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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy , Gustavus Adolphus College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of Science or Environmental Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
Environmental Philosophy
AOC Philosophy of Science or Environmental Philosophy
AOC categories Philosophy of Science
Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Start date September 1, 2021
Job description

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy to begin September 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have both Philosophy of Science and Environmental Philosophy among their AOSs/AOCs, with at least one of them as an AOS.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. 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. 

Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 4 courses over two semesters: one introductory course and a 200-level Philosophy of Science course in the Fall, and one introductory course and a 200-level Environmental Philosophy course in the Spring.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Philosophy (or a related field); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2021
  • The successful candidate will have both Philosophy of Science and Environmental Philosophy among their AOSs/AOCs, with at least one of them as an AOS
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student advising
  • 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.

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 brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
  • Two to four sample syllabi
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 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, gender identity, 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: April 15, 2021, 7:59pm CST
Hard deadline May 1, 2021, 7:59pm CST
Contact
Contact name Joshua Brown
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date May 1, 2021, 7:59pm CST
Last updated March 18, 2021, 5:01pm UTC
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