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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Employer
Sweet Briar College
Location
Sweet Briar, Virginia
Salary
Competitive
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Sweet Briar is a liberal arts college for women with a long history of forging female leaders. After a near closure in 2015, the College was saved by its alumnae and underwent dramatic transformation. Today Sweet Briar College is repeatedly named by the US News and World Report as one of the most innovative liberal arts colleges in the nation. Sweet Briar College is financially stable and actively growing again, attracting students who are drawn to it for its excellent liberal arts program, coupled with distinctive programs in women leadership, engineering, sustainability, arts and its legendary equestrian program. Its campus is one of the nation's most spectacular, replete with nature sanctuaries, lakes, forests, trails, and most recently, vineyards, apiary and greenhouses.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sweet Briar College is committed to enhancing our community and encourages applications from qualified individuals with varied backgrounds, experiences and ideas who would increase the diversity of the College.

Job Title:   Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Classification:  Full-time, benefits eligible, tenure-track faculty position

Reports To: Social Sciences and Humanities Division Head

Job Summary/Objective:

Sweet Briar College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy faculty position beginning Fall 2023.  While the area of specialization is open, we seek candidates whose scholarship and teaching draw from a diverse range of philosophical traditions and whose intellectual interests are distinctly multidisciplinary. The successful candidate will regularly teach an ethics course in our Leadership Core curriculum and will also be able to teach courses in the history of philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of science broadly construed (including philosophical psychology). The College’s academic calendar, with immersive three-week terms bookending traditional 12-week terms, creates an opportunity for innovative courses to take advantage of close student-faculty interactions and collaboration across disciplines. Our teaching load is 3 course equivalents per semester.

Candidates ready to work with a diverse student body are especially welcome.  Sweet Briar prides itself on creating a learning environment that encourages young women to fulfill their highest potential.  Leadership in all walks of life is fostered by the special connections our faculty make with their students, and Sweet Briar women translate their academic experiences into interesting and important lives.

Required Qualifications:

·    Ph.D. in Philosophy (exceptional all but degree candidates will be considered); 

·    Demonstrated excellence in teaching;

·     Demonstrated interest in working across disciplines and engaging in collaborative scholarship, teaching, and service; and

·    Excellent communication skills.

How to Apply:

To apply, visit the Sweet Briar College Career Center: https://sbc.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-job-openings/. All applications should include: 1) cover letter; 2) CV; 3) statement on teaching philosophy and research interests; and 4) a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through work in this position; 5) the names and full contact information for three professional references. The materials should be assembled to a single pdf and loaded into the job application portal. Review of applications will begin immediately with preference given to completed applications received by November 20, 2022.

 

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