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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Alma College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open, but an area of applied philosophy is preferred
AOC Ability to teach courses in a wide variety of areas of philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Alma, Michigan, United States
Start date August 2023
Job description

Summary: Alma College in Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy in an area of applied philosophy, such as philosophy of law. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position beginning August 2023. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in philosophy prior to the start date.

Teaching Responsibilities: The department seeks a candidate who will be able to teach a wide variety of classes including introduction to philosophy, ethics (including applied ethics), philosophy of law, logic, and philosophy of science. Ability to teach historical surveys is also desirable. The successful candidate should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and will mentor students and serve as an academic advisor. Typical teaching load is six units per year.

Research and Service Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish a productive scholarly agenda.  We also desire a faculty member who can contribute to the pre-law program and support students looking to go to law school. Service to the college through committee work and other activities is expected of all tenure-track faculty.  External service to the public and to the discipline are supported.

The Philosophy Program: The philosophy department at Alma College has a particular strength in the area of applied ethics, and is central to the pre-law program, but it aims to provide a solid grounding in all the core areas of philosophy. The philosophy courses offered serve the major, but also play a significant role in the core curriculum and several other majors. The successful candidate will have considerable autonomy in choosing what courses to teach, including in their area of specialization, but their primary responsibility will be ensuring that the department offers a sufficiently varied curriculum to support a robust major, while meeting the department’s extensive service requirements. 

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders.  Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction.  Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities, backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community.  We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy.  In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.

How to apply
Application type Email
Submit a curriculum vitae, letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of your commitment to teaching and learning in a diverse environment, a research plan description, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to Ms. Megan Brown at [email protected].
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 17, 2022, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.alma.edu
Contact name Ms. Megan Brown
Contact email
Contact phone 989-463-7171
Time created October 18, 2022, 7:20pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 16, 2023, 3:24am EST
Expired on April 16, 2023, 3:46am EST
Last updated June 16, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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