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Visiting Instructor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Fort Lewis College

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Ethics
AOC categories Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Durango, Colorado, United States
Start date August 2019
Job description

Position Summary

The Department of Philosophy at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado invites applicants for a visiting instructor faculty position in Philosophy for academic year 2019-20.  This is a one-year sabbatical replacement position.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • All applicants must have completed a PhD in philosophy by August 15, 2019
  • All applicants should be prepared to teach upper-division and lower-division courses in ethics
  • All applicants must have teaching experience and be able to provide evidence of teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications

  • It is preferred that applicants have training in analytic philosophy
  • Expertise in political philosophy is also preferred  

Major Responsibilities

The successful applicant will teach four courses (12 credits) per semester: two sections of ethics and one section of environmental ethics each term, plus political philosophy in the fall and metaethics in the spring.  

About the Department https://philosophy.fortlewis.edu/ Compensation

$38,000 per academic year plus benefits. Start date: August 2019.

Application Process
A complete application packet includes:

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position. Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?"
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to:

Sarah Roberts-Cady at Visitingphilosophysearch@fortlewis.edu

Please address inquiries about the position to Sarah Roberts-Cady at 970-247-7002 or visitingphilosophysearch@fortlewis.edu.

Application materials received by March 8, 2018 will receive full consideration.

Position will remain open until filled.


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,

and pass a background check.


The College and the Community

Fort Lewis College, a selective public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and education shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment; applications from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

How to apply
Application type Email
A complete application packet includes the following in a single pdf: 1. Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position. Include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Names and contact information for three current, professional references
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: March 8, 2019, 11:59pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.fortlewis.edu/Portals/71/Visiting%20In...
Contact name Sarah Roberts-Cady
Contact email
Contact phone 970-247-7002
Time created February 11, 2019, 1:21pm EST
Scheduled expiry date August 27, 2019, 7:19pm MST
Expired on April 23, 2019, 4:02pm MST
Last updated June 23, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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