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2-Year Visiting Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Washington and Lee University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Medical Ethics
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Lexington, Virginia, United States
Start date July 1, 2022
Job description

Position Description

The Department of Philosophy at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a full-time, 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2022. AOS: Ethics. AOC: Medical Ethics.

Teaching load is six undergraduate courses each year, distributed over two 12-week semesters and one 4-week intensive May term. There may be thesis and independent study supervision. There is no summer teaching. There may be opportunities to work closely with the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, and other programs.

W&L is ranked in the top twelve liberal arts institutions. The Department of Philosophy is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and strives to advance diverse perspectives and approaches within the department and its curriculum. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of this prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.


Applicants should have a doctorate in Philosophy prior to appointment.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted online through the Interfolio portal: http://apply.interfolio.com/101003.

Candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Writing sample
  • Research statement
  • Teaching portfolio
  • 3 Confidential letters of recommendation

Applications will be accepted through 2/15/2022. Please direct any questions to Nathaniel Goldberg, search chair, at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/101003
Hard deadline February 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://apply.interfolio.com/101003
Contact name Nathaniel Goldberg
Contact email
Time created January 10, 2022, 4:18pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 17, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 17, 2022, 5:46am UTC
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