The Department of English and Philosophy seeks a tenure-track
assistant professor of philosophy,
to begin Fall 2023. We
invite applications from energetic and innovative scholar-teachers
who fit this profile:
- AOS in biomedical ethics
- Concentration in neuroethics desirable
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research that
suggests new and lasting approaches to the field. The faculty
member will collaborate with interested colleagues in the
department and across the college and university. Applicants should
also show interest or experience in pursuing grants in research
and/or in teaching opportunities.
The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in their
area(s) of expertise, along with introductory courses in the
undergraduate program. There is opportunity to design and deliver
new courses that contribute to our programs. Drexel’s academic
calendar is built on 10-week quarters; this position carries a
5-course annual teaching load (e.g., 2-2-1), with the expectation
of significant scholarship. A lower teaching load may be negotiated
during the first years of the appointment.
Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of
English and Philosophy is home to undergraduate majors in English,
Philosophy, and PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).
The Philosophy BA includes concentrations in Ethical Theory and
Practice; Philosophy and Law; and Philosophy, Science, and
Technology. The program also offers a minor in Philosophy as well
as certificates in in Health and Medical Humanities; Ethical Theory
and Practice; Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities; and Philosophy,
Science, and Technology.
The department has a strong record of civic engagement through
community-based learning and other initiatives. Its emphasis on
hands-on, applied learning opportunities results in strong career
preparation for its students. The department features a strong
commitment to antiracist pedagogy and practice.
- Teaching : Individual will be a skilled teacher, effectively
delivering high-quality courses, in multiple modalities, in their
area(s) of expertise and in introductory courses in the
undergraduate program. Individual will teach existing courses in
the curriculum and develop new courses as appropriate.
- Research : Individual will be an active scholar, developing a
national or international reputation in their field by applying for
external grants and through the production and dissemination of
original research in peer-reviewed publications, at professional
conferences and gatherings, and in other appropriate venues.
- Service : Individual will be an active departmental colleague,
contributing to the functioning and governance of the department,
college, and university through committee and other service
- Other related duties as assigned .
The following qualifications are required :
- PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment.
- Demonstrated promise as an active researcher with an AOS in
biomedical ethics. A track record of scholarly production beyond
the dissertation is expected.
- A record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate
- Demonstrated potential for achieving tenure and promotion in
The following qualifications are preferred :
Supplemental Posting Information
- AOC in neuroethics
- AOC in a variety of areas will be considered, including but not
limited to philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, ethics of
technology and design, non-western philosophies, etc..
Candidates should upload the following documents:
- Cover letter, including a statement about candidate’s
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Research statement
- The names and contact information for at least three
Only complete applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be
considered. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and
will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. For
best consideration, apply by January 9, 2023. Letters of
reference/recommendation and writing samples will be requested of
candidates who are selected for first-round interviews. Campus
interviews will be conducted in early 2023.
Applicants may direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr.
Nov 10 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Jan 10 2023 Eastern Standard Time