Assistant Professor in Early Modern/Modern Philosophy

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
20 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Philosophy at Colorado State University offers a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy. The department has established scholars specializing in traditional subdisciplines in philosophy, including aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, history of philosophy, logic, and metaphysics. The department also has a focus on non-western philosophies, including Asian and Arabic Philosophy. The department has long been recognized as a leader in applied ethics, especially bioethics and environmental ethics. Approximately 112 undergraduate students major and minor in philosophy at Colorado State, and 21 Masters students are matriculated in the terminal M.A. degree program.

Position Summary

The Early Modern/Modern Philosophy position is a regular tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. Teaching load currently is 4 courses per academic year (2 courses per semester). Effective starting date is August 2018.

Required Job Qualifications

AOS (Area of Specialty): Early Modern/Modern Philosophy. AOC (Area of Competency): Open. Ph.D. at time of appointment. Demonstrated evidence of strong research and scholarly promise; demonstrated excellence in teaching.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities. Successful candidate will be able to work collegially with others.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, statement of research agenda, evidence of successful teaching (such as sample teaching evaluations and syllabi), unofficial graduate transcript, and the name and contact information for 3 professional references. NOTE: your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of recommendation immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by 11/8/2017 to ensure full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

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Diversity Statement

•Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching Duty/Responsibility

Teaching courses in the Department of Philosophy.

Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Research Duty/Responsibility

Conducting research in Early Modern / Modern Philosophy.

Percentage Of Time 40% Job Duty Category Service / Outreach Duty/Responsibility

Providing University, Departmental, and Professional Service / Outreach.