Arizona State University Philosophy of Biology/Epistemology

The School of Life Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will participate in teaching and research in interdisciplinary programs in History and Philosophy of Science and related areas. Candidates must (1) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship, through publications and professional presentations; (2) demonstrate teaching experience and promise for excellence in teaching; (3) show potential for participating in funded research; and (4) show potential for collaborations with individuals doing research in the life sciences; and (5) applicants must hold a doctorate with specialization in philosophy of science or history and philosophy of science, especially the life sciences.

A successful candidate will be a broadly trained philosopher of science with special expertise in epistemology, philosophy of evolutionary biology and/or complex systems, history of science and substantive grounding in the life sciences. Salary and start up support are competitive, commensurate with experience, and appropriate to research area.

The School of Life Sciences is richly interdisciplinary, with programs throughout the range of life science fields as well as in History and Philosophy of Science, and in Bioethics, Policy and Law. Research and outreach in the Human Dimensions areas are coordinated through the Center for Biology and Society. Faculty members interact with ongoing ASU major initiatives including the Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity Biodesign Institute with a focus on the application of biotechnology and nanotechnology to human health issues; Center for Environmental Studies; Center for Law, Science, and Technology; Center for Religion and Conflict; Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity; Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics; Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes; and Arizona Consortium for Medicine, Society, and Values.

To apply, submit a cover letter outlining career goals, your curriculum vitae, a statement of current research experience and future interests, and a statement detailing teaching philosophy, interests and experience, and request 3 letters of recommendation to be sent. Letters of reference, but not application materials, may be sent by email. Send material to: Chair, Philosophy of Biology/Epistemology Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501. Email <[email protected]>. Initial closing date for applications, including letters, is November 10, 2005; if not filled, weekly thereafter until search closed. Anticipated start date is August 16, 2006. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.