Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar in Philosophy
Kirk Postdoctoral Scholar in Philosophy (2-3 years)
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.
Decatur, Georgia, United States
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
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.
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
Also, please arrange for 3 confidential letters of recommendation
to be sent separately.
Send all application materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org
, 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.