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Assistant Professor of Philosophy
About the Position: The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning September 2014.  
About the College/Department: The Philosophy Department is very professionally active, it hosts the Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference each August, and it has been recognized in the Philosophical Gourmet Report as one of the best half-dozen, undergraduate-only programs in Philosophy in the nation. The Philosophy Department strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

WWU is a primarily undergraduate institution with an enrollment of about 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school. The University is in Bellingham, Washington, a city of about 80,000 located between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, WA and overlooking Bellingham Bay and the San Juan Islands.
Position Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of courses that are standard components of undergraduate programs offered by analytically oriented departments (3 courses per quarter). Moreover, the successful candidate should be willing to teach upper-division courses in one or more of the following areas by September 2015: Aesthetics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science.  Further responsibilities include participation in the weekly faculty seminar on recent philosophical literature and the usual administrative committee and service assignments.
Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy by September 2014
  • Area of Specialization: Any area of philosophy within the analytic tradition
  • Area of Competence: Ethics
Preferred Qualifications:
  • An active research agenda
  • Demonstrable excellence in teaching
  • Ability to further the department’s efforts to increase the number of philosophy majors who are women and members of other underrepresented groups
Academic Emphasis: Philosophy
Job Location: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
Bargaining Union: United Faculty of Western Washington
Application Instructions and Requested Documents:
All application materials must be submitted electronically via Western’s Electronic Application System for Employment at http://www.wwu.edu/jobs.
Application materials should include:
  • An application letter describing background, teaching, and research
  • CV
  • A writing sample, and
  • Letters of recommendation

Letters of recommendation should be mailed hard copy to:

Western Washington University
Philosophy Department, MS-9062
Attn:  DeNora Lombard, Department Manager
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA  98225-9062

Invited interviews of semifinalists will be conducted by phone in December, finalists will be notified in early January and campus visits will take place soon thereafter.
Other Information: For further information about the application procedure, contact Human Resources:
360-650-3774 (voice)
711 (WA Relay)

Email:  Hr.Employment@wwu.edu
Web:  http://www.wwu.edu/jobs
Job Posted: 9/19/2013
Closing Date Notes: Application review begins November 29, 2013; position is open until filled
Recruitment #: 130461
Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU's Policy on Providing Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination. EO/AA inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); EOO.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

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