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Thanks to the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Department of Philosophy at Occidental College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship. In collaboration with faculty in the department, the Fellow will aim to develop courses that enhance

undergraduate research, especially for underrepresented and first-generation students, and foster collaboration with community institutions. An interest in, and ability to implement, innovative uses of digital technology will also be valued.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in philosophy by the start date of August 1, 2016. (AOS) and (AOC) are both open, but the responsibilities of the Fellow include:

·  Teaching four courses per year over a two-year appointment, including:

  • Introduction to Philosophy;
  • Two of the following - Philosophy of ArtPhilosophy of RaceEnvironmental EthicsGlobal JusticeFeminism, or Contemporary Moral Philosophy;
  • A new research-focused first year seminar that employs digital approaches to knowledge production or sharing, and builds partnerships with community organizations.

·  Mentoring and supervising one or two students per year conducting summer research projects and up to one student per semester serving as “education-in-action” facilitators attached to the Fellows’ courses.

·  Participating in two Center for Digital Liberal Arts Summer Institutes that support course and assignment development.

·  Participating in two year-round faculty development workshops with other Fellows, faculty, and the Center for Community Based Learning.

·  Maintaining an active research program.

Occidental College offers a unique combination of a rigorous academic program, small size, and diverse student body, located among the natural and cultural resources of Los Angeles. The College, and the Department of Philosophy, value creativity, academic accomplishment, and civic engagement, and aim to realize an interdisciplinary, hands-on approach to the liberal arts in the context of a close-knit community of excellent teacher-scholars and engaged students. Occidental College is an equal opportunity employer. Underrepresented philosophers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements

  • Letter of interest that addresses preparation for the responsibilities listed above
  • CV
  • Research statement
  • Writing sample
  • A statement of teaching philosophy, which also includes ideas about: 1) how to develop research-based coursework for diverse 1st and 2nd-year undergraduate students at a liberal arts college; 2) how one’s scholarly interests could be enhanced by partnership with LA-based community organizations; and 3) how to foster digital scholarship in the context of a liberal arts college.
  • Evidence of teaching excellence
  • Three confidential letters of recommendation

For Submissions and More Information Contact:

Department Coordinators/Department Chairs of Mellon Post-Doc Humanities Programs:

Patricia Micciche, Administrative Manager, email: philpostdoc@oxy.edu

Application Deadline: Review of applications will be rolling. For full consideration, please submit your materials by December 15.

http://www.oxy.edu/human-resources/working-oxy/faculty-positions


 

 
 
 
 
 

October 8, 2015

 

The Philosophy Department is hosting speaker Foad Dizadji-Bahmani of CSULA and the Beginning of the Year Party.

 

May 4, 2016

The Lauter Prize in Philosophy: established in 2010, in honor of Herman A. Lauter, Professor of Philosophy from 1963-1991, presented annually to the author of the best essay submitted in a philosophy class. Papers may be from any level philosophy class and should be submitted to the department chair by April 10th. The decision will be made by the Philosophy Department faculty as a whole. Students may win the award more than once. The award will be announced at the end of the spring semester and will include a cash prize of $200. Submit your essay by April 10, 2017 here.

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October 30, 2012

Fall Philosophy Deparment Colloquium

"Curve Fitting"

Professor Gordon Belot, University of Michigan

 

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April 22, 2012

Please join us for this year's comps presentations beginning at 5pm on Thursday, April 26 in Fowler 209. Read More

September 19, 2011

The Philosophy Department is hosting a BBQ from 5-7 PM in Sycamore Glen this Thursday, September  22. Majors, minors, students in philosophy courses, and prospective students interested in philosophy are encouraged to attend! Meet the professors, other students, and enjoy the burgers, veggie burgers, and other delectable BBQ items cooked up by the professors! FREE FOOD AND FREE THINKING!

September 19, 2011

Join the Oxy Philosophy Facebook Page! For current students and faculty and alumni! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=157589537520&re

September 16, 2011

Philosophy Department Colloquium

In Defense of Secular Belief

Avnur Yuval

Scripps College

 

Monday, November 14, 2011

5 pm - Fowler 202

Refreshments Served - Everyone is welcome!

 

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May 4, 2011

Saamahn Mahjouri has won the Lauter Prize for 2011, for his paper, "Knowing and Applying the ‘Science of the Mind’."  Congratulations to Saamahn!

April 15, 2011

Senior Comprehensives in Philosophy, 2011

Tuesday, April 19th

11:45am - 1:15pm

Johnson 201

The Ethics of Sport and Performance Enhancing Substances: Don’t Hate the Player Hate the Game.

Mitchell Grummon

Searching for Feminism in Plato's Republic: The Women of the Guardian Class.

Danielle Siegler

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April 4, 2011

The Lauter Prize in Philosophy: established in 2010, in honor of Herman A. Lauter, Professor of Philosophy from 1963-1991, presented annually to the author of the best essay submitted in a philosophy class.  Papers may be from any level philosophy class and should be submitted to the department chair by April 10th.  The decision will be made by the Philosophy Department faculty as a whole.  Students may win the award more than once.  The award will be announced at the end of the spring semester and will include a cash prize of $200. Submit your paper!

March 31, 2011

Descartes was born on this day in 1596.

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