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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Anticipated start date is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Bridget Smith Pieschel at 662-329-7386 or bspieschel@muw.edu or search committee chair Dr. Bryan Hilliard at bhilliard@muw.edu

Position Justification

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Unit Name Languages, Literature and Philosophy
Salary Grade Faculty
Number of Months 9 months
Full-time or Part-time Full-Time
Hours per week 40
Annual Salary or Hourly Rate Range
Essential Duties

This is a 9 month tenure track faculty appointment in Philosophy. Experience and qualifications must warrant appointment as assistant professor at a regional university.
The assistant professor reports to the department chair and is responsible for teaching, advising, service, and professional development. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy from a regionally-accredited university and be prepared to teach a wide variety of courses from introductory philosophy and logic to upper level courses as listed in our current bulletin. The candidate should also be able to teach related courses in gender or women’s studies, religious studies, and political philosophy. The candidate must have experience teaching both online, hybrid and face to face classes. Experience with, or interest in, teaching students with diverse cultural backgrounds is also important. The assistant professor will have a 4-4 teaching load generally with three preparations per semester. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, or veteran status.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Philosophy.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy and be prepared to teach a wide variety of courses from introductory philosophy and logic to upper level courses as detailed in our current bulletin. The candidate should also be able to teach special topics or cross-listed courses in gender or women’s studies religious studies and/or political philosophy. The candidate must have experience teaching both online, hybrid and face to face classes. Experience with, or interest in, teaching students with diverse cultural backgrounds is also important.

Job Description Summary

This is a 9 month tenure track faculty appointment in Philosophy. Teaching a 4-4 load; departmental service (advising, planning, curriculum revision and development); university service

Requisition Detail Information

Requisition Number FY187F
Open Date 11/23/2017
Will this job have a specific close date? No
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Anticipated start date is August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For additional information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Bridget Smith Pieschel at 662-329-7386 or bspieschel@muw.edu or search committee chair Dr. Bryan Hilliard at bhilliard@muw.edu

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • MUW Departmental Announcement
    • MUW Human Resources Office
    • MUW Website
    • Mississippi Employment Service
    • Local Newspaper
    • In-state Newspaper
    • Out-of-state Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Friend
    • Journal/Periodical
    • Off-campus Recruitment
    • Women/Minority Publication
    • Contacted by department and invited to apply
    • Other
    • The Academic Network (TAN)
  2. * Are you currently authorized to work in the United States? (Proof of Citizenship or Immigration status will be required upon offer of employment)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If hired, would you need sponsorship or work authorization to work for MUW now or in the future? (NOTE: MUW does not sponsor employment visas.)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcript 1
  5. Unofficial Transcript 2
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 3