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Lecturer of Philosophy

Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts (US)

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The Department of Philosophy at Smith College invites applications for a 3-year, benefits eligible position at the rank of Lecturer to begin July 1, 2023.  We would like the successful applicant to teach courses in Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Aesthetics, or Epistemology.  Our department is committed to teaching in multiple philosophical traditions.  Therefore, we actively seek candidates who can teach non-European as well as European philosophy, and candidates who can teach material in Buddhist philosophy, Indian philosophy, Africana philosophy, Chinese philosophy, or Native American and indigenous philosophy.   Ph.D. in Philosophy or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in Philosophy are encouraged to apply.


Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here.  The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges. Details about the Department of Philosophy may be found at

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, historically underrepresented minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, teaching statement, three sample syllabi, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2023. 


Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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