Utah State University

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow - Philosophy

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/30/2021 1:06 PM)
Requisition ID
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Category (Portal Searching)
Teaching (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
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College of Humanities & Social Sci
Languages Philosophy & Comm Studies
Advertised Salary
$40,000, plus excellent benefits


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Philosophy. This is an academic-year, nine-month appointment for the 2021-2022 academic year in the Department of Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies at Utah State University with an initial start date of August 1, 2021. 


  • Teach a variety of Philosophy courses.
  • Serve on various departmental committees as needed. 
  • Advise and mentor students.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ABD in Philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach a variety of Philosophy courses.
  • Offer contingent upon successful completion of background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness to contribute to the life of the department.
  • Received a Ph.D. in Philosophy between 2018 and 2021.
  • Ability to teach courses, such as Introduction to Philosophy, Social Ethics, Ethics and Economic Life, and other courses that will complement the department.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. CV (to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile)

2. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile 'Other Documents 1-10')

3. Contact information for One Professional Reference, who is able to provide Letters of Recommendation (USU Human Resources will reach out to this individual and request a letter of reference)

4. Cover letter (to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application) 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

$40,000, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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