Penn State University, Open rank, philosophy of race

Sep 21, 2021 Oct 22, 2021

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy (http://philosophy.la.psu.edu) at the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, invite applications for an open rank position (tenured or tenure-track).
AOS: Critical Philosophy of Race with expertise in Africana Philosophy, with particular interest in candidates working in African American philosophy and/or Caribbean philosophy
and/or Womanist/Black feminist philosophy.
AOC: Open. Preference will be given to candidates whose work will augment the Philosophy Department’s longstanding strength in continental philosophy and its specialties
in critical philosophy of race and feminist philosophy, all of which are approached through attention to the history of philosophy. Teaching load: 2 courses per semester.

Candidates for Professor should have an outstanding publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students.
Duties will involve a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. Candidates for Associate Professor should have a significant
publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record of excellence in teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve a combination of administrative duties,
teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. Candidates for Associate Professor should have a publication record, a commitment to securing external funding, and a track record i
n teaching and mentoring students. Duties will involve a combination of administrative duties, teaching and research, based on the candidate’s qualifications. In addition, successful candidates must
either have demonstrated a commitment to building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community, or describe one or more ways they would envision doing so, given the opportunity.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://hr.psu.edu/careers. All applications should include a cv (including names of at least three referees), letter of application, and statement of
current research. Applications at the rank of assistant professor must also include a writing sample, teaching portfolio (sample syllabi and student evaluations), and at least three letters of recommendation.
Confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly to Sarah Dugan at email

Review of applications will begin mid-October 2021, but the position will remain open until filled.
The start date for the position is Fall 2022, with flexibility. Candidates must hold a PhD by the date of appointment.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Nancy Tuana, chair of the search committee, at email

We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion
that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion
as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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