Assistant/Associate Professor Philosophy

Tenure-Track Faculty Position Announcement

Department:  Philosophy                             Rank:             Assistant Professor, Associate

Specialization(s): Bioethics with experience in either the natural sciences (preferably Biology) or the field of STS (Science, Technology and Society). Area of Concentration: Philosophy of Science

Position Posted: October 18, 2013

Position #: 14-010

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

The Philosophy Department at SCSU seeks a scholar-educator who is versatile enough to both teach philosophy in the context of an interdisciplinary liberal education program, and actively contribute to established research programs and new interdisciplinary ventures at the university. S/he should be fluent enough in natural sciences to be able to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative efforts with a team of concurrent new hires in biology, chemistry and physics, but also familiar enough with emergent and emerging technologies to contribute to conversations related to the work of colleagues in SCSU's internationally renowned Research Center on Computing and Society (http://ares.southernct.edu/organizations/rccs/). Candidate must be committed to teaching within vibrant/demanding public liberal arts and sciences environment, and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and research with undergraduates.

The successful candidate should be prepared to teach four courses per semester; direct student honors theses or serve on interdisciplinary thesis committees; offer upper-level courses in philosophy; participate in advising, committee work, and community service; pursue an active research agenda and develop a track record of scholarship at the level required to make progress towards tenure. Reassigned time is available at the university-wide level for research on a competitive basis.

SCSU is a student-centered institution and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

Required Qualifications:

Degrees in both Philosophy and in either a natural science (preferably Biology) or in the field of Science, Technology and Society (STS). The applicant should have a PhD in one and an advanced degree, or equivalent, in the other.

Evidence of ability to teach university courses. Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity, leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated record of scholarship/creative activity. Willingness to take a leadership role in university curriculum and possibly program development.

Application Process:

Submit a complete dossier electronically through the following Interfolio URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/23220

The dossier should include a CV, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, 3 letters of recommendation, and a sample publication. Consideration of candidates with complete files will begin on November 30th and will continue until the position is filled.