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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Virginia Commonwealth University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open in the analytic tradition
AOC Philosophy of Science
AOC categories Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number req1986
Location Richmond, Virginia, United States
Start date August 16, 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Humanities and Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a Term Assistant Professor starting August 16, 2022. AOS: Open. AOC: Philosophy of Science. The position is a full-time, one year renewable position, contingent upon successful annual evaluations and availability of funding. 

Position Responsibilities: The teaching load is 4-4 and includes teaching (a) our upper-level Philosophy of Science course to support our major concentration in philosophy and science, and (b) lower-level sections of either Introduction to Ethics or Critical Thinking, both of which serve as General Education Courses in the College of Humanities and Sciences. Though teaching is the primary responsibility of the position, our department is actively engaged in contemporary philosophical research in the analytic tradition, and preference will be given to applicants with evidence of teaching effectiveness and having an active research program. 

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Philosophy is expected by August 1, 2022. Applicants can apply online at https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/1986?c=vcu; please make sure to include (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV, (iii) a teaching statement and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (iv) a writing sample, (v) three letters of recommendation, and (vi) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (mentioned below). 

Position is open until filled, applications completed by July 21, 2022, will receive priority consideration.

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence. VCU's student body is diverse; approximately 30% of our undergraduates are first-generation college students and 32% are from underrepresented groups. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or are committed to do so as a faculty member at VCU. All applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words); please visit VCU’s Office of the Provost website https://provost.vcu.edu/faculty/prospective/ for more details about the requested statement. VCU’s evaluation of a candidate’s Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will be viewpoint-neutral. VCU is committed to an environment free from unlawful discrimination and that promotes freedom of inquiry and expression.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Please include (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV, (iii) a teaching statement and any other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (iv) a writing sample, (v) three letters of recommendation, and (vi) a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (mentioned in the job description).
Web address to apply https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/requisiti...
Deadline for full consideration: July 21, 2022, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://vcu.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requ...
Contact name Catherine Sutton, Search Committee Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 804-827-2185
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Scheduled expiry date January 2, 2023, 7:49pm EST
Last updated July 7, 2022, 3:39pm UTC
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