Bridgewater State University — Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Philosophy

Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The mission of the Philosophy Department at Bridgewater State University is to acquaint students with many of the ideas that have shaped the world, better enable them to reach their full potential as human beings, and offer rigorous yet flexible career preparation through the development of such skills as logical reasoning, the ability to read carefully and analyze arguments, creative and rigorous problem solving, confidence in written and spoken argument and discussion.

Bridgewater State University is an inclusive community dedicated to the lifelong success of all students; focused on the continuous improvement of its people; and is responsible for leading innovation that benefits Southeastern Massachusetts, the commonwealth, and the world. Bridgewater’s accessible environment of teaching and learning stimulates critical thinking and the pursuit of new knowledge and deeper understanding. The teaching and learning environment at Bridgewater also cultivates meaningful and diverse interpersonal relationships and fosters an appreciation for global engagement aimed at transforming lives and improving the human condition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is reflected in our institutional values, which ensure that all students are supported and succeed.
Bridgewater State University is equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties:
The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning Fall 2023. The successful candidate will be the 7th member of a collegial and philosophically pluralistic department, and will work with their colleagues to help meet the mission of the department in serving and supporting our diverse campus community.
AOS: Modern Philosophy AOC: Philosophy of Race and/or Gender.

The successful candidate must have competence to teach, and interest in, the required Core Curriculum course “Foundations of Logical Reasoning.” Teaching load is four courses per semester – typically one upper-level course and three sections of the Core course.

There will also be opportunities to offer First- and Second-Year Seminars. Summer teaching possible. Additional responsibilities include participating in departmental and university decision-making, curriculum development, and advising of majors. For more information about the department, please visit http://www.bridgew.edu/philosophy.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Required Qualifications:
– Ph.D. by September 1, 2023
– Publications (or other evidence of a strong scholarly record)
– Evidence of teaching effectiveness required

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement This position must comply with the University Covid-19 Attestation requirement. All employees – faculty, professional, classified, temporary hourly staff – must be fully vaccinated and complete the Covid-19 Attestation upon hire.Medical or Religious ExemptionsAn employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on the existence of medical contraindication to vaccination. In addition, an employee may request an exemption to the vaccination requirement based on a sincere religious belief. In both cases, an employee will be required to submit documentation to support the request for an exemption. Employees who secure an exemption may be required to take additional precautions in the workplace and will be required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing through the university’s Wellness Center.

Posting Number: F00402P
Open Date: 10/05/2022
Close Date: 12/1/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

1. A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.2. Cover Letter3. CV4. Writing sample5. Teaching Statement6. Sample syllabi in AOS and AOC
7. Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

To apply, visit https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/23841

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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