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Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Muhlenberg College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Value Theory broadly construed to include Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, and/or Philosophy of Law, with special need also for Africana Philosophy or Latin American & Caribbean Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC any of the following: Ancient or Global History of Philosophy, Medical Humanities, Interdisciplinary Humanities
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date August 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in Philosophy, beginning Fall 2019. AOS: Value Theory broadly construed to include Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics, and/or Philosophy of Law (not Aesthetics), with special need also for Latin American & Caribbean or Africana Philosophy. AOC: any of the following: Ancient or Global History of Philosophy, Medical Humanities, Interdisciplinary Humanities. The college prizes integrative learning and interdisciplinary collaboration across the curriculum, and a successful candidate must demonstrate potential for working across disciplinary lines. Duties include teaching undergraduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization and competence, contributing to the College’s Integrative Learning curricular requirement and possibly to other interdisciplinary programs, advising undergraduate students, participating in faculty governance, and providing service to the Department and College. The teaching load is three courses per semester. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in philosophy by the date of appointment and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a teaching statement and evidence of teaching excellence. Muhlenberg College is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and service. Applicants should address at least one of these areas of faculty effort in a separate statement (maximum 2 pages), indicating how their experiences, interests, commitments, or future goals could promote and build departmental and institutional collaboration, pluralism, and globalizing of the college’s curriculum, and contribute to Muhlenberg’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community. 

Please send all materials to Marcia Morgan, Chair of the Search Committee, at marciamorgan@muhlenberg.edu 

AND philosophysearch@muhlenberg.edu. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 10, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Marcia Morgan or Steve Coutinho (stevecoutinho@muhlenberg.edu), Department Chair.  

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College is an independent, coeducational residential college of liberal arts and sciences, with 2200 students, located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown is a diverse city of 116,000, home to vibrant immigrant communities, near a variety of urban and rural attractions, about 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of NYC.

An equal opportunity employer, Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education, and without regard to religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.  For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link: http://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/aboutus/president/initiatives/


How to apply
Application type Email
Please send all materials to marciamorgan@muhlenberg.edu AND philosophysearch@muhlenberg.edu.
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 10, 2018, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.muhlenberg.edu/main/academics/philosop...
Contact name Marcia Morgan
Contact email
Contact phone 484-664-3416 (Morgan) or 484-664-3321 (Coutinho)
Time created September 24, 2018, 3:24pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 9, 2019, 10:53am EST
Last updated September 24, 2018, 3:24pm EST
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