Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Hampden-Sydney, VA
Dec 18, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hampden-Sydney College invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable, non-tenure-track position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, with teaching competence in early modern philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy. Responsibilities include a 4-3 teaching load that includes several sections of introduction to philosophy, early modern rationalism, 20th-century philosophy, and one upper-level course in an area of the candidate’s choosing. Candidates who can offer a course outside of the current specialties of the philosophy faculty are especially welcome.

Hampden-Sydney College highly values the teacher/scholar model.  Excellent teaching, a commitment to scholarly productivity, willingness to engage in the community, and a dedication to student success are all qualities required of a successful candidate. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in philosophy by the time of appointment.

To apply, please upload the following via Interfolio: detailed and specific letter of application addressed to Dr. Marc A. Hight; a curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy that speaks to teaching introduction to philosophy, early modern rationalism, and 20th-century analytic philosophy; statement of research interests; statement on equity and inclusion (which may be incorporated into the aforementioned items); and three letters of reference. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment begins July 1, 2021.

Contact: Dr. Marc A. Hight, Chair, Department of Philosophy, (434) 223-6388, [email protected].

Hampden-Sydney College is a selective liberal arts institution enrolling approximately 1000 students. Founded in 1775, it has been in continuous operation for 243 years, making it the tenth oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Our beautiful 1300-acre campus includes hiking/biking trails, a Frisbee golf course and an adventure high ropes and zip line course. The campus is less than 7 miles from downtown Farmville, which includes a historic walkable downtown with a local brewery, art and craft galleries, restaurants, and a rails-to-trail state park that extends over 15 miles in each direction from town. Five additional state parks are located within 30 miles and offer camping, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, and horseback riding. Farmville is also home to Longwood University and the Moton Museum, which is listed on the US Civil Rights Trail. Farmville is located 65 miles west of Richmond, 50 miles east of Lynchburg, and 75 miles south of Charlottesville, providing abundant opportunities for cultural and artistic resources, field trips, and employment opportunities for partners.

Hampden-Sydney is one of four liberal arts colleges in the United States dedicated to the education of men, and our mission is to educate "good men and good citizens in an atmosphere of sound learning." As a community, we are dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women and minoritized groups. Hampden-Sydney College values diversity, prohibits discrimination, and is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.