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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Austin College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Sherman, Texas, United States
Start date August 17, 2020
Job description

The Austin College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one year position beginning Fall 2020. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred, but we will consider a candidates who will complete their Ph.D. by July 1, 2020. A strong commitment to (and demonstrated excellence in) teaching is essential, as is experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, along with and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience teaching courses in social and political philosophy, health care justice/ethics, and ethical theory

Teaching duties will be 7 courses; 3 each in the fall and spring semesters, and one during the January Term (course to be determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise). The desired area of specialization is social and political philosophy; the areas of competence are open. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses social and political philosophy, including courses on the nature of justice, as well as justice in health care/public health, and courses appropriate for a newly created program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   

Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas.  Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.

Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and welcomes all applicants. Candidates must be legally authorized to work without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
To apply, candidates should include: a letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a brief (one-page) statement of teaching philosophy and brief (one-page) description of research interests in one PDF document and email it to PhilosophySearch@austincollege.edu (preferred). Referees should send their letters to the same email address with your name in the subject line. We also accept hard copies mailed to Dr. Beth Gill, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 6D, Sherman, Texas 75090-4400. Review of applications will begin in January and will continue until the position is filled.
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 2, 2020, 5:00pm CST
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.austincollege.edu/jobs
Contact name Mark Hébert
Contact email
Contact phone 903-813-2442
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Scheduled expiry date March 2, 2020, 5:00pm CST
Last updated October 23, 2019, 9:42am EST
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