Assistant Professor - Philosophy of Race - 069231

Arts & Sciences
Philosophy and Religion

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2018. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in Philosophy, an AOS in Philosophy of Race, and an AOC in Ethics (broadly construed). Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires a Ph.D. in Philosophy to be awarded by July 1, 2018. Instructional duties will include teaching in the areas of the AOS and AOC and teaching other philosophy courses as needed. Faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participate in service activities. 

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is committed to building a diverse educational environment, and applicants with a demonstrated ability to develop initiatives designed to foster greater understanding of diversity are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must send a complete application consisting of:

  • a current CV,
  • a letter of application discussing applicant’s research and teaching experience in AOS/AOC and efforts to enhance inclusiveness in teaching, service, and scholarship,
  • unofficial graduate transcripts,
  • and three current letters of recommendation. 

Writing samples will be requested at a later date for all shortlisted candidates. Applications should be sent to The initial review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will be conducted by video conference. 

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the sixteen-campus University of North Carolina. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 17,000 students, primarily in bachelors and masters programs in both liberal arts and applied fields. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. The Department of Philosophy and Religion offer separate undergraduate degree programs in Philosophy and Religious Studies, and is committed to pluralism in the discipline. Additional information about the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the university, and the surrounding area is located at Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. 

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Christopher Bartel, chairperson of the search committee ( Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.