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Assistant Professor - Philosophy
Faculty
BGSU Main Campus
11/15/2019
01/02/2020
Ends at 11:59 pm Bowling Green, OH local time
Salary commensurate with education & experience

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, AOS: Moral, Political, or Legal Philosophy; AOC: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). The holder of this position will be a core faculty member in our growing undergraduate program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL), and is expected to have research and teaching interests at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and law. Successful candidate will have opportunities to advise pre-law students.

Teach the core courses in PPEL (see http://bgsu.edu/ppel); teach graduate seminars and advise graduate students in Bowling Green’s unique program in Applied Philosophy (see https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/philosophy/graduate-program.html); teach the PPEL capstone course, which includes directing advanced undergraduates as they develop and complete high quality and compelling interdisciplinary research projects.

Develop and maintain a productive research program that results in publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters in edited volumes, or scholarly books.

i) Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Philosophy, or in Political Science or Economics with a background in philosophy as demonstrated by research in or graduate courses taken in Philosophy; ABDs are eligible to apply but must complete the requirements for the doctoral degree prior to beginning of employment (August 2020).

ii) expertise in at least one area of legal philosophy that intersects with social science research, as demonstrated by having taken at least two graduate courses, teaching experience, or dissertation work or other research in that area;

iii) evidence of active research in an area of PPE (e.g., dissertation work, publications, working papers, research proposals, writing samples);

iv) capacity to teach PPE courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (as demonstrated by research or graduate course work in PPE, experience teaching PPE, or a sample syllabus for a PPE course).

For an application to be considered complete, submit a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, formal observation) and sample course syllabus (if applicable), full curriculum vitae, statement of commitment to diversity in higher education, names and contact information for three individuals who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference, a writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, draft manuscript, or published paper), and unofficial transcripts showing titles of graduate courses taken and highest degree earned. If the transcript does not indicate full course titles, please supply them separately.

Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sara Worley, at sworley@bgsu.edu. An official transcript of the terminal degree is required for employment. BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment.

Information about Program and College
Bowling Green State University is a residential campus located in northwest Ohio approximately 20 miles south of Toledo, Ohio and 70 miles from Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Detroit airport. BGSU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors and programs, 47 master’s degree programs, and 17 doctoral degree programs. U.S. News and World Report names BGSU as one of the top public universities nationwide with a strong commitment to first-year programs that lead to success. Approximately 20,000 students (including 2900 graduate students) attend BGSU. Over 17% of our students identify as persons of color, and nearly 5% are international students. Of BGSU’s 1200 faculty members, 13% identify as persons of color, 4% hail from different countries. The Division of Diversity and Belonging coordinates affinity groups for faculty and staff who identify as persons of color, Latinx, LGBTQ+, and as persons with disabilities. The University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. For more information, please visit: www.bgsu.edu. 

The Department of Philosophy is one of 17 academic units in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Department currently has eleven full-time faculty members with national and/or international reputations, about eighty undergraduate majors in philosophy and PPEL, and thirty-five graduate students. Undergraduates pursue baccalaureate degrees in philosophy or philosophy, politics, economics, and law. Philosophy also contributes MA and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Philosophy. The Department is committed to diversity and inclusion, and to increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in philosophy.

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The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, AOS: Moral, Political, or Legal Philosophy; AOC: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). The holder of this position will be a core faculty member in our growing undergraduate program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL), and is expected to have research and teaching interests at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and law. Successful candidate will have opportunities to advise pre-law students.

The primary responsibilities of this position are to: teach the core courses in PPEL (see http://bgsu.edu/ppel); teach graduate seminars and advise graduate students in Bowling Green’s unique program in Applied Philosophy (see https://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/philosophy/graduate-program.html); teach the PPEL capstone course, which includes directing advanced undergraduates as they develop and complete high quality and compelling interdisciplinary research projects; develop and maintain a productive research program that results in publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters in edited volumes, or scholarly books.

The minimum qualifications for the position are: a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Philosophy, or in Political Science or Economics with a background in philosophy as demonstrated by research in or graduate courses taken in Philosophy (ABDs are eligible to apply but must complete the requirements for the doctoral degree prior to beginning of employment (August 2020);  expertise in at least one area of legal philosophy that intersects with social science research, as demonstrated by having taken at least two graduate courses, teaching experience, or dissertation work or other research in that area; evidence of active research in an area of PPE (e.g., dissertation work, publications, working papers, research proposals, writing samples);  capacity to teach PPE courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels (as demonstrated by research or graduate course work in PPE, experience teaching PPE, or a sample syllabus for a PPE course).

Starting date is August 24, 2020.  

For an application to be considered complete, submit a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations, formal observation) and sample course syllabus (if applicable), full curriculum vitae, statement of commitment to diversity in higher education, names and contact information for three individuals who will provide a current (dated within the past year) letter of reference, a writing sample (e.g., dissertation chapter, draft manuscript, or published paper), and unofficial transcripts showing titles of graduate courses taken and highest degree earned. If the transcript does not indicate full course titles, please supply them separately.

For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position, visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/ or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.

Questions may be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sara Worley, at sworley@bgsu.edu. An official transcript of the terminal degree is required for employment. BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to receiving an offer of employment.

Application deadline is January 2, 2020.  

BGSU is an AA/EEO/Vet employer dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation

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