Assistant Professor (African American/Africana Philosophy) - Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale Illinois

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois

United States

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Position: The Department of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American/Africana Philosophy. Position is contingent on available funding.

The Philosophy Department at SIU Carbondale is known worldwide for its history of leadership and research in the field of classical American Philosophy. It houses the Center for Dewey Studies, the Library of Living Philosophers, the Phenomenology Research Center, and hosts several journals and book series. The Philosophy Department grants both MA and Ph.D. degrees and has an exceptionally strong placement record for its graduates. The Department is committed to a robust pluralism in philosophical methodologies.

Start Date: August 16, 2016, 9-month appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Philosophy or in a closely related field. Broad expertise in African American and Africana Philosophy is required. Preferred qualifications include records of successful teaching and publication as well as a background in one or more of the following: Critical Race Theory, Feminist/Womanist Philosophy, the African and Caribbean Roots of African American Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Classical American Philosophy. PhD candidates will be considered if all degree requirements will be completed by August 15, 2016. If all requirements for the Ph.D. are not completed by August 15, 2016, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (

Duties: Maintaining an active program of scholarship that involves regular publication, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate student projects and continuing service to the department and college as appropriate to academic rank. The typical teaching load for untenured faculty in the department is two courses per semester.

Application Instructions:
Use Institution Website button to the right of this job description, then follow instructions on the jobpage at SIU-Carbondale's website.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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