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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Bates College, Bates College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History of Modern Philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Political Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Environmental Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC History of Modern Philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Political Philosophy
AOC categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Environmental Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R2163
Location South Lewiston, Maine, United States
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position. AOS and AOC should include History of Modern Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, and Political Philosophy. The department is seeking candidates with teaching experience in the above three areas.  The department also has additional teaching needs that include 19th Century Philosophy, early 20th Century Analytic Philosophy, and Philosophy of Art and/or Film. We are especially interested in candidates interested in building connections with the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Program. Tenure track positions at Bates have a 5-course teaching responsibility (either 2-2-1 or 3-2), with a 4-course responsibility the first year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed, or nearly complete.

The College and the Philosophy Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. The successful applicant must be interested in innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching philosophy. Attracting students from all backgrounds to the study of philosophy, starting with undergraduate classes, is important to the vitality of the discipline. Bates College and the Philosophy Department encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate. Candidates who can contribute to the academic excellence and diversity of the College and department should identify their strengths in contributing to a diverse academic community. 

The Philosophy Department and College also appreciate the importance of ongoing professional research. The department has a strong culture of emphasizing and supporting faculty scholarship. In addition to an active department culture, funds for travel to conferences are also available to all faculty. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship. The successful candidate will be someone who has demonstrated excellence in both teaching and scholarship. 

Applicants should submit to Interfolio a letter of application and complete dossier, including: a C.V., writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.  For more information about the college and department, please visit the Bates website:  http://www.bates.edu/philosophy/

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/53820
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2018, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.bates.edu/philosophy/
Contact name AcademicServices
Contact email
Contact phone 2077866067
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Scheduled expiry date March 15, 2019, 2:59pm EST
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