First, news about a funding opportunity:
- Laurent Cesalli has received a major grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation for a four-year project on forms of realism in the medieval tradition as compared to the Austrian-German tradition. He has funds for two postdocs and a doctoral student. The project requires scholarly background in both the medieval and later German tradition, and so language skills in both Latin and German. The project starts in April 2019, and interested parties should contact Laurent directly.
Next, a graduate seminar this spring:
- The Newberry Library (Chicago) is offering a 10-week graduate seminar this spring on Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy and its reception, taught by Ian Cornelius (Loyola Chicago). For students at a great many American universities, there looks to be some funding to support attendance. The application deadline is TOMORROW (November 12, 2018). Seminar dates are January 11 – March 15, 2019.
Finally, various conferences:
- This coming week, there’s a conference in Bonn on Peter Thomae’s De ente (Universität Bonn, November 16-17, 2018).
- Journées thomistes 2018 takes place in a few weeks, on the topic Le corps humain selon Thomas d’Aquin : nature et destinée (Paris, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2018).
- Marleen Rozemond and Brian Embry are organizing a conference this spring on Varieties of Unity in Early Modern Philosophy. This is relevant on this blog because the call expressly invites contributions on late-scholastic authors (Groningen, April 12-13, 2019). Cfp deadline is January 10, 2019.
- Jamal Rachak (Univ. Cadi Ayyad, Marrakesh) is organizing a symposium this coming April on Philosophy in the Islamic West (Marrakesh, April 25-26, 2019). The call for papers deadline is November 30, 2018. Details here.
- Peter Hartman and Kristen Irwin are organizing a conference, Francisco Suárez: Predecessors and Successors, for the spring (Loyola Univ. Chicago, April 26-27, 2019). Note that some funding is available for would-be participants. Application deadline December 31, 2018.
- The International Medieval Society Paris is holding an interdisciplinary conference on Time next summer (Paris, July 8-10, 2019). Cfp deadline is November 30, 2018.
Here are some career opportunities that you may not have encountered in the usual places:
- José Filipe Silva is advertising a 15-month postdoc for the Rationality in Perception project at Helsinki. The application deadline is October 31, 2018.
- The University of Saint Thomas (Houston) is advertising THREE tenure-track positions, all of which require “facility with the Latin texts of Thomas Aquinas.” Weirdly, these positions are not advertised on philjobs.org. The deadline is November 5, 2018.
- The one-year Solmsen Fellowships at Wisconsin-Madison are being advertised. These are aimed at “scholars working in the humanities on European history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, art and culture in the classical, medieval, and/or early modern periods before 1700.” Application deadline is November 1, 2018.
Details about the job are here. The position is roughly comparable to an associate professorship in the American system. Regular teaching in German is required. The application deadline is October 5th.
These positions seem suitable only for someone with a strong background in Thomism. Details here.
Here’s my annual roundup of jobs that were advertised in medieval philosophy this past fall. I offer this information not for people on the job market, who have long since known about these, but for those who are curious about what the market looked like, but not curious enough to do the research themselves. You will note that all but one of these positions is in the USA. In part that reflects the nature of the job market, but it also reflects the difficulty of finding out about positions in Europe, which, unfortunately, are often not advertised on philjobs.org or on any other central listing. Of course, I am always glad to advertise such positions at In medias PHIL, when I learn of them.
- Jobs with AOS in the history of philosophy, broadly construed:
- Jobs that mentioned medieval philosophy explicitly:
- St. Joseph’s (Philadelphia): AOS in philosophy of religion, but perhaps paired with medieval philosophy, metaphysics, and/or epistemology.
- Hope College: AOS open, with a strong preference for someone with teaching and research interests in at least one of the following areas: Ancient/Medieval Philosophy, Ethics, or Philosophy of Mind.
- Charles University (Prague): three-year lecturer position in medieval philosophy.
- Emory and Henry College: AOS: Ethics; AOC: history of ancient and medieval philosophy, critical thinking, philosophy of science, aesthetics.
- Georgia Southern University: AOS: Ancient Philosophy. AOC: medieval, American philosophy, African philosophy, and/or philosophy of race.
- Postdocs mentioning medieval philosophy (in particular): (obviously there are lots of general fellowships that would accept projects in medieval)
- Purdue University: three-year postdoc.
- Brown University: Cogut Humanities Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy (AOS: Islamic and Arabic Philosophy; AOC: Medieval)
Thanks to Joseph Stenberg for the list.