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Henry G. Fairbanks Visiting Scholar in Philosophy

Philosophy Department, Saint Michael's College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS History of Philosophy, preferably Modern
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Ethics
AOC categories Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Colchester, Vermont, United States
Start date August 1, 2023
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Michael’s College is seeking applicants with a Ph.D. in Philosophyto join us as the Henry G. Fairbanks Visiting Scholar-in-Residence beginning August 2023. The ideal candidate is a teacher-scholar with a commitment to humanistic education. The successful candidate will have research expertise in the history of philosophy and is prepared to develop an engaging and inclusive introductory-level course that addresses fundamental ethical questions. The Department has pronounced upper-level teaching needs in Modern Philosophy (Early or Late). We also welcome candidates prepared to teach Latin American Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, and/or Philosophy of Art.

Ours is a pluralistic department. In keeping with the College’s mission as a Catholic liberal arts institution, our research and teaching combine a commitment to the history of philosophy, an emphasis on fundamental ethical questions, and an engagement with contemporary concerns and applications. We support the core curriculum, interdisciplinary programs, inclusive pedagogies, community-engaged learning, and public philosophy.

This is a two-year appointment that involves teaching three courses each semester. Courses include introductory and upper-level philosophy courses, as well as one course per year in the Humanities Program, which offers a series of interdisciplinary period-specific courses that cover primary texts from (but not are limited to) Western philosophical, literary, artistic, and historical traditions. Courses enroll 15-25 students.

On-campus housing is provided, with faculty development and mentorship appropriate to this 2-year post-doctoral teaching position.Conference travel support and internal grants are available. Candidates should be ready to contribute to our vibrant residential campus community. The College is committed to supporting diversity and inclusivity among students, faculty, and staff; therefore, all members of the community are expected to contribute to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. Applicants with past experiences and contributions to creating such an environment will be given strong consideration.

Area of Specialization (AOS): History of Philosophy (especially Modern) 
Area of Competence (AOC): Ethics

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.

Requirements:

Applicants must have the following:  

  • A Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 2023 

  • Previous teaching experience is preferred

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:  -Curriculum Vitae   -A cover letter that includes a statement about your teaching philosophy and approaches that would contribute toward helping Saint Michael's College become a more culturally responsive and inclusive community   -Two letters of recommendation (if available) or contact information for two academic references   -Recent teaching evaluations (if available)
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Deadline for full consideration: February 15, 2023, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Contact name Crystal L'Hote
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