Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Normal, Illinois
Competitive salary.
Sep 26, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Philosophy at Illinois State University ( invites applications for a 9-month position as Assistant Professor, tenure-track, with a start date of August 16, 2018. AOS: Social and Political; AOC: open. The teaching load will be 3/3 with undergraduate courses only. In addition, this position entails the usual non-teaching duties.

We are looking for a colleague who is committed to excellence in both research and teaching. We are also interested in someone who can help increase the department's role as a forum for the public engagement of social and political issues. Ph.D. in Philosophy is required prior to appointment. Candidates who are ABD and have a realistic expectation of completing their Ph.D. within 6 months of appointment will also be considered.  Teaching experience required.  State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in English language as a requirement for this position.  Competitive salary. The Department has significant interdisciplinary opportunities and general education commitments. The department encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences who embrace and value the principles of diversity and inclusion.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by Friday, November 10, 2017 at and must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching quality. Electronic submissions only.  Applicants must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent separately to Dr. Christopher Horvath, chair of the search committee at by November 10, 2017. Interviews will be held via Skype in early December.  Questions may be directed to Dr. Christopher Horvath at the same email address -- please add “Social and Political Philosophy Search” in the subject line.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Illinois State University:

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Our 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 63 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Illinois State University has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a population of approximately 125,000 and conveniently located approximately two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis. The community is home to GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, State Farm Insurance International Headquarters, Illinois Wesleyan University, Lincoln College, and Heartland Community College. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and educational attainment, parks and recreation, health care, job growth, economic opportunity, and low crime.