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The Philosophy Department is currently searching for an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track).

The successful candidate will be able to teach core philosophy courses in the department, including critical thinking, logic and  epistemology. Area of Specialization is Epistemology (very broadly construed) with an Area of Competence in cognitive science, history of modern or philosophy of law. The department has teaching needs in the philosophy of law, philosophy of mind (broadly construed) and cognitive science. There will also be opportunities for mentoring in the department's Pre-Law Option.

Search Committee: Andrew Fenton (Chair), Terry Winant (Co-Chair), Robert Maldonado, Larry Cusick.

Job details (mini-version):

New position: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning Fall semester, 2013. Eight courses/year (4/semester; typically 2-3 preps), undergraduate level. Usual nonteaching duties. AOS: Epistemology (very broadly construed); AOC: Cognitive science, history of modern or philosophy of law. An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Philosophy is required by time of appointment. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The faculty is committed to achieving excellence through diversity, and such skills are desired in applicants. EO/AAE. Required for full consideration: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching excellence); (d) writing sample; (e) three recent letters of reference; and (f) at least 3 additional reference names and contact information. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews may be required to submit official transcripts. Apply (and submit supporting documents) online at For more information: For fullest consideration, materials should be on file by November 19th, 2012. For inquiries contact: Dr. Terry Winant, Search Committee Co-Chair at

Note of clarification: The search committee is committed to a broad understanding of epistemology, so as to include those working in non-traditional, non-mainstream areas such as Feminist epistemologies (writ large), queer epistemologies and non-"Western" epistemologies.

If letters of reference cannot be submitted through erecruit, please email them to Ruth Aparicio (rutha at with "Vacancy #11893" clearly stated in the subject line of the email.

For more information go to human resources site.


In Memorium

The Philosophy Department regrets to announce the death of Dr. Barbara LaBossiere, who passed away in April of 2012.  She will be missed by students and faculty. 

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