Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Oswego, New York
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. 

Date Posted: September 29, 2017

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience. In addition, the State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) faculty, visit:  or

Date of Appointment: August 2018

Description of Responsibilities:

AOS (Area of Specialization) and AOC (Area of Competency) open. The Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy will teach courses in the AOS and AOC, with either a global perspective or incorporating issues of diversity. The department also has needs in either epistemology and/or some area of the history of philosophy. Normal teaching responsibilities will be one large course and two smaller courses per semester. Additionally, the VAP of Philosophy will have administrative responsibilities within the department and the university at large, including student advising for philosophy majors.

In addition, this position will be expected to display a demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship, commitment to undergraduate and/or graduate education, and possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with an increasingly diverse array of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD or ABD In philosophy

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience
  • Research accomplishments (such as publications)
  • Clear research goals (works in progress and under submission)

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, curriculum vitae/resume, complete dossier, copies of unofficial transcript(s) for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references electronically to:


If you have any questions about the position, please e-mail:

Jean Chambers, Search Chair

Files must be complete to be considered. Official transcripts required at time of appointment.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department:

The Philosophy Department is a collegial, productive department with a vibrant Philosophy major and Philosophy-Psychology major, and a logic minor. We are also adding a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics major.  You are invited to learn more about the department by visiting

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Named one of "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" in U.S. News “America’s Best Colleges” in 2010, a Kiplinger's “Best College Value” for 2015, and a "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education. The College’s success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. The emphasis on faculty-mentored student research and creative projects is evidenced by Quest, a daylong symposium spotlighting original student research; a stipend program for students engaged in research and creative work; and the Global Laboratory, a STEM-based research abroad program at top-ranked universities around the world. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community and is in a time of wonderful opportunities with extensive facilities construction and renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities.

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Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

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