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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy and Religion, Appalachian State University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Science (Broadly Construed)
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Any area in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies
AOC categories Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Boone, North Carolina, United States, North Carolina, United States
Start date August 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University invites applications for a 3-year non-tenure-track nine-month faculty position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2019. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Philosophy or in a related discipline, an AOS in Philosophy of Science (broadly construed), and an AOC in any area in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires a Ph.D. to be awarded by July 1, 2019. The teaching duties of the position will be split evenly between the Department of Philosophy and Religion, and the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies (CGG) with a 4/4 course load. In addition to teaching in the area of the AOS and other philosophy courses as needed, the successful applicant will be required to teach courses in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies, and to develop and teach a course in Internet Studies. Preference will be given to those who have a demonstrated competence in teaching these courses. The successful candidate will also have advising duties in the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies are committed to building a diverse educational environment, and applicants with a demonstrated ability to develop initiatives designed to foster greater understanding of diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must send a complete application consisting of:

  • a current CV,
  • a letter of application discussing applicant’s teaching and research experience in the AOS and the AOC, and if applicable, in Internet Studies, and efforts to enhance inclusiveness in teaching, service, and scholarship (2 pages max),
  • a teaching dossier containing sample syllabi for the above mentioned courses
  • unofficial graduate transcripts indicating at least 18 credit hours work in philosophy
  • and three current letters of recommendation. 

Applications should be sent to philosophysearch@appstate.edu. The initial review of complete applications will begin November 7th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conference. 

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers separate undergraduate degree programs in Philosophy and Religious Studies, and is committed to pluralism in the discipline. The Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies offers three interdisciplinary degree programs. Additional information about the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Department of Cultural, Gender and Global Studies, the university, and the surrounding area is located at https://philrel.appstate.eduand https://cgg.appstate.edu.Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. 

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Jack Kwong, chairperson of the search committee (kwongj@appstate.edu). Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. 

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Deadline for full consideration: November 7, 2018, 12:00am EST

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Web address for more information https://hr.appstate.edu/employment/faculty-vacanci...
Contact name Jack Kwong
Contact email
Contact phone 8282622424
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Scheduled expiry date April 2, 2019, 11:56am EST
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