Philosophy and Religious Studies
College of Arts and Humanities


The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Humanities at Georgia Southern University has a visiting assistant professor position open for which we seek to make a hire for the 2020-2021 academic year. The home campus for this position will be the Statesboro campus, although teaching on the Armstrong campus may be required.

At Georgia Southern, visiting faculty normally teach fifteen credit hours per semester, hold regular office hours, and actively participate in departmental meetings. Collegiality is essential. All visiting positions are non-tenure track, academic year (9/10 month) appointments. Appointments are for one year only, although there is the possibility of reappointment should funding permit and based upon satisfactory performance. The second year would be a terminal year, without exception.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely related field by August 1, 2020
  2. Experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy or Introduction to Ethics
  3. Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives
  4. Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development
  5. Authorization to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Screening of applications will begin immediately and continues until the position is filled. The position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete electronic application consists of: (1) a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references.

Applications and nominations should be sent via email as a single pdf file using Search 12062 as the subject to:

Dr. Karin Fry, search chair, search 12062

Georgia Southern University


Telephone: 912-478-7577           

The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

Last updated: 7/24/2020

Department of Philosophy • P.O. Box 8023 Statesboro, GA 30460 • 912-478-5471
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