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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Science, preferably Philosophy of Biology
AOS categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open, but Feminist philosophy, Philosophy of Race, and/or Philosophy of Technology are especially desired
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 027869.001
Location Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

POSITION:     Assistant Professor of Philosophy.  This is an entry-level, tenure-track position.  The successful candidate will be appointed untenured.

QUALIFICATIONS:     AOS:  Philosophy of Science, with a preference for Philosophy of Biology, broadly construed.  AOC:  Open, but the Department would particularly welcome strengths in Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, and/or Philosophy of Technology. PhD in hand by August 17, 2022, publications or evidence of strong research and scholarly promise, and evidence of excellence in teaching are required. 

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. By past practice and current conviction, the Department is committed to a conception of Philosophy as a global enterprise.

TEACHING:      The current teaching load is 4 courses/seminars per year, including courses in AOS.  Undergraduate and graduate teaching are required, including introductory-level courses in philosophy.  

SALARY:     Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

EFFECTIVE DATE:     August 2022

APPLICATION:     Send complete dossier, including a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, and three current letters of recommendation via the link provided. Full consideration guaranteed for all applications complete by 11/26/2021, but applications will be accepted until position is filled.

THE DEPARTMENT:     The Department houses three undergraduate concentrations and a terminal M.A. program. The Department’s historical strengths include global philosophies along with applied ethics, particularly animal ethics, bioethics, and environmental ethics. The Department is working to strengthen an existing undergraduate concentration in Philosophy, Science, and Technology.  Our M.A. students have diverse backgrounds, including students without undergraduate degrees in philosophy.

THE UNIVERSITY:     Colorado State University has an enrollment of approximately 34,000 students, including 4,000 graduate students.  It is a Carnegie I Research-extensive institution. 

THE CITY:     Ft. Collins is a growing community of about 165,000 people.  It sits at the foot of Colorado's Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and on the scenic Cache La Poudre River.  It is located about 60 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Denver is also located about an hour's drive away.  Ft. Collins has its own symphony, cultural center, ballet and theater companies, and a beautifully restored downtown restaurant and entertainment district. Industries in the area include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Teledyne-Waterpik, New Belgium Brewing, and Anheuser-Busch.

AFFIRMATIVE  ACTION:     Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, natural origin, or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/93979
Deadline for full consideration: November 26, 2021, 12:00pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://philosophy.colostate.edu
Contact name Jeff Kasser
Contact email
Contact phone 970-491-2743
Time created October 25, 2021, 9:20pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 20, 2022, 4:51pm MST
Last updated October 26, 2021, 4:08am UTC
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