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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 9, 2024

Job Details

Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at Virginia Tech invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in scholarly research and teaching. The selected individual will have Normative or Applied Ethics as their area(s) of specialization.

The selected candidate will teach six classes per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level and conduct scholarly research. In addition, the successful candidate will be encouraged to take part in, and contribute to, the intellectual life of the department through participation in departmental talks and events.

In addition to a CV, Cover Letter and List of References please submit a Teaching Statement, Summary of Teaching Evaluation and Writing Sample with your application.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Philosophy by appointment start date. Research specialization in Normative or Applied Ethics, with evidence of research excellence in one or both of these subdisciplines. Evidence of teaching effectiveness to meet teaching needs, especially courses in Normative Ethics (e.g., Morality and Justice) and Applied Ethics (e.g., Philosophy, Sex, and Gender) at the undergraduate levels. Evidence of effectiveness in supporting the academic success of underrepresented and underserved students. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

Preferred Qualifications

Willingness and ability to work in a high-tech environment, such as computer-aided instruction. Interest and experience working effectively with a diverse student population. Ability and willingness to work collaboratively with faculty from a variety of disciplines. Ability to articulate a coherent agenda of research or scholarship and to identify potential funding sources to support such research. Commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

May 6, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Gil Hersch at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: April 9, 2024
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