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Visiting Assistant Professor in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought

Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Social Sciences, Humanities and Law
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Law, Social Science, Humanities
AOC categories American Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Social Science
Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Start date July 1, 2017
Job description

Amherst College's Department of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year.  The successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in working in a department in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, and religion.  Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester and supervision of senior honors projects. We welcome applications from persons trained in the social sciences, the humanities, and/or law. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching is interdisciplinary, and focuses on one or more of the following areas:  legal history; global legality; post colonialism; law and literature; or constitutional interpretation.   The position requires a Ph.D. or a J.D.

Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/40061 a cover letter addressed to Professor Adam Sitze, curriculum vitae, sample of their scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/40061
Deadline for full consideration: March 1, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://apply.interfolio.com/40061
Contact name Megan Estes
Contact email
Contact phone 413-542-2380
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Time created January 6, 2017, 4:27pm EST
Scheduled expiry date July 25, 2017, 10:51am EST
Last updated January 6, 2017, 4:27pm EST
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