Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Search 67482

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy — Search #67482
College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies contributes to a rich undergraduate experience in both its support of the university core curriculum and its own thriving programs. The department offers a traditional undergraduate major in Philosophy as well as a Philosophy major with a Religious Studies track, and we offer minors in both Philosophy and Religious Studies. The program has a very active student community. The person hired into this position will be expected to actively contribute to the further growth of our program through excellent teaching, active recruitment, and engagement with the student community.

Position Description: Reporting to the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Assistant Professor position requires a teaching load of three undergraduate courses per semester, an active research agenda, and regular faculty service responsibilities. The possibility exists for one course release per year for the purpose of scholarship. This is a tenure-track, academic 10-month appointment, with additional voluntary summer teaching possible. This position's departmental home will be on the Statesboro campus. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely related field by July 1, 2018
  • Demonstrated specialization in Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Evidence of active scholarship and a future research agenda
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Areas of additional teaching competency are open, with departmental interests in medieval philosophy, American philosophy, African philosophy, and/or the philosophy of race
  • Teaching experience in introductory-level undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and/or Introduction to Ethics
  • Teaching experience in Ancient Greek Philosophy

    Screening of applications begins January 15, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

    Dr. Elizabeth Butterfield, Search Chair, Search #67482
    Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Georgia Southern University
    P. O. Box 8023
    Statesboro GA 30460
    Electronic mail: [email protected]
    Telephone: 912-478-0182

    More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.





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    Posted: 12/8/2017
    Application Due: 7/25/2018
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