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Assistant Professor of Comparative Philosophy

Randolph College

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC ethics and/or the philosophies and thought traditions of Africa and/or Latin America
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Randolph College
Location Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Job description

The Department of Comparative Philosophy at Randolph College invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, focusing on ethics and/or the philosophies and thought traditions of Africa and/or Latin America.

Ours is a pluralistic department open to various approaches to philosophy. We teach students to grapple with their own habits of thought and those of others with the aim of critically analyzing assumptions, asking meaningful questions, and mapping landscapes of possible answers. We see comparison in philosophy as enlarging our vision and imagination and thus our capacity for negotiating difficult problems of self and society, which, ultimately, renders us capable of just engagement in the global public square.

The hired candidate will be expected to teach a range of introductory courses through advanced undergraduate courses in ethics, the history of philosophy, and non-Western thought traditions. The ideal applicant will also strengthen interdisciplinary partnerships across the college in one or more of the following programs: African and African American Studies; Art and Art History; Data Science; Environmental Studies; Health and Well-being; Social Justice and Activism; and World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Teaching is central to faculty life at Randolph College. The College’s innovative TAKE2 curriculum includes four seven-week sessions in an academic year, with students typically taking two academic classes per seven-week session. Tenure-track faculty teach six courses per academic year, three per semester. In addition to teaching courses in the Comparative Philosophy department, the candidate would be expected to teach and advise yearly in Randolph College’s interdisciplinary Life More Abundant first year seminar. The responsibilities of this position also include engaging in scholarly activities, serving on college committees, participating in college service (such as coordinating our Ethics Bowl team), and assisting in the academic advising and continued development of the Comparative Philosophy program.

Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, is in Lynchburg, Virginia at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Randolph College has a longstanding reputation for excellence in teaching and a commitment to diversity and intercultural awareness. Randolph was recognized as one of the nation’s best and most interesting institutions in the 2022 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges and was ranked 12th in the nation for most accessible professors by the Princeton Review.

Applicants need to have a completed Ph.D. in philosophy, religious studies, or related discipline by the time of appointment. Randolph College is especially interested in candidates who can support our work in mentoring, research, teaching, and outreach with first-generation students, communities of color, immigrants, international students, and other underrepresented groups. Date of employment is July 1, 2024; report date is mid-August. Randolph is an EOE M/F/D/V employer.

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