The Philosophy Department is hosting speaker Foad Dizadji-Bahmani of CSULA and the Beginning of the Year Party.
Events and Announcements
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 Art, Philosophy of Race, Environmental Ethics, Global Justice, Feminism, 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.
- Letter of interest that addresses preparation for the responsibilities listed above
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Review of applications will be rolling. For full consideration, please submit your materials by December 15.
October 8, 2015
March 22, 2011
How Imagination Gives Rise To Knowledge
(or, “Elementary, My Dear Watson, Elementary”)
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
5:15 pm - Fowler Halll 202
Refreshments served - Everyone welcome!
sponsored by Remsen BirdAbstract: Although philosophers have long looked to imagination to play a central role in the justification of our modal beliefs, it has also long been thought that outside of the domain of modal epistemology the imagination has no important epistemic role to play. In the words of Brian O’Shaughnessy, it is “outside the cognitive circuit.” This paper aims to defend the imagination against this charge... Read More
March 17, 2011
March 16, 2011
October 24, 2010
What is Genocide and Why is it so bad?Prof. Abed will argue that genocide is a violent process tied in complex ways to war, military occupation, colonization, and nation-state consolidation. According to this view, “ethnic cleansing” and cultural assimilation can be genocidal policies. Although Genocide is not the worst of the international crimes, the Holocaust is morally distinctive. Professor Mohammed Abed California State University, Los Angeles Thursday, October 28th 4:30 to 6:30 Fowler 202 Everyone is invited Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Remsen Bird Fund
October 5, 2010
October 5, 2010
September 29, 2010
Appiah, a leading philosopher and a professor at Princeton University, demonstrates that honor is the driving force in the struggle against man’s inhumanity to man.
at the Los Angeles Central Library, Thursday, October 7th, at 7 pm.
September 28, 2010
May 23, 2010
("Arthur C. Danto is Johnsonian Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Columbia University, and was the art critic for The Nation from 1984 to 2009. He is the author of several books on analytical philosophy and the philosophy of art; and winner of the the National Book Critics Prize for Criticism in 1990, as well as Le Prix Philosophie for “The Madonna of the Future.”)