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Louise M. Olmsted Fellow for Ethics (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Lafayette College

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location 730 High St, Easton, PA 18042, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date July 1, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Lafayette College invites applications for its first Fellowship in Philosophy. The position is made possible by the Louise M. Olmsted Endowment Fund for Ethics and the Office of the Provost. The Olmsted Endowment Fund for Ethics aims at encouraging students to critically address increasingly complex ethical issues, and to reflect on the many ways in which our ethical judgments contribute to forming and expressing our values as people and citizens.

Reporting to the Head of the Philosophy Department, the Olmsted Fellow will (a) teach two courses per year in the area of ethics broadly construed; (b) promote and organize ethics-related events for student and faculty audiences across campus (lectures, panel discussions, reading groups, etc.), and work with the student-run Philosophy Club as appropriate; and (c) maintain an active research program and periodically share their results with the campus community. Working in coordination with the Philosophy Department, the Fellow will try to take advantage of and promote synergetic intersections with disciplines, programs, and initiatives represented on campus (including, e.g., Africana Studies, Engineering, Environmental Science and Environmental Studies, Government and Law, Sociology, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, etc., as well as the Global Education, Humanities Center, and Inclusive STEM initiatives), so as to contribute to the College’s diverse and inclusive community.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy with specialization in ethics broadly construed; evidence of scholarly accomplishment and of a well-defined research program; teaching experience at the undergraduate level; and leadership and interpersonal skills.

The position is for two years, with renewal for the second year subject to a successful first-year review. Competitive salary and benefits package, and support for conference travel available.

Submit full dossier, inclusive of brief cover letter that discusses the specific interest in the position, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, two-year research plan, one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. In the cover letter submitted with the application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service will support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement (http://www.lafayette.edu/about/diversity-statement/)

Applications must be received by December 1, 2019 to receive full consideration.

Located in Easton, Pennsylvania, 75 miles from New York City and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective private undergraduate liberal arts college with an engineering division, 2,600 students, and 230 full-time faculty. More information about the Philosophy Department is available at https://philosophy.lafayette.edu.

Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community: one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all its students, staff, and faculty. All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced. Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

How to apply
Application type Online
On Interfolio, use code 72202
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/70202
Hard deadline December 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Alessandro Giovannelli
Contact email
Contact phone 610-330-5520
Time created October 21, 2019, 10:45am EST
Scheduled expiry date December 1, 2019, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 3, 2019, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 2, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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