The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The initial appointment is for the 2013–14 academic year beginning August 28, 2013.
Primary Duties, Responsibilities, and Tasks
Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the time of hire, though an exceptional applicant defending the dissertation prior to September 1, 2013 will be considered. Teaching and/or research in ethics is required. College-level teaching experience is required as well as evidence of teaching excellence. Candidates are expected to show promise of continuing research/scholarly accomplishment.
Primary teaching responsibilities will be in the ethics and values general education perspectives curriculum; there is no philosophy major. The successful candidate will show an interest in developing and teaching a broad array of introductory philosophy courses to talented students with widely divergent interests in communication and the arts. Additional courses may be developed and offered through the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies; therefore an interdisciplinary focus is highly desirable.
Faculty members in the pre-tenure years normally teach five courses/year, with an opportunity for some additional summer teaching. All full-time faculty members beyond the initial year engage in service/committee work.
Emerson College, located in the center of Boston, is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts. The college enrolls approximately 3,200 full-time undergraduates and nearly 1,000 full and part-time graduate students in its School of the Arts and School of Communication.
Emerson College values and has placed an institutional priority on multiculturalism in the campus community. Through its constantly evolving curriculum it seeks to prepare students for success in an increasingly multicultural society. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Members of historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must fill out the online application form which requires a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a writing sample, and contact information for references including at least one referee familiar with the applicant’s teaching. Applicants must also arrange to have at least three confidential letters of recommendation sent to:
Review of applications will begin December 15, 2012 and continue until an appointment is made.