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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

 

Description

The Department of Philosophy at Swarthmore College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. Area of specialization: Social and Political Philosophy (broadly construed). Areas of competence: Open, but we are especially interested in candidates with teaching competence in Aesthetics or 19th-Century Philosophy, and whose research and teaching interests will strengthen one or more of Swarthmore College’s interdisciplinary programs, which include Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Black Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Comparative Literature, Global Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies. Teaching load: 4 courses per year.  The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty

Additional information about the Department of Philosophy can be found at https://www.swarthmore.edu/philosophy.

Qualifications

PhD in Philosophy preferred.  The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand by Fall 2022.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample via Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/96748. Applications must be received by December 15, 2021 to guarantee full consideration. Please address any questions you may have to Prof. Alan Baker, Search Committee Chair (abaker1@swarthmore.edu).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.