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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Texas Christian University
Starting: August 1, 2023
Job no: 498304
Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: AddRan College of Liberal Arts
Extended to 12/15/2022
This full-time faculty position is on campus and in person.
Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Starting August 1, 2023.
AOC: open but those with teaching interests in social ontology, aesthetics, and/or philosophy of science are strongly encouraged to apply (the department has no teaching needs in the field of ethics).
3/2 teaching load.
Possibility of internal faculty summer research grants.
Candidates should demonstrate (1) promise of significant publication in AOS; (2) commitment to undergraduate teaching and recruitment of majors and minors, especially from underserved, underrepresented, or marginalized students; and (3) possess a Ph.D. by time of appointment.
Contact the Department Chair, John R. Harris, with any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Department is currently composed of five full-time philosophers who are dedicated to both teaching and scholarship. As a point of pride, we work to support junior faculty as they acclimate to their new surroundings. There are numerous opportunities for faculty to bring guest speakers to campus, and there are regular opportunities for research support (internal grants, etc.). We draw some of the best students at TCU to our majors and minor, and those students have continued into exceptional careers and programs of graduate study.
Named for TCU’s founders, Addison and Randolph Clark, the AddRan College of Liberal Arts is home to the core academic disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The College includes approximately 155 full-time faculty members, 13 departments (Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Geography, History, Modern Language Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology & Anthropology, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and Women & Gender Studies), and two units of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Army and Air Force). AddRan College departments confer 17 Bachelor of Arts and 7 Bachelor of Science degrees, a Bachelor of General Studies, an online master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a Master of Liberal Arts degree, and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in History, English, and Rhetoric and Composition.
University & Fort Worth Description
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.
Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.
At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Women and those from under-represented groups and traditions are strongly encouraged to apply. All application materials must be uploaded no later than December 1, 2022. Departmental representatives will conduct virtual interviews for the first round of the selection process. Finalists will be invited to campus for an in-person visit.
Apply for this job through jobs.tcu.edu and upload your complete electronic dossier, including a short letter of application, CV, short writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, syllabi of pertinent courses taught, and a brief statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion as they pertain to your teaching, research, and/or academic career goals. Three letters of reference will be requested at a later time in the process from the three references you provide in the application. Your references will receive an email from TCU asking them to upload a LOR on your behalf.
TCU only accepts online applications and documents.
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
Advertised: October 24, 2022 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled
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