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Visiting Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Occidental College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS History of Philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Start date August 2021
Job description

The Philosophy Department at Occidental College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor appointment to begin August 2021. The position is for one year, with possibility of renewal. We welcome applications from candidates who demonstrate dedication to teaching excellence in the context of a global and inclusive liberal arts education and promise of successful scholarship.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated expertise to:

  1. Teach courses and mentor students in the history of: African and Africana philosophy, Arabic and Islamic philosophy, Asian philosophy (including Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Indian), Latin American philosophy, or Native American philosophy; and

  1. Teach courses in one or more of the following: History of Western Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, or Metaphysics.

Teaching responsibilities will be six courses (3-3), including:

  • Formal Logic (taught in both the Fall and Spring semesters)

  • At least two courses in the History of Philosophy 

  • Two additional courses in areas of the candidate’s interest.  

Candidates must expect to have a PhD in philosophy in hand by time of appointment. 

Occidental College is committed to academic excellence in a diverse community and strongly encourages applications from candidates committed to the College’s mission of equity and excellence. All non-tenure track faculty are represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 721 for Non-Tenure Track Faculty. 

Occidental College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law. We strongly encourage all underrepresented candidates, especially women and persons of color, to apply.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the city of Los Angeles’s “Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.”

How to apply
Application type Email
To apply, please email the following materials to philsearch@oxy.edu: 1) Letter of interest explicitly addressing preparation for the responsibilities articulated above; 2) CV; 3) research statement; 4) writing sample; 5) statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of your demonstrated commitment to, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring, especially for underrepresented students; 6) evidence of teaching excellence; and 7) three confidential letters of recommendation.
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 5, 2021, 11:59pm PST
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Time created January 7, 2021, 12:26pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 5, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Expired on February 7, 2021, 12:46am PST
Last updated February 7, 2021, 3:46am EST
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