Assistant Professor of Philosophy – Tenure Track

Gettysburg, PA
Aug 10, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary:

The Department of Philosophy of Gettysburg College announces a tenure-track position to be filled at the assistant professor level, effective August 2018.

AOS:  Metaphysics or Ethics, broadly construed, embracing traditions, areas, and figures not normally included in conventional “Western” philosophy.

AOC:  Areas beyond the department’s current strengths, and competence to contribute courses for the department’s “texts in context” requirement, which studies historically significant texts in their intellectual, social, and biographical contexts. 

Successful candidates will be expected to teach a 3-2 course load, including a variety of introductory and advanced courses and contribute to our first-year seminar program; establish a productive record of research and scholarship; mentor senior theses and advise major and undecided students; contribute to the diversity of the curriculum; and participate in and contribute to a vibrant departmental culture. 


The Ph.D. degree is preferred at time of appointment, along with evidence of teaching excellence and promising research.   We especially welcome candidates who seek a rigorous liberal arts environment, will enhance the diversity of the department, and will build bridges to other College departments and programs. 

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at:  Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter, addressed to Professor Daniel R. DeNicola, Chair, Department of Philosophy. The cover letter should address interest in a liberal arts institution, expected research trajectory, and evidence of teaching excellence.  Additionally, applicants may also submit additional supplementary materials if they wish including:  Research Goals/Statement, Teaching Statement, Teaching and/or Research: Supporting Material, and/or a Sample Syllabus.   In addition, applicants will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three professional references.  At least one individual should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. After the search committee’s preliminary selection of candidates, professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically.  The committee will begin reviewing applications no later than November 1, 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor DeNicola:

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