Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Georgia Southern University
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOS||Applied Ethics, area of applied ethics open|
|Organization's reference number||67822|
|Location||Statesboro, Georgia, United States|
|Start date||August 1, 2021|
Assistant Professor of Philosophy —Search # 67822
College of Arts and Humanities/Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.
Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University’s academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution’s Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, we seek faculty who will provide a rigorous, engaged, and diverse education in Philosophy. The department has an active student community and offers a major in Philosophy with concentrations in Religious Studies and Law. We embrace the teacher-scholar model and look for faculty who engage students in a cooperative and supportive atmosphere. We also value connections to the community and work that reaches out to the public. We anticipate this faculty member will work with colleagues from other colleges related to their area of specialization. The person hired into this position will be expected to contribute actively to the further growth of the program through excellent teaching and research, active recruitment, and engagement with students.
Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Philosophy requires teaching three courses per semester, mentoring and supporting students, publishing in the field, and participating in service responsibilities. The position is an academic, tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Screening of applications begins December 7, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence.
A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; examples of syllabi, writing sample, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Dan Larkin, Search # 67822
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/philosophy/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.
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|Email to apply|
|Deadline for full consideration:||
December 7, 2020, 12:00pm EST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/philosophy/|
|Contact name||Dan Larkin|
|Time created||November 5, 2020, 4:43pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||May 22, 2021, 1:52pm EST|
|Last updated||November 5, 2020, 4:43pm EST|
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