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Assistant Professor Philosophy

Georgia State University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 31, 2023

Position Details

Position Information

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Classification Title
Assistant Professor

Position Title
Assistant Professor Philosophy

GSU Information

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.

Humanities Department


Position Type
Full Time Faculty

Posting Type

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 citizens.

Position Description

Tenure-track positions are academic year (August-May) appointments.

The selected candidate will be responsible for:
• Providing 27-32 semester hours of instruction per academic year
• 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.

Required Experience

Required Education

A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required.

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

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
  • Ability to teach Philosophy courses at the collegiate level.
  • Ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods, relate to students, and facilitate student learning.
  • Effective communication skills Excellent organizational and teaching skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of instructional technology Ability to teach and develop online coursework.
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations, etc

None specified.

Pre-Employment Requirements

A Criminal History Check is required.

Work Hours

Position may require non-standard hours (including day, evening, online, hybrid, weekend and/or other campus locations).


Job Duties

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)

Open Date

Review of Applications Begins

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions Summary

Qualified applicants must provide the following application materials to be considered:
  • Letter of application/cover letter Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
  • Unofficial Transcript of all degrees completed.
  • Official transcripts must be provided if an offer is accepted.
  • Foreign Degree Transcript is required for foreign graduate degrees.
  • Three (3) professional references. Professional references will provide letters of recommendation via a secured and confidential link provided in a notification email.
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Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

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 protected veteran.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education/Vitae
    • Computing Research Association
    • Diverse Jobs
    • Other
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Letter of Intent/Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Unofficial Transcripts of All Graduate-Level Degrees Completed or In Progress
Optional Documents
  1. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluation
  2. Philosophy of Teaching/Teaching Portfolio
  3. Syllabus Examples
  4. Teaching Evaluations

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