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Assistant or Associate Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Texas State University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 202069FAC
Location San Marcos, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy invites applications to fill a 9-month (academic year) tenure-track position with a potential opportunity of summer teaching based on departmental need and student demand. The successful candidate will be expected to be effective undergraduate and graduate teachers, develop a productive research program, contribute to department and college initiatives and leadership, and to be committed to teaching lower level philosophy courses as part of a core curriculum. In keeping with Texas State University’s transition to a stronger research focus, we seek someone with success in securing external funding for research. Members of the department have secured funding through NSF, NEH, and Humanities Texas, in recent years.

The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University offers the BA in philosophy, the MA in applied philosophy and ethics, undergraduate minors in philosophy, religious studies, and value studies, a graduate certificate in professional ethics, and beginning Fall 2020 will offer a BA in religious studies. Course assignments will be based on expertise and departmental need, possibly including doctoral-level responsible conduct of research/research ethics. There are expectations of service to the department, college, university, and profession. We strongly support cross-disciplinary initiatives. The Department has 40 full-time faculty members in Fall 2019, and teaches the largest number of undergraduates of any philosophy department at a public university in Texas, over 10,000 each academic year for the past eight years. Departmental activities include the Philosophy Dialogues, a program of ~60 public philosophy events each semester including lectures, films, and discussions; an active chapter of Phi Sigma Tau; an annual student symposium; an annual alumni banquet; an Ethics Bowl team, and an International Business Ethics Case Competition team.

Required Qualifications

• Previous teaching experience. 
• PhD in philosophy by time of appointment. (ABD applicants should provide a letter from your committee chair verifying anticipated completion before August 2020).
• Research and teaching specialization: Open.
• Evidence of Teaching Excellence
• Success in securing external funding to support research
• Active research program
• Evidence of Professional or Institutional service

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching large classes (100+ students).
• Experience teaching or mentoring graduate students.
• Experience in interdisciplinary teaching or research
• Evidence of Professional or Institutional leadership
• Statement of how the candidate’s work will be relevant on an increasingly diverse campus

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/26663.

To ensure full consideration, please submit the materials listed below before January 2020:

• A letter of interest with statements on research plans and teaching philosophy, addressed to Dr. Bob Fischer, Chair of Search Committee; 
• current curriculum vitae; 
• Evidence of Teaching Excellence;
• Two Sample Syllabi: 
1) A syllabus for one of our two 1000-level courses: PHIL 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking, or PHIL 1320: Ethics and Society, 
2) A Syllabus for a graduate level course; and
• Three Letters of Reference.

The candidate selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree granting universities.

How to apply
Application type Online
Letters of Recommendation should be submitted to Bob Fischer ([email protected]), cc to Lyndi Wittekiend ([email protected]) with the subject line: Philosophy Tenure-line Search
Web address to apply https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/26663
Deadline for full consideration: January 9, 2020, 7:00pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline January 10, 2020, 6:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://www.txstate.edu/philosophy/
Contact name Bob Fischer
Contact email
Contact phone 512-245-2285
Time created December 16, 2019, 4:16pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 10, 2020, 6:59pm CST
Expired on January 11, 2020, 7:46pm CST
Last updated March 13, 2020, 3:00pm UTC
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