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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Western Washington University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Any area of philosophy within the analytic tradition
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Religion
Decision Theory
Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Physics
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Social Science
Applied Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Ethics
AOC categories Aesthetics
Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Recruitment #: 130461
Location Bellingham, Washington, United States
Start date Applications are invited now, and review of applications begins on Friday, November 29, 2013.
Job description



About the Position: The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2014.   

About the Department and University:  The Philosophy Department is very professionally active, it hosts the Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference each August, and it has been recognized in the Philosophical Gourmet Report as one of the best half-dozen, undergraduate-only programs in Philosophy in the nation.  The Philosophy Department strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

WWU is a primarily undergraduate institution with an enrollment of about 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school.  The University is in Bellingham, Washington, a city of about 80,000 located between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, WA and overlooking Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.

Position Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses that are standard components of undergraduate programs offered by analytically oriented departments (3 courses per quarter).  Moreover, the successful candidate should be willing to teach upper-division courses in one or more of the following areas by September 2015:  Aesthetics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science.  Further responsibilities include participation in the weekly faculty seminar on recent philosophical literature and the usual administrative committee and service assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy by September 2014
  • Area of Specialization: Any area of philosophy within the analytic tradition
  • Area of Competence: Ethics

Preferred Qualifications

  • An active research agenda
  • Demonstrable excellence in teaching
  • Ability to further the department’s efforts to increase the number of philosophy majors who are women and members of other underrepresented groups

Application Instructions:  All application materials must be submitted electronically via Western’s Electronic Application System for Employment at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs (with the exception of letters of recommendation which should be mailed directly to the department in hard copy as noted below).   Application materials should include:

(i)                   An application letter describing background, teaching, and research

(ii)                 a CV

(iii)                a writing sample, and

(iv)               letters of recommendation -- candidates may have letters of recommendation mailed directly to the department at the following address:

Attn: DeNora Lombard  /  Assistant Professor Search  /  Department of Philosophy  /  Western Washington University  /  516 High St  /  Bellingham, WA 98225-9062

Review of applications begins Friday, November 29, 2013; position open until filled.  Invited interviews of semifinalists will be conducted by phone in December; finalists will be notified in early January and campus visits will take place soon thereafter.

For further information about the application procedure contact Human Resources:

(360) 650-3774 (voice) or 711 (WA Relay)                          

Email: [email protected]

Website: http://www.wwu.edu/hr/index.shtmll

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity & Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); [email protected].

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.wwu.edu/hr/Employment/EmploymentHome.sh...
Hard deadline November 29, 2013, 6:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://jobs.wwu.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4363
Contact name Hud Hudson
Contact email
Contact phone 360-650-3865
Time created September 26, 2013, 3:32pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 29, 2013, 6:59pm PST
Expired on November 30, 2013, 6:59pm PST
Last updated December 1, 2013, 3:46am UTC
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