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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Southwestern University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Georgetown, Texas, United States
Job description

Southwestern University’s Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment in Philosophy for the 2018-19 academic year  Candidates with a strong background in 20th and 21st century continental traditions and/or global philosophy who can also teach introductory courses in feminist and/or race theory will be given special consideration.  Our department strives to model a range of interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching and study of philosophy, situating philosophical ideas in their social, political, and cultural contexts, while critically evaluating (and departing from) the methods and practices of contemporary philosophy. We welcome novel and critical approaches to traditional classes, as well as ideas for new courses. This position includes some opportunities for both.   The course load is six sections of five separate undergraduate courses/year, including introductory philosophy, ethics, and upper-level topics courses.  Courses are capped at 25 students. 

Qualifications include Ph.D. prior to appointment or ABD.  The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for interdisciplinary collaboration, which may include contributions to one or more of the university’s interdisciplinary degree programs (Feminist Studies, Environmental Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Latin American Studies and International Studies).  Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and commitment to providing a broad-based liberal arts education are essential.  Candidates who can contribute to the department's strong commitment to enhancing diversity and creating an inclusive community are also preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate private institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.

Applicants should submit the following materials through Interfolio: CV, two letters of reference, and a letter of interest which explains the candidate’s understanding of the liberal arts, approach to teaching, and the relevance of philosophy to the contemporary world.  We also welcome syllabi for proposed courses in our areas of interest, and samples of current research.  Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/49597. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

The department will begin reviewing applications on March 19 and continue until the position is filled.  All offers of employment are contengent of successful completion of the University's Background Check Policy process.  Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/49597
Deadline for full consideration: April 13, 2018, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Web address for more information http://www.southwestern.edu
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Time created March 14, 2018, 9:02am EST
Scheduled expiry date September 29, 2018, 5:36pm CST
Last updated April 6, 2018, 2:07pm EST
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