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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, University of Puget Sound

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Ethics or Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Environmental Philosophy
Ethics
Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Gender
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 5235
Location Tacoma, Washington, United States
Job description

Appointment: One-year visiting assistant professor in Philosophy for the 2020-21 academic year.

Responsibilities: Teach five or six courses for the year, to include some combination of introductory and upper-level courses. Responsibilities will include Moral Philosophy and Introduction to Philosophy, and may include Environmental Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, or Gender and Philosophy among other possibilities.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree (ABD considered) in Philosophy and a commitment to liberal arts education are required.

Application Deadline:  Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than March 15, 2020 to ensure full consideration. 

Required Documents:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Writing sample
  • Research statement
  • Teaching portfolio (including teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi).
  • Diversity Statement (see details below)
  • Unofficial transcripts (i.e., a list of graduate classes taken—it can be included in the C.V.)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.

Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.

Applicant's Diversity Statement. 

As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the applicant’s diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound’s current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways applicant's can express their qualification:

  • Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;
  • Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
  • Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
  • Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
  • Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
  • Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;
  • Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and teaching load.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

About Puget Sound:

The mission of the University of Puget Sound is to develop in its students the capacities for critical analysis, aesthetic appreciation, sound judgment, and apt expression that will sustain a lifetime of intellectual curiosity, active inquiry, and reasoned independence.  Puget Sound is a 2,600-student, residential, national undergraduate liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing students from virtually every state and several countries. 65% of students live on the 97 acre campus and the remainder typically live within a mile in the surrounding neighborhood. A low student-faculty ratio provides students with personal attention from faculty members who have a strong commitment to teaching. The university offers 1,200 courses in more than 50 areas of study, numerous experiential learning opportunities, 23 D-III varsity sports, and extensive co-curricular and leadership opportunities. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. In 2012, Puget Sound was named as one of 40 schools in Colleges that Change Lives.

Puget Sound has a well-established Shared Faculty Appointments Policy, https://www.pugetsound.edu/gateways/faculty-staff/faculty-policies/shared-faculty-appointments/.

Puget Sound is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), Greater Washington State https://www.hercjobs.org/greater_washington_state/.

University Diversity Statement

  • We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.
  • We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.
  • We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.

Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. To learn more please visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Required Documents: Letter of interest Curriculum vitae Writing sample Research statement Teaching portfolio (including teaching statement, teaching evaluations, and sample course syllabi). Diversity Statement (see details below) Unofficial transcripts (i.e., a list of graduate classes taken—it can be included in the C.V.) Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day. Note: In the online application system, please submit curriculum vitae when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application.
Web address to apply https://www2.pugetsound.jobs/psc/HR92PRD/EMPLOYEE/...
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Hard deadline March 15, 2020, 11:59pm PST
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