Job Opening: Penn State, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Plato

The Department of Philosophy [] invites applications for a tenure track position, rank Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2014. AOS: Ancient philosophy, particularly Plato. AOC: Open. The Department of Philosophy seeks candidates whose work is firmly grounded in ancient Greek philosophical texts and also conversant with the department’s areas of strength, including continental philosophy, American philosophy, feminist philosophy, and critical philosophy of race. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is informed by an engagement with the history of philosophy and who have a demonstrated ability to promote dialogue across philosophical traditions, both established and emerging.

The ability to contribute to the Humanities in a Digital Age (HDA) Initiative in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State ( is also desirable, though not required. The HDA initiative aims to use technology to enrich and promote rigorous cross-disciplinary humanities scholarship and research, open new opportunities for high caliber graduate placements in the humanities, and enhance the undergraduate experience by providing students access to, and support for, cutting-edge digital humanities research.

Applications must be submitted electronically at Please include a letter of application describing research, teaching, and any graduate mentoring experience, along with a CV, representative publications, and a brief teaching portfolio. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Robin Haynes ( Inquiries may be sent to Christopher Long, search committee chair ( Ph.D. must be completed prior to commencement of employment. Applications received on or before November 1, 2013, will be guaranteed full review. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and diversity of its workplace. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.