Over the summer of 2011, we began circulating information about job-related opportunities in the field of Kantian studies.  The idea was received enthusiastically by many of our members, particularly those experiencing the brutal nature of the job market or with fresh memories of it.  We decided to have a special page in our website posting academic opportunities in areas of specialization that NAKS members would be expected to have. Although this information is generally available in the APA’s Jobs for Philosophers and other professional publications, we thought it would be mutually beneficial for job-seekers and prospective employers to have a special venue for it in our website, where they could reach scholars precisely with the expertise they are looking for. To make this project successful, we need the collaboration of our members. If your department is looking for a candidate who specializes in areas related to Kantian studies, please send the information to Pablo Muchnik, We will make sure it reaches fellow Kantians.

  • Funded Ph.D position: Kant and Baumgarten (Catholic University of Leuven)


The Institute of Philosophy is pleased to announce a Ph.D position funded by the Research Council of the Catholic University of Leuven. The research project is titled ‘Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason in light of Baumgarten’s Metaphysics’.


The deadline for applications is June 17, 2013. Starting date: preferably October 1, 2013.


See for a detailed description of the project:




- MA in Philosophy

- Independent and self-motivated

- Excellent writing skills

- A high level of proficiency in English.

- Proficiency in German and Latin.


The candidate will conduct research with the aim of publishing a doctoral thesis and presenting the results of her/his research in journals and at conferences. Candidates will be charged with minor teaching responsabilities (up to 2 hours a week during the academic year) and/or administrative tasks (up to 4 hours a week during the academic year).


Duration: 2 years (extendable with another 2 years)


The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.


Apart from a letter and c.v., applications should include a writing sample and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Applications can be submitted at


Please contact prof. dr. Karin de Boer ( for further information. See for information about the department


* AOS: Early modern (including Kant)
* Contract for 3 years
* Salary range: $85,203 - $101,175 p.a.
* Teaching duties: Roughly 3 courses/year, with regular supervision and administrative duties.
* PhD required by time of appointment.

To be guaranteed full consideration, applications must be received by 11 April, 2013 (though we will continue to review applications until the position is filled).

* Applications should be made via:
* NOTE: The application site is not active (as of 3/29/13), but will be soon.
* *Do not email your application to Dr. Marshall.*

The University of Melbourne is one of Australia's top universities (ranked #1 by the 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), and attracts outstanding students at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Melbourne has repeatedly been ranked as one of the world's best cities to live in.

  • Temporary Lecturer in Philosophy

The Faculty of Philosophy is seeking to appoint a Temporary Lecturer in Philosophy from 1st October 2013. The limit of tenure is nine months, ending on 30th June 2014 to provide cover resulting from Dr Angela Breitenbach's award of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship.

The salary will be £37,382 pa (pro rata for the period of tenure). This vacancy presents an excellent opportunity particularly for an early career scholar to gain teaching experience and research support within a prestigious philosophy department. The Lectureship will be based in central Cambridge.

Research specialty may be in any area of Philosophy, but history of philosophy or aesthetics would be an advantage. Ability to teach at undergraduate level in one or more of the following areas is essential: Modern Philosophy (including Hume and Kant), and Aesthetics. There may also be opportunities to teach in other areas. Applicants must already either have a PhD or expect to have had their PhD viva in a relevant subject area by 30th September 2013. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to participate in College teaching for additional remuneration.

The person appointed will be required to give 40 lectures, to supervise MPhil and PhD students, to examine at both undergraduate and graduate level, and to contribute to the Faculty's work in research.

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 hours GMT (midday) on 1st March 2013 using the Faculty's online Job Applications system. This can be found on the following webpage, along with the further particulars and a link to the CHRIS 6 form:

Applicants must upload a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a one-page statement of research interests and future research plans, a CHRIS 6 form (Parts I and III only), two samples of recent work (not exceeding 20,000 words in total), and a covering letter including details of the elements of the Faculty's undergraduate syllabus which the applicant would be prepared to teach.

Using the Job Applications system, candidates need to submit automated requests to their two referees. References will need to be submitted using the Job Applications system by the application deadline. The application system also includes the option to submit a candidate's whole dossier as a PDF (up to 8Mb).

