Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position: Philosophy

Alfred University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Type
Full Time

The Division of Human Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Alfred University invites applications for a tenure-track position in philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022.

We are seeking someone able to teach standard introductory-level courses as well as upper­-division courses on topics that will interest a broad range of students. The successful candidate will teach a regular course in the philosophy of the arts. They should also be able to offer courses that integrate well with some of the college's other programs (e.g. history, political science, pre­health, environmental studies). Candidates with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary programs such as Women and Gender Studies, Global Studies, Social Justice Studies, and/or Africana Studies are strongly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. prior to appointment required.

The Division of Human studies, which includes philosophy, history, and religious studies, is particularly interested in developing courses that involve Interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative technologies, and experiential learning. The successful candidate will teach three courses (four credit hours each) per semester. Additional teaching opportunities in the summer and winter breaks are possible.

One of the first co-educational institutions in the United States, Alfred University is a top-­ranked, small, comprehensive university committed to both teaching and research, and is devoted to the pursuit of technical expertise, artistic creativity and humanistic learning. Located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in western New York State, Alfred University has a current enrollment of around 1800 full and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, and 150 full­time faculty. The University was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 2003.

To Apply: For full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 15. Application materials should highlight the candidate's experience in or plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or service. Please submit:
  • Detailed letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching philosophy statement
Finalists for the position will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Any inquiries may be directed to Dr. Emrys Westacott, Search Committee Chair, at:

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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