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AISB Convention 2015

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Assistant Professorship in philosophy of knowledge / language / mind, Columbia SC (U.S.A.)




 The Department of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina invites 
applications for a full-time, tenure-track, position at the rank of Assistant 
Professor, in the area of knowledge, language, and mind.AOS:Philosophy of mind, 
philosophy of cognitive science, or related areas of philosophy of language or 
epistemology.AOC: Open.The successful applicant will be expected to make a 
significant contribution to the department's PhD program. Candidates must have 
Ph.D. in hand on or before August 15, 2014.

 Applicants should send cover letter and a complete dossier, including current 
CV, graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, sample of written 
work, and evidence of teaching ability.

 Applications or letters of inquiry should be sent to

 Chair, Hiring Committee
 Department of Philosophy
 University of South Carolina
 Columbia, SC, 29208

 *For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 
November 1.Candidates should expect to be available for interviews over 
Skype in late November and December.*

 The University of South Carolina's main campus is located in the state 
capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for 
the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South 
Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions 
with "very high research activity" and also lists USC as having strong 
focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on 
the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 
degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one 
of the nation's largest public film archives. Columbia, the capital of 
South Carolina, is the center of a greater metropolitan area with a 
population over 750,000.

 The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal 
opportunity employer.Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The 
University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or 
employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis 
of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual 
orientation, or veteran status.

 For further inquiries, contact Michael Stoeltzner