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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure Track

Vassar College
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this position is $89,000 to $99,000 (USD). This range includes new faculty appointments beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock as well as Assistant Professors with previou

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Vassar College

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure Track

Department: Philosophy Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F097P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 11/10/2023

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
The Department of Philosophy at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in August of 2024. The successful candidate must have a specialization in at least one of the following: feminist philosophy, queer theory, philosophy of gender and/or sexuality. 

AA Statement
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.

Position Description
The successful candidate should be prepared to teach feminist philosophy and social and political philosophy. We also have a preference for candidates who can teach courses in any of: philosophy of race, post-colonial theory, disability studies, or any underrepresented philosophical tradition. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses regularly in Vassar's Women, Feminist, and Queer Studies program. The teaching load in the first year is four courses. In ensuing years, faculty may either teach five classroom units, or teach four classroom units and provide flexible, closely mentored experiences for undergraduates. PhD expected by time of appointment.

Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this position is $89,000 to $99,000 (USD). This range includes new faculty appointments beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock as well as Assistant Professors with previous tenure-line experience who will be on an accelerated tenure clock. When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting. The starting salary for an Assistant Professor in this position with a PhD beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock in Fall 2024 is $93,000.

How to Apply
Applications should be addressed to the department chair, Jamie Kelly, and submitted online at To apply, candidates should upload a cover letter, research statement, C.V., diversity statement (see statement/), teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi for at least two courses, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), writing sample, and at least three letters of recommendation. Please email inquiries to: For full consideration applications should be received by November 10, 2023. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed to be reviewed.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply
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