Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy

Employer
Skidmore College
Location
Saratoga Springs, NY

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Non-European Philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning in Fall 2023. Ph.D. in philosophy is desired, although strong ABD candidates in philosophy will be considered. We encourage applications from individuals with identities historically underrepresented in academic philosophy as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The faculty member in this position will teach introductory philosophy courses and courses at the 200- and 300-level in their areas of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who are able to broaden the course offerings of Skidmore’s philosophy curriculum, described here: https://www.skidmore.edu/philosophy/. Within the context of a 3-2 teaching load, the position also includes teaching a first-year interdisciplinary seminar (open topic) on rotation. Additional responsibilities include advising and service activities at the college.

Candidates should submit all materials online by November 7, 2022, including

  • a cover letter,
  • a current CV,
  • teaching statement,
  • sample syllabi of an introductory course and an intermediate or advance-level course,
  • research statement with writing sample, and
  • names and contact information for three references (who will be contacted only after consultation with the applicant).

We request that all candidates describe explicitly in their cover letter the nature of their commitment to and experience with underrepresented groups, and their ability to teach and retain a broadly diverse student body.

Candidates are welcome to contextualize the impact that COVID-19 has had on their teaching and research within these materials.

The Department of Philosophy at Skidmore emphasizes the history of philosophy, innovative scholarship, and the lively teaching of primary texts. Also highly valued are a commitment to the goals of liberal arts education and an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. For more information about the department, please visit our website at: http://www.skidmore.edu/philosophy.

Skidmore College is a coeducational liberal arts institution in upstate New York that fosters creative approaches to teaching and learning. Skidmore’s faculty are devoted to the instruction and mentoring of approximately 2,700 undergraduate students from 43 states/territories and 60 countries. Skidmore offers support for faculty development in many ways, including pre-tenure sabbaticals and internal grants.

Review of applications begins November 7, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

Pay Range:  Commensurate with experience

In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.

 

EEO STATEMENT

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.

 

Organization

Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates—approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.

A great education is all about putting academic theory and creative expression into practice. That’s what our founder, Lucy Skidmore Scribner, believed. Skidmore’s not an ivory tower. Never has been. Never will be. It’s a place where faculty and students work together, then figure out how to use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the world. This practical focus often leads to cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches, where students carry multiple majors, student-faculty research is common, and internships and community service are standard. It also leads to interesting and unusual combinations of activities, frequently woven into an intellectual passion.

If this kind of experience resonates with you, why not take a closer look at Skidmore?

Skidmore College is located in the historic resort community of Saratoga Springs, New York.  Set in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, Saratoga is located about 30 minutes north of Albany, the state capital. 

Saratoga is a small, cosmopolitan city of 30,000, noted for its Victorian heritage, famed spas, and thoroughbred horse racing.  The Saratoga Performing Arts Center is a site of top rock, jazz, and pop performances as well as the summer home of the New York City Ballet and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  Saratoga is a three-and-one-half-hour drive, train ride, or bus trip from New York City, Boston, or Montreal.

 

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