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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Religion and Philosophy, Augsburg University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS History of philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Applied Ethics
AOC The successful candidate will have an interest and capacity to collaborate across disciplines and/or engage our interdisciplinary programs: critical race and ethnicity studies; gender, sexuality, and women’s studies; and/or environmental studies.
AOC categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Augsburg University
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description

Job Description

The Religion and Philosophy Department at Augsburg University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time, one-year fixed position teaching 7 courses in Philosophy, beginning August 2024.  For full consideration, applications should be received by October 30, 2023.  

The Religion and Philosophy Department seeks individuals with a passion for engaging students of all backgrounds in foundational philosophical questions and fields of study. The successful candidate will have the capacity to teach across a wide-range of philosophical sub-disciplines (e.g., epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics) from multiple historical and cultural perspectives; an interest and capacity to collaborate across disciplines and/or engage our interdisciplinary programs: critical race and ethnicity studies; gender, sexuality, and women’s studies;  and/or environmental studies; and the disposition to engage in the reimaging of our philosophy program requirements for the 21st century.


Candidates should demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and scholarship which engages undergraduates.  Ph.D. required. Doctoral candidates will be considered if the doctorate will be completed by August 2024. Post-doctoral and/or previous college-level teaching experience preferred. 

Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities in working in an academic community committed to mentoring undergraduates and intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate intercultural competence.

Additional Information

Application Instructions and Requirements

To apply for this position, please go to https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/, and submit the following documents (merge into one PDF file, please):

  • Cover letter –your cover letter specifically should:
    • Describe your commitment to teaching philosophy at the undergraduate level
    • Express your interest in Augsburg University    
  • Teaching Philosophy and evidence of inclusive teaching across the undergraduate curriculum
  • A ~2-page plan to leverage scholarship / skills to provide professional growth to Augsburg’s diverse body of students
  • Complete curriculum vitae
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Contact information for three professional references (Letters of reference will be requested for those reaching the finalist stage)

If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references.

Official transcripts are required at the time of hire.

How to apply
Application type Online
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Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: October 31, 2023, 12:00pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Contact name Lori Brandt Hale
Contact email
Time created October 13, 2023, 7:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 10, 2024, 4:10am EST
Last updated October 13, 2023, 7:21pm UTC
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Job Market Calendar This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

We will generally follow the APA's recommended job market calendar, but unforeseen circumstances mean that we are just now (Oct. 12th, '23) posting this ad; we'd like to begin reviewing applications in 19 days (last day of October) rather than in the recommended 30 days.