The Department of Philosophy at Colorado State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy with a specialization in East Asian Philosophy. The successful candidate will be appointed untenured and at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, nine-month, entry-level, tenure-track appointment to begin August 17, 2020.
Area of Specialization (AOS): East Asian Philosophy. Area of Competence (AOC): Open, but the Department currently has coverage in Ethics (including Applied Ethics), Japanese Philosophy, and Indian Philosophy. The Department prefers to hire a candidate who can complement these existing strengths. PhD in hand by August 17, 2020, publications or evidence of strong research and scholarly promise, relevant language competence in AOS, and evidence of excellence in teaching is required. Teaching load currently is 4 courses per academic year (2 courses per semester) and includes teaching introductory and upper-division courses in East Asian philosophy and religion. Graduate-level teaching and advising are required, as are the usual undergraduate advising and committee work.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities. By past practice and current conviction, the Department is committed to a conception of Philosophy as a global enterprise.
For full consideration and to be considered a complete application, please submit a cover letter that addresses both teaching and research, a CV, a writing sample, and three professional references who will be contacted for letters of recommendation by November 18, 2019. References will be contacted immediately upon submission of application and will receive an email with a link to submit their letter. For an application to be considered complete, all three letters of recommendation must be submitted prior to 11/25/19. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted. Please address cover letter to Jeff Kasser, Search Chair, East Asian Philosophy. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Materials of semifinalists, including letters of recommendation, will be available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Philosophy.