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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Kent State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS 19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
AOC One or more of: African/Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Latin American Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, or Social/Political Philosophy
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Kent, Ohio, United States
Start date August 15, 2024
Job description

Kent State University’s Department of Philosophy is recruiting a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Philosophy to begin Fall 2024. The position requires an AOS in 19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy. The successful candidate will have an AOC in one or more of the following: African/Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Latin American Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, or Social/Political Philosophy.

New faculty will join a vibrant, highly research active, and collaborative department. Information about the Department is available at https://www.kent.edu/philosophy.

6 courses per year, undergraduate and graduate. Some MA thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. Applicants should be able to teach our Late Modern Philosophy course, which starts with Kant. Details about this course are available at https://www.kent.edu/philosophy/.

Ph.D. in Philosophy, undergraduate teaching experience, and research/publication record required.

Review of applications will begin immediately.  However, priority will be given to applications received by November 15, 2023. To apply, please email to [email protected] a complete dossier, including cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio (including syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness), sample of scholarship, unofficial graduate transcript(s), and at least 3 confidential letters of recommendation. Specific questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Michael Byron, Chair, by email to [email protected].  

Kent State University is an R1 research institution designated as very high research activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university is nestled between two cities (Cleveland & Akron) and attracts students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Kent, Ohio, is an affordable college town with close proximity to national parks, arts, and culture. Students and faculty often live within walking distance.

The department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and mentoring. We seek candidates who embrace this philosophy. 

Must pass a security check.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Kent State University is a Smoke-Free, Tobacco-Free University effective July 1, 2017. Smoking and tobacco is not permitted on any of Kent State’s campuses or other locations and properties that are owned, operated, or leased by Kent State, both domestic and international. For additional details, visit www.kent.edu/smoke-freehttp://www.kent.edu/smoke-free>.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants should register on jobs.kent.edu at the address below. Application materials should be emailed to [email protected] ahead of the priority deadline.
Web address to apply https://jobslist.kent.edu/cw/en-us/job/499929/facu...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2023, 5:00pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.kent.edu/philosophy
Contact name Michael Byron
Contact email
Time created October 16, 2023, 5:22pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 11, 2024, 6:01pm EST
Last updated October 16, 2023, 5:22pm UTC
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