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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Georgia Southern University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 12196
Location Statesboro , Georgia, United States
Start date August, 1 2024
Job description

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy—Search #12196

College of Arts and Humanities

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor. The home campus for this position will be Statesboro.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving over 25,500 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

Within this setting, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies’ mission is to provide a rigorous, engaged, and diverse education in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Our courses include exploration of the history of ideas, values, training in critical reasoning, investigation of diverse cultures, and exposure to contemporary issues in Philosophy and Religious Studies. We offer a B.A. in Philosophy, B.A. Philosophy with a concentration in Law and B.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Religious Studies.

Position Description. Reporting to Department Chair Karin Fry, the Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy requires teaching 5 classes per semester. The position is ten-month appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2024.
  • Experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy or Introduction to Ethics
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in other Philosophy courses



Conditions of Employment:


  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy. 
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses.  Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.


Screening of applications begins April 29, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2024. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation.  See https://hr.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportunities/ to apply. Reference Job ID 271091.

            Dr. Bill Eaton, Search Chair

                                    Georgia Southern University

            Electronic mail: [email protected]

            Telephone: 912-478-5128

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://www.georgiasouthern.edu/cah/philosophy/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://hr.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportun...
Deadline for full consideration: April 29, 2024, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://hr.georgiasouthern.edu/employment-opportun...
Contact name Dr. William Eaton
Contact email
Time created April 16, 2024, 2:52pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 12, 2024, 2:19pm EST
Last updated April 16, 2024, 2:52pm UTC
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