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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-Track

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Butler University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS contemporary social and political philosophy and ethics
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Butler University invites applications for an assistant professor of philosophy, tenure-track, whose area of specialization is contemporary social and political philosophy and ethics, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on social justice and diversity, applied ethics, and the history of ethics and social/political philosophy.  Teaching competency in one or more of the following is also desirable: ethics in non-western traditions; philosophy of race; feminist philosophy; Africana philosophy; bioethics and public health ethics; environmental philosophy; early modern philosophy.  Beyond their contributions to the undergraduate philosophy curriculum, the person hired will regularly teach courses in Butler’s First Year Seminar and/or Global and Historical Studies programs, which are parts of Butler’s core curriculum.  They should also contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies.  The person hired will also be expected to help lead the department’s Ethics minor.  Teaching load is 3/3. Candidates should expect to complete their PhD by August 1st, 2022. 

The successful candidate will display clear indications of being a program builder, and will demonstrate an inspiring enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and contributing to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Founded by abolitionists, Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category. 

Applicants must submit the following: 

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • 1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience  
  • Unofficial transcripts 
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation 
  • Writing sample 
  • Thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, detailed statement of teaching philosophy etc.).   

 Application and completed support materials should be submitted via email to:

Claudia Johnson, Administrative Specialist - Department of Philosophy and Religion,[email protected]

Direct search inquiries to Tiberiu Popa, chair of the search committee, [email protected]

Review of applications will begin Dec 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.  We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity,sex, race, religion, color, disabiltiy, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Application type Email
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Hard deadline January 17, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Contact name Tiberiu Popa
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Scheduled expiry date January 17, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated November 17, 2021, 10:25pm UTC
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