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Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Rice University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Job description

Rice University’s Department of Philosophy seeks to hire a Full Professor to act as the next department chair. The area of specialization is open. Candidates must be able to demonstrate substantial administrative experience at the level of department chair, center director, or a comparable position.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and continue research in their area of expertise. Rice University has a semester-based teaching schedule with a 2-2 teaching load, but a reduced teaching load for the department chair. Opportunities for interdisciplinary research projects and innovative teaching within and beyond Rice’s School of Humanities are a very high priority. The successful candidate must be able to integrate the research agenda and future direction of the Department of Philosophy into the priorities and vision of the School of Humanities and the university at large. Candidates that are able to demonstrate the inclusion of underrepresented perspectives or who bring an additional international perspective to philosophy are especially encouraged to apply.

Rice’s Department of Philosophy offers BA and PhD programs with a particularly strong and widely recognized research reputation in ethics and philosophy of mind. The department has close working relationships with other departments in the School of Humanities and it is also involved in a range of rapidly growing interdisciplinary programs, such as Politics, Law & Social Thought, the Center for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Medical Humanities.

General information about the department can be found at philosophy.rice.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to the department chair, Christian J. Emden ([email protected]).

Rice University is a comprehensive and highly selective private research university consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the U.S. The university is strongly committed to an intellectually and culturally diverse community, and the Department of Philosophy sees itself as vital to the mission of Rice’s School of Humanities. The department is entering a phase of strategic growth and investment. The successful candidate will work closely with the Dean of the School of Humanities, the Provost, and the President, to further build up an already excellent research profile to international recognition with the unique possibility of additional strategic hires over the next two years.

Review of applications begins November 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field. Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, research statement, the names of three references, and a sample publication of not more than 50 pages. Applications must be submitted online at Interfolio at  http://apply.interfolio.com/112093.

Rice University is located in Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., which is also the most diverse metropolitan area in the nation. Houston is home to several universities, the nation’s leading medical center, a flourishing arts and theater scene, world class museums, an opera and a symphony. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/112093
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2022, 5:00pm CST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://philosophy.rice.edu
Contact name Christian Emden
Contact email
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Time created September 7, 2022, 9:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 6, 2023, 7:58pm CST
Last updated September 7, 2022, 9:21pm UTC
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