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Assistant Professor

Philosophy, Seattle University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Multiple areas
AOC Multiple areas
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Start date Sept. 1, 2023
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Seattle University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We have multiple areas of teaching need including Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Ethics, African and Africana Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy.  

The ideal candidate will bring specialization or competence in a combination of two or more of these areas, have a strong background in the general history of philosophy, demonstrated teaching excellence, strong scholarly potential, some familiarity with the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the ability to engage with colleagues representing diverse philosophical traditions. Competence in a non-European tradition of philosophy would be an advantage. We are particularly interested in candidates who will help diversify our curriculum and contribute to our work on developing anti-racist pedagogies.  Preferred candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, social justice, and multicultural competence in an educational environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a range of courses across the curriculum, including the two required philosophy core courses (Philosophy of the Human Person and Ethics),  courses for the Philosophy major, and courses for the University Honors program. They will maintain a productive research program and will provide service to the department, school, and university.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 31, 2023.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Applicants should submit materials to https://www.seattleu.edu/careers/ including the following: a cover letter; CV; evidence of successful teaching; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will commence November 1, 2022.  Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Jason Wirth ([email protected]), Chair, Department of Philosophy.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://seattleu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.as...
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2022, 11:59pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.seattleu.edu/artsci/philosophy/
Contact name Jason Wirth, PhD
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date March 21, 2023, 10:29pm PST
Last updated September 23, 2022, 5:28pm UTC
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