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Assistant Professor of Philosophy in African American Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Pennsylvania State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS African American Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
AOC Black feminist thought, Africana Philosophy, or decolonial thought
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date Fall 2024
Job description

Assistant Professor of Philosophy in African American Philosophy


The Department of Philosophy (https://philosophy.la.psu.edu/) at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, invites applications for a tenure-line position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Philosophy with a specialization in African American Philosophy. The anticipated start date for this position is Fall 2024.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability as a researcher, scholar, and teacher in a relevant field and have evidence of growth in scholarly achievement. Duties will involve a combination of teaching, research, and service. The teaching load during the academic year is two courses per semester.

In this role, areas the Assistant Professor may focus their research on include Black feminist thought, Africana Philosophy, or decolonial thought.

Penn State's Department of Philosophy has longstanding strength in continental philosophy and its specialties in critical philosophy of race and feminist philosophy, all of which are approached through attention to the history of philosophy.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field by the date of appointment.

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://apptrkr.com/4619706. Applications should include: (i) a CV; (ii) a letter of application; (iii) a research statement; (iv) a teaching portfolio; and (v) a writing sample.

System limitations allow for a total of 5 documents (5mb per document) as part of your application. Please combine materials to meet the 5-document limit.

Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Christine Igoe ([email protected]).

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nancy Tuana, chair of the search committee, at [email protected].

We especially welcome applications from members of underrepresented communities.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Penn State offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, in addition to 75% tuition discounts (including for a spouse and dependent children up to the age of 26) and paid holidays. Please visit https://hr.psu.edu/benefits for more detailed information.

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/4619706

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/4619706
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.psu.edu
Time created September 21, 2023, 5:03pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 18, 2024, 9:30pm EST
Expired on March 18, 2024, 9:46pm EST
Last updated May 19, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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