Philosophy Two-Year Term Faculty

St. Olaf College
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Philosophy at St. Olaf College invites applications for a full-time, two-year position in Philosophy at the level of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2021. Area of specialization is philosophy of race or strong area of concentration in philosophy of race, with the ability to teach courses in ethics or political philosophy. The teaching load is six courses per year. We are looking for candidates who have an appreciation for teaching philosophy in a liberal arts setting and an ability to teach Phil 255 Race and Social Justice. Completion of a PhD by September 2021 is required.

St. Olaf’s Philosophy Department is particularly interested in applicants who can and will advance the College’s goals for diversity, equity and inclusion. We request that in the letter of application, candidates address their potential to contribute to the St. Olaf community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in accordance with our equity goals:

Applicants must submit materials online at

A complete application includes:

  1.     Cover letter
  2.     Curriculum vitae
  3.     Graduate transcript (official or unofficial) 
  4.     Statement of teaching philosophy
  5.     Writing sample (dissertation chapter or scholarly article)
  6.     The contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in teaching and scholarship (St. Olaf solicits letters directly after an initial round of screening.)

Review of applications will begin on 2/1/2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by that date will receive fullest consideration.

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to D.M. Hutchinson, Department Chair, at More information about the Philosophy Department can be found at

Applicants who need assistance with the online application process should call 507-786-3356.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes learning in an inclusive and globally engaged community.

To provide a safe and secure educational environment, St. Olaf College verifies the accuracy of all credentials presented by applicants and conducts a criminal background check on every new hire.

St. Olaf College is an equal employment opportunity and voluntary affirmative action employer.  The College is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.  With regard to its hiring and employment practices, the College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based upon an individual’s legally protected status including race, color, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, marital status, veteran status, or status with regard to public assistance.