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The position involves teaching undergraduate courses in the department plus research and service commitments. The philosopher hired must play an instrumental role in growing the Department’s Mind-Brain Specialization (http://philosophy.ua.edu/academics/specializations/mind-and-brain-track/). The Department strongly prefers a philosopher with competence in philosophy of science, who can also contribute to the Philosophy & Medicine Specialization (http://philosophy.ua.edu/academics/specializations/philosophy-and-medicine-track/). The philosopher will be expected to teach courses in core areas of analytic philosophy (e.g., Critical Thinking; Mind & Nature; Introduction to Philosophy of Science).
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, Tuscaloosa, AL. The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015. Teaching undergraduate courses along with the usual non-teaching duties. The philosopher hired must play an instrumental role in growing the Department’s Mind-Brain Specialization. AOS: philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of cognitive science, neuro philosophy, or a related area. The philosopher will be expected to teach courses in core areas of analytic philosophy. Competence in philosophy of science and ability to contribute to the Philosophy & Medicine Specialization will be strongly preferred. Ph.D. in philosophy should be completed by August 16, 2015. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Department actively seeks diversity in its employees and will use blind review of applicants’ CVs and writing samples to generate a list of semi-finalists. To apply, and for information on submitting materials for blind review, go to facultyjobs.ua.edu. Application materials should reach the Department before December 5th when review begins, but applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) may be required to successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
The Department will use a BLIND REVIEW of each applicant’s CV and writing sample to generate a short list of semi-finalists; those to be invited for on-campus interview will be selected from the semi-finalists. Each applicant must do the following: (1) submit online a CV that is suitable for blind review, and (2) submit online (attach to “Other Document 1”) a writing sample suitable for blind review. The CV and writing sample must NOT be identified by name and must NOT include information that would allow a reviewer to identify the applicant’s gender, race, sexual orientation, or other professionally irrelevant information about the applicant. Each applicant must also submit three additional items that will not be reviewed until after the list of semi-finalists has been generated by blind review. (3) Applicants must submit strong evidence of teaching excellence (attach to “Other Document 2”). Each applicant must also submit (4) a graduate transcript and (5) at least three letters of recommendation. The applicant may submit an unofficial transcript as “Other Document 3,” but letters of recommendation must be submitted by mail or Interfolio directly to:
Ms. Julianne Wilson
The Department of Philosophy
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0218
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.
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