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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, SUNY Geneseo

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Social, Political, and/or Legal Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Philosophy of Race and/or Gender
AOC categories Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Geneseo, New York, United States
Start date 09/01/2022
Job description

Position Summary:

The Philosophy Department at SUNY Geneseo, currently with 5 full-time faculty members,offers a major and minor in philosophy and contributes significantly to the College’s Honors program and general education programs. We have recently revised our entire curriculum around the development of skills via scaffolded course-embedded experiences; this revision was accompanied by the introduction of greater flexibility in the requirements for the major. We will also be introducing a new interdisciplinary minor in Ethics and Values in Society, with plans to develop an interdisciplinary major in Ethics. The department also has deep ties to the Women’s & Gender Studies program and many other interdisciplinary programs. The department offers an outreach program involving students teaching philosophy in local high schools, as well as a summer institute for high school students. We seek a colleague who will contribute to such innovative pedagogy and cocurricular engagements (including by applying for external grants), complement and extend existing departmental teaching strengths, pursue their own research agenda, and support the College’s mission as a public liberal arts college and its diversity goals. We seek candidates who will create a climate that helps us attract and is inclusive of all students, including students from historically underrepresented groups and students who have overcome personal challenges. We strongly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply.

We invite applications for a tenure-track position starting Fall 2022. AOS: social, political, and/or legal philosophy. Ability to teach in the area of philosophy of law, as well as philosophy of race and/or gender, is 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 (with the option to teach during summer and winter intersession) and the position will involve departmental and college service. Courses to be taught will include legal reasoning, philosophy of law, philosophy of race and/or feminist philosophy, and other areas of the candidate’s expertise which complement the philosophy department’s needs. The college is implementing a new general education program; the successful candidate will also be expected to teach Philosophy courses (the above listed courses and/or additional courses of the candidate’s choosing) that contribute to some of the new general education categories, especially “Diversity, Pluralism, and Power” and “Contemporary Global Challenges”. Service will include academic advising and opportunities for innovative pedagogy.

Required Qualifications:

● PhD in philosophy or related area completed prior to August 28, 2022
● Experience or preparation to teach philosophy of law and/or legal reasoning
● Experience or preparation to teach philosophy of race and/or feminist 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
● Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion as well as the ability to establish and maintain positive learning environments for students and collaborative relationships with colleagues

Preferred Qualifications:

● Experience or preparation to teach social and political 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 interdisciplinary teaching
● Experience with curriculum development
● Experience with academic advising

Mission Statement:

We are a distinctive public liberal arts college that welcomes and inspires students to develop their knowledge and skills to build a better world. Our supportive, inclusive community is exceptional in cultivating creativity, engagement, and discovery. We find strength in diversity, joy in growth, and fulfillment in lifelong learning.  

Vision:
Geneseo will be recognized widely for demonstrating the enduring power of a public liberal arts education.  

Values:
The Geneseo campus community is guided by our beliefs in and commitments to the following values:

  • Learning: Embracing high expectations for intellectual inquiry, critical thinking, scholarly exploration, and personal growth.
  • Creativity: Empowering a spirit of innovation that inspires intellectual curiosity, self-expression, and problem-solving.
  • Belonging: Welcoming a diverse campus community that supports and celebrates different identities, promotes equity and inclusion, and respects the ideas and contributions of each individual.
  • Civic Engagement: Encouraging active participation grounded in self-reflection, empathy, and an ethical commitment to the common good of our local and global communities.
  • Sustainability: Building a culture of well-being that integrates and applies principles of environmental, social, and economic stewardship informed by an understanding of the past and our obligations to the future.

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/

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:

SUNY Geneseo is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding students, faculty, staff, and administration. We recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all positions and ensure that all other personnel actions are conducted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.


Applicants, students, employees, and other members of the College community (including vendors, visitors, and guests) are protected from illegal forms of harassment or retaliation based upon a protected characteristic.


To request accommodation or assistance for job related duties or the employment application process, please contact the Office of Diversity and Equity at (585)245-5020 or email [email protected]. Find out more about our Community Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion!  

Background Investigation Statement:

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks. See our full Background Investigation Statement at http://www.geneseo.edu/hr/employment.

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Clery Statement:

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security Report(ASR) for the College at www.geneseo.edu/police. The ASR contains information on campus security policies and certain campus crime statistics. Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the ASR by contacting the SUNY Geneseo University Police Department at 585-245-5651

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Required Documents: 1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application 2. Unofficial Transcripts 3. Teaching Philosophy 4. Curriculum Vitae
Web address to apply https://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/3473
Deadline for full consideration: December 10, 2021, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://jobs.geneseo.edu/postings/3473
Contact name Carlo Filice
Contact email
Contact phone 585-245-5232
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Scheduled expiry date May 7, 2022, 3:42pm EST
Last updated November 12, 2021, 2:27pm UTC
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