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Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Humanistic Studies

Western Connecticut State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Job description

Western Connecticut State University

Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences

Department of Philosophy & Humanistic Studies

Assistant Professor - Tenure Track

Academic Year 2017 – 2018

WCSU's Macricostas School of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position in the Department of Philosophy & Humanistic Studies

The Department of Philosophy & Humanistic Studies offers classes and degrees in both philosophy and interdisciplinary studies, and the ideal candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of classes in both areas. All specializations are welcome but the ability to teach courses in the following areas will be particularly valuable: philosophy of women and gender; applied ethics (e.g. health care ethics, business ethics, environmental ethics); non-Western philosophy (e.g. Buddhist philosophy, Islamic philosophy); philosophical aesthetics (e.g. philosophy of art, philosophy of music, philosophy of film); interdisciplinary approaches to sustainability and other environmental issues; interdisciplinary approaches to art and aesthetics; first year seminars for freshmen. We are looking for a creative, energetic scholar who can help our department grow. Professors at WCSU teach four (4) courses (12 credits) per semester. For information on the courses and degrees programs offered may be found on the department's website: www.wcsu.edu/philosophy.

Qualifications: Must possess a completed Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 1, 2017. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as well as a demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. WCSU is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for first generation and under-represented groups.

Salary & Benefits: Minimum starting salary will be $59,668. In addition to offering competitive salaries commensurate with candidates' experience, WCSU offers a comprehensive benefit package. Additional information on benefits can be found on our website at www.wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. There are grant opportunities to support research and conference attendance.

Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, a current curriculum vitae, letters of recommendation from three (3) references, a sample of published research, and sample syllabi from at least three (3) courses. Applications must be submitted via email to facultyvitae@wcsu.edu. Reference search #600-400 in the email subject line. Applications must be received by January 20, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted.

Western is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer

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Hard deadline January 20, 2017, 11:59pm EST
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