Assistant Professor, Ancient Philosophy

Purdue University

United States

October 23, 2021

Description

Requisition ID: 16104

Assistant Professor, Ancient Philosophy Job Summary

Purdue University's Department of Philosophy is seeking a philosopher of ancient philosophy for a tenure-track academic year appointment. AOS: Ancient Philosophy (including especially Ancient Philosophy of Science and Civilization); AOC: Open.

Principal Duties: Purdue is a member of the American Association of Universities, and thus a strong research profile is expected of the successful candidate in addition to graduate mentoring. Teaching load is 4 courses/year (2/semester), undergraduate and graduate, including two courses per year in the College of Liberal Arts' Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum. This curriculum is highly flexible but emphasizes student engagement with primary texts in philosophy, literature, and history.

Qualifications: PhD in philosophy required prior to appointment. Advanced training in classical Greek is a prerequisite.

The College

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 40 faculty searches for positions to begin in Fall 2022. These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways. These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university. Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Philosophy are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry.

Application Procedure:

All materials will be submitted electronically through careers.purdue.edu Applications must include: (i) a brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae (including dissertation abstract and research statement), (iii) copies of official graduate transcripts, (iv) names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of at least three references, (v) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (vi) a writing sample of approximately 8-10K words, and (vii) a diversity and inclusion statement. Letters of reference should not be included in the initial application but should be prepared for quick submission if requested. If letters are requested from the candidate at a later stage, instructions for how to submit letters will be communicated directly to the candidate. As Purdue Philosophy is advertising four positions, please indicate clearly in your cover letter the position for which you are applying.

Purdue University's Department of Philosophy is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Review of applications will begin October 23, 2021 , and continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered, and a background check will be required for employment in this position. Questions should be addressed to search committee chair, Prof. Daniel Frank (dfrank@purdue.edu).

EOE/AA

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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