Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Cedar Rapids, IA
Open Date:
Aug 26, 2019

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 Mellon Faculty Fellows Program for a Diverse Professoriate. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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).



  • Ph.D. in philosophy by start date (August 2020) with a specialization (AOS) in either Applied Ethics (esp. Bio-medical Ethics or Environmental Ethics) or Ethical Theory or Philosophy of Gender and Race.
  • Exhibit interest in and competency to teach at least two of the following courses: Bio-medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Philosophy of Gender and Race, Global Justice or Philosophy of Criminal Justice.
  • Successful completion of a background check in accordance with Coe College policy.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Statement of plans for future research/scholarship
  • 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, 2019.




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Posted: 8/28/2019
Application Due: 11/26/2019
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