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Department Chair / Head (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religion, Clemson University

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Clemson, South Carolina, United States
Start date July 1, 2017
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Clemson University invites applications for department chairperson.   

The Chair will provide academic and administrative leadership for the Department and its programs, promoting excellence in teaching, advising, scholarship, and service to the University and the profession. The Chair will be expected to build consensus, practice shared governance, and value diversity and inclusion. The position will begin July 1, 2017. The position includes a concurrent tenured appointment in the department at the appropriate rank. This is a 12-month position whose salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Founded in 1889, Clemson is a top-25 public university and land grant institution with more than 19,000 students (including approximately 17% ethnic minorities) in over 200 degree programs. Located in the rapidly growing Upstate of South Carolina, the city of Clemson provides a college-town setting on the shores of Lake Hartwell, near both the scenic foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the metropolitan areas of Greenville-Spartanburg, SC; Asheville and Charlotte, NC; and Atlanta, GA. Additional information about Clemson University can be found at:


Candidates should have an established record of scholarship and a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching in addition to significant administrative experience. Applications from both tenured Associate and tenured Full professors will be considered, but all candidates should have credentials sufficient for appointment as a Full professor. The areas of teaching and research are both open.


For full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2016 although applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. All applications should include the following: a cover letter discussing the applicant’s reasons for applying; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; a statement on research interests and teaching philosophy that discusses how these fit with the Department and College’s missions and curricula; and the names and contact information of at least three academic references.

Applications should be submitted through the following online application portal: https://apply.interfolio.com/38062. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Christopher Grau, Search Committee Chair at grau@clemson.edu

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/38062
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2016, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Dr. Christopher Grau
Contact email
Time created September 28, 2016, 4:33pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 16, 2017, 1:51pm EST
Expired on April 16, 2017, 2:46pm EST
Last updated June 16, 2017, 3:00pm EST
Last update notification
Remove of hard deadline date: Full consideration deadline is Nov. 15, but the position will remain open until filled.
September 29, 2016, 7:03am EST

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