIntyre.

Given the administrative burden of organising groups of 500+ students in each case, we are looking to appoint at least two to three persons.

Requirement: A Master’s Degree; teaching experience with large groups of students; ability to teach and debate philosophical ideas with people who do not have an extensive background in philosophy.
Strong recommendation: Solid background in moral philosophy and political philosophy; a PhD.

The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. The University of Pretoria reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised.

Remuneration starts at around R15 000 for a module for someone satisfying the minimum requirements.

To apply, by 15 October 2014 email the following to the Head of the Department of Philosophy at the address given below:
(1) A CV including academic record, academic teaching experience, , and contact details of two referees
(2) A teaching portfolio that includes evidence of teaching ability, including a lecture schedule/syllabus for the module advertised, and ideally also student evaluations for prior courses
(3) A cover letter detailing a statement of motivation for and interest in the advertised position.

For any further questions, please contact the Head of the Department of Philosophy at the address given below.

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem Professor and Head

Department of Philosophy, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20, Hatfield, Pretoria 0028
e-mail: emma.ruttkamp-bloem@up.ac.za

JOB: Permanent Lectureship, UJ

University of Johannesburg: Lecturer

Deadline: August 11, 2013

The incumbent will be expected to

• Publish original research in peer-reviewed books and journals;

• Teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including thesis supervision;

• Undertake usual administrative duties in the Department and eventually the broader University.

REQUIREMENTS:

• PhD in Philosophy prior to application or near completion
• Teaching experience (e.g. marking, tutoring, lecturing)
• Excellent ability to speak and write in English
• Conscientiousness about administrative tasks

COMPETENCIES:

• Ability to instruct courses on metaphysics/mind/language/epistemology.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

• Ability to teach African philosophy; experience lecturing to large groups and overseeing tutors.

Contact

E-mail: tmetz@uj.ac.za

Web: http://jobs.uj.ac.za

JOB: Postdoc, UJ, Philosophy of Science

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to build on its growing strengths in the philosophy of science, broadly construed. The Fellow will pursue his or her own research under the supervision of Alex Broadbent (joining two existing Fellows in the philosophy of science). Relevant research interests fall within the philosophy of science broadly construed, to include the philosophy of epidemiology and medicine, as well as relevant topics in metaphysics and epistemology, notably causation. Applications are also welcome from those with an interest in relevant jurisprudential or political issues, for example the use of scientific or statistical evidence in legal or policy contexts. Any other interesting application will also be considered.

The Fellow may be asked to take on light teaching loads commensurate with career development, but these are not onerous and in duration do not exceed one quarter of the year.

The post is for one year in the first instance but is usually renewable subject to satisfactory publication. Funds for travel and other resources are also available, depending on progress with publications. Salary is 200,000 Rands p/a AFTER tax. Fellows are required to take out basic medical insurance.

Applicants should email the following materials to Alex Broadbent (abbroadbent@uj.ac.za) by 15 July 2013 and can expect a response by 31 July 2013. Informal or pre-application inquiries also welcome.

  1. CV
  2. Writing sample
  3. Indication of proposed research (300-500 words)

Lecturer, Fort Hare: 3 June 2013

UNIVERSITY OF FORT HARE

FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

 

LECTURER (1 POST)

The Department of Philosophy, University of Fort Hare, East London, has one academic vacancy at the rank of Lecturer.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Philosophy, (a PhD in Philosophy, or evidence of progress towards it, will serve as a recommendation), with prior university teaching at undergraduate level, together with research experience, and a developing record of high-quality publications.

Recommendations: Knowledge in Ethics, Epistemology, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Political philosophy or Philosophy of Mind. Interest in the South African Centre for Phenomenology, co-hosted by the Department.

Key performance areas: Candidates are expected to lecture general philosophy at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels across both campuses (East London and Alice), conduct research for peer-reviewed publications, and assist with departmental administration.

Closing Date: 3rd June 2013

Applications (CV with cover letter) should be sent to Mr S Snaigo, The Human Resources Team Leader, The Human Resources Department, University of Fort Hare, 50 Church Street, East London, South Africa (recruit1@ufh.ac.za). Also send a copy to the Head of the Department of Philosophy, Prof A Olivier (aolivier@ufh.ac.za).

Please note: Correspondence will be conducted with short-listed candidates only. The University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No, 55 of 1998, when appointing, preference will be given to applicants from the designated groups whose appointment will contribute towards the achievement of equitable demographic representation of our Workforce profile. The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.