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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Knox College - Galesburg, IL, Knox College

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Ethics and/or Applied Ethics
AOC categories Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Galesburg, Illinois, United States
Start date September 1, 2023
Job description

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Knox College

The Department of Philosophy at Knox College invites applications for a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal as visiting assistant professor of philosophy, with focus on applied ethics, to begin September 1, 2023. We are especially interested in candidates with demonstrated teaching effectiveness in applied ethics, particularly business ethics, but also one or more of biomedical ethics, ethics in technology, and environmental ethics.

Knox is an independent, selective liberal arts institution with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a diverse environment. The Philosophy department offers courses across philosophical traditions (Analytic and Continental; Eastern and Western; Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary), and the major culminates in faculty-supervised student research. Teaching responsibilities include two classes per each of three 10-week terms (Fall, Winter, Spring) as well as contributing to support for advanced students in Philosophy and related academic programs. 

The successful candidate will have a background in moral theory and/or applied ethics, and will be prepared to teach business ethics at the introductory level. Candidates should also be prepared to teach other courses that contribute to the major and the general education curriculum, including other applied ethics courses, at the introductory and intermediate levels.

Knox is a diverse college with over 35% of the student body identifying as American students of color and more than 15% international students. Experience working with diverse populations of students and a commitment to teach successfully in a multicultural environment are expected.

Visiting faculty members at Knox are included in all aspects of the intellectual life of the College. The visiting faculty member will have a modest conference travel budget and access to research resources. Pay is commensurate with first-year, entry-level faculty positions.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy preferred at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will also be considered.

Candidates should submit: 

  1. A letter of application that addresses the candidate’s preparation for inclusive teaching and mentorship of diverse student populations, describes your research agenda, and articulates your undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy

  2. A curriculum vitae; 

  3. Unofficial graduate transcript;

  4. Names of three confidential professional references. 

Submission via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/120803

Review of applications begins March 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Questions may be addressed to Brandon Polite at [email protected].

Knox Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

The College official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Non-Discrimination is Kimberly K. Schrader, Title IX Coordinator. Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination and harassment should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to this Notice of Non-Discrimination and the College’s policies and procedures.

Title IX Coordinator

Kimberly K. Schrader

Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209

337 South Cherry Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7751

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to Knox may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the United States Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, or both. Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office

500 W Madison St., Suite 1475

Chicago, IL 60661-4544

Phone: 312-730-1560

Email: [email protected]

Inquiries regarding the College’s policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) should be directed to either the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources or Director of Disability Support Services identified below.

For Employees:

Office of Human Resources

Administrative Services Center 109 | Campus Box K-200

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

Phone: 309-341-7200

Email: [email protected]

For Students:

Director of Disability Support Services

Stephanie Grimes

Umbeck Science and Math Center E111 | Campus Box K183

340 South West Street

Phone: 309-341-7478

Email: [email protected]

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 15, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://knox.edu
Contact name Brandon Polite
Contact email
Time created February 15, 2023, 9:01pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Expired on April 17, 2023, 12:46am CST
Last updated June 17, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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