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(Archived) Assistant Professor - Department Philosophy and Religion

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Assistant Professor - Department Philosophy and Religion

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Non-Western Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall of 2023.

The College of Arts and Letters, in which the Department of Philosophy and Religion is located, enrolls over 3400 undergraduate majors and about 150 graduate students across ten academic units in the humanities, social sciences, and communication studies. Home to several interdisciplinary centers and institutes, the College employs 270 full-time faculty. It is a university leader in student and faculty diversity and belonging and has made significant faculty investments in racial and social justice, Latinx studies, and African-American studies. It embraces the teacher-scholar model, supporting excellent teaching, innovative service, and strong programs of research and creative inquiry across the disciplines. The College provides rich opportunities for faculty to collaborate across the College and the entire university.

The hiring for this position aligns with the College of Arts and Letters’ commitment to diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose teaching and research intersect with the College of Arts and Letters’ programs in African, African American, and Diaspora Studies (AAAD), Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies (LAXC), and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS).

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching responsibilities are a 3/3 load with an upper-level class and teaching in General Education. Candidates should show potential for excellence in research and teaching.


Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a demonstrated ability to teach Critical Thinking. Candidates should demonstrate a preparedness to teach a range of upper-level classes in Non-Western Philosophy or other underrepresented philosophical traditions. The Department of Philosophy and Religion at James Madison University is a pluralistic department. We have faculty members who work in Analytic, Continental, and Pragmatic traditions. We are looking to expand the range of courses we teach. Candidates should be prepared to work in a diverse department whose members employ a wide variety of methods and share a strong commitment to academic freedom.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2000 or go to Review of applications begins 11/03/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience. Additional inquiries can be addressed to Patrick Fleming, Philosophy Search Committee Chair,

James Madison University is committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: [Register to View] .

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Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States