JOB ─ Assistant Prof.; Illinois State U.

illinois_state_university_sealIllinois State University, Normal, IL

The Department of Philosophy at Illinois State University, seeks applicants for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. The position begins August 16, 2017. The typical course load for this position is six undergraduate courses/year (3/semester); usual non-teaching duties also apply. Possible summer opportunities may also be available.

Deadline: November 7, 2016

Area of Specialty: Environmental Philosophy: Social, Political, or Moral Philosophy with a clear emphasis on issues pertaining to the Environment. Area of Concentration: Environmental Ethics. A conferred Ph.D. in Philosophy is required prior to the appointment start date. Prior teaching experience required. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The department has a particular need for an individual to teach an undergraduate course in Environmental Ethics. The successful candidate will also contribute to the emerging interdisciplinary Environmental Studies program and other existing campus and community environmental initiatives. We are looking for a colleague who is committed to increasing the department’s visibility, and who is qualified to teach courses in social, political, or moral philosophy, environmental philosophy and environmental ethics. The department has significant interdisciplinary opportunities and general education commitments. The department encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences who embrace and value the principles of diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit our website at

To ensure full consideration, please complete an online faculty application and submit a complete dossier via (posting number: 0708642). The dossier should include a cover letter, vita, one writing sample and evidence of teaching quality. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Electronic submissions only. All materials are due no later than November 7, 2016. Interviews will be arranged by the search committee and conducted via televideo conference.

ISU is adjacent to the recently revitalized Uptown Normal community, home to the Ecology Action Center, Multimodal Transportation Center, and other LEED-certified community projects. We have a vibrant farm-to-fork movement and a regular summer farmer’s market. The Bloomington-Normal area has a population of 168,000 and is situated two hours from Chicago and St. Louis. Bloomington-Normal has a vibrant arts community and offers a variety of recreational and entertainment activities, including the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. For more information, please visit

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