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Visiting Assistant Professor

State University of New York at Geneseo

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS social, political, and/or legal philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Ability to teach in the area of philosophy of race and/or global philosophy and/or gender is strongly desired, but not required.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Geneseo, New York, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

The philosophy department at Geneseo offers a major and minor in philosophy and contributes significantly to the college’s honors program and humanities and writing general education programs. The department also has deep ties to the women’s & gender studies program and several additional interdisciplinary programs. For the past year the department has offered an outreach program involving students teaching philosophy in local high schools. We seek a colleague who will contribute to such innovative pedagogy and cocurricular engagements, complement and extend existing departmental teaching strengths, pursue their own research agenda, and support the College’s mission and diversity goals.

We invite applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position starting Fall 2020, with the possibility of reappointment for an additional year. Specialization is some area(s) of social, political, and/or legal philosophy. Ability to teach in the area of philosophy of race and/or global philosophy and/or gender is also strongly desired, but not required. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with or demonstrated interest in innovative pedagogy within philosophy (such as service learning, project-based learning, and extra- or co-curricular learning) and/or interdisciplinary teaching.

The teaching load for this position will be three courses per term and the position will involve departmental and college service. Courses to be taught will include: an interdisciplinary honors course: The Nature of Inquiry, and some combination of: a course on legal reasoning, philosophy of law, social & political philosophy, political theory, and/or other areas of the candidate’s expertise which complement the philosophy department’s needs. Service will include academic advising and opportunities for innovative pedagogy.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in philosophy or related area completed prior to August 28, 2020

Experience teaching social, political, and/or legal philosophy
Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Evidence of an active research program in social/political/legal philosophy or with significant connections to social/political/legal philosophy                                                                             

Must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as the ability to establish and maintain positive learning environments for students and collaborative relationships with colleagues.
Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary teaching

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to teach courses in any of the following areas: race and philosophy, gender, global philosophy                                                                                                                                Experience with innovative pedagogy (e.g. project-based learning, service learning, extracurricular or co-curricular learning, e.g. ethics bowl, philosophy in elementary or secondary schools, philosophy in prisons, etc.)
Experience with curriculum development                                                                             

Experience with academic advising

Experience with interdisciplinary teaching

Applicants must include a cover letter that addresses teaching experience and interests and research plans; a CV; contact information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of how your understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion informs your pedagogy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Letters of reference will be requested after initial interviews. For guaranteed consideration applications must be received by April 16, 2020

SUNY Geneseo is highly selective and is consistently rated among the top public universities in the north by U.S. News & World Report. Located in the national historic landmark village of Geneseo, the residential campus overlooks the picturesque Genesee Valley, just 30 miles south of the major metropolitan area of Rochester and 70 miles east of Buffalo. SUNY Geneseo is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector. http://www.geneseo.edu/

How to apply
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Applicants must include a cover letter that addresses teaching experience and interests and research plans; a CV; contact information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of how your understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion informs your pedagogy; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Letters of reference will be requested after initial interviews. For guaranteed consideration applications must be received by April 16, 2020.
Web address to apply https://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/3099
Deadline for full consideration: April 16, 2020, 12:00am EST

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