Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor of Philosophy Requisition 202000095F Rank Assistant Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Commensurate with education and experience

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department Dept of Psychology and Philosophy Quicklink
Contact Name Glenn Sanford, J.D., Ph.D. Title

Chair of Search Committee
Sam Houston State University
Box 2447
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone 936-294-2455 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The areas of specialization is Philosophy of Race. The area of competence is Philosophy of Science. On-line teaching experience and proficiency in feminist philosophy are considered strengths. The regular teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three undergraduate courses per semester. It will include, among other things, some combination of Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Science, and Core Curriculum courses such as Critical Thinking. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand.

Educational Requirements for the Position

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to the appointment in Fall 2021. ABD candidates will be considered.

Experience Required for the Position Other Requirements for the Position Special Instructions Summary

The application requires:
a) a letter of interest,
b) a curriculum vitae,
c) three letters of reference,
d) all graduate transcripts (Unofficial transcripts will be accepted during the application process. However, the successful candidate must submit official transcripts documenting all post-secondary degrees and coursework.),
e) a diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage SHSU’s student population and promote the College of Humanities and Social Science’s goals of inclusivity,
f) a writing sample,
g) a statement of research goals,
h) teaching portfolio (must contain sample syllabi for a course in Philosophy of Race and a course in Philosophy of Science and may provide evidence of pedagogical training, teaching evaluations, etc.), and

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Glenn Sanford, Chair of Search Committee, by email at or telephone 936-294-2455.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Transcripts
  6. Writing Sample
  7. Diversity & Inclusion Statement
  8. Teaching Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3

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