Philosophy Department

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Welcome to the University of South Alabama Philosophy Department

The Philosophy Department at USA offers an outstanding opportunity to receive a broad, intellectually stimulating education in a small, supportive, and friendly department.

Philosophy is a discipline that uses logic and reasoning to investigate issues such as the nature of reality, the nature of knowledge, possible reasons for or against the existence of God, ethical rights and obligations, and many other topics. Philosophy students learn how to objectively examine others' beliefs, to construct thorough arguments of their own, and to interpret complex information. As such, the philosophy major is a superb way to prepare yourself for a professional career. Philosophy majors consistently score at or near the top of the entrance examinations for law school, medical school, business school, and graduate school.

Please visit the side-bar links for further information about the discipline of philosophy, the value of a philosophy major, and the many opportunities offered by the USA Philosophy Department.


Department News

The University of South Alabama Department of Philosophy invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 9-month, one-year-only, Assistant Professor position, starting August 15, 2019. The teaching load is 4-4. Area of Specialization: Open. Area of Concentration: Open (but must be qualified to teach Logic/Critical Thinking). Applicants should possess an earned doctoral degree, but ABDs near completion of their degree will be considered. No submissions via electronic mail. Send letter of interest, brief statement of teaching philosophy, CV, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Dr. T. Allan Hillman, Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of South Alabama, 5991 USA Drive North, HUMB 124, Mobile, AL 36688. Also, arrange to have sent to Dr. Hillman three letters of recommendation (sent directly by the referees, appropriate placement office, or dossier service), and arrange for your official, sealed transcripts to be sent to Dr. Hillman from all colleges/universities you have attended.

Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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