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Teaching Assistant Professor - Career Track

School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Washington State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, and/or Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
AOC Open with a preference for anything that can complement the department’s established strengths in engaged, professional, and practical ethics, philosophy of science, public policy, and social justice.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Pullman, Washington, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Career Track (Teaching)

School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Washington State University

The School of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA), College of Arts and Sciences at Washington State University invites applications for a full-time, nine-month non-tenure track rank faculty position as Teaching Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Career Track in the areas of Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics and/or Epistemology.  This position is located on the Pullman campus and is anticipated to begin on August 16, 2022.

Duties include teaching four courses a semester on philosophy of language, formal and informal logic, and other courses in core analytic philosophy, as well as service primarily centered around student advising and curricular development. The Career Track position is renewable and comes with promotion opportunities.

Minimum/Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. at time of hire in Philosophy or related field
  • Areas of Specialization (AOS) of Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics, and/or Epistemology
  • Strong teaching record with experience teaching undergraduate philosophy courses at introductory and advance levels including core analytic M&E classes, as well as informal and formal logic.
  • Successful candidate must either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse university community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Areas of Competence (AOC) that complement the department’s established strengths in engaged, professional, and practical ethics, philosophy of science, public policy, and social justice.
  • Active research in pedagogy.

The position is open until filled but review of applications begins December 4, 2021.

Compensation:

Salary/Benefits: Salary is competitive and accompanied by excellent fringe benefits. Please see http://hrs.wsu.edu/employees/benefits/.  

Submission Requirements

Ensure that all the required and preferred qualifications that apply are addressed in your application submissions. To apply, visit wsu.edu/jobs, select your appropriate employment status, and search R-3288 in the search bar. Please be prepared to upload the following documents to your online application:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Portfolio including the following (please submit as a single pdf):
    1. Statement of teaching methods and vision
    2. Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, professional activity, and/or service.
    3. Sample syllabus
    4. Student evaluations from at least two courses
  4. Names and contact information of three (3) professional references able to provide a letter addressing qualification relative to this position. References will not be contacted without first informing the candidate.

Questions can be directed to Michael Goldsby (Associate Director, PPPA) at [email protected].

WSU is a land grant institution with a Carnegie designation of Research I, located on the east side of Washington state. This position will serve on the Pullman campus, located in rural Eastern Washington on the traditional homelands of the Palus Band of Indians and the ceded lands of the Nez Perce Tribe. PPPA is interdisciplinary, pluralistic, and committed to problem-oriented research and teaching. Our faculty actively research many pressing philosophical and political issues – including but not limited to climate change, bioethics, global justice, food justice and security, environmental policy and ethics, national security, international development, electoral fairness, civil discourse, corporate ethics, and the ethics of big data and emerging technologies. Our faculty are also active with colleagues in other Colleges and disciplines. Interested candidates can learn more at: https://pppa.wsu.edu/

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, New employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation at time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified prior to first day of employment. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious information is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at [email protected] or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

How to apply
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Instructions
Ensure that all the required and preferred qualifications that apply are addressed in your application submissions. To apply, visit wsu.edu/jobs, select your appropriate employment status, and search R-3288 in the search bar.
Web address to apply http://wsu.edu/jobs
Deadline for full consideration: Tomorrow, 12:00am PST
Hard deadline January 31, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Contact name Michael Goldsby
Contact email
Contact phone +1 (509) 335-0942
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