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Now accepting applications for a tenure-track position!

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Alaska Anchorage invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tripartite, tenure track, Assistant professor appointment in Philosophy to begin in August 2015. The successful candidate will teach across the core curriculum including Logic, Introduction to Philosophy, History of Philosophy, and Ethics. Non-teaching duties include academic advising, and departmental and university service. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated teaching, research and publishing record, and be interested in developing courses in his/her areas of expertise. She/he must have experience interacting with a diverse student body (for example, first generation university students, military service veterans and their family members, Alaska Native students, and students of other underrepresented groups).

Review of files begins December 1. To apply, and for complete details, please refer, Posting Number 0069545 and PCN 301313. A letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy must be submitted electronically to the UAA/HRS job website. Unofficial transcript(s), three confidential letters of reference (one of which must address teaching ability), an article-length writing sample, and teaching evaluations must be either uploaded to the UAA/HRS job website, or mailed to Prof. Raymond Anthony, Department of Philosophy, University of Alaska Anchorage, 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage AK 99508, The successful candidate will be required to provide an official transcript. Ph.D is required by June 1, 2015.

UAA is an AA/EO employer. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Applications for employment are subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


Philosophy research: Professor Terry Kelly and "When is a promise broken?"

Dr. Terry KellyThink of the classic "elevator pitch": You've got two minutes between floors to sell your idea and hook a client.

More than 20 college professors took that challenge at an event called "Rapid Fire: Research and Creative and Scholarly Work at UAA.".  Their aim was two-fold: Connect with some curious undergraduates who'd like to get involved in research, or entice other faculty to collaborate.

Terry Kelly is an ethicist in the philosophy department with the demeanor of a stand-up comic. "And you might ask," he said as he took the stage, "what kind of research does a philosopher do?  It's not that different from the stereotype."

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"Climaxing Changes in Climate Change Thought" with Dr. Casey Rentmeester
Climaxing Changes in Climate Change ThoughtMonday, November 12, 2012, 5:00pm-7:00pm
UAA Campus Bookstore

Casey Rentmeester, Ph.D. , teaches in the Department of Philosophy at UAA.  At this event, he highlights current changes in the field of environmental philosophy.

For more information, contact Rachel Epstein at or (907) 786-4782.

Listen to the podcast.


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Ethics Bowl

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Money, Morality and Medicine: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research
Friday, October 12, 2012,  7:00pm-9:00pm
UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307

Stephanie Bauer, Ph.D. (Philosophy Department) will be presenting on ethical duties in medicine and medical research and the ethical issues raised by conflicts of interest.  Stephen Tower, M.D. (Providence Hospital) will talk about his research on defects in hip replacement procedures and materials and how industry funding of research helped conceal those defects.

 T. Kelly, Ph.D.  S. Bauer. Ph.D and S. Tower, M.D.

To watch the presentation on "Money, Morality and Medicine: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research", please click on the following: part I, part II and part III.

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September 2012, Unleashing Plato's Pleasure Principle with Dr. John Mouracade
August 2012, Visiting Chinese Scholar Deming Chen Presents Yijing and Chinese Philosophy
April 2012, Environmental Justice: The Road Less Travelled - A Public Forum
March 2012, Climate Ethics: Impacts on Health, Food Security, & Environmental & Social Justice
February 2012, Climate Changes: Alaska, the Arctic, and our Global Environment
February 2012, The Social Contract Today
October 2011, "The Tea Party is Right", a Public Debate
September 2011, NSF Awards Dr. Anthony Funding to Host Climate Science & Ethics Conference
April 2011, UAA Wins Inaugural University of Alaska Ethics Bowl
April 2011, 2011 Student Showcase Winners Announced
November 2010, Philosophy Department Faculty Research Workshop
October 2009, Faculty Meet and Greet
June 2008, Interdisciplinary Conference on Religion and Philosophy