The areas of study are Aesthetics and Continental Philosophy. The area of concentration is Philosophy of Film, with required teaching competence in Critical Thinking. The regular teaching load will be three undergraduate courses per semester. It will include, among other things, some combination of Critical Thinking, Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Aesthetics, Existentialism and Self-Awareness, Philosophy in Film & Literature. On-line teaching experience is a plus. Summer teaching may be possible depending on demand. SHSU is seeking culturally and academically diverse faculty committed to fostering a lifelong learning environment.

Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:

The application requires (a) a letter of interest, (b) a curriculum vitae, © three letters of reference, (d) a writing sample, (e) graduate and undergraduate transcripts (Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts for initial screening; however, official transcripts are required for credential review prior to hiring.), (f) evidence of teaching ability (e.g., teaching statement, student evaluations, and/or sample syllabi), (g) a research statement, and (h) a diversity statement discussing how the applicant would engage a diverse student population such as Sam Houston State University that meets the College of Humanities and Social Sciences core goals:

“The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sam Houston State University is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the academic community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The college welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community.”

Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Chair of Search Committee, by email at bmy@shsu.edu or telephone 936-294-3585. Review of materials will continue until the position is filled-incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.