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Postdoctoral Teaching Associate (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Social Science preferred
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Philosophy of Social Science, especially sociology
AOC categories Philosophy of Social Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number University of Tennessee Knoxville
Location Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Start date August 1, 2021
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee / Knoxville invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Associate. The postdoctoral associate will, in addition to teaching a 2/2 course load, participate in research projects in the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, requiring some familiarity with formal Sociological methods, e.g. network modelling, under the supervision of Prof Mariam Thalos, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Head of Department.  Candidates  with Feminist and Critical Race research orientations welcome.

In addition to participating in research projects in Phil of the Social Sciences, the postdoctoral associate is expected to:

  • assist with grant-writing initiatives out of the Philosophy department, under the guidance of Prof Thalos;
  • take a leading role in organizing a workshop in the area of research and/or colloquia of interest to the department;
  • teach two 25-person (or less) courses in the department of Philosophy each semester, which may include a graduate student seminar in an area of specialization;
  • actively participate in the life of the Department by attending events, engaging faculty and graduate students, and–as desired--giving presentation of their work in progress and informally mentoring doctoral students affiliated with the department.

The term of appointment is 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022, and the salary will be $50,000.

Applicants for the position should have completed a PhD in Philosophy of Science, preferably with focus on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, by the position start date. A record of independent research is required. Applications should be submitted by April 11, 2021, to [email protected], to insure full consideration.  Please include the following documents:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A curriculum vitae
  3. A writing sample of 4,000-10,000 words, published or unpublished, that reflects the applicant’s philosophical skills and writing abilities
  4. A research project proposal of 1,500-3,000 words, which the applicant aims to complete or substantially advance over their year at UTK.
  5. Three confidential letters of recommendation, emailed directly to [email protected] (Interfolio submissions welcome).

Informal inquiries may be directed to Prof. Mariam Thalos at [email protected].

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.  All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: April 10, 2021, 8:00pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline May 17, 2021, 7:59pm EST
Contact name Professor Mariam Thalos
Contact email
Contact phone 8653180206
Time created March 9, 2021, 2:59pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 17, 2021, 7:59pm EST
Expired on June 1, 2021, 7:46pm EST
Last updated August 1, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification
Extension of application deadline
April 28, 2021, 9:40pm UTC

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