Assistant Professor (Philosophy)

Manhattan KS
Sep 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position:

 Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, beginning August 12, 2018

Information about the Department:

 KSU Department of Philosophy

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Five undergraduate courses per year, standard service duties.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and appreciation for teaching students from diverse, multi-cultural backgrounds. 
  • Must be able to teach sections of formal philosophy, logic, decision and game theory, formal epistemology, as well as related areas in philosophy of science or language.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD or ABD (will be considered, but appointment as Assistant Professor will require that the Ph.D. be in hand before August 2018; otherwise the initial appointment will be as Instructor) in Philosophy or closely related area, with a substantive training in philosophy and an active research program in philosophy.


Preferred Qualifications:

AOS: Formal philosophy, broadly construed to include logic, decision and game theory, formal epistemology and related areas in philosophy of science or language. AOC: open, but the department has some preference for a candidate with teaching competence in decision and game theory.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload application package to the PageUp Applicant Tracking System at then on the right side of the screen about the middle of the page you will see Job Search.  In the box under Job Search enter 502381.  

Items to include in your application package (put the following items in a single PDF file):

  1. Letter of application
  2. CV
  3. Sample paper
  4. Research statement
  5. Evidence of teaching competence

Three (3) letters of recommendation are required; these may be submitted as part of your application package or sent to Teresa Zerbe at

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Will begin on November 18, 2017

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.