Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy

Skidmore College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Non-European Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2023. Ph.D. in philosophy is desired, although strong ABD candidates in philosophy will be considered. We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in academic philosophy as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The faculty member in this position will teach introductory philosophy courses and courses at the 200- and 300-level in their areas of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to broaden the course offerings of Skidmore’s philosophy curriculum, described here: . Within the context of a 3-2 teaching load, the position also includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (open topic) on rotation. Additional responsibilities include advising and service activities at the college.

Candidates should submit all materials online by November 7, 2022, including
  • a cover letter,
  • a current CV,
  • teaching statement,
  • sample syllabi of an introductory course and an intermediate or advance-level course,
  • research statement with writing sample, and
  • names and contact information for three references (who will be contacted only after consultation with the applicant).
We request that all candidates describe explicitly in their cover letter the nature of their commitment to and experience with underrepresented groups, and their ability to teach and retain a broadly diverse student body.

Candidates are welcome to contextualize the impact that COVID-19 has had on their teaching and research within these materials.

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore emphasizes the history of philosophy, innovative scholarship, and the lively teaching of primary texts. Also highly valued are a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. For more information about the department, please visit our website at: .

Skidmore College is a coeducational liberal arts institution in upstate New York that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. Skidmore’s faculty are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,700 undergraduate students from 43 states/territories and 60 countries. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants.

Review of applications begins November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range: Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.


Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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