Assistant Professor of Philosophy

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Nov 04, 2020
Full time   Philosophy

Job Description


Assistant Professor of Philosophy —Search # 67822
College of Arts and Humanities/Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.
Within this setting, we seek faculty who will provide a rigorous, engaged, and diverse education in Philosophy. The department has an active student community and offers a major in Philosophy with concentrations in Religious Studies and Law. We embrace the teacher-scholar model and look for faculty who engage students in a cooperative and supportive atmosphere. We also value connections to the community and work that reaches out to the public. We anticipate this faculty member will work with colleagues from other colleges related to their area of specialization. The person hired into this position will be expected to contribute actively to the further growth of the program through excellent teaching and research, active recruitment, and engagement with students.

Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Philosophy requires teaching three courses per semester, mentoring and supporting students, publishing in the field, and participating in service responsibilities. The position is an academic, tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Required Qualifications:
• Earned Ph.D.in Philosophy, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2021.
• Demonstrated specialization in Applied Ethics, with the area of applied ethics open.
• Evidence of effective teaching.
• Evidence of active scholarship and a future research agenda.
• Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
• Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Area of concentration: Open,
• Teaching experience in Applied Ethics,
• Teaching experience in introductory-level undergraduate courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, and/or Critical Thinking,
• The department has additional teaching needs in Critical Race Theory or related area, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind, or American Philosophy.

Screening of applications begins December 7, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence.

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; examples of syllabi, writing sample, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Dan Larkin, Search # 67822
Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: dlarkin@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-5471



More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/jobs or https://cah.georgiasouthern.edu/philosophy/. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.





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