Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Job description

Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Philosophy




Assistant Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Humanities and Social Sciences


Dept of Psychology and Philosophy


Contact Name:

Glenn Sanford, J.D., Ph.D.


Chair of Search Committee
Sam Houston State University
Box 2447
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The areas of specialization is Philosophy of Race. The area of competence is Philosophy of Science. On-line teaching experience and proficiency in feminist philosophy are considered strengths. The regular teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three undergraduate courses per semester. It will include, among other things, some combination of Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, and Core Curriculum courses such as Critical Thinking. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to the appointment in Fall 2021. ABD candidates will be considered.

Special Instructions Summary:

The application requires:
a) a letter of interest,
b) a curriculum vitae,
c) three letters of reference,
d) all graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework.),
e) a diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage SHSU’s student population and promote the College of Humanities and Social Science’s goals of inclusivity,
f) a writing sample,
g) a statement of research goals,
h) teaching portfolio (must contain sample syllabi for a course in Philosophy of Race and a course in Philosophy of Science and may provide evidence of pedagogical training, teaching evaluations, etc.), and

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Glenn Sanford, Chair of Search Committee, by email at [email protected] or telephone 936-294-2455.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.




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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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