conference; jobs (123)

Wed, 22 Mar 89 20:10:04 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 756. Wednesday, 22 Mar 1989.

(1) Date: Wed, 22 Mar 89 17:31:35 CST (22 lines)
From: "Kevin L. Cope" <ENCOPE@LSUVM>
Subject: 18C: conference on 18th century studies

(2) Date: Wed, 22 Mar 89 09:40 CDT (80 lines)
Subject: Philosophy Jobs in UK

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Date: Wed, 22 Mar 89 17:31:35 CST
From: "Kevin L. Cope" <ENCOPE@LSUVM>
Subject: Item for Release on HUMANIST


KEVIN L. COPE would like to invite all members of the HUMANIST grammo network
to attend the forthcoming international convention of the American Society for
Eighteenth-Century Studies, scheduled for the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (500
Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130) next week, March 29-April 2, 1989.
Event organizers, of which HUMANIST Kevin L. Cope is one, expect over 1,200
registrants from hundreds of nations. 500 papers from famous scholars will
cover every aspect of eighteenth-century studies. HUMANISTS are especially
urged to attend the session chaired by HUMANIST Kevin L. Cope, entitled "Locke,
Leibniz, Shaftesbury, and Berkeley." Seven major scholars of the empiricists
will express their views. HUMANIST Kevin L. Cope will also be delivering a
paper on didactic and didacticism in eighteenth-century literature in which
numerous references to information processing, information theory, computers,
artificial intelligence, and cognitive psychology will dismiss all past errors
in this area! Please do attend. For more information, fire a grammo to
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Date: Wed, 22 Mar 89 09:40 CDT
Subject: Philosophy Jobs in UK

I've been asked to pass this on to interested persons.

Stephen Clark, Vanderbilt (but soon to be back in Liverpool)

King's College London
Department of Philosophy

Appointment of Two Permanent Lecturers in Philosophy

Applications are invited for the above posts, tenable from 1
October 1989 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be on
the Lecturer A scale (#9,620 - #14,500, plus London Allowance of
#1,650). Candidates should have achievement or potential in
research, and should be willing to teach a range of philosophical
topics. Applications (ten copies), which should include the names of
three referees, should reach The Personnel Officer, King's College,
London WC2R 2LS (from whom further particulars may be obtained)
not later than 14 April 1989.

Further particulars

One of the two posts arises from the promotion of Mark Sainsbury
to the Susan Stebbing Chair in Philosophy. The other is funded
under the NAAS scheme, in anticipation of the retirement of Brian
O'Shaughnessy in September 1990. Both posts are full time and

The Philosophy Department at King's forms part of the KCL Centre
for Philosophical Studies, the largest group of philosophers in
London. The Department was star-rated for research in the
University Grant Committee's report in 1986, and the recent
(February 1989) UGC Review of Philosophy recommends an
expansion of the Department from the current level of 10 to 11.
The Department expects to make a further appointment, in addition
to the two currently advertised, to start in October 1990. At
present there are about 100 undergraduate and 20 graduate
students in the Department.

The Department has close links with the other philosophy
departments in London (especially those at UC, Birkbeck and the
LSE). The main undergraduate degree, and many lectures and
seminars, are federal.

The Department is looking for philosophers who are strong both in
research and teaching. The positions are not tied to specific areas,
but the overall teaching needs of the Department (which can be
discerned from the enclosed Guide) will be taken into consideration
in making the appointments. Your application (ten copies, except
for overseas applicants, who need send only one copy) should
include the following:

(a) A curriculum vitae

(b) A list of publications.
[We anticipate reading samples of the work of some candidates, so
in listing your publications, it would be helpful if you would
indicate one item (an article, or about 20 pages of a book) which
you feel it would be appropriate for us to read in the first instance.
Unpublished work may also be cited for this purpose, but should not
be included with your application.]

(c) A brief account of your recent and projected research.

(d) A statement of teaching experience.
[We would find it helpful to know which of the undergraduate
courses listed in the Guide you would be prepared to teach.]

(e) The names and, if possible, telephone numbers of two or three
persons who are acquainted with your research or teaching.

The closing date for applications is 14 April, and we hope to hold
interviews between 1st and 3rd May. If you would like to discuss
the posts informally, please telephone Mark Sainsbury on 01 873
2231. If necessary, applications or enquiries may be sent by FAX
(01 836 1799) or E-mail (