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Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Employer
Northern Arizona University
Location
Flagstaff

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Location: Philosophy
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 606720
Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU's culture of excellence.

Special Information

This position is a 9 month, full-time, benefit eligible, tenure-eligible faculty position in the Department of Philosophy located on the Flagstaff Mountain campus, beginning Fall 2023.

Job Description

The Philosophy Department at Northern Arizona University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to support its Politics, Philosophy, and Law major. The position will begin in Fall 2023.

Area of Specialization (AOS): Political/Legal/Social Philosophy

Area of Competence (AOC): Open

The Department prefers candidates with expertise in Philosophy of Race, Indigenous Philosophy, or Latin American Philosophy. The teaching load will be 3 courses per semester. Candidates must be qualified to teach 300-level courses in Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Law.

Other responsibilities include developing a General Studies course that satisfies the University's new American Institutions requirement, maintaining an active research agenda, publishing in professional journals, mentoring students, and performing service activities in the department, the college, the university, and the local community. Ph.D. must be conferred by the start date for the appointment.

Northern Arizona University recognizes the importance and critical need for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) to be woven throughout the institutional structure and we seek to hire individuals with a strong track record of engagement with DEIJ in their professional endeavors.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy completed by start date.
  • AOS: Political/Social/Legal Philosophy.
  • Ability to teach 300-level courses in Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Law (demonstrated by graduate coursework, publication record, or past teaching experience)


Preferred Qualifications

  • Philosophy Race, Indigenous Philosophy, or Latin American Philosophy, either as an AOS or an AOC.
  • Active research program, including peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in a diverse university community.
  • Ability to engage across philosophical sub-fields and conduct interdisciplinary research.


General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student's success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.

Salary

Commensurate with candidates qualifications and related experience.

Benefits

This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 17, 2022.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 606720, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Application must include:
  • A cover letter explaining your suitability for, and interest in, the position.
  • Curriculum vitae (including names and contact information for 3 references).
  • Writing sample.
  • Teaching portfolio that includes syllabi, a teaching statement, and evidence of teaching excellence.
  • Diversity statement describing past experiences with (and/or potential for) teaching a diverse student body, integration of DEIJ into research, and service activities that support diverse populations within the larger community (750 word max.).

In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation are to be sent separately to Avi Callan at: [email protected].

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.



To apply, visit https://hr.peoplesoft.nau.edu/psp/ph92prta/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=2&JobOpeningId=606720&PostingSeq=1







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Organization

Northern Arizona University (NAU) is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value.  Students are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence.

Our educational programs are designed to prepare our students for personal and professional success after graduation.

Whether they earn their degrees at our historic Flagstaff campus, regionally throughout Arizona, or online, we prepare our students to achieve their human potential in ways that serve the state, the region, the nation, and the world.

If you can see yourself as part of a university community dedicated to its students and their success, NAU might be the right fit for you.

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928-523-2223
Location
PO Box 4113 Flagstaff, AZ 86011
Flagstaff
AZ
86011
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