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Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar in Philosophy

Agnes Scott College
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar in Philosophy Position:

Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar in Philosophy (2-3 years)


Non-tenure-track Faculty




Metaphysics and/or Epistemology


Open. One or more of the following is desirable: political philosophy, philosophy of race, non-Western or comparative philosophy, philosophy of technology.

Vacancies: 1


Decatur, Georgia, United States

Start Date

August 2022

Job Description

We invite applications for the position of Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar for a two-year term, 2022-2024, renewable for a third year. The James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund was established to enrich the disciplines of Art, English, History, Music and Philosophy at Agnes Scott College; the inaugural Scholar will be a philosopher.

Kirk Scholars will teach 3 courses per year, actively pursue their research agendas, participate in department and faculty meetings and events, deliver Kirk Lectures at the college, and mentor students. No college-wide service work is required. Salary and compensation are competitive and include travel funding and internal research grant opportunities.

We are interested in candidates who can help diversify the college’s traditional liberal arts curriculum and have experience relevant to teaching and mentoring students underrepresented in philosophy. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with inclusive pedagogy and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in their research. Candidates may also discuss any aspects of their background or experience that would contribute to the diversity of our faculty. Excellence in undergraduate teaching and an effective and sustainable research program are necessary for renewal of this position.

Art, English, History, Music and Philosophy at Agnes Scott College; the inaugural Scholar will be a philosopher.


A PhD in philosophy must be received by August 2022, or within the previous five years.

To Apply:

Please submit all of the following in a single document or PDF, via email: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching philosophy, unofficial graduate transcripts, writing sample, and a brief personal statement addressing your contributions to diversity through research, teaching, service, and/or community engagement.

Also, please arrange for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Send all application materials to: , Hal Thorsrud, Professor and Chair, Philosophy Department.

Application Due Date

Applications will be reviewed starting May 15, 2022, or until the position is filled.

About Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott is an historically women’s college that enrolls a diverse student body (including 63.2% students of color, 33% first generation and 41.3% Pell recipients).

Located in metropolitan Atlanta, close to the main campuses of Emory University and Georgia State, Agnes Scott is a more selective liberal arts college, ranked as the most innovative among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report for the past four years, and ranked second for undergraduate teaching for the past two years.

An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. We have a strong commitment to diversity and urge members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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