Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. The Department of Philosophy at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August of 2023. The successful candidate must have a specialization in some area of the analytic tradition. Areas of competence are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach philosophy of science and introductory logic, as well as courses in metaphysics, epistemology, or philosophy of language.
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
Salary competitive. Teaching load in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years it will be five courses or four plus an “intensive” (a small enrollment, closely mentored experience for undergraduates). PhD expected by time of appointment.
How to Apply
To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/2845 to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should upload a cover letter (including research statement), C.V., diversity statement (see here), teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi for at least two courses, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Please email inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration applications should be received by November 15, 2022. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed to be reviewed.
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