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Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar (EXPIRED)

Philosophy Department, Agnes Scott College

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Metaphysics and/or Epistemology of Race
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
AOC Open, but willingness to teach in Summit (the college’s core curriculum program which integrates traditional liberal arts disciplines with global learning, leadership development and professional success) and interest and ability to teach courses in Social and Political philosophy desirable.
AOC categories Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Decatur, Georgia, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

We invite applications for the position of Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar for a two-year term, 2022-2024, renewable for a third year. The James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund was established to enrich the disciplines of Art, English, History, Music and Philosophy at Agnes Scott College; the inaugural Scholar will be a philosopher.

Kirk Scholars will teach 3 courses per year, actively pursue their research agendas, participate in department and faculty meetings and events, deliver Kirk Lectures at the college, and mentor students. No college-wide service work is required. Salary and compensation are competitive and include travel funding and internal research grant opportunities.

We are interested in candidates who can help diversify the college’s traditional liberal arts curriculum and have experience relevant to teaching and mentoring students underrepresented in philosophy. Preference will be given to those who have experience with inclusive pedagogy and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in their research. Candidates may also discuss any aspects of their background or experience that would contribute to the diversity of our faculty.

Excellence in undergraduate teaching and an effective and sustainable research program are necessary for renewal of this position.

Qualifications: A PhD in philosophy must be received by August 2022, or within the previous five years.

About Agnes Scott College and Decatur, GA: Located in metropolitan Atlanta, close to the main campuses of Emory University and Georgia State, Agnes Scott is a more selective liberal arts college, ranked as the most innovative among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report for the past four years, and ranked second for undergraduate teaching for the past two years. Agnes Scott is an historically women’s college that enrolls a diverse student body (including 63.2% students of color, 33% first generation and 41.3% Pell recipients).

An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. We have a strong commitment to diversity and urge members of underrepresented groups to apply.

How to apply
Application type Email
Please submit all of the following in a single document or PDF, via email: cover letter, CV, research statement (1-2 pages), teaching philosophy (1-2 pages), and writing sample. Also, please arrange for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.agnesscott.edu/
Contact name Harald Thorsrud
Contact email
Contact phone 14044716211
Time created January 20, 2022, 10:23pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on March 17, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated March 17, 2022, 4:46am UTC
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