Assistant Professor - Philosophy - #001423
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Assistant ProfessorWorking Title:
Assistant Professor - Philosophy - #001423Department:
Philosophy & ReligionPosition Summary:
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment in philosophy at the assistant professor level, to begin August 1, 2021. We are a small, highly collegial department that contributes heavily to the university’s general education curriculum seeking a colleague with broad teaching interests and a commitment to creating classes that are welcoming, accessible, and valuable to students with varied backgrounds and interests. Our departmental emphasis is on issues at the intersections of philosophy and religious studies, and we seek a colleague with interest in and competence to teach classes that serve both concentrations. We furthermore seek a colleague prepared to design and teach classes that emphasize diversity and inclusion, and which introduce under-represented views as well as canonical texts.
The successful candidate will be prepared to offer undergraduate classes in at least two periods from the history of Euro-American philosophy: ancient, late-antiquity, medieval, or modern. The ideal candidate will also have the capacity to teach one or more of the following classes or others focused on similar themes: Global Justice, Political Theory, Science and Religion, Philosophy of Religion, or Philosophy of Law.
The position includes standard scholarship, service and advising expectations. We are a highly cooperative and supportive department oﬀering teaching and research mentorship to the successful candidate.Carnegie statement:
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarshipMinimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy
ABD candidates must have degree in hand by date of appointment.Preferred Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be prepared to offer undergraduate classes in at least two periods from the history of Euro-American philosophy: ancient, late-antiquity, medieval, or modern. The ideal candidate will also have the capacity to teach one or more of the following classes or others focused on similar themes: Global Justice, Political Theory, Science and Religion, Philosophy of Religion, or Philosophy of Law.Position Type:
Permanent Full-TimeNumber of Months Per Year:
12/14/2020Open Until Filled:
NoSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Applications must be submitted online Review of applications will begin on or about February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
For more information, contact Amy McKenzie ([email protected]; phone 828.227.7262).
Applications must be submitted online and include the following: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) sample of scholarship; 4) unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree; 5) evidence of teaching eﬀectiveness; and 6) a list of three references (include complete contact information).Background/E-Verify:
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.
Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.Credential Verification:
All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.AA/EOE:
Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]
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