Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and welcomes all applicants. More than anything else, we seek a candidate who uses and teaches philosophy to address the most pressing problems in our contemporary world. We seek a candidate, Ph.D. in hand or with defense date firmly set, whose teaching is organic to their philosophical life and who would expand, complement and enrich the Philosophy Department’s areas of expertise and long-standing focus on innovative, engaged, praxis-oriented pedagogy. For more on our teaching practices, see our description of departmental signature pedagogies.
AOS: Open, but preference for Social/Ethical/Political Thought, very broadly understood.
AOC: History of Philosophy.
We are open to many possible ways into this AOS and AOC combination, including, but definitely not limited to: critical race theory, Prison Studies, Philosophy and the City, Disability Studies, Trans-Studies, Africana Philosophy, Environmental Justice, Democratic Theory.
Teaching responsibility will include 6 classes per year, typically including 4 introductory level classes and 2 upper level classes (one with an explicitly historical theme), and will include some courses in Elon’s General Studies program. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.
Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit us as www.elon.edu.
To apply, submit:
- a cover letter (which should include a statement of how you will help foster diversity and diverse learning within the department),
- a C.V.,
- graduate transcripts,
- a substantial statement of teaching philosophy and aspirations,
- a research statement,
- a summary of teaching/course evaluations,
- two recent syllabi,
- three letters of recommendation, and
- a writing sample
According to best practices for inclusive hiring, we ask that the cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and C.V. be prepared for anonymous review (see our website for more details). The first round of application evaluations will focus exclusively on the cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and C.V.
Applications are due by November 9, 2018. If you have questions, please email Stephen Bloch-Schulman, the chair of the search committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).