Assistant Professor - Philosophy of Law

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LogoPosting NumberFAC00156PO18Advertised TitleAssistant Professor - Philosophy of LawCampusColumbiaCollege/DivisionCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartmentCAS PhilosophyAdvertised Salary RangeWe offer a competitive salary and benefits package.Location of VacancyPart/Full TimeFull TimeHours per WeekPosition CategoryFull-time Equivalent (FTE)Basis 9 monthsWork CountyRichlandTenure InformationTenure-Track/TenuredJob Search CategoryFaculty About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

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The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position in the area of philosophy of law to begin August 16, 2019.

AOS: Philosophy of Law.
AOC: Open.

The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to the department’s PhD program, and to work with both Philosophy and the University of South Carolina School of Law to develop two programs: an inter-disciplinary minor in ‘Law, Values, and Society’, and a degree program within Philosophy focused on law.

Required Education and Experience

Candidates must have Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand on or before August 15, 2019.

Preferred Qualifications

J.D. is preferred but not required.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date08/16/2019Job Open Date09/05/2018Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions to Applicant

Applicants should upload a cover letter and a complete dossier, including current CV, sample of written work, and evidence of teaching ability. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted to the search committee chair, Dr. Michael Dickson, at [email protected] with Philosophy of Law Search in the subject line.

Paper submissions of letters may be sent to:

Philosophy of Law Search
Department of Philosophy
University of South Carolina
Byrnes Building
Columbia, SC 29208

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 1.

Candidates should expect to be available for interviews over Skype in late November and December.

For more information on the Department of Philosophy visit

Positions are advertised for a minimum of five (5) business days on our job website. After five (5) business days, positions can be closed at the discretion of the department at any time. This position is open until filled. This employment site is updated on a regular basis. The length of the recruitment and screening process may vary from position to position, depending upon a variety of factors. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Writing Sample(s)/Sample Publications
    4. List of References and Contact Information
    5. Teaching Statement
    Optional Documents
    1. Other Supporting Documents




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    Posted: 4/17/2019
    Application Due: 6/16/2019
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