Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Claremont, California
Mar 16, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Pitzer College, a selective private liberal arts institution, invites applications for a visiting position beginning August 2017. Seeking a Full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Teaching load: 3 courses Fall 2017 / 2 courses Spring 2018.

We seek candidates who work in the area of Contemporary and 20th Century Continental Philosophy. A successful candidate should be competent to teach “Continental Thought” (an historical survey of post-Kantian Continental European philosophy). Ability to teach in value theory (broadly construed), Nonwestern philosophy or philosophy of race and gender would also be desirable.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 31.

Pitzer College has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research and Engagement.

Required Materials

Attachments to be made with applications submitted through Faculty Positions at Pitzer College

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Selected evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement addressing how your cultural, experiential, and/or academic background contributes to the understanding of diversity at the College, including your approaches to diversity issues in the curriculum and working with a diverse student body.  

Applications will be reviewed by the Philosophy Search Committee, Any applications that need to be through mail should be sent to:

Philosophy Search Committee

Pitzer College

1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711; which must include the CV, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching excellence, and diversity statement all of which are noted in required materials. Contact email:

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