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Full, Associate or Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Clemson University
Hardin Hall 126

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Four-Year Institution

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Full, Associate or Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Hardin Hall 126
Open Date:
Sep 18, 2023
The Department of Philosophy and Religion is seeking to hire a philosopher at a senior or advanced junior rank whose philosophical research profile and promise corresponds with Clemson’s Carnegie R1 designation and whose teaching will contribute to the vitality of our thriving undergraduate program.  We especially encourage applicants at the full and associate level.  The typical course load is 2/2. 

AOS: Value theory (including but not exclusively social/political philosophy, aesthetics, and ethical theory), Metaphysics, or Epistemology. 

AOC: The department values candidates with broad philosophical interests who can teach across, and contribute to expanding, the offerings of our undergraduate program. The AOC is thus open, but the department has teaching interests in the following areas, in addition to those AOS areas listed above: the history of philosophy (ancient, early modern, and 19th century), continental philosophy, aesthetics, logic and philosophy of language.  

About Clemson University

Founded in 1889, Clemson is a highly ranked public university and land grant institution with more than 28,000 students in over 200 degree programs. Located in the rapidly growing Upstate area of South Carolina, the city of Clemson provides a college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA.


Senior applicants must show ongoing leading-edge scholarship as well as teaching excellence.

Junior applicants must show the same, requisite to the rank, with significant post-doctoral research publication and teaching excellence.

Application Instructions:

Applicants for a senior tenured appointment should submit a CV demonstrating a record of research excellence as evidenced by an active research agenda in philosophy and a record of high-quality publications and academic presentations, concise evidence of teaching excellence and service engagement, and a list of three professional references.

Applicants for a junior tenure-track appointment should submit a CV including a research statement, concise evidence of teaching effectiveness, service engagement, a writing sample in the area of research, and no fewer than three confidential letters of recommendation.

Submissions should be made through the Interfolio link:

Applications received by November 3, 2023, will be guaranteed full consideration, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


Working at Clemson University

Clemson is a dynamic research university located in Upstate South Carolina at the center of the booming I-85 corridor between Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta, Ga. One of the nation’s most selective public research universities according to U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, Clemson University is the school of choice among top students in South Carolina and is increasingly competitive for the best students in the region and the nation. More than 17,100 students select from 70 undergraduate and 100 graduate degree programs through five academic colleges: Agriculture, Forestry and Life SciencesArchitecture, Arts and HumanitiesBusiness and Behavioral ScienceEngineering and Science; and Health, Education and Human Development.

Clemson’s transformation into a leading research institution — currently attracting in excess of $140 million in externally funded research and sponsored program awards per year — is based upon an academic plan that identifies eight emphasis areas in which the University has opportunities to increase education and research, to align with South Carolina’s economic development needs and to draw upon faculty strengths. Emphasis areas include automotive and transportation technology, advanced materials, biotechnology and biomedical sciences, leadership and entrepreneurship, sustainable environment, information and communication technology, family and community living, and general education.

Major economic development initiatives that have emerged from the academic plan include the Clemson International Center for Automotive Research — a 250-acre campus in Greenville, which has generated more than $225 million in public and private commitments in just four years; an advanced materials initiative at the Clemson Research Park, which includes a new LEED Silver-certified facility; and the South Carolina Health Sciences Collaborative — an initiative of the state’s three research universities and major health-care systems.

As the state’s land-grant university, Clemson reaches out to citizens, communities and businesses all over South Carolina. The Public Service Activities division includes the county-based Cooperative Extension Service, five off-campus research and education centers through the Clemson University Experiment Station and critical regulatory responsibilities for plant and animal health.

The University boasts a 1,400-acre campus on the shores of Lake Hartwell within view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Surrounding the campus are 18,000 acres of University farms and woodlands devoted to research. A warm campus environment, great weather and recreational activities offered by proximity to both the natural surroundings and large cities are part of the Clemson Experience.


Points of interest at Clemson include the following:

The Clemson Conference Center and Inn is a state-of-the-art facility for symposia, meetings, seminars and special events. The complex includes the Madren Continuing Education and Conference Center, the Walker Golf Course and the Martin Inn.

The South Carolina Botanical Garden, a 295-acre public garden, features several thousand varieties of ornamental plants and a unique collection of nature-based sculptures.

The Robert Howell Brooks Center for the Performing Arts brings an exciting array of concert, theater, dance, comedy and other live performances to the community.

The Robert Campbell Geology Museum at the Botanical Garden displays meteorites, minerals, dinosaur fossils and the largest faceted-stone collection in the Southeast.

The T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena is a showplace for livestock activities in the state and has hosted horse and livestock shows, rodeos, sales, 4-H activities, educational programs, and industrial and agricultural exhibitions.

Fort Hill, the home of John C. Calhoun and later of his son-in-law, University founder Thomas Green Clemson, is a registered National Historic Landmark located in the center of campus.

The Class of 1944 Visitors Center is the front door to Clemson — a friendly place to get tours, information, assistance and an introduction to this beautiful, historic university and community.

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