Lehigh University Faculty Position in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Posted: 21 de September de 2013 by Fernando Furtado in Job, News

The Philosophy Department at Lehigh University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. AOS: Metaphysics and Epistemology. AOC: Open. Applicants should hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Philosophy no later than July 1, 2014, and must demonstrate achievement in scholarship and teaching.

The department seeks candidates who not only have expertise in metaphysics and epistemology but will also contribute to the internationalization of the department and curriculum, for example, by studying the metaphysics or epistemologies of other culture or ethnicities, or working collaboratively with philosophers in other countries, or incorporating the research of non-U.S. philosophers into her or his teaching and research.

The department is looking for candidates who can flourish in a collegial, eclectic department that firmly values and takes an active interest in the history of philosophy, and who are committed to teaching undergraduates and to participating actively in programs outside the department.  We are especially interested in qualified candidates who have produced and will continue to produce original philosophical scholarship, who have broad intellectual interests, who will foster enthusiasm for philosophy in undergraduates majoring across the university, and who will contribute to the internationalization of philosophy and the diversity and inclusiveness of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Women and members of underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include active scholarship, excellent undergraduate teaching at all levels, undergraduate thesis supervision, student advising activities, and service to the department, college, and university. Course load is two courses a semester. Summer teaching is available.

Lehigh University is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research universities each year.  A selective, coeducational, nondenominational, private university, Lehigh offers a distinct academic environment in four colleges to about 7000 undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. The University is located in eastern Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley on a campus of 6,000 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits, as well as a wide range of networking, mentoring, and development opportunities for junior faculty, including pre-tenure leaves.

Lehigh University seeks faculty with both disciplinary expertise and broad interests and expects its faculty to demonstrate excellence in both scholarship and teaching. The university also seeks faculty who will promote an inclusive community that values, affirms, and advances the diverse backgrounds, interests, experiences, and aspirations of all its members. The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to hiring individuals who will be successful at Lehigh, who are dedicated to the highest quality instruction, have a desire to lead advances within their fields, and have an interest in ensuring the success of the institution and their professions. The College is committed to increasing the diversity and inclusion of the college community and curriculum.

Applications will be accepted only through AcademicJobsOnline and should include (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) two samples of written work, (4) research statement, (5) teaching statement, (6) evidence of teaching excellence, and (7) three confidential letters of reference. Applicants are encouraged to specify in their letter of application how they will contribute to the departmental and university goals of internationalization and diversity.

Submit your application to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3253.

Complete applications, including letters of reference, must be received by November 1, 2013, to ensure full consideration.

We will be interviewing at the APA Eastern Division Meetings. Appointment is expected to begin August 15, 2014.

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Lehigh University provides comprehensive benefits including partner benefits.

For further information:  http://philosophy.cas2.lehigh.edu; http://www.lehigh.edu; http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.html

 

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