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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Job Description:

The Philosophy Department at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy to begin August 2021. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Furthermore, Rhodes College is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. Area of specialization is some combination of the following: philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology. Teaching responsibilities include five courses per year. Area of concentration is open, but teaching competency in logic is required. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching is informed by an appreciation for the history of philosophy and who can cross-list courses with relevant interdisciplinary programs on campus. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Philosophy by July 2021.

Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country’s most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and culturally diverse center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. https://www.rhodes.edu/admission-aid/why-rhodes/liberal-arts-city

Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)

Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement and writing sample, 4) a teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), 5) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values, and 6) the names and contact information for three references. The online application system will solicit letters electronically from your recommenders once their contact information and all other required application materials have been submitted. Review of completed applications will begin February 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.

Required Education:

Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Philosophy by July 2021.

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Recruiter/Contact for Applicant:

Rebecca Tuvel

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Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time