Dr Sorin Baiasu
Reader in Philosophy
Philosophy Programme Director
Secretary of the UK Kant Society
Co-convenor of the ECPR Kantian Standing Group
SPIRE: School of Politics, Philosophy, Int'l Relations & the Environment
Keele University ST5 5BG, UK
Tel: +44(0)1782-733364
Fax: +44(0)1782-733592

The Institute of Philosophy of KU Leuven is pleased to announce a Ph.D
position funded by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO). The research project concerns ‘Kant’s critical conception of a metaphysical system: its origin, characteristics, and transformation in early post-Kantian philosophy’

The Ph.D student is to carry out ONE of the following two sub-projects:

a. An investigation of the Critique of Pure Reason in light of Kant’s life-long engagement with Baumgarten’s Metaphysics with the aim of reconstructing the main features of the metaphysical system that Kant projected but never achieved.

b. An examination of the way in which Kant's notion of a philosophical system was interpreted and transformed in the first decades after the publication of the Critique of Pure Reason, notably by Reinhold and Fichte.

The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. Starting date: 01.09.2013 (an earlier starting date is possible)

See for a detailed description of the project:


- MA in Philosophy
- Independent and self-motivated
- Excellent writing skills
- A high level of proficiency in English and German and, in the case of sub-project 1, Latin.

The candidate will carry out one of the research projects described above, with the aim of publishing a doctoral thesis and presenting the results of her/his research in journals and at conferences. Candidates will be charged with minor teaching responsibilities (up to 2 hours a week during the academic year) and/or administrative tasks (up to 4 hours a week during the academic year).

Duration: 2 years (extendable with another 2 years)

The KU Leuven pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

Apart from a letter and c.v., applications should include a writing sample and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Applications can be submitted at

Please contact prof. dr. Karin de Boer ( for further information.

See for information about the department


Do you know of any current or recently-graduated Master Degree students (or extremely talented BA graduates) who might be interested in pursuing a doctoral degree in Hong Kong, on any topic relating to Kant? If so, please inform them of the following options, which they may wish to consider.

For the past few years, the Research Grants Council (RGC) in Hong Kong has established a "PhD Fellowship Scheme" that aims to attract the best and brightest postgraduates from all over the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong. Each awardee receives a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year, for a maximum period of three years. Those applying through HKBU (my institution) will also receive various other benefits, if they win a fellowship: e.g., funds to purhase computing equipment, tuition waived for the first year (and for the second and third years, pending good progress), and free accommodation. The selection criteria are: academic excellence; research ability and potential; communication and interpersonal skills; and leadership abilities. Further details can be found at

Anyone interested in applying for one of these fellowships should contact me in the first instance (at, letting me know the proposed research topic and starting date, as well as providing a short CV. Preference will be given to those planning to do research on a topic related to one of the following: Kant's philosophy of religion; the relevance of Kantian philosophy to modern scientific revolutions; Kant's theories of love, sex, marriage and/or friendship. However, strong applicants planning to do research in other areas are also welcome to apply.

To apply, go to: The deadline for submission of this online application is 12 noon (HK time; i.e., GMT+8) on December 1, 2012. Late applications will not be allowed under any circumstances, so if you're interested, please start the process as soon as possible!

In addition to the above, there is a good possibility that at least one HKBU postgraduate studentship will be available for a PhD student to commence research in the 2013-2014 academic year. Such studentships are not as attractive as HK PhD Fellowship Scheme, but they're not bad: the current funding is HK$13,800 per month (=US$1780) and the amount is reviewed annually. Anyone who submits a PhD Fellowship application with my assistance will also be considered for this (less competitive) HKBU studentship.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions and to forward this email to anyone who might be interested in the above information.

Best regards,

Prof. Stephen Palmquist (龐思奮)
Dept. of Religion and Philosophy
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR


The Department of Philosophy at Carleton College invites applications
for a tenure-track position beginning September 1, 2013, at the rank
of assistant professor.

AOS: Ancient Philosophy or History of Modern Philosophy (including Kant)
AOC: Open (although the department will favor candidates who can help
it diversify
its course offerings)

We seek candidates with potential for high-quality scholarship and a
commitment to excellent teaching in a liberal arts setting.  PhD or
its imminent completion is required.  We are particularly interested
in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.  The
teaching load for this position is five courses per year. Carleton has
three ten-week terms.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at and complete the online application,
including a letter of application, c.v., two sample syllabi, a
statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests,
graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), a writing sample and
three letters of recommendation by November 1, 2012.

Letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the Carleton College Web
Site. We are planning to conduct initial interviews via Skype in

Carleton College is committed to developing its faculty to better
reflect the diversity of our student body and American society.  Women
and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status,
veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance,
disability, or age in providing employment or access to its
educational facilities and activities.

