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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Science/History & Philosophy of Science (broadly construed)
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 003940-2018
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN   Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning Fall 2019.  4 courses/year, graduate and undergraduate, plus the usual service in a PhD-granting department.  Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field required prior to appointment. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses within the Philosophy Department as well as courses that are part of the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum.  This curriculum is highly flexible but emphasizes student engagement with primary texts in philosophy, literature, and history.

 The successful candidate will lead the department’s participation in the campus-wide Integrative Data Science Initiative.  The precise nature of the department’s contribution to that initiative is in part to be determined by the person occupying this position and could be oriented by competence in fields such as science and values, philosophy of science in practice, data science, professional or applied ethics, philosophy of information, artificial intelligence and public policy, philosophy of machine learning, philosophy of statistics, or philosophy of climate change and modelling.

Purdue University’s Department of Philosophy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their letter of interest, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

To apply: All materials will be submitted electronically through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12135  letter of application; curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; at least three confidential letters of reference; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and a writing sample.  Review of applications begins November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please address questions to search committee chair Dr. Christopher Yeomans (cyeomans@purdue.edu). Incomplete applications will not be considered, and a background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12135
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2018, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.cla.purdue.edu/philosophy/
Contact name Vickie Sanders
Contact email
Contact phone 765-494-4275
Time created September 26, 2018, 12:20pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 14, 2019, 9:22am EST
Last updated November 1, 2018, 5:20pm EST
Last update notification
Deadline is soft deadline.
November 1, 2018, 5:02pm EST

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