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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Georgia Southern University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ancient Greek or Modern Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
AOC Open, but prefer Philosophy of Religion and/or Medieval, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Race, Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 67623
Location Savannah, Georgia, United States, Georgia, United States
Start date August 1, 2019
Job description

Assistant Professor of Philosophy--Search 67623

College of Arts and Humanities/Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy. This position is located on the Armstrong campus, although there may be teaching expectations on the other campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state’s largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University’s hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University’s mission is the faculty’s dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

Within this setting, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies contributes to a rich undergraduate experience in both its support of the university core curriculum and its own thriving programs. The department offers a major in Philosophy and minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies on the Armstrong campus. The Department also offers a major in Philosophy with a Religious Studies concentration on the Statesboro campus. The position will contribute to the historical foundation of our Philosophy major on the Armstrong campus as well as contributing to both the Philosophy and the Religious Studies minors on the Armstrong campus. The program has a very active student community. The person hired into this position will be expected to contribute actively to further the growth of our program through excellent teaching and research, active recruitment, and engagement with the student community.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Assistant Professor of Philosophy requires teaching three undergraduate courses per semester, an active research agenda, and regular faculty service responsibilities. The position is academic 10- month appointment tenure-track appointment, with additional voluntary summer teaching possible. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy by July 15, 2019.
  • Demonstrated specialization in Ancient Greek or Modern Philosophy
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Evidence of active scholarship and future research agenda
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Area of concentration: Philosophy of Religion
  • Teaching experience in introductory-level undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, and/or Critical Thinking
  • Teaching experience in Ancient Greek or Modern Philosophy
  • The department has additional teaching interests in Medieval, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Race, and/or Ethics courses such as Environmental, Medical, or Business

Screening of applications begins December 10, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. 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. Applications and nominations should be sent to:         

Erik Nordenhaug, Search Chair,

Search # 67623

Georgia Southern University

Electronic mail: enordenhaug@georgiasouthern.edu

Telephone: 912- 344-2645

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/philosophy/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. 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 is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: December 10, 2018, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/philosophy/
Contact name Erik Nordenhaug
Contact email
Contact phone 912-344-2645
Time created September 13, 2018, 5:06pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 1, 2019, 10:09am EST
Last updated September 13, 2018, 5:06pm EST
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