Assistant Professor (tenure-track), beginning Fall 2013.  Four courses/year, beginning undergraduate to graduate level.  Usual advising, committee, and other non-teaching duties.  Ph.D. required.  AOS:  Kant.  AOC:  history of philosophy.  Review of applications begins November 19, 2012; videoconference interviews will take place beginning in early December; finalists will visit campus beginning in January.  Applications must include:  a cover letter that addresses the position description; a current CV; a writing sample; a teaching portfolio; and, three confidential letters of reference.  Send applications to Faculty Search, Department of Philosophy, 214 Bowden Hall, 561 South Kilgo Circle, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322 USA.  Nominations are invited.  Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks applications from women and minorities.

  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences: Research Assistant (The University of Edinburgh)

Dr Michela Massimi is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant for 12 hours per week over three years, to help her run the activities of a Leverhulme Trust-funded international network on the theme of "Kant and the Laws of Nature - Lessons from the Physical and Life Sciences of the Eighteenth Century". Dr Massimi is the PI of the network, which will include eight institutions nationally and internationally (in the UK, Germany and US) and whose activities will span over a three-year period. For details of the network's aims and goals, see:

The successful applicant will act as a "Network Facilitator" on the grant and will be required to take a leading role in organising and running all the activities of the international network (workshops, conference, seminars and public lectures), to actively contribute to the research outcomes of the network itself via publications and conference papers as appropriate, and is expected to manage the day-to-day project objectives, under the line-management of Dr Massimi.

The appointee will have to have a good first degree in Philosophy or related subject, and hold a PhD (PhD candidates, who have submitted their thesis by 1 November 2012, are eligible to apply). The appointee will have excellent administrative and organisational skills, especially for team working, and a good research profile in the relevant research areas (i.e. Kant and/or history and philosophy of science).

Tenable: 1 November 2012 for 3 years.

Salary Scale: £30,122 - £35,935

  • APRA Foundation Berlin Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship in Philosophy

The Adrian Piper Research Archive Foundation Berlin and Keele University offer a Graduate Student Teaching Scholarship in Philosophy for a student interested in working on a topic in Kantian studies.

The post will normally involve contributing to no more than 3 hours of teaching and 3 hours of research activities per week, and can only be held in conjunction with full-time PhD study.

The Research Students’ Research Project will be on a topic in the area of Kantian Studies; the topic can be in any of the areas of scholarship related to the work of Immanuel Kant – for instance, Kant’s practical philosophy (ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of religion), Kant’s theoretical philosophy (epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, logic), Kant’s teleology (including philosophy of art and aesthetics, philosophy of biology), Kant’s philosophy of history or anthropology.

The successful candidate will develop teaching materials and teach modules in Keele’s School of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy, and will undertake administrative and pastoral duties within the School and the University. The Research Student’s Research and Editorial Duties for Adrian Piper and/or the APRA Foundation Berlin are to be determined solely and entirely by the Adrian Piper’s and/or Foundation’s needs in the area of philosophy more generally. These may include but are not limited to the area of Kantian Studies.

The salary: £2,052 per annum plus Home/ EU fee waiver (£3,828 for 2012/13 based on full time study; international students will be eligible, but will need to cover the difference between EU and international fees).
Duration: 3 years
Closing date: 31st August 2012 at 5pm.

For further details on the studentship and the application process, including online application, see:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship

There is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong research potential to join Research Institutes with a strong track record of research excellence, to undertake a funded PhD programme and to develop teaching experience.

A GTAship role will normally involve contributing no more than 6 hours per week of teaching.

Applications are invited across Research Areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences, including all areas in Philosophy.

Duration: 3 years
Fees: Fee Waiver (at UK/EU fee levels - £3,828 for 2012/13 based on full time study)
Stipend: A stipend of £11,538 per annum, plus £2,052 per annum for teaching (based on full time study)
Closing date: 31st August 2012 at 5pm.

For further details on this studentship and the application process, including online application, see:


  • Fee Waivers in Humanities and Social Sciences

Applications are invited across the research specialisms of the Research Institute for the Humanities and the Research Institute for Social Sciences (including all areas in Philosophy).

