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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Sam Houston State University
Location
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Requisition:

202100112F

Rank:

Assistant Professor

FLSA status:

Exempt

Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track

College:

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department:

Dept of Psychology and Philosophy

Open Date:

09/16/2021

Quicklink:

https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28773

Contact Name:

Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D.

Title:

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

Contact Phone:

936-294-3585

Contact Email:

[email protected]

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all students and employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Sam Houston State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Huntsville, TX), announces a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Program within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy, to start in Fall 2022. AOS: Philosophy of Science, and AOC (One or more of the following): Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and/or Queer Theory, Comparative Philosophy. The new faculty member will join a dynamic and pluralist program with strengths in Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Psychology, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, and Phenomenology. The regular teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three undergraduate courses per semester. Courses the person appointed to this position will regularly teach include, among other things, some combination of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Core Curriculum courses such as Critical Thinking. Additionally, the appointee would help develop and teach one or more courses in the listed AOCs.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to the appointment in Fall 2022. ABD candidates will be considered.

On-line teaching experience is a strength. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand.

Experience Required for the Position:

The Department of Psychology & Philosophy is launching a cluster hiring initiative to appoint up to six tenure-track faculty members who(se): 1) bring visibility, renown, and additional impact to our department, 2) add to a long -standing goal of increasing diversity (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQI+, religious, etc.) across our department, and 3) intellectual and pedagogical expertise engages racial intersectionality.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral/Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Sam Houston State University is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.

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 https://www.shsu.edu/dept/institutional-effectiveness/fbenrollment
f) a writing sample
g) a statement of research goals
h) evidence of teaching ability
i) sample syllabi for courses in Philosophy of Science and one or more of the AOC

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Chair of Search Committee, by email at [email protected] or telephone 936-294-3585. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled—incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Open Until Filled:

Yes

EEO Statement:

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Organization

About Sam Houston State University

For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.

SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.

Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the university's significant commitment to service.

Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston. 

SHSU is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Member The Texas State University System  

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Telephone
936-294-1070
Location
1905 University Avenue
Huntsville
TX
77340
United States
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