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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

State University of New York at Oswego

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 177104
Location Oswego, New York, United States
Job description

State University of New York at Oswego

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy.

Posting Date: November 9, 2021

Review Date:  Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received prior to January 10, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Jan-2021.pdf   or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/

Date of Appointment:  August 2022

Description of Responsibilities:

Area of Specialization: Epistemology. Area of Competence: Open.

The Assistant Professor of Philosophy will have a strong research trajectory in epistemology, as well as relevant teaching experience in epistemology, and some of: metaphysics, philosophy of religion, and Eastern philosophy. In addition to these, the Assistant Professor may teach a variety of courses within the department, which can include philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, or courses that will serve to broaden to broaden the diversity of the curriculum of our department (e.g., philosophy of race). Normal semester teaching responsibilities will be one large course and two smaller courses. Student advising, working with students on improving writing skills, and university service are also expected.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Assistant Professor of Philosophy will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or related discipline at time of appointment
  • Strong research trajectory in epistemology
  • Relevant teaching experience in some of: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, Eastern Philosophy
  • Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Clearly articulated understanding and commitment to equity, inclusion, diversity issues (evidenced by diversity statement)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to teach a variety of courses, such as metaphysics, philosophy of religion, Eastern philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, or courses that will serve to broaden the diversity of the curriculum of our department, such as philosophy of race.

At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing your experience with or commitment to inclusive pedagogy including how you will incorporate DEI goals into your work at SUNY Oswego.


To Apply Submit:

  • Cover letter addressing qualifications including professional development, teaching, mentoring, or service
  • CV/Resume
  • A statement of research interests that specifically addresses involvement with undergraduate students
  • A separate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement on your experience with, or commitment to, inclusive pedagogy including how you will incorporate DEI goals into your work at SUNY Oswego
  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress    
  • Contact information for three professional references (please note, only the three references listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted)


electronically to:  http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=139175

Candidates are required to submit all application documents listed under "To Apply Submit" be uploaded before you can submit your application for consideration. Your application will only be accessible for consideration once all required documents have been submitted.

 Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. 

If you have questions about the position, please contact:

Craig Delancey, Search Chair at [email protected]

Description of Department: The Philosophy Department at SUNY Oswego is a collegial, productive department with a Philosophy major and minor, a Philosophy-Psychology joint major, a new Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major, and a Logic minor. We are a department that prizes research, has a yearly endowed lecture series, and hosts an annual reading group with philosophy students. The philosophy department enjoys close interdisciplinary relationships with other disciplines on campus and values offering a vibrant major for our students. The Philosophy department is committed to diversity and student success.

To learn more about us, visit our web site at: www.oswego.edu/philosophy

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked in the Top Ten among public master’s-level universities in the 2021 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003.

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to about 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at www.oswego.edu.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing [email protected]  

For Campus Safety information, please see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery):  https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report.

SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected] 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?...
Hard deadline January 23, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Craig Delancey, Search Chair
Contact email
Time created November 29, 2021, 10:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 23, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on January 25, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated January 25, 2022, 5:46am UTC
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