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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Furman University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open, but the department does not have needs in ethics or bioethics.
AOC Open, but the department does not have needs in ethics or bioethics.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R001205
Location Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Start date September 1, 2022
Job description

Job Description Summary:
The Furman University Philosophy Department invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Responsibilities include: undergraduate teaching (five courses per year), research and publication, and normal non-teaching departmental and university duties.

Rank: Open. AOS: Open. AOC: Open, but the department does not have needs in ethics or bioethics.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. completed in Philosophy at time of application.

Furman University is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of university life, and strives to create an anti-racist community through excellence in teaching, mentorship, and programming. Numerous initiatives and programs are underway or planned to promote these ideals, including historic projects, dialogue initiatives, the Center for Inclusive Communities, and a new major in Africana Studies.

The successful candidate will have an interest in working with historically underrepresented students, including students of color, and be committed to assisting the university in its continuing efforts to become a model of inclusive excellence. The philosophy department and the university recognize that our students’ education is enriched by diversifying both our curriculum and our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our social world. We are particularly interested in applicants who can assist us in one or both of these goals.

The philosophy department places particular emphasis on excellence in teaching. Being an effective teacher at a liberal arts college requires more than delivering compelling lectures—it requires being invested in students as the most important aspect of one’s professional life. To this end, the successful candidate must not only speak to a commitment to teaching at a liberal arts institution in their cover letter, but also provide evidence of teaching excellence in the application materials.

In the requested teaching portfolio, we would like to see a statement of teaching philosophy that speaks specifically to a liberal arts context, student evaluations from previous courses taught, sample syllabi, samples of graded student work that demonstrate the sort of feedback that the candidate offers to students, and at least one letter of recommendation from someone who has conducted classroom visits and is familiar with the candidate’s positive impact on students.

Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.

Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, a racially and culturally diverse community that is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast. It has been ranked among "America's Ten Best" by Forbes Magazine. Greenville has a thriving downtown, excellent private and public schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America’s coolest small towns.” It is within a short driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte and Atlanta. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches are within easy reach. In keeping with our commitment to equity and inclusion, domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits and faculty/staff affinity groups exist to offer support for faculty/staff that identify as LGBTQIA+ and/or Black /African-American.

How to apply
Application type Online
Make sure you include a full teaching portfolio with your application.
Web address to apply https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_...
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_...
Contact name Erik A. Anderson
Contact email
Contact phone 864-238-2418
Time created September 10, 2021, 8:39pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Expired on November 3, 2021, 12:46am EST
Last updated November 3, 2021, 4:46am UTC
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