The Kenneth Mark Drain Chair in Ethics at Trent University

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Friday, September 26, 2014

CFP Jan 2015: Affectus

AFFECTUS: Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy and Theory is currently accepting submissions for its third issue. We welcome theoretical and philosophical papers across the disciplines with special attention to papers in the following areas: Women’s and Gender studies, queer theory, postcolonial studies, feminist philosophy, and 19th and 20th century continental philosophy. We may also consider publishing reviews, interviews, and creative work with theoretical import.

Submission Guidelines:
• Please send all submissions to
• Submissions must be received by 12:00 AM (MST) Tuesday, January 6th, 2015.
• Submissions must contain two attachments:
1. Abstract and submission in one document (doc. format) prepared for anonymous review.
2. A cover letter with the author’s contact information (name, e-mail, and institutional affiliation)
submission word count, and at least five key words outlining the themes of the paper.
Submission Format:
• Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words. We will accept a maximum of two submissions per author.
• Submissions should be accompanied by an abstract between 100-500 words.
• Because submissions are reviewed anonymously, names, e-mails, and institutional affiliations should be stated on a separate cover sheet and omitted from the submission itself (including footnotes, headers, etc.).
• All submissions should be double-spaced and cited in Chicago Style (Notes & Bibliography).
• Books reviewed should be published within the last 18 months. Reviews should be no less than 1,500 words.
• For information regarding interviews, please contact the Editor-In-Chief with a proposal.
• We appreciate the use of gender-inclusive language as outlined in “Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language” published by the APA, which can be found at:
Review Process
• Each submission will undergo an anonymous review process by a minimum of two reviewers.
• Authors will receive a notification of their submission within 48hrs of receipt. If you have not been contacted within this time, please send a follow up e-mail.
• Notification of publication or rejection will be sent out mid-February, 2015.
For further information, please contact:
Editor-in-Chief: Kyle Kinaschuk (
Managing Editors: Jeff Ray (
& Kaitlin Rothberger (

General queries:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Undergraduate Journal: CALL FOR REVIEWERS

Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal,

Stance seeks undergraduate philosophy students to serve as external reviewers. This is an exciting pre-professional learning opportunity. Reviewers hone their writing, researching, and reviewing skills by serving on a groundbreaking journal. Reviewers must have advanced undergraduate experience in philosophy, strengths in writing and editing, and the self-motivation necessary to complete work by given deadlines. We invite applications and the accompanying letter of recommendation. 
Chosen reviewers will be given one of two opportunities. Most will be External Reviewers and will be responsible for reviewing one or two papers in January. A few will be selected to serve as Assistant Editorial Board Members on our review teams. Assistant Editorial Board Members will consider approximately 25 papers over in December. All reviewers receive training material that explains what is expected in the formal review process. Reviewers will also be credited in both the print and electronic versions of the journal.

To apply, the student should: 
(1) return an application (see below) to (include "External Reviewer Application" as the subject heading) and 
(2) arrange for a philosophy professor to send a letter of recommendation to (include "LOR" as the subject heading for recommendation letter). 
For more information see

Deadline: October 10, 2014

Application. Please send us an email providing the following information:
Name of School:
Year in School:
Philosophy Courses Taken:

What is your specialty or concentration?
What experience do you have that would qualify you for this project?
What goals do you have that working on Stance will support?
What, in your opinion, are the makings of a good philosophy paper?

David Concepcion, PhD
Professor and Chair
Philosophy and Religious Studies, NQ 204
Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies
Ball State University
President, American Association of Philosophy Teachers

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Get in the pool



You must be a registered Student at Trent University in order to apply.

The Philosophy Department invites applications for CUPE 3908 Unit 2 Markers for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Positions are at various times during the Academic Year 2014 – 2015

The hourly rate of pay is in accordance with CUPE 3908 Unit 2 Academic Marker  Pay Rate found on page 41 of the CUPE Unit 2 collective agreement

Applicants who received 80% in one or more Philosophy courses or a relevantly similar course, will be strongly preferred.

Applicants should send a:
·        Resume including courses taken and marks earned, as well as any previous marking or teaching assistant experience
·        Department will review your Academic Summary
Submit Resume, by email, to:
Kathy Fife, Secretary,
Philosophy Department
Lady Eaton College S 118.3
(705) 748-1011 x 7166

Deadline for receipt of applications:  September 30, 2014

All positions are subject to budgetary approval by the Dean’s office.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Trent philosophers: Thinking of Graduate School?

Wed., Oct.1, at 1 PM
Applying to Graduate School?

The year before applying to graduate school is the year to begin working on your applications.  Instructors in Philosophy, with some help from students currently going through the process, will hold an informational session on Wed., Oct.1, from 1 PM to 2:30, on how to secure letters of recommendation, what a Statement of Intent looks like, and what a writing sample involves.  All students are welcome.  Third-year students are especially encouraged to attend!  Location is the Senior Common Room in Lady Eaton College (LEC-SCR).  See you there!