Georgia Southern University, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Literature and Philosophy

Sep 09, 2010 Jan 31, 2011

The Department of Literature and Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy.

Georgia Southern University, GeorgiaSouthern, a member institution of the University System of Georgia and a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, is one of Georgia’s premier universities. A residential university serving more than 19,000 students in fall 2009, Georgia Southern is recognized for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Founded in 1906, the University offers more than 100 campus-based and online degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels through eight colleges. The nearly 700 acre park-like campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.

Within this setting, the Literature and Philosophy Department helps students to become incisive in their critical thinking, effective as communicators, aware of cultural diversity, and skillful as interpreters of the written and spoken word in many areas of life. The Department values its long history of strong teaching and looks for teaching expertise in its new hires. Our philosophy majors build a foundational knowledge of philosophy through a study of major works and issues in Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, and the history of Philosophy. This program of study creates a balanced liberal education and fosters the individual’s self-knowledge and personal growth. Our faculty are committed to academic excellence, innovative instruction, and collaborative service to the community. Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy, the Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy position requires teaching, service, and research responsibilities and a terminal degree. The Assistant Professor will teach 3 courses per semester, usually including Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking. The University, College, and Department look for a strong record of peer-reviewed scholarship as the basis for successful tenure and promotion. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Ancient Philosophy by August 1, 2011.
• At least part-time demonstrated teaching expertise.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Preference may be given to candidates who, besides their area of expertise in Ancient Philosophy, have an area of concentration in one or more of the following fields: Medieval Philosophy, Non-Western Philosophy, Applied Ethics, or Formal Logic.

Screening of applications begins October 22, and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2011. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least four professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities.

Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. William Eaton, Search Chair, Search # 59254
Department of Literature and Philosophy
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8023
Statesboro GA 30460-8023
Electronic mail: Weaton
Telephone: 912-478-5128

More information about the institution is available through GeorgiaSouthern, or at class, or at Philosophy.

Georgia Southern University seeks individuals who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Georgia is an Open Records state. Georgia Southern University is an AA/EO institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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