Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

South Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values at Coastal Carolina University invites applications for a Jackson Center Ethics Fellowship.  The position is renewable up to three years.  Appointment is effective August 16, 2021.

The department seeks a scholar with an active research and teaching agenda (AOS) in ethics or political philosophy in the early stages of their career.  AOC: desired further areas of research and/or teaching competency include the philosophy of race and gender, Africana/African-American studies, feminist philosophy, social justice, human rights, etc. The candidate’s research should be of interest to the wider campus community and The Jackson Family Center for Ethics and Values (

Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year (including at least one upper division ethics course), contributing to the intellectual life of the community, and participating in the work of the Jackson Center.  The ethics fellow is expected to be a mentor to the Jackson Scholar students, who are part of the leadership program of the Center.

The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars whose research, teaching, and community engagement focus on the culture, history, and artistic expression of the African Diaspora Community in the United States. We seek teacher-scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students. Priority for this position will be given to applicants who can contribute teaching, curriculum development, and research in the areas of competency listed above.

While the academic home for the candidates will be in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, we are especially interested in hiring new faculty members who pursue their own scholarship within the interdisciplinary framework of African Diaspora Studies. We seek candidates who can be appointed as Affiliate Faculty in our Joyner Institute for Gullah and African Diaspora Studies and who will contribute to the growth of such programs as the existing Minor in African and African Diaspora Studies and to future academic programs in Africana Studies, African American fine and performing arts, advocacy, and leadership.

Candidates should submit an application electronically at  Include a current CV, a detailed letter of application outlining the candidate’s interest in the position with the Jackson Center, as well as any interest in the Joyner Institute, a teaching statement, contact information for three references, a sample syllabus for an upper-level ethics class, a writing sample, and a PDF of all graduate transcripts.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, just nine miles from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.
Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.
Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.