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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Religion and Philosophy, Berry College

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Mount Berry, Georgia, United States
Start date August 2023
Job description

The department of Religion & Philosophy at Berry College invites applications for a 2-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin in August 2023.  This position is integral to the Religion & Philosophy Department’s role in serving the college’s mission to help students integrate the life of the mind with their moral, civic, and spiritual lives. While serving students of all faiths and eschewing denominational affiliation, the college continues to follow its founder’s lead in rooting its key values in the Christian tradition.

Accordingly, the Religion & Philosophy Department at Berry occupies a unique space. We train many students for Christian ministry, but provide students of various faiths headed for various lay professions the opportunity to engage meaningfully with the big questions. Through our general education program, all students gain exposure to the tools of philosophical analysis and the academic study of religion.

The successful candidate for this position will be an expert in philosophy of religion, as demonstrated by relevant degrees, research, and teaching experience. The teaching load will consist primarily of introductory courses serving the general education (“Foundations”) program, which could include Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking (an introduction to deductive and especially inductive logic), as well as upper-level courses.

The key qualities we seek in a candidate are superior expertise in the relevant subjects, deep care for students, and collegiality. We oversee student research, supervise student workers, and engage students in outreach to the Rome community. Our mentorship of students extends beyond the purely academic to students’ biggest questions and biggest life decisions. Excellence in one’s academic discipline is crucial to this role, but so is passion for student engagement.


An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interview or workplace accommodations are welcomed and can be directed to Wayne Phipps, Director of Human Resources, at 706.290.2698.


About Berry College:

Located on more than 27,000 acres in northwest Georgia in a setting of great natural beauty,Berry College has an enrollment of about 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students. The college is located in Rome, Georgia, 75 miles northwest of Atlanta and 75 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a comprehensive liberal-arts college with a distinctive mission and purpose, Berry unites a challenging academic program with practical work experience in a context that nurtures spiritual and moral growth, including significant service to others.

We seek faculty who are committed to excellence as teachers-scholars-mentors and staff who are also committed to serving as mentors and supervisors for students who work on campus. Although not required, more than 90 percent of our students participate in our premier student work program. Employee benefits are competitive.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a letter of application indicating qualifications, a summary of research and teaching interests, and commitment to the Berry College mission; unofficial transcripts; names and contact information for three references; a teaching statement that should articulate the candidate's teaching approach, experience, and goals; and a separate narrative explaining the candidate's commitment to the goals of equity, inclusion, and diversity in a comprehensive college with a liberal arts core. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Specific questions about the position may be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michael Papazian at [email protected]. Apply through the website listed below.
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Hard deadline August 1, 2023, 12:00am EST
Web address for more information https://berry.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetail...
Contact name Funmilayo Peters
Contact email
Contact phone 706-233-4062
Time created May 16, 2023, 8:07pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 1, 2023, 12:00am EST
Expired on August 2, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated October 2, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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