JOB – Asst. Professor, Dept. of Philosophy, Millersville Univ.

Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Philosophy department available beginning August 2012. The department seeks a teacher/scholar with a passion for teaching both philosophy majors and the general student population and interested in collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research. The position includes teaching eight undergraduate courses/year (4/semester; 3 preparations) and some senior thesis supervision. AOS: Ethics and/or Social/Political Philosophy. AOC: History of Philosophy, some area of applied ethics or applied philosophy, introductory Logic. Summer and Winter session teaching available. Responsibilities also include service to the department and university, and ongoing scholarly/professional activity and development. The Department of Philosophy, in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of five faculty members (when at full compliment), with 25 to 30 students (majors) and offers a Bachelor of Arts and minor program in Philosophy. Millersville University is located in a semi-rural area in Lancaster County in south-central Pennsylvania. It is within a few hours of several major metropolitan areas including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York.

Required: ABD in Philosophy. (Ph.D. required for eligibility to apply for reappointment to second year.) Teaching experience in philosophy. Evidence of scholarly work. Specialization in Ethics and/or Political/Social Philosophy. Ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses including Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Logic, History of Philosophy, and upper-level courses in Ethical Theory and Social & Political Philosophy, and some area of applied ethics or applied philosophy (for example, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, philosophy and public policy). Successful: interview; teaching demonstration; and scholarly presentation. Preferred: Ph.D. in philosophy. Record of scholarly publication. Experience teaching: philosophy at both introductory and advanced level in area of specialization; introductory logic courses. Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds. Evidence of interest in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and/or teaching projects.

To apply, go to and create a faculty application. Full consideration given to applications received by December 15, 2011. Representatives of the department will be available to meet applicants at the APA Eastern Division meeting December 27-30, 2011. An EO/AA Institution.