Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Job Location:

San Marcos



Position Description:

The Department of Philosophy invites applications to fill a 9-month (academic year) tenure-track position with a potential opportunity of summer teaching based on departmental need and student demand. The successful candidate will be expected to effective teach undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a productive research program, contribute to department and college initiatives and leadership, and to be committed to teaching lower-level philosophy courses as part of a core curriculum.

The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University offers the B.A. in philosophy, B.A. in religious studies, the M.A. in applied philosophy and ethics, undergraduate minors in philosophy, religious studies, medical humanities, and value studies, a graduate certificate in professional ethics. Course assignments will be based on expertise and departmental need, possibly including doctoral-level responsible conduct of research/research ethics. There are expectations of service to the department, college, university, and profession. We strongly support cross-disciplinary initiatives. The Department has 35 full-time faculty members in Spring 2021, and teaches the largest number of undergraduates of any philosophy department at a public university in Texas, over 10,000 each academic year for the past eight years. Departmental activities include the Philosophy Dialogues, a program of ~60 public philosophy events each semester including lectures, films, and discussions; an active chapter of Phi Sigma Tau; an annual student symposium; an annual alumni banquet; an Ethics Bowl team, and an International Business Ethics Case Competition team.

All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in philosophy.
• Experience teaching undergraduates and graduate students.
• Research and teaching expertise (AOS) in metaphysics and philosophy of sport.
• Research and teaching competence (AOC) in bioethics and logic.
• Demonstrated commitment to an ongoing research agenda and providing service to the department and University.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience teaching business or professional ethics and philosophy of science.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse populations and inclusive excellence.

Application Procedures:

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before May 27 2021:
1) A letter of interest with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy, addressed to Dr. Bob Fischer, Chair of Search Committee;
2) Current curriculum vitae;
3) Evidence of teaching excellence;
4) Two sample syllabi;
• A syllabus for one of our two 1000-level courses: PHIL 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking, or PHIL 1320: Ethics and Society;
• A Syllabus for a graduate level course.
5) Inclusion and Diversity Statement;
6) Three professional references including names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.
Note that as part of our application process, we are requesting 3 letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential online portal. Applicants are highly recommended to remind their referees to respond to the letter request in a timely manner. Letters of recommendation will be required prior to interviews.

The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

Proposed Start Date:

Fall 2021

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Legal Notices:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Posted: 5/11/2021
Application Due: 5/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time