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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy & Religion, Western Kentucky University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS At least one of the following: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, informal and formal logic.
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 996657
Location Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
Start date August 15, 2021
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track position in philosophy at the assistant professor level. The PhD is required at time of appointment. Duties to begin August 15,2021.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate-level, introductory courses as well as advanced offerings for majors and minors and in the university's innovative general education program. They will enhance the role of the discipline in general education and - building on their specializations and competencies - develop additional courses that complement the current curriculum.  Besides teaching, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activity; participate in student advising; serve on departmental, college, and university committees; assist in other department activities as needed; and represent the program in service to the public.  The normal teaching load per year is 18-21 semester hours or equivalent.

 Job Requirements

  • Experience in teaching undergraduate Philosophy courses.
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or related area in hand.
  • Research or teaching focus in at least one of the following: epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, or informal and formal logic.
  • Ability to teach epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and informal and formal logic.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 17,500 students (32% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and nearly 2,900 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.j...
Deadline for full consideration: February 28, 2021, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline March 15, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://wku.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.j...
Contact name Merrall Price
Contact email
Contact phone 270-745-6538
Time created February 10, 2021, 5:01pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 15, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Last updated February 10, 2021, 5:01pm EST
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