Assistant Professor - Philosophy

Saint Paul, Ramsey County
Jul 25, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The Macalester College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy to begin fall semester of 2015. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in Philosophy (in hand or expected) and show potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching. AOS: Moral Theory (Normative Ethics and Metaethics). AOC: Applied Ethics (especially Bioethics and Environmental Ethics). The department is interested in strengthening its curricular offerings in non-western and feminist ethics. Ability to engage and make connections with empirical disciplines such as psychology, biology, economics and environmental science is also desirable. The normal teaching load is five courses per year, with the usual non-teaching duties expected. Salary and benefits are competitive. To apply, submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness at Online applications only. Complete applications received by December 1, 2014 will be given full consideration. Initial interviews will be conducted in person at the Eastern Division Meeting of the APA, in December. Questions concerning the application should be addressed to Prof. Geoffrey Gorham: Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant and diverse Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of approximately three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s diverse student body comprises over 1900 undergraduates from 49 states and the District of Columbia and over 90 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applicants from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.