Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Sam Houston State University

United States

November 11, 2021

Description

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Bookmark this Posting Print Preview Apply for this Job Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The application requires: a) a letter of interest b) a curriculum vitae c) three letters of reference d) all graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework.) e) a diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage SHSU's student population and promote the College of Humanities and Social Science's goals of inclusivity https: // www. shsu.edu/dept/institutional- effectiveness/fbenrollment f) a writing sample g) a statement of research goals h) evidence of teaching ability i) sample syllabi for courses in Philosophy of Science and one or more of the AOC

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Chair of Search Committee, by email at bmy@shsu.edu or telephone 936-294-3585. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled—incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Requisition 202100112F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of Psychology and Philosophy Open Date 09/16/2021 Quicklink https: // shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28773

Contact Name Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D.

Title

Chair of Search Committee Sam Houston State University Box 2447 Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-3585 Contact Email bmy@shsu.edu

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all students and employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Sam Houston State University's College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Huntsville, TX), announces a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Program within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy, to start in Fall 2022.

AOS: Philosophy of Science, and AOC (One or more of the following): Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and/or Queer Theory, Comparative Philosophy.

The new faculty member will join a dynamic and pluralist program with strengths in Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Psychology, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, and Phenomenology. The regular teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three undergraduate courses per semester. Courses the person appointed to this position will regularly teach include, among other things, some combination of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Core Curriculum courses such as Critical Thinking. Additionally, the appointee would help develop and teach one or more courses in the listed AOCs.

Educational Requirements for the Position

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to the appointment in Fall 2022. ABD candidates will be considered.

On-line teaching experience is a strength. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand.

Experience Required for the Position Other Requirements for the Position

Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral/Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Sam Houston State University is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.

Special Instructions Summary

The application requires: a) a letter of interest b) a curriculum vitae c) three letters of reference d) all graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework.) e) a diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage SHSU's student population and promote the College of Humanities and Social Science's goals of inclusivity https: // www. shsu.edu/dept/institutional- effectiveness/fbenrollment f) a writing sample g) a statement of research goals h) evidence of teaching ability i) sample syllabi for courses in Philosophy of Science and one or more of the AOC

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Chair of Search Committee, by email at bmy@shsu.edu or telephone 936-294-3585. Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled—incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Open Until Filled Yes

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

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    Candidate Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research & Goals
  • Transcripts
  • Writing Sample
  • Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  • Teaching Portfolio
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
  • Optional Documents

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