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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS East Asian Philosophy
AOS categories Asian Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 201900265F
Location Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Start date August 17, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy with a specialization in East Asian Philosophy. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, nine-month, entry-level, tenure-track appointment to begin August 17, 2020.

Area of Specialization (AOS): East Asian Philosophy. Area of Competence (AOC): Open, but the Department currently has coverage in Ethics (including Applied Ethics), Japanese Philosophy, and Indian Philosophy. The Department prefers to hire a candidate who can complement these existing strengths. PhD in hand by August 17, 2020, publications or evidence of strong research and scholarly promise, relevant language competence in AOS, and evidence of excellence in teaching is required. Teaching load currently is 4 courses per academic year (2 courses per semester) and includes teaching introductory and upper-division courses in East Asian philosophy and religion. Graduate-level teaching and advising are required, as are the usual undergraduate advising and committee work.

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities. By past practice and current conviction, the Department is committed to a conception of Philosophy as a global enterprise.

The Department includes approximately 135 undergraduate majors and minors in Philosophy and 30-35 Masters students in the terminal M.A. degree program. The graduate program's primary focus is in applied ethics, particularly animal rights, bioethics, and environmental ethics, but our Masters students have written successful theses on a wide variety of philosophical topics, including topics in analytic philosophy, Asian philosophy, history of modern philosophy, phenomenology, philosophy of religion and religious studies, philosophy of science, and ethical theory.  Our Masters students have diverse backgrounds, including students without undergraduate degrees in philosophy.

Colorado State University has an enrollment of approximately 34,000 students, including 4,000 graduate students.  It is a Carnegie I Research-extensive university and is recognized as one of the West's premier institutions of higher education. U.S. News and World Report ranked it in the top tier of public institutions of higher learning in 2007.  The Department of Philosophy is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the largest unit on campus in enrollment and faculty size.

Ft. Collins is a growing community of about 165,000 people.  It sits at the foot of Colorado's Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and on the scenic Cache La Poudre River.  It is located about 60 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Denver is also located about an hour's drive away.  Ft. Collins has its own symphony, cultural center, ballet and theater companies, and a beautifully restored downtown restaurant and entertainment district.  Industries in the area include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Teledyne-Waterpik, Kodak and Anheuser Busch.

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Acting Title IX Coordinator is the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, 201 Administration Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523-8004, (970) 491-5312. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

How to apply
Application type Online
For full consideration and to be considered a complete application, please submit a cover letter that addresses both teaching and research, a CV, a writing sample, and three professional references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation by November 18, 2019. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. For an application to be considered complete, all three letters of recommendation must be submitted prior to 11/25/19. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted. Please address cover letter to Jeff Kasser, Search Chair, East Asian Philosophy. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials of semifinalists, including letters of recommendation, will be available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Philosophy.
Web address to apply https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/72325
Deadline for full consideration: November 18, 2019, 11:59pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://jobs.colostate.edu/
Contact name Jeff Kasser
Contact email
Contact phone 970-491-2743
Time created October 21, 2019, 8:26am EST
Scheduled expiry date May 5, 2020, 5:59pm MST
Last updated October 21, 2019, 8:26am EST
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