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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Position Summary:

The Philosophy Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The College’s current expectation is that all courses will be taught in person for the 2021-2022 academic year. We especially welcome candidates who bring a focus outside the Anglo-European canon, a commitment to the ethos of the liberal arts tradition, and who can contribute to the department’s pluralistic approach to philosophy to cover the following courses: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (PHIL 205), Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 101; two sections), Philosophy of Race (PHIL 247), Early Modern Philosophy (PHIL 207), and Social and Political Philosophy (PHIL 252).


Ph.D. degree preferred but not required at time of appointment. Candidates must be able to teach at all levels. Annual teaching load of six courses.

Application Details:

Applicants should apply online at: In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher-scholar at an undergraduate liberal arts institution that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and values diversity.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of three professional references. Professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically. At least two individuals should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. Interviews will take place via Zoom, beginning as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries can be addressed to Gary Mullen ([email protected]) or and Tara Bowman ([email protected] )

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.


Gettysburg College Gettysburg College has been witness and participant to some of the most significant events in the history of our nation. Chartered in 1832 to provide education for the residents of south-central Pennsylvania, the College was a neighbor to fighting between Union and Confederate troops in July 1863. On July 1, math professor Michael Jacobs cancelled classes after telling his students that their minds were no longer on their lessons. Pennsylvania Hall, the College's first building, served during and after the Civil War battle as a hospital for the wounded, treating more than 700 Union and Confederate soldiers. On November 19, 1863, Gettysburg College students walked from Pennsylvania Hall into the historic town to hear President Abraham Lincoln deliver his legendary Gettysburg Address.

Gettysburg CollegePresident Dwight D. Eisenhower was also closely associated with Gettysburg College. Following his presidency, he returned to Gettysburg to live and served the College as a member of its Board of Trustees. He wrote his memoirs in what is today the College's Admissions Office, now known as Eisenhower House.

Gettysburg CollegeGettysburg's founding principles embrace a rigorous liberal arts education that fosters a global perspective, a spirit of collaboration, a dedication to public service, and an enriching campus life. Currently ranked among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States, the College is committed to preparing more than 2,500 students from 40 states and 35 countries for the opportunities of a changing world. Students may choose from 36 majors, pursue interdisciplinary and self-designed majors, or complete one of several cooperative and dual-degree programs. More than 180 full-time faculty members - 95 percent having a doctorate or the highest earned degree in their fields - teach at Gettysburg, where the student/faculty ratio is 11:1 and the average class size is 18 students.

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