Duration: 3 years
Fees: Fee Waiver (at UK/EU fee levels - £3,828 for 2012/13 based on full time study)

Closing date: 31st August 2012 at 5pm

Dr Sorin Baiasu
Reader in Philosophy
Philosophy Programme Director
Secretary of the UK Kant Society
Co-convenor of the ECPR Kantian Standing Group
SPIRE: School of Politics, Int'l Relations & Philosophy
Keele University ST5 5BG, UK
Tel: +44(0)1782-733364
Fax: +44(0)1782-733592

  • University of Tübingen, Germany


    The Department of Philosophy at the University of Tübingen is seeking applications for two positions. Position 1: "Assistant Professorship in Philosophy” (Akademische Ratsstelle auf Zeit, pay grade A 13). The position will start on October 1st, 2012, and is for a period of three years with the possibility of extension.

    Position 2: "Assistant Professorship/Lecturership in Philosophy” (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, pay grade TV-L 13). The position will start on October 1st, 2012, and is for a period of two years.


    The successful candidates will be expected (1) to do philosophical research in one or more of the following areas of philosophy: Kant, German Idealism, 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, Kantian and Phenomenological Themes in Analytic Philosophy, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Perception, (2) to teach four hours a week (two courses), and (3) to assist in administrative duties such as the planning and organization of workshops and conferences.


    The requirements are a PhD in philosophy and a research focus as well as teaching experience in the mentioned areas.


    Given equal qualification, severely physically challenged individuals will be given preference. The University of Tübingen aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and therefore particularly welcomes applications from qualified female candidates.


    Applications (including CV, certificates, list of publications and two writing samples) should be sent to


    Lehrstuhl für Kant und deutschen Idealismus

    Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schlösser

    Philosophisches Seminar

    Universität Tübingen

    Bursagasse 1

    72070 Tübingen




    Deadline: July 13, 2012


    The appointment will be made by the Central Administration.


  • University of Sheffield is looking for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Faculty of Arts & Humanities. Salary: Grade 8 (£36,862 to £44,016 per annum, with potential to progress to £49,539) or Grade 9(£46,696 to £52,556 per annum, with potential to progress to £60,928). Closing Date: 26th April 2011.

This is an ideal opportunity for a scholar with an outstanding publication record and excellent teaching ability to join one of the top Philosophy Departments in the United Kingdom. You will contribute to the Department's internationally recognized research, and to teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. Although the post is open to those with expertise in any of
the main areas of philosophy, the department would particularly welcome applications from those able to teach Kant's theoretical philosophy and/or post-Kantian continental philosophy. An ability to contribute, at present or in the near future, to the Department's impact' (i.e. the extent to which research in the Department has influence beyond academia) will also be
advantageous. The level of appointment (either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer) will depend on the candidate's depth of experience in teaching and their record in publication and grant capture. For further information, please refer to the departmental website: You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

  • The Philosophy Program at the University of Melbourne is pleased to call for applications to the G. Higgins Lectureship in Philosophy (History of Philosophy)
AOS: History of Philosophy

AOC: Open

This position is a 3-year Lectureship (Level B) in the area of the
History of Modern Philosophy, up to the end of the nineteenth century,
including the rise of the rationalist and empiricist traditions, as well
as the Kantian and post-Kantian era. You will be expected to research,
teach and administer at levels commensurate with the level of the
position. You must be a proven and successful teacher with a strong
record of research.

Further details can be found online

Closing date: 15 August 2010 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

For more inquiries about the position, please contact Greg Restall:

  • Universität Tübingen, An der Philosophischen Fakultät der Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen ist zum 1. April 2011 eine W 3-Professur für Philosophie mit dem Schwerpunkt Kant und Deutscher Idealismus zu besetzen. Der Bewerber/Die Bewerberin soll das Fach in Forschung und Lehre vertreten. Einstellungsvoraussetzung ist die Habilitation oder eine gleichwertige Qualifikation sowie didaktische Eignung.
Die Universität Tübingen strebt eine Erhöhung des Anteils von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre an und bittet entsprechend qualifizierte Wissenschaftlerinnen nachdrücklich um ihre Bewerbung. Schwerbehinderte werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.
Bewerbungen mit den üblichen Unterlagen (Lebenslauf und Darstellung des wissenschaftlichen Werdegangs, Kopien von Urkunden, Verzeichnis der Publikationen, Verzeichnis der Lehrerfahrung, Übersicht über die Forschungsschwerpunkte und eingeworbene Drittmittel) sind bis zum 15. September 2010 zu richten an die

Geschäftsführende Direktorin des Philosophischen Seminars
Universität Tübingen
Bursagasse 1
D-72070 Tübingen

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