Assistant Professor

United States, North America
Jan 13, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Position Information

Posting Number: 8409

Internal Posting Date: 09-17-2013

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 11-01-2013

Job Title: Assistant Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Arts and Letters

Primary Department: 10004648 PHILOSOPHY

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Academic Year, 9 month

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Support Staff: Pay Minimum

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Position Summary: The Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University invites applications for a nine-month, academic year, Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2014. AOS: early modern philosophy. AOC: informal logic or ethical theory.

Teaching load: six courses per year, taught over two semesters. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. The successful candidate will have a robust research program and will be able to make contributions to the department at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. This is a fixed-term position and has potential for annual renewal based on performance and availability of funding. The department has a strong reputation in environmental philosophy and has doctoral concentrations in social and political thought (with foci on feminism, race issues, critical theory, and democratic theory), and in medicine and philosophy; it is affiliated with interdisciplinary programs in peace and justice studies, ethics and development, ethics and humanities in the life sciences, ethics and policy in food and agriculture, and in cognitive science.

For more information on the department visit the website at MSU is a research university, a member of the American Association of Universities, and affiliated with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.

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Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A PhD in philosophy is required.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Learning Philosophy
Work/Writing Sample
Research Interests

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Submit a letter of application, c.v., evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), a writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy,

Review of application will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until position has been filled.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Debra Nails/Professor/

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