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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medieval Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Medieival Philosophy
AOS categories Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 16282
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

Purdue University’s Department of Philosophy is seeking a medieval philosopher for a three-year postdoctoral research associate position (August 1, 2022–July 31, 2025).  AOS: Medieval philosophy; AOC: Open.

Principle Duties: Purdue is a member of the American Association of Universities,  and seeks a philosopher of exceptional promise who will contribute to the excellence of our department and college. Teaching load is 3 courses/year, undergraduate and graduate, including two courses per year in the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum.  This curriculum is highly flexible but emphasizes student engagement with primary texts in philosophy, literature, and history. The position includes a salary of $45,000 and an annual research allowance of $1,500. The successful applicant will also be given the opportunity (and funding) to organize a conference in the second or third year of their fellowship

Qualifications: To be eligible for consideration, applicants must have received a Ph.D. in philosophy between September 1, 2017 and June 30, 2022.

The College:  The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon searches for a number of faculty and postdoctoral positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.  Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Philosophy are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure: All materials will be submitted electronically through careers.purdue.edu  Requisition ID Applications must include: (i) brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae (including dissertation abstract and research statement), (iii) copies of official graduate transcripts, (iv) names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of at least three references, (v) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (vi) a writing sample of approximately 8-10K words, and (vii) a diversity and inclusion statement.  Letters of reference should not be included in the initial application but should be prepared for quick submission if requested.  If letters are requested from the candidate at a later stage, instructions for how to submit letters will be communicated directly to the candidate.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and a background check will be required for employment in this position. Questions should be addressed to search committee chair, Prof. Jeffrey Brower ([email protected]).

Purdue University’s Department of Philosophy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
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Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2021, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline December 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/philosophy/ind...
Contact name Professor Jeffrey Brower
Contact email
Contact phone 765-494-4275
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Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Last updated September 25, 2021, 2:09pm UTC
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