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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (2021)

Employer
Washington and Lee University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Philosophy at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin July 1, 2022. AOS: Ethical Theory. AOC: open but with special consideration given to candidates who can teach Africana Philosophy, Latinx Philosophy, Native American Philosophy, or Philosophy of Race (separately or as part of other courses).

This position will include teaching five undergraduate courses over two, 12-week semesters, plus one 4-week intensive May term course every other year. There will be thesis and independent study supervision, and normal departmental service. There is no summer teaching. Generous research and teaching grants are available. There will be opportunities to work closely with the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty and Human Capability, and other programs.

W&L is ranked in the top ten liberal arts institutions. The Department of Philosophy is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and strives to advance diverse perspectives and approaches within the department and its curriculum. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and new employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Applicants should have a doctorate in Philosophy prior to appointment.

Applications will be accepted online through the Interfolio portal: apply.interfolio.com/93113 .

Candidates should submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Writing sample
  • Research statement
  • Teaching portfolio
  • 3 Confidential letters of recommendation


Applications will be accepted through 10/18/2021.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

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