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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Position Details

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Position Title Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Department Philosophy

Position Details

Position Description

The Philosophy Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of modern philosophy, broadly construed. We are particularly interested in someone who specializes in early modern philosophy but can also offer courses in Kant and 19th century philosophy, or someone who specializes in Kant but can offer courses in early modern philosophy. In addition, the department will be interested in candidates whose historical work can complement the department’s research strengths in ethics and value theory or philosophy of mind.

Assistant professors have a standard teaching load of two courses per semester, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, perform research in their specialized area, and perform university service through committee work, advising or other duties.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in philosophy or have fulfilled the requirements for the PhD in philosophy by one year after employment commences. She or he will have a strong record of research and evidence a commitment to innovative teaching, will be able to take advantage of some of the many opportunities for collaboration both on campus and beyond, and will take an active role in charting the department’s future course.

The application process is entirely web-based. Applicants should upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and at least three letters of reference. Deadline: November 3, 2017.

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About the University:

Rice University, in Houston, Texas, has been designated one of the top universities in the world. Its endowment ranks among the top ten of all American universities, and its small size (c. 3,900 undergraduates; c. 2,500 graduate students) encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and professors (our student-faculty ratio is 6: 1, and our mean undergraduate class size is 14). We have students from all 50 states and from more than eighty countries.

Rice University is committed to diversity in hiring; women and members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
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History of modern philosophy, broadly construed

Education Preferred
Other Required Qualifications
Other Qualifications Preferred
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Requisition Details

Requisition Details

Requisition Number F17032
Open Date 08/25/2017
Close Date 11/04/2017
Open Until Filled No
Best Consideration Date
Desired Start Date 07/01/2018
Position Status Full-Time: 9 months
Benefits Eligible Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Research Statement
  5. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents

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