Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship
Wofford College invites applications for the James A. and Susan
K. Keller Fellowship in Philosophy. This is a two-year teaching
fellowship intended for recent philosophy Ph.D.s (degree earned in
the past three years) and for candidates who are ABD (within one
year of completing the Ph.D.). The fellowship allows early-career
philosophers to gain valuable teaching experience at a selective
liberal arts college. In turn, fellows enhance the Wofford
curriculum and the philosophy department with fresh perspectives
and unique expertise.
A strategic goal of the college is to increase and support
diversity throughout the college community, and the Keller
Fellowship aims to contribute to this goal. The search committee
strongly encourages applications from all those whose work or
presence in the profession centers on historically underrepresented
people, issues or methods of inquiry.
Fellows teach three courses per term (typically two preps): two
introductory-level courses (capped at 20 or 24) and one upper-level
seminar (capped at 15). Fellows have no committee duties. They are
full-time employees of the college and receive salary and
employment benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with
experience. As visiting professors/instructors within the Wofford
philosophy department, fellows have use of an office and a personal
computer provided by the college. In addition, fellows may apply
for support for travel to an academic conference (up to
The fellowship begins in fall 2022 and runs continuously for
four 13-week semesters (fall and spring), with a six- to seven-week
break between the fall and spring semesters. Fellows have no
obligations to the college or the department during the four-week
January term or over the summer.
AOS: Open. AOC: Preference for one or more of: Philosophy of
Race, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Law, Political
Philosophy, Post-Colonial Philosophy, Philosophy of Technology and
Application materials should be emailed, in pdf format, to
Application materials include (1) a cover letter, (2) cv, (3)
teaching portfolio, (4) research statement, (5) diversity statement
and (6) writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be
emailed separately. Please have recommenders include the
candidate’s last name in the subject heading of the email.
Review of applications will begin Dec. 27, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled. To ensure full
consideration, submit application by Dec. 27, 2021. For further
information, contact Dr. Katherine Valde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT WOFFORD COLLEGE:
Wofford College, established in 1854, is a private liberal arts
residential college located a few blocks north of downtown Spartanburg,
South Carolina. Wofford offers 27 major fields of study to a
student body of 1,770 undergraduates and is nationally known for
the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty and study
abroad participation. Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 290
Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community supports 19 NCAA
Division I athletics teams and numerous
including honor societies, professional organizations, faith-based
organizations, club sports and three publications.
Wofford’s priorities increasingly reflect commitments to
diversity, inclusivity and coalition building. Created in the
spring of 2015, the President’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Committee has executed the recommendations of Wofford’s 2014
Strategic Vision Plan: to increase the diversity of students,
faculty and staff; to support programming and policy geared toward
equity; and to link its investment in diversity to
sustainable partnerships with the Spartanburg community. Working
alongside Wofford’s Center for Community-Based Learning, the
committee has helped Wofford restructure campus leadership; develop
diversity training for faculty and staff; increase geographic,
racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and LGBTQ+ representation; and
increase funding for diversity-related programming.
Wofford College values diversity within our students, faculty
and staff, and strives to recruit, develop and retain the most
talented people. Wofford College does not discriminate in
employment on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, age,
national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally
protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state
and/or local laws.
It is the policy of Wofford College to provide reasonable
accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities for
employment. If you require any accommodations to participate in any
part of the hiring process, please contact HumanResources@Wofford.edu.
A background check will be conducted for finalist candidates.
Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background
check and establishment of identity and verification of
employment eligibility as required by the
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
TITLE IX COMPLIANCE:
Wofford College is committed to providing an educational and
work environment, including programs and activities, that is free
from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. In compliance with
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Wofford College does
not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment,
student or applicant for admission on the basis of sex.
Inquiries related to the application of Title IX at Wofford
College can be made as follows:
Director for Civil Rights, Title IX Compliance and Student Risk
Title IX Coordinator
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND TITLE IX
Individuals who experience harassment or discrimination on the
basis of their membership, or perceived membership, in a protected
class are encouraged to contact Wofford’s Title IX coordinator via
email, phone or mail at any time or in person during normal
business hours. The Title IX coordinator can assist individuals in
making a report or formal complaint, connecting with campus and
community resources, and accessing support with academics, housing
Individuals may also submit a report through the online
Discrimination and Harassment Reporting Form. Reports can be
submitted anonymously, but anonymous reports may limit the
college’s ability to address reports.
All reports will be reviewed and addressed using Wofford’s
Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures.