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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy , Gustavus Adolphus College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Race or Africana Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor, with an AOS in Philosophy of Race or Africana Philosophy, in the Department of Philosophy to begin September 1, 2020.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 6 courses. Primary teaching responsibilities will include at least two introductory Philosophy courses, a 200-level course in Philosophy of Race or Africana Philosophy, and additional courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization and competence. We particularly invite applications from candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: Continental Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, and Philosophy of Mind.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD in Philosophy (or a related field) with specialization in Philosophy of Race or Africana Philosophy; we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2020; 

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching; 

  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising; and

  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Demonstrated ability to teach one or more of the following: Continental Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Mind. 

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications; 

  • Curriculum vitae; 

  • A teaching dossier, including a brief statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi;

  • A brief statement of research interests;

  • A writing sample;

  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and

  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 1, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://gustavus.edu/jobs
Deadline for full consideration: March 1, 2020, 11:59pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Joshua Brown
Contact email
Contact phone 507-933-7485
Time created January 27, 2020, 4:25pm EST
Scheduled expiry date August 14, 2020, 3:56pm CST
Last updated January 27, 2020, 4:25pm EST
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