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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Philosophy (The Pennsylvania State University)

Department of Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Critical Philosophy of Race with expertise in Africana Philosophy, with particular interest in candidates working in African American philosophy and/or Caribbean philosophy and/or Womanist/Black feminist philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location State College, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The Department of Philosophy (http://philosophy.la.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, invite applications for an open rank position (tenured or tenure-track). AOS: Critical Philosophy of Race with expertise in Africana Philosophy, with particular interest in candidates working in African American philosophy and/or Caribbean philosophy and/or Womanist/Black feminist philosophy.  AOC: Open.  Preference will be given to candidates whose work will augment the Philosophy Department’s longstanding strength in continental philosophy and its specialties in critical philosophy of race and feminist philosophy, all of which are approached through attention to the history of philosophy. Teaching load: 2 courses per semester.   

Candidates for Professor should have an outstanding publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications.

Candidates for Associate Professor should have a significant publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. 

Candidates for Assistant Professor should have a publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record in teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. 

In addition, successful candidates must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity. 

Additional Information:

  • Applications must be submitted electronically at https://hr.psu.edu/careers

  • All applications should include a cv (including names of at least three referees), letter of application, and statement of current research. 

  • Applications at the rank of assistant professor must also include a writing sample, teaching portfolio (sample syllabi and student evaluations), and at least three letters of recommendation. 

  • Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Sarah Dugan at [email protected]

  • Review of applications will begin mid-October 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.  

  • The start date for the position is Fall 2022, with flexibility.

  • Candidates must hold a PhD by the date of appointment. 

  • Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nancy Tuana, chair of the search committee, at [email protected]

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. 

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. 

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Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://hr.psu.edu/careers
Deadline for full consideration: October 22, 2021, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://hr.psu.edu/careers
Contact name Nancy Tuana
Contact email
Contact phone 814-865-1653
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Time created September 23, 2021, 9:33pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 20, 2022, 4:39pm EST
Last updated October 4, 2021, 1:17pm UTC
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