Assistant Professor, History and Philosophy

Jackson State University in Mississippi

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted February 18, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

POSITION:                   Assistant Professor

DEPARTMENT:        Philosophy

START DATE:            August 2014

SALARY:                        Commensurate with experience



Jackson State Universitys Department of History and Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor.


Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The Department of History and Philosophy at Jackson State University seeks applications for a tenure track position beginning August 2014. A doctorate in a related field is required. Teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester, depending on faculty status and advising responsibilities. Candidates must be willing to teach undergraduate core courses that emphasize writing, speaking and use of technology. Preference will be given to candidates with five years of demonstrated excellence in teaching philosophy and religious studies courses; prior teaching experience, especially in an urban setting; proven or potential collegiality and citizenship in a department and a university; and potential for engaged academic scholarly work and grantsmanship. The position requires a clear commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, an active and productive research agenda, and service to the University that will enable them to meet the criteria for promotion and tenure at the appropriate time in the Department of History and Philosophy.  For more information visit:


Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae listing qualifications and experience, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, research agenda, academic transcripts, and three letters of professional references with names, email addresses, and telephone numbers, who may be contacted. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Mario Azevedo, Department Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line at  

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately for materials received by March 3rd, and fullest consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to March 17th.


Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research-activity university. Jackson States nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Jackson State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, with a strong institutional commitment to develop a diverse faculty and staff. Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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