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Assistant Professor, Ethics (not meta-ethics)

Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics (not meta-ethics)
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 1275
Location Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Start date August 10, 2019
Job description

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. The Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position, to begin August 10, 2019. Rank: Assistant Professor. AOS: Ethics (not meta-ethics); AOC: Open. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in areas of applied ethics. Successful candidate will be expected to reach out to and participate in interdisciplinary university teaching and research programs where ethical issues need to be addressed. Potential areas of research and teaching focus include applied issues in social and political philosophy, science, business, health, technology, and the environment. The Philosophy Department would look favorably upon individuals who could contribute to the department’s interdisciplinary major in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including one graduate course. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching required. Salary competitive. PhD in Philosophy completed by August 2019. In addition to offering a first class MA in Philosophy, the department is a major component of two interdisciplinary PhD programs: Science and Technology Studies; and The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought. We encourage a diverse pool of applicants. Our department embraces diversity and seeks candidates committed to an educational climate welcoming to students of all races, nationalities, and genders. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law. This position will require occasional travel to attend professional conferences and a criminal background check. Interested candidates are REQUIRED to complete an online application at www.jobs.vt.edu posting TR0180148 and attach a letter of interest, CV, research statement, writing sample, transcript, and teaching dossier that includes a summary of course evaluations in lieu of originals. As part of the online application process, applicants will be asked to provide at least three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Interviews by Skype; finalists invited to campus. Applications received by November 10, 2018, can expect full consideration.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.jobs.vt.edu
Deadline for full consideration: November 10, 2018, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.jobs.vt.edu
Contact name James C. Klagge
Contact email
Contact phone No phone in office
Time created October 10, 2018, 11:55am EST
Scheduled expiry date April 28, 2019, 11:44am EST
Last updated October 10, 2018, 11:55am EST
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