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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Fort Lewis College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Epistemology, broadly construed
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Durango, Colorado, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

Position Summary 

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position, in the philosophy department.   The primary responsibility of this position is to teach philosophy courses (seven 3-credit courses per year), and the secondary responsibilities are to produce research in philosophy and serve students in the philosophy program and the wider campus.   The philosophy department seeks to offer students a well-rounded, high-quality education in philosophy, and part of this goal requires delivering courses in the three main sub-disciplines of philosophy.  The department already has expertise in ethics and metaphysics and seeks someone to anchor the epistemology cluster of courses.  

Minimum Qualifications 
  • PhD in philosophy   
  • Specialization in epistemology, broadly construed  
  • At least two years of experience teaching as a sole instructor  
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence  
  • Demonstrated research promise  
  • Ability to teach or produce research in Native American or indigenous philosophy.  As a Native American-serving institution, the department welcomes expertise or interest in these areas.  
  • Ability to teach courses that would complement the department’s current offerings.  Among other things, we are particularly interested in applicants able to teach courses in Chinese philosophy, experimental philosophy, history of philosophy, philosophy of art, philosophy of language, or philosophy of mind.  
  • Ability and interest in creating and teaching one or two high-quality, engaging online course offerings  
Major Responsibilities 
  • Teach courses in epistemology, broadly construed to include philosophy of science, formal epistemology, etc.  
  • Produce research in philosophy, including peer-reviewed presentations and publications  
  • Serve students in various capacities (e.g. advising, mentoring, working with student clubs, etc.)  
  • Contribute to a healthy intellectual life on campus by serving in department, faculty, and college committees  
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities  
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508.  
  • Produce and remediate digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned  
Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic).  
  • Ability to work in a confined area.  
  • Ability to sit (or stand) at a computer terminal for an extended period of time.  
Compensation  

The salary for this position is $55,500  plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

The College and the Community

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas.

Equal Opportunity

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See www.fortlewis.edu/CARE.

ADAA Accommodations

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email [email protected] at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
A complete application packet includes: ---Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for position. Please include details regarding how your course design and personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage a learning environment grounded in equity and inclusion. “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” ---Curriculum vitae ---Names and contact information for three current, professional references Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: [email protected] Application materials received by December 5, 2021, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled. The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts, and pass a background check.
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: December 5, 2021, 11:59pm MST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.fortlewis.edu/administrative-offices/h...
Contact name Justin McBrayer
Contact email
Contact phone 970-247-7349
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