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Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 72915
Location University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date Fall 2018
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Penn State University [http://philosophy.la.psu.edu] invites applications for a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor, beginning Fall 2018. AOS: Ethics and Political Philosophy, with emphasis on the ethics of immigration, migration, citizenship, human rights, global justice, or related areas.  AOC: Open. This search is part of an initiative we are calling the Ethics of Borders: specifically, the scholar will engage in work that illuminates the many inter-related philosophical, ethical, political, and legal questions arising from the increased movement of people within and across national boundaries – such as refugees, including climate refugees, forced migrants, and migrant workers. The ideal candidate will complement the department’s existing strengths in social and political philosophy, feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, and Continental philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is informed by an engagement with the history of philosophy and who have a demonstrated ability to promote dialogue across philosophical traditions. PhD in philosophy or related fields required at the time of the appointment.

The successful candidate will be affiliated with the Rock Ethics Institute (http://rockethics.psu.edu/) as one of a transformative series of tenure-track appointments designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in ethics-informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical literacy throughout the University curriculum. The Rock Ethics Institute seeks candidates who will be effective in working on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into research projects and who have experience and interest in integrating ethics into undergraduate and graduate curricula. Faculty who are hired will receive a one-course release for the first five years for enhancing existing ethics research and curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs aligned with the Institute’s mission.
 
Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) a cover letter (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) 3-5 page research statement, (4) a one-page teaching statement, (5) a statement of how the candidate’s work is relevant to the Rock Ethics Institute’s mission and how a position within the Institute is likely to augment their own work, and (6) contact information of 3-5 professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Inquiries about the position may be directed to jjk33@psu.edu.  Apply online at https://psu.jobs/job/72915

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://psu.jobs/job/72915
Deadline for full consideration: September 15, 2017, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Web address for more information https://psu.jobs/job/72915
Contact name Jennifer Keyzer-Andre
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date February 23, 2018, 3:06pm EST
Last updated August 29, 2017, 1:38pm EST
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