Assistant Professor of PhilosophyJob Posting Number:
The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective undergraduate and graduate teacher, develop a productive research program, contribute to department and college initiatives and leadership (especially the Philosophy Dialogues), and to be committed to teaching lower-level philosophy courses as part of a core curriculum. Members of the department have secured funding through NSF, NEH, AAAS, Rethinking Priorities, and Humanities Texas in recent years.Required Qualifications:
The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University offers the B.A. in Philosophy; the B.A. in Religious Studies; the M.A. in Applied Philosophy and Ethics; undergraduate minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Value Studies, and Medical Humanities; and a graduate certificate in Professional Ethics. Course assignments are based on expertise and departmental need, possibly including doctoral-level Responsible Conduct of Research/Research Ethics. Some teaching may be in evening courses or online. Summer teaching is sometimes available, depending on student demand. There are expectations of service to the department, college, university, and profession. We strongly support cross-disciplinary initiatives.
Members of the departmental faculty regularly teach courses in support of interdisciplinary programs in Latino/a Studies, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, Sustainability Studies, Leadership Studies, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics, the Honors College, and International Studies. The Department has 35 full-time faculty members in Fall 2021 and teaches the largest number of undergraduates of any public university in Texas, averaging over 10,000 students per year over the past six years. Departmental activities include the Philosophy Dialogues, a program of ~60 public-facing events each semester including lectures, films, readings, performances, and discussions; an active chapter of Phi Sigma Tau; an annual student symposium; an annual alumni banquet; a growing Religious Studies Student Organization; two student journals; three professional journals; an Ethics Bowl team, and an International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition team. All positions are subject to availability of funds.
- Ph.D. in Philosophy by time of appointment. (ABD applicants should provide a letter from your committee chair verifying anticipated completion before September 1, 2022).
- Previous teaching experience.
- Research and teaching specialization: 20th century analytic and continental philosophy.
- Teaching competence in: Africana Philosophy, Social & Political Philosophy, Arabic & Islamic Philosophy, and Logic.
- Evidence of teaching excellence.
- Active research program.
- Evidence of professional, public, or institutional service.
- Evidence of commitment to public philosophy.
- Statement of how the candidate’s work will be relevant on an increasingly diverse campus.
- Teaching competence in Ancient Philosophy and Comparative Philosophy
- Experience teaching large classes (100+ students).
- Experience mentoring students.
- Experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research.
- Experience in community engagement.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/38862.
To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before July 2, 2022:
- A letter of interest addressing how your work contributes to public philosophy and how your work is relevant on an increasingly diverse campus, to Dr. Holly Lewis, Chair of Search Committee.
- Current curriculum vitae.
- Research statement, including summary of any funded research, work in-progress, and future plans (optional, may be included in letter of interest).
- Teaching statement to include a discussion of general education (optional, may be included in letter of interest).
- Evidence of teaching excellence(optional, may be included in letter of interest).
- 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 or upper-level course
- Three professional references including names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.
As part of our application process, we are requesting contact information for three (3) references. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter
section of the employment application. If you applied for a previous posting and would like us to use reference letters previously submitted, please indicate that in your cover letter.
If the letter of recommendation will be collected through Interfolio Dossier, please provide the specific Interfolio email in lieu of the references email. If a central office is responsible for responding to all reference letter requests in your department, please notify Faculty and Academic Resources at [email protected]
The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.Proposed Start Date:
Fall 2022Posting Date:
06/29/2022Evaluation of Applications Begins:
07/03/2022Full Consideration Date::
07/02/2022Open Until Filled?:
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.Reasonable Accommodation:
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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.Quick Link: