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2-3 Year Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar

Philosophy Department, Agnes Scott College

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Analytic Metaphysics and/or Epistemology
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
AOC One or more of the following is desirable: political philosophy, philosophy of race, non-Western or comparative philosophy, philosophy of technology.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Decatur, Georgia, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

We invite applications for the position of Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar for a two-year term, 2022-2024, renewable for a third year. The James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund was established to enrich the disciplines of Art, English, History, Music and Philosophy at Agnes Scott College; the inaugural Scholar will be a philosopher. 

Kirk Scholars will teach 3 courses per year, actively pursue their research agendas, participate in department and faculty meetings and events, deliver Kirk Lectures at the college, and mentor students. No college-wide service work is required. Salary and compensation are competitive and include travel funding and internal research grant opportunities.

We are interested in candidates who can help diversify the college’s traditional liberal arts curriculum and have experience relevant to teaching and mentoring students underrepresented in philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with inclusive pedagogy and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in their research. Candidates may also discuss any aspects of their background or experience that would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. 

Excellence in undergraduate teaching and an effective and sustainable research program are necessary for renewal of this position.

Qualifications: a PhD in philosophy must be received by August 2022, or within the previous five years.

To apply, please send all of the following in a single document or PDF, via email: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, writing sample, and a brief personal statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement.

Also, please arrange for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Send all application materials to: [email protected], Hal Thorsrud, Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department

Agnes Scott College is an historically women’s college that enrolls a diverse student body (including 63.2% students of color, 33% first generation and 41.3% Pell recipients). 

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, close to the main campuses of Emory University and Georgia State, Agnes Scott is a more selective liberal arts college, ranked as the most innovative among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report for the past four years, and ranked second for undergraduate teaching for the past two years. 

An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. We have a strong commitment to diversity and urge members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Application Due Date: applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2022.

How to apply
Application type Email
Web address to apply https://www.agnesscott.edu/
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: May 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline June 25, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.agnesscott.edu/
Contact name Harald Thorsrud
Contact email
Contact phone 14046805177
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Time created May 2, 2022, 2:06pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 25, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated May 2, 2022, 2:06pm UTC
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