Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Coe College
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Sep 08, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Coe College seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor.  This position is part of the ACM/CIC Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate funded by the Mellon Foundation.  Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply. 

The search committee seeks candidates with a Ph.D. in philosophy by start date (August of 2018) with a specialization (AOS) in either Ethical Theory or Applied Ethics (esp. Environmental Ethics or Medical Ethics) or Philosophy of Gender and Race.  Candidates must also exhibit interest in and competency to teach at least two of the following courses: Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Gender and Race, Global Justice, Medical Ethics, or Philosophy of Criminal Justice.  The successful candidate will be able to contribute not just to the philosophy curriculum at Coe College but also to one or more of our various interdisciplinary programs in Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, African American Studies, International Studies, or Social and Criminal Justice.

The teaching load in the first two years of appointment are 1-2 or 2-1.  After that the teaching load reverts to the normal Coe College teaching load of 3-3 (three courses per semester).

Applicants should submit the following to : 1) a letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) three letters of recommendation; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 5) a statement of teaching philosophy; 6) a statement of plans for future research/scholarship; and 7) a statement of how the candidate fits the criteria of the ACM/CIC Mellon Faculty Fellows Program.  Regarding the latter, it is to be noted that: 

The Mellon Faculty Fellowships are open to all qualified candidates, while also encouraging applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.

Applications and all supporting materials are due by November 15, 2017.