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Florence G. Kline Chair in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Columbia, Missouri, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

The Philosophy Department at the University of Missouri is seeking applications for the Florence G. Kline Chair in Philosophy, a generously endowed professorship, from candidates with outstanding scholarly records and success in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.

The Philosophy Department, which has longstanding MA and PhD programs, and which offers both BA and BS degrees, provides a collegial and supportive environment for research and teaching.  The successful candidate will join 12 regular faculty colleagues, all with active research programs.  The Department maintains, and seeks to expand, links with other academic units on campus.

The Department seeks to recruit an outstanding philosopher whose excellent professional reputation will attract students to its graduate programs.

The Department welcomes applications from qualified candidates at the current rank of associate as well as full professor, with any combination of AOS and AOC.  

Minimum/Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD in philosophy or equivalent
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication (for their career stage)  
  • Research agenda 
  • Record, or significant promise, as a mentor of graduate students
  • Record of effective teaching  

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at (573) 882-4256.

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. 

The University of Missouri (31,000 students) is an AAU member and the flagship campus of the University of Missouri System, situated in Columbia, Missouri (population 126,000).  Columbia has a reputation as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit, and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities, and resources.  With nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

How to apply
Application type Online
Please apply online at https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings. When applying, reference Job Opening ID 44220. Initially, applicants should submit 1) a letter explaining their interest in and suitability for the position, including descriptions of their research and teaching experiences as well as their experiences and goals related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 2) a CV (including the names of three possible references). Finalists will be asked to submit further materials. Questions about the job should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Andrew Melnyk ([email protected]).
Web address to apply https://hr.missouri.edu/job-openings
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2022, 11:59am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://philosophy.missouri.edu
Contact name Philip Robbins
Contact email
Contact phone (573) 882-2764
Time created October 18, 2022, 6:08pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2023, 7:38pm CST
Expired on April 15, 2023, 7:46pm CST
Last updated June 16, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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