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Core Lecturer of Philosophy (Philosophy of Law)

Department of Philosophy, Smith College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy of Law
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
AOC Social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of language, or logic.
AOC categories Philosophy of Language
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year renewable, benefits eligible position at the rank of Core Lecturer in the Philosophy of Law and related fields to begin July 1, 2023.  A core lecturer is a continuing, but non-tenure-track member of the faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching.  The position includes access to research funds and a track to promotion to Senior Lecturer. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per year.  AOS: Philosophy of Law, AOC: Social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of language, or logic. Strong candidates will teach courses that enable students to understand and to think critically about the foundations of law and the roles of law in civil society broadly conceived. Cross-cultural philosophical interests are highly desirable. Ph.D. in Philosophy is required by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Philosophy are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Philosophy may be found at http://www.smith.edu/philosophy/.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/110550 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, three sample syllabi, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which should directly address teaching. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022.
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/110550
Deadline for full consideration: October 1, 2022, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline October 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.smith.edu/philosophy
Contact name Jay Garfield
Contact email
Time created August 1, 2022, 7:56pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Last updated August 1, 2022, 7:56pm UTC
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