The Department of Philosophy, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position stating Fall 2020. AOS and AOC are open. Candidates should have a Philosophy Ph.D. completed or nearly complete. Bates College has a 5-course teaching responsibility. The Bates academic calendar includes two regular semesters (Fall and Winter) and a short four-week May term, with a teaching schedule of either 2-3 or 2-2-1. Teaching will include two sections of Introduction to Philosophy scheduled for Fall term 2020. For Winter term 2021, the visiting faculty member will teach either Ancient Philosophy or Moral Philosophy. The other two courses will be matched to the interests of the new faculty member.
The College and the Philosophy Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and supporting underrepresented and marginalized student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant must be interested in innovative and inclusive approaches to teaching philosophy. Attracting students from all backgrounds to the study of philosophy, starting with undergraduate classes, is important to the vitality of the discipline. Bates College and the Philosophy Department encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate. Candidates who can contribute to the academic excellence and diversity of the College and department should identify their strengths in contributing to a diverse academic community.
The Department has a strong culture of emphasizing and supporting faculty scholarship. In addition to an active department culture, funds for travel to conferences are also available to all faculty. Bates is a highly selective liberal arts college and will provide an excellent climate for professional development and scholarship. Applicants should submit to Interfolio a letter of application and complete dossier, including: a C.V., research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, diversity statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on April 10, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. For more information about the college and department, please visit the Bates website: http://www.bates.edu/philosophy/.
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