Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy, George Mason University
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOS||Philosophy of Science with a research and teaching specialty in philosophy of the life sciences (e.g., biology, ecology) or earth and atmospheric sciences that includes some focus on how values impact the development or normative implications of the science.|
Philosophy of Science
|AOC||Environmental philosophy; Darwin; symbolic logic.|
Philosophy of Biology
|Organization's reference number||F5319z|
|Location||Fairfax, Virginia, United States|
|Start date||August 2020|
The George Mason University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in philosophy of science with a research and teaching specialty in philosophy of the life sciences (e.g., biology, ecology) or earth and atmospheric sciences that includes some focus on how values impact the development or normative implications of the science. Teaching competence in one or more of the following is desirable: environmental philosophy; Darwin; symbolic logic. The Department is eager to see new courses in such areas as the history and philosophy of science, science and values, science and epistemology, or science and policy. Teaching Load: 2:2. The appointment will begin in August 2020.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Information about the University and Department:
George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in the state of Virginia, with a diverse student body. The Philosophy Department at Mason is committed to teaching and research in both analytic and continental traditions, as well as in ethics and the history of philosophy, and collaborates with many other departments and units including African and African American Studies, Cultural Studies, Economics, Global Affairs, Women & Gender Studies, and the Schar School of Policy and Government as well as the Center for Climate Change Communication and the Institute for a Sustainable Earth. The Department is home to the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy (IPPP), which works on pressing issues in public policy including climate change, environmental sustainability, security, international criminal law, and bioethics and emerging technologies.
The successful candidate will:
|How to apply|
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5319z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a letter of application outlining their teaching and research interests, together with a CV, writing sample, teaching statement that includes an account of their approach to fostering diversity in the classroom and the discipline, and a list of three academic references with contact details. Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent directly from the provider to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please direct any questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Andrew Light email@example.com Review of applications will begin after November 8th, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates who are invited to participate in an interview may be asked to provide further materials such as a research statement, evidence of successful teaching, and/or sample syllabi.
|Web address to apply||http://jobs.gmu.edu/|
|Deadline for full consideration:||
November 8, 2019, 11:59pm EST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/46661|
|Contact name||Dr. Andrew Light, University Professor and Chair of the Search Committee|
|Time created||September 24, 2019, 4:53pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||April 11, 2020, 4:25pm EST|
|Last updated||September 24, 2019, 5:21pm EST|
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