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Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS African American/Africana Philosophy or Philosophy of Race or Critical Race Theory and/or Indigenous/Native American Philosophy.
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
AOC introductory ethics, critical pedagogy and inclusion of post-colonial, diversity, and social justice issues
AOC categories Ethics
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location 201 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Philosophy invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2022.  We are seeking candidates who have the ability to teach courses and conduct research in African American/Africana Philosophy or Philosophy of Race or Critical Race Theory and/or Indigenous/Native American Philosophy.

Minimum Qualifications: Successful candidates must: (1) possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 30, 2022; (2) AOS in some combination of Philosophy of Race, African American/Africana Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Indigenous/Native American Philosophy, Latinx Philosophy; (3) demonstrated ability to teach introductory ethics courses. (4) Articulate a scholarly agenda that complements department needs; (5) exhibit the potential to meet Department, College and University requirements for tenure & promotion, including a commitment to service; and (6) demonstrate a critical pedagogy and inclusion of post-colonial, diversity, and social justice issues in their syllabi.

Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will involve teaching courses in some combination of one’s area of specialization (such as, African/Africana Philosophy, or related content--see above), World Philosophies, and Intro to Ethics. Preferred qualifications: in addition, we are interested in candidates who can develop online or study abroad courses, can partner with Peace and Conflict Studies, Contemplative Studies and/or teach in our Religious Studies program, and is open to administrative leadership and shared governance.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled. Candidates should apply online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm. (This portal is now available.)  Along with a completed application, candidates should include: an updated vita; three letters of reference; graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research agenda; a diversity statement (see below); evidence of teaching excellence; and two course syllabi, one in area of specialization, and the other for an Introduction to Ethics or Global Philosophies.  Finalists for this position must successfully complete an on-campus interview including teaching and research demonstrations. Please address inquiries about this position to Dr. Matthew Pierlott, Chair of the Department of Philosophy.

As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we have requested a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our Department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's new Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique, as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some issues you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom and research environments? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. In particular, how might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?

West Chester University of Pennsylvania offers highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits. The university is part of the State System of Higher Education and is a public, regional, comprehensive institution serving over 17,000 students. The university is located in the town of West Chester, Pennsylvania, 25 miles west of Philadelphia and only a few hours from New York City and Washington D.C. The area is home to world-class libraries, museums, and hospitals.

Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan, Building on Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding.  All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2021, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm
Contact name Matthew Pierlott
Contact email
Contact phone 610 436 2841
Bookkeeping
Time created September 27, 2021, 8:18pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 26, 2022, 6:10pm EST
Last updated October 11, 2021, 7:20pm UTC
Last update notification
Our portal online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm is now available. Apologies for the delay.
October 11, 2021, 6:44pm UTC

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