Michigan State: assistant professorship in philosophy of science

Philosophy Department, Michigan State University

The Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system, academic year appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2016. AOS: Philosophy of Science. AOC: Open. PhD in Philosophy or closely allied field (e.g., History and Philosophy of Science) prior to appointment.

Four courses per year at undergraduate and graduate level, thesis supervision, usual non-teaching duties. The successful candidate will have a robust research program showing potential to secure external funding. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. A full description of this position appears on the Department’s website at http://www.philosophy.msu.edu/.

The Department, a dynamic inclusive community, encourages intellectual and cultural diversity, prepares students for a range of careers that require global cultural knowledge, and is an integral part of the College of Arts & Letters and Michigan State University’s international engagement.

MSU is a research university, a member of the Association of American Universities, and affiliated with the Committee on Institutional Cooperation consortium. MSU is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The university actively encourages applications or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015, and continue until position has been filled. Applications should be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources website, posting # 1973. Submit a cover letter, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement of research interests, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable), a writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Queries may be directed to Fred Gifford, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, phl@msu.edu.



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