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Assistant Professor Philosophy
Georgia State University is a national model for innovation and
opening opportunities for all, ranked 2nd most innovative by U.S.
News & World Report, ranked 1st among public universities in
undergraduate teaching, the number 1 nonprofit university to award
bachelor’s degrees to African American students, 6th in the country
for its first-year student experience, and highly ranked for
enabling the social and economic mobility of its students. Among
the most diverse universities in the nation, Georgia State opens
global perspectives as the number 1 U.S. public university sending
African American students to study abroad.
A regional gateway to higher education, the five suburban Perimeter
College campuses provide more than 30 associate degree pathways.
The downtown Atlanta campus offers more than 250 degree programs in
100 fields of study at the undergraduate, graduate and
first-professional degree levels.
With five university-wide research centers and numerous centers and
institutes at the college and school levels, Georgia State’s
interdisciplinary, dynamic and productive research enterprises
address major health and societal challenges.
Georgia State is vital to the regional economy, with a more than
$2.9 billion economic impact, and is also a vital part of Atlanta’s
vibrant arts and entertainment community, with highly regarded
programs in music, art, creative writing and film, the Rialto
Center for the Arts, and the Creative Media Industries Institute
that contributes to innovation and the workforce for interactive
media and media entrepreneurship.
Full Time Faculty
About the Department
The Department of Humanities at Georgia State University’s
Perimeter College is home to American Sign Language, humanities,
journalism, philosophy, religious studies, speech communication,
and world languages. Our department contributes to the essential
liberal arts foundation of the academic curriculum. Our faculty are
passionate about teaching and are dedicated to the highest quality
of instruction. We challenge students to think critically and
deeply, to develop multicultural awareness, and to develop their
minds and their skills in a way that will foster both personal and
professional success. Our highly accomplished faculty not only
equip students with the skills they’ll need for successful careers,
but also with the skills they’ll need to be effective and engaged
Tenure-track positions are academic year (August-May)
The selected candidate will be responsible for:
• Providing 27-32 semester hours of instruction per academic
• Providing student support and advising
• Maintaining weekly office hours
• Working effectively and professionally with colleagues
Expectations also include service to the department, college, and
university. Perimeter College requires and supports innovation and
professional growth, expecting the successful candidate to engage
in professional development activities that demonstrate career
goals that are consistent with the college’s mission.
A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required.
The preferred candidate will have:
• Prior teaching experience at the collegiate level.
• Prior online teaching experience.
• Evidence of scholarship in philosophy or instructional innovation
related to philosophy.
• Interest or engagement in philosophy-related service.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations, etc
- Ability to teach Philosophy courses at the collegiate
- Ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods, relate
to students, and facilitate student learning.
- Effective communication skills Excellent organizational and
- Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology Ability to
teach and develop online coursework.
A Criminal History Check is required.
Position may require non-standard hours (including day, evening,
online, hybrid, weekend and/or other campus locations).
Description of Job Duty
Description of Job Duties:
Instruction – 80%
Service – 10%
Professional development activities – 10%
Percentage Of Time
Posting Detail Information
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Review of Applications Begins
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions Summary
Qualified applicants must provide the following application
materials to be considered:
Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
- Letter of application/cover letter Curriculum
- Unofficial Transcript of all degrees completed.
- Official transcripts must be provided if an offer is
- Foreign Degree Transcript is required for foreign graduate
- Three (3) professional references. Professional references will
provide letters of recommendation via a secured and confidential
link provided in a notification email.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply
- * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Public Job Posting
- Internal Job Posting
- Agency Referral
- Personal Referral
- Chronicle of Higher Education/Vitae
- Computing Research Association
- Diverse Jobs
- Circa Works
- Letter of Intent/Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts of All Graduate-Level Degrees Completed
or In Progress
- Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation
- Philosophy of Teaching/Teaching Portfolio
- Syllabus Examples
- Teaching Evaluations