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Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/20/22

Job Description

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all students and employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.

Sam Houston State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences (Huntsville, TX), announces a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Program within the Department of Psychology and Philosophy, to start in Fall 2022. AOS: Philosophy of Science, and AOC (One or more of the following): Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy and/or Queer Theory, Comparative Philosophy. The new faculty member will join a dynamic and pluralist program with strengths in Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Psychology, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, Existentialism, and Phenomenology. The regular teaching load for tenure-track faculty is three undergraduate courses per semester. Courses the person appointed to this position will regularly teach include, among other things, some combination of Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, and Core Curriculum courses such as Critical Thinking. Additionally, the appointee would help develop and teach one or more courses in the listed AOCs.
Educational Requirements for the Position The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to the appointment in Fall 2022. ABD candidates will be considered.

On-line teaching experience is a strength. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand.
Experience Required for the Position The Department of Psychology & Philosophy is launching a cluster hiring initiative to appoint up to six tenure-track faculty members who(se): 1) bring visibility, renown, and additional impact to our department, 2) add to a long -standing goal of increasing diversity (e.g., ethnic, LGBTQI+, religious, etc.) across our department, and 3) intellectual and pedagogical expertise engages racial intersectionality.
Other Requirements for the Position Sam Houston State University is located in Huntsville, TX in the beautiful piney woods of East Texas approximately one hour north of the ethnically and culturally diverse Houston metropolitan area. SHSU is classified as a “Doctoral/Professional University” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. Sam Houston State University is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.
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) evidence of teaching ability
i) sample syllabi for courses in Philosophy of Science and one or more of the AOC

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Chair of Search Committee, by email at or telephone [Register to View] . Review of materials will begin on Nov. 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled—incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States