State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position.

Date Posted: September 24, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information:  The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-Sept-2019.pdf or http://www.suny.edu/benefits/ 

Date of Appointment: August 2020

Description of Responsibilities:
Area of Specialization:  History of philosophy.
Area of Competence:  Open.

The Assistant Professor of Philosophy will have a strong research trajectory in the history of philosophy, as well as relevant teaching experience in the history of philosophy – ancient, early modern, or recent.  In addition to the history of philosophy, the Assistant Professor may teach a variety of courses within the department, which can include philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, or courses that will serve to broaden the curriculum of our department (e.g., philosophy of race).  Normal semester teaching responsibilities will be one large course and two smaller courses.  Student advising, working with students on improving writing skills and university service are also expected.

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan (https://www.oswego.edu/diversity/). As such, the Assistant Professor of Philosophy will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Philosophy or ABD in Philosophy with scheduled defense date.
  • Strong research trajectory in the history of philosophy.
  • Relevant teaching experience in the history of philosophy – ancient, early modern, or recent.
  • Commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability teach a variety of courses, such as philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion, or courses that will serve to broaden the curriculum of our department, such as philosophy of race.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, CV/resume, copies of unofficial transcripts for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred or program in progress, a diversity statement addressing areas of scholarly interest and teaching experience, teaching portfolio and contact information for three professional references (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to: 

http://oswego.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=116154

If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Craig DeLancey, Search Committee Chair
craig.delancey@oswego.edu 

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment.

Description of Department: The Philosophy Department at SUNY Oswego is a collegial, productive department with a Philosophy major and minor, a Philosophy-Psychology joint major, a new Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major, and a Logic minor.  To learn more about us, visit our web site at:  www.oswego.edu/philosophy

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education 

boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. 

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy, https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing hr@oswego.edu.

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SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. Further policy details, including education and cessation resources, can be found at: https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf

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