Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Job description

Cornell College seeks a full-time tenure-track appointment in its Department of Philosophy: appointment at the assistant professor level to begin in the fall of 2019. Candidates must contribute to the diversity of our curriculum and our college community.  The department is looking for someone who can teach courses concerned with social justice issues as related to race, gender, class, or nationality, or courses in a non-western, non-European philosophical tradition. Successful candidates may choose to contribute to the College's programs in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, or Ethnic Studies, or Environmental Studies. All members of the Philosophy department contribute to the teaching of the following entry-level courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Logic. PhD in Philosophy is required, ABD will be considered. 

Cornell College has attracted national attention for its distinctive academic calendar under which faculty members teach and students take one course at a time in month-long blocks. Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor. 

The College seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff and students.  The College is committed to excellence in teaching and encourages interdisciplinary interests among its faculty.  Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to https://cornellcollege.applicantpro.com/jobs/916848.html:

  • Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Teaching Statement - describing teaching interests and methods, including examples of individual commitment to diversity in the classroom/campus community
  • Research/Professional Interest Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable. Official transcripts are needed prior to employment. 

Applications will be reviewed starting January 1, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. 

For more information about the Philosophy program, please visit the website at



Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.




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Posted: 10/31/2018
Application Due: 12/30/2018
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