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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Utah State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Epistemology, Metaphysics
AOC categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Logan, Utah, United States
Start date August of 2023
Job description

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


The Philosophy Program in the Department of Communication Studies and Philosophy at Utah State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy starting in August of 2023. The position is tenure-track, academic-year, 9-month, full-time, with full benefits, and teaching intensive (three courses per semester). At the time of tenure and promotion candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and effectiveness in both research and service.


Teach three courses each fall semester and each spring semester; engage in research and general scholarship, whether professional or public-oriented; engage in service at the university, in the community, and in academic philosophy. At the time of tenure and promotion candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, and effectiveness in both research and service.


Minimum Qualifications:

• PHD in philosophy by May 2023 (will consider ABD)

• Area of specialization in philosophy of science

• Areas of competence in epistemology, metaphysics

• Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

• Active interest in publicly engaged philosophy

• Dedication to teaching a wide range of students and a demonstrated commitment to their success, with a particular focus on supporting the access mission of a land-grant institution

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. A curriculum vitae (to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”).

2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness which might include student and colleague evaluations, syllabi of courses taught, and any teaching awards or other commendations received (to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”).

3. The names and email addresses of three references (your references will be automatically sent an email from USU's Human Resources asking them to upload a letter of recommendation if your candidacy advances to the next level).

4. A cover letter (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the application).

5. A teaching statement addressing your approach to teaching (to be copied and pasted into a fillable form within the application), noting how your teaching approach is particularly suited to supporting the success of a wide range of students.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022.

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.

College/Department Highlights

Think. Discover. Create. That’s the approach the College of Humanities and Social Sciences takes as it seeks to inspire and guide students who strive for purpose, service and critical thinking. For more information please visit: https://chass.usu.edu/index.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at [email protected].

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, [email protected], Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, [email protected]

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, [email protected]

To apply, visit: https://apptrkr.com/3510730

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/3510730
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2022, 12:00am MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.usu.edu
Time created October 5, 2022, 7:33pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 3, 2023, 3:51pm MST
Expired on April 3, 2023, 4:46pm MST
Last updated June 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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