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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Utah State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS history of philosophy, especially ancient and medieval
AOC applied ethics, ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Logan, Utah, United States
Start date August of 2024
Job description

Assistant Professor

Requisition ID: 2023-7045

# of Openings:


Location: US-UT-Logan



Position Type:

Benefited Full-Time

Job Classification:



College of Humanities & Social Sci


Communication Studies & Philosophy

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The Philosophy Program in the Department of Communication Studies and Philosophy at Utah State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy starting in August of 2024. The position is tenure-track, academic-year, 9-month, full-time, with full benefits, and teaching intensive (three courses per semester).


Teach three courses each fall semester and each spring semester; engage in research and general scholarship, whether professional or public-oriented; engage in service at the university, in the community, and in academic philosophy. At the time of tenure and promotion candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and effectiveness in both research and service.


Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD in philosophy by August 2024 (ABD will be considered) Candidates who are ABD will be hired as an Instructor.

• Area of specialization: history of philosophy, especially ancient and medieval

• Areas of competence: applied ethics, ethics

• Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching ancient philosophy, social ethics, and other topics in applied ethics

Preferred Qualifications:

• Active interest in publicly engaged philosophy

Required Documents

Required Documents:

Curriculum Vitae (to be uploaded to the candidate profile)

Evidence of teaching effectiveness which might include student and colleague evaluations, syllabi of courses taught, and any teaching awards or other commendations received (to be uploaded to the candidate profile)

Cover letter (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the application)

Teaching statement addressing your approach to teaching (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the application), noting how your teaching approach is particularly suited to supporting the success of a wide range of students

• The names and email addresses of three professional references. References will only be contacted if your candidacy advances to the finalist level.

Applications must be received by November 1, 2023.

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

University Highlights

Think. Discover. Create. That’s the approach the College of Humanities and Social Sciences takes as it seeks to inspire and guide students who strive for purpose, service and critical thinking. For more information please visit:https://chass.usu.edu/index.

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.

As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.

Utah State is committed to cultivating a https://www.usu.edu/dei/ where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. https://www.usu.edu/about/ about USU.

The university provides a https://www.usu.edu/policies/385/385_Procedures_for_DCA.cfm to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or [email protected].

About the Region

U.S. News and World Report https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/utah#state-rankings for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, https://www.loganutah.org/, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area https://milkeninstitute.org/sites/default/files/2022-03/Best-Performing%20Cities%20US%202022.pdf in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation.

*updated 7/2023

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4630730

Notice of Non-discrimination


In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.


The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266


Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266


Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322


For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:


U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, [email protected]


U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, [email protected]

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/4630730
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.usu.edu
Time created September 26, 2023, 7:13pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 23, 2024, 8:33pm MST
Expired on March 21, 2024, 2:44pm MST
Last updated April 21, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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