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Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Sam Houston State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC (One or more of the following): Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and/or Queer Theory, Comparative Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 202100112F
Location Huntsville, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

Sam Houston State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Huntsville, TX), announces a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Program within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy, to start in Fall 2022.

AOS: Philosophy of Science, and
AOC (One or more of the following): Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and/or Queer Theory, Comparative Philosophy.

The new faculty member will join a dynamic and pluralist program with strengths in Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Psychology, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, and Phenomenology. The regular teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three undergraduate courses per semester. Courses the person appointed to this position will regularly teach include, among other things, some combination of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Core Curriculum courses such as Critical Thinking. Additionally, the appointee would help develop and teach one or more courses in the listed AOCs. The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in philosophy prior to the appointment in Fall 2022. On-line teaching experience is a strength. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all students and employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

The application requires:
(a) a letter of interest,
(b) a curriculum vitae,
(c) three letters of reference,
(d) all graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework.),
(e) a diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage SHSU’s student population and promote the College of Humanities and Social Science’s goals of inclusivity,
(f) a writing sample,
(g) a statement of research goals,
(h) evidence of teaching ability, and
(i) sample syllabi for courses in Philosophy of Science and one or more of the AOC.

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Associate Professor of Philosophy, by email at [email protected] or telephone 936-294-3585. Interested candidates may apply online at https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28773. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled—incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28773
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2021, 11:59pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28773
Contact name Ben Mitchell-Yellin
Contact email
Contact phone 936-294-3585
Time created September 20, 2021, 9:35pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 19, 2022, 4:40pm CST
Last updated September 20, 2021, 9:35pm UTC
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