Albany is hiring in early modern

Sun 15 Sep 2013 09:21 AM

My department is making a tenure-track search this year for an early modern historian of philosophy.

It has been several years since our previous search, and several things are different this time around. Jobs for Philosophers has now combined, Voltron-style with another source of job listings to make JFP/PhilJobs. We are going to be doing preliminary interviews via skype rather than in person at the Eastern APA. And I'm the search committee chair this time around.

It is unlikely anyone will read about the job on this blog who would not have seen it on PhilJobs anyway, but I'll take this chance to exhort you to apply if you fit the profile. Albany was not someplace I would have chosen before I got the job here, but it has turned out really well. I enjoy both the department and the city. I recommend both enthusiastically.

Our ad at JFP/PhilJobs

The Philosophy Department at the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to start fall 2014. Area of specialization: history of early modern philosophy; areas of competence: metaphysics and epistemology. The normal teaching load for research-active faculty involved in doctoral education is two courses per semester. philosophy from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization is required. Preferred candidates will document evidence of excellence in teaching. Candidates should apply through the Interview Exchange portal and should include a cover letter, CV, teaching and research statement, and writing sample. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to P.D. Magnus, Department of Philosophy, University at Albany, Albany, New York 12222. For information about the department, please see

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