JOB – Assistant Professor, Tufts University

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2012.  Area of Specialization: Normative Ethics or Metaethics with a proven specialization in Environmental Ethics.  Area of Competence: Open.  Four courses/year, some of which will be cross-listed in Environmental Studies, an undergraduate interdisciplinary major.  Usual non-teaching duties.

The Department seeks a promising ethicist or meta-ethicist who will enhance its undergraduate and MA programs, complement its existing teaching and research strengths, and contribute to the teaching and research mission of Tufts’ Environmental Studies program.  Ph.D. in Philosophy at time of appointment and teaching experience required.  This position is part of a multidisciplinary cluster-hiring initiative designed to deepen and broaden the Environmental Studies program as well as to enhance traditional academic departments.

Tufts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty; candidates from under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications must include a CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and an e-mail address and phone number at which the candidate may be reached in December.  Evidence of teaching experience and expertise welcome.  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the December APA meetings.  To be assured of full consideration applications must be complete by November 20, 2011.

To apply, all candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample at Candidates should have three writers of reference letters submit their letters directly to (the link for “writers of reference letters” is listed on the Academic Jobs On Line home page.)