Chair of Philosophy

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Howard University
Washington, DC
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HOWARD UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON, DC. The Department of Philosophy is searching for a department chair to begin in Fall 2018. Howard University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a comprehensive research university and a Historically Black College/University (HBCU). It is a residential campus of more than 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Philosophy offers a B.A. in Philosophy and consists of 7 faculty members and 1 staff member. We are looking for an experienced administrator and committed scholar to build on the existing strengths of the department and to facilitate the department’s participation in several interdisciplinary degree programs. We have needs in the areas of 20th century continental philosophy, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and epistemology, but distinguished applicants in other areas of philosophy are also welcome. We are a pluralistic department with special strengths in Africana philosophy, philosophy of law, normative ethics, and bioethics. Applicants must have a strong record of research, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of associate or full professor and evidence of effective communication and organizational skills. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three to five references. Candidates should send application materials to: PhilosophySearch [__at__] howard [dot] edu.

Nominations and inquiries regarding this position should be sent to Dr. Barbara Griffin (bgriffin [__at__] howard [dot] edu), search committee chair. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled, but application by January 15, 2018 is encouraged. Howard University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for Applications: 
January 15, 2018
bgriffin [__at__] howard [dot] edu
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