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Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Job 12144)

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies invites applications for a full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in Philosophy with an anticipated start date in of August of 2018.  The successful candidate will be expected to: contribute to curriculum development; deliver instruction at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels; supervise honors, masters, and doctoral students; conduct research publishable in top-tier academic journals in the discipline; and participate in professional and university service. Areas of Specialization (AOS): Applied moral, political, social, or legal philosophy, broadly construed. Areas of Concentration (AOC): Open. As we are using it, 'applied moral,  political, social, or legal philosophy' refers not only to the application of theories developed within moral, political, social, or legal philosophy to everyday problems or phenomena but also to the application of research produced by methods used in other disciplines in order to understand and address questions in moral, political, social, or legal philosophy (for example, experimental philosophy concerning issues in metaethics or normative ethics). 

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching at the university level.
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research.
  • Area of Specialization (AOS) in applied moral, political, social, or legal philosophy, as broadly construed above.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that complement the School’s existing PhD program and its focus on practical and applied philosophy. For related information, please see: https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/graduate/philosophy-0.

Desired Qualification

  • Ability to contribute to our online undergraduate program.
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/45818  submitting a complete Dossier, including all of the following:

1) a cover letter, stating qualifications;.

 2) a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements);.

 3) at least three letters of reference;.

 4) a research statement;.

 5) evidence of potential for excellence in teaching.;

 6) a writing sample.

Applicant’s last name should appear in the name of each uploaded file. Cover letters can be addressed to Professor Doug Portmore, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: dwportmore@gmail.com.

The application deadline is November 20, 2017, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.