AOS: Philosophy of Race or Africana Philosophy
The successful candidate will be strongly conversant with the analytic philosophy tradition and have a primary research and teaching focus on (1) conceptual, epistemological, metaphysical, normative, or social issues pertaining to race, or (2) Africana philosophy or a related sub-discipline. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop new courses related to their area of specialization, and contribute to the current philosophy curriculum.
The standard teaching load is four courses per academic year, including one graduate course. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching required. Salary competitive. PhD in Philosophy completed by August 9, 2020. In addition to offering a first class MA in Philosophy, the department is a major component of two interdisciplinary PhD programs: Science and Technology Studies (STS); and The Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical and Cultural Thought (ASPECT). We encourage a diverse pool of applicants. Our department embraces diversity and seeks candidates committed to an educational climate welcoming to students of all races, nationalities, and genders.
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This position will require occasional travel to attend professional conferences and a criminal background check. Interested candidates are REQUIRED to complete an online application at www.jobs.vt.edu Job #511582 and attach a letter of interest, CV, research statement, writing sample, transcript, and teaching dossier that includes a summary of course evaluations in lieu of originals. As part of the online application process, applicants will be asked to provide at least three (3) confidential letters of recommendation. Interviews by Skype; finalists invited to campus. Applications received by November 21, 2019, can expect full consideration.