George Mason University, Philosophy, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track
Oct 05, 2017 → Dec 08, 2017
The George Mason University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy,
with areas of competence in one or more of the following: social justice, global ethics or moral theory.
The department also has a special need to offer a course in the Philosophy of Law. The appointment will begin in August 2018.
George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly
encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach courses in the department’s graduate and undergraduate Philosophy programs, with a particular emphasis on Political Philosophy.
Some of these courses will contribute to the B.A. concentration in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE); they will also draw students from other areas such as Global Affairs,
the Schar School of Policy and Government or the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.
The department is seeking engaged scholars who work on pressing political issues such as social/racial/economic justice, globalization, immigration, human and/or disability rights,
or the nature of democracy and democratic culture. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will sustain an active program of scholarly research in their area of expertise,
produce peer-reviewed publications, engage in multidisciplinary collaborations, mentor students, and participate in professional organizations and societies.
Teaching load 2-2.
Required Qualification: Doctoral degree in philosophy, or a related field, is required by the start of the appointment.
George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and is the largest public university in the commonwealth of Virginia,
with a diverse student body. The Philosophy Department at Mason is committed to teaching and research in both analytic and continental traditions,
as well as in ethics and the history of philosophy, and collaborates with many other departments and units including African and African American Studies,
Cultural Studies, Economics, Global Affairs, Women and Gender Studies, and the Schar School of Policy and Government. The department is home
to the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy (IPPP), which works on pressing issues in public policy including climate change, environmental sustainability,
security, and bioethics and emerging technologies.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
For a complete list of duties and qualifications, and to apply for the position, applicants should go to
and complete and submit the online application for position number F5204z;
upload a letter of application outlining their teaching and research interests, together with a CV and writing sample; and provide a list of three academic references with contact details.
Also, three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent directly from the provider to
Please direct any questions to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Lisa Eckenwiler
Review of applications will begin after November 15, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Visit