Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Employer
Trinity College
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


Title
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track
Tenure Track

Faculty Rank
Assistant Professor

Open Date
08/25/2021

Close Date
12/01/2021

Full or Part Time
Full Time

Position Summary

Trinity College, Hartford (CT), seeks candidates for a tenure track appointment in the Department of Philosophy. The appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor, tenure track, beginning August 2022. Ph.D. in Philosophy required. AOS : Africana Philosophy OR Indigenous Philosophy (including Native American philosophy) OR Latin American Philosophy. AOC : Continental Philosophy. The successful candidate will teach classes pertaining to both the AOS and AOC, including courses dealing with social-political issues relating to post-colonial / decolonial thought. Five courses per year (reduced to four during the first two years). Trinity is a liberal arts college located in, and deeply engaged with, Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford. Our 2,200 students come from all socio-economic, racial, religious, and ethnic backgrounds across the US, and 17 percent are international. Trinity College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, research statement (which should also include a dissertation abstract), statement of teaching philosophy (which should also speak to your approach to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion), sample syllabi, student evaluations, and 3 letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins immediately, with a hard deadline of December 1st, 2021. Candidates will be contacted by the end of December regarding first-round interviews, which will take place remotely.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Philosophy required. AOS : Africana Philosophy OR Indigenous Philosophy (including Native American philosophy) OR Latin American Philosophy. AOC : Continental Philosophy. The successful candidate will teach classes pertaining to both the AOS and AOC, including courses dealing with social-political issues relating to post-colonial / decolonial thought.

Candidates must submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, CV, writing sample, research statement (which should also include a dissertation abstract), teaching statement (which should also speak to your approach to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion), evidence of teaching ability (such as syllabi and student evaluations), and 2-3 letters of recommendation. Review of applications begins immediately, with a hard deadline of December 1st, 2021. Candidates will be contacted by the end of December regarding first-round interviews, which will take place remotely.

Trinity College requires proof of COVID19 vaccination or an approved exemption prior to beginning employment.

Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/2423

Trinity College is an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college for men and women, with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Our Mission is “Engage. Connect. Transform.” As the preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives. Trinity is an actively engaged community of students, faculty and staff who work together to develop and sustain the intellectual and creative opportunities central to a first-class liberal arts education. Hartford, the state capital, provides many opportunities for cultural and social engagement.

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. Trinity is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process.

For all faculty positions, completion of the Ph.D. or appropriate equivalent is expected. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. Trinity is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

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