Philosophy - Visiting Assistant Professor

Canton, Saint Lawrence County
Apr 09, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Department of Philosophy at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. The position will begin August 2014 and is potentially renewable for additional years. The position will entail teaching three undergraduate courses per semester, including at least one at the introductory level. AOS and AOC: Open. We seek an individual who can teach Ancient Greek Philosophy and Critical Race Theory, Africana, or Latin American Philosophy. The successful candidate will also be expected to team-teach a course for our First-Year Program. Candidates must offer evidence of excellence in teaching and be qualified to teach courses in introductory philosophy. The ability to teach Critical Thinking or Reasoning is also highly desirable. Interested candidates please submit (hard copies only) a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, 3 letters of recommendation, and dossier to Dr. Jennifer Hansen, Chair, Philosophy Department, St. Lawrence University, 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY 13617. Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2014 and will continue until the position is successfully filled. Located in Canton, N.Y., St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. The University seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students, with a commitment to fostering excellence through an atmosphere intellectually and socially enriching for the entire community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit SLU’s homepage at All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check. SLU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.