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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Wofford College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Preference for one or more of: Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Bio-Medical Ethics
AOC categories Metaphysics
Philosophy of Mind
Biomedical Ethics
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Race
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Start date September 1, 2019
Job description

The Philosophy Department of Wofford College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2019. AOS: Political Philosophy or Philosophy of Science. AOC: Preference for one or more of the following: Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Bio-Medical Ethics. We are particularly interested in candidates who will help us attract students from groups historically underrepresented in philosophy. Ph.D. in philosophy required by August 2019.

The Philosophy Department has six full-time faculty members and is devoted to a broad, pluralistic approach to the discipline. The successful applicant will be an excellent teacher with a clear research program who is committed to working in a liberal arts environment. Responsibilities include teaching upper and lower level undergraduate classes, advising students, and mentoring student research. The department actively participates in the General Education curriculum and offers courses cross-listed in other departments and programs including Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Gender Studies and Environmental Studies.

Wofford’s academic year consists of two 13-week semesters and a 4-week January term in which faculty are encouraged to experiment with novel pedagogies. The standard teaching load is 3-1-3 (3-3 during the first year). Under current General Education requirements, all students take at least one course in philosophy. ­ Wofford’s curriculum weaves study of the liberal arts into high-impact practices such as study abroad, living-learning communities, internships, civic engagement, and student-faculty research. 

Wofford is a selective liberal arts college with 1650 students, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, near the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 minutes by car from Greenville, South Carolina, and a little over an hour from Asheville and Charlotte, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1854, the college has operated continuously on its original campus, which was designated a National Historic District in 1974.  Spartanburg is a growing and diverse community that supports six college and university campuses along with numerous civic, arts and cultural institutions.

The application should consist of a cover letter, cv, teaching portfolio, research statement, and writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately. Please have recommenders include the candidate’s last name in the subject heading of the email.

Email applications in pdf format to PhilosophySearch2018@wofford.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Christine Dinkins at dinkinscs@wofford.edu.

Wofford College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any legally protected status. We value diversity within our students, faculty, and staff, and strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups, including persons with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

 It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you require an accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at HR@wofford.edu.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
The application should consist of a cover letter, cv, teaching portfolio, research statement, and writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately. Please have recommenders include the candidate’s last name in the subject heading of the email. Email applications in pdf format to PhilosophySearch2018@wofford.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. Christine Dinkins at dinkinscs@wofford.edu.
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2018, 9:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.wofford.edu/philosophy/
Contact name Christine Dinkins
Contact email
Contact phone (864) 597-4580
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Scheduled expiry date April 8, 2019, 3:48pm EST
Last updated September 24, 2018, 3:11pm EST
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