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Assistant Professor of Philosophy – Tenure Track

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter, addressed to Professor Daniel R. DeNicola, Chair, Department of Philosophy. The cover letter should address interest in a liberal arts institution, expected research trajectory, and evidence of teaching excellence. Additionally, applicants may also submit additional supplementary materials if they wish including: Research Goals/Statement, Teaching Statement, Teaching and/or Research: Supporting Material, and/or a Sample Syllabus. In addition, applicants will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one individual should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. After the search committee’s preliminary selection of candidates, professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. The committee will begin reviewing applications no later than November 1, 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor DeNicola: ddenicol@gettysburg.edu

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Position Information

Department Philosophy
Job Title Assistant Professor of Philosophy – Tenure Track
Job Type Tenure-Track position
Is Tenure Track Yes
Job Summary

The Department of Philosophy of Gettysburg College announces a tenure-track position to be filled at the assistant professor level, effective August 2018.
AOS: Metaphysics or Ethics, broadly construed, embracing traditions, areas, and figures not normally included in conventional “Western” philosophy.
AOC: Areas beyond the department’s current strengths, and competence to contribute courses for the department’s “texts in context” requirement, which studies historically significant texts in their intellectual, social, and biographical contexts.
Successful candidates will be expected to teach a 3-2 course load, including a variety of introductory and advanced courses and contribute to our first-year seminar program; establish a productive record of research and scholarship; mentor senior theses and advise major and undecided students; contribute to the diversity of the curriculum; and participate in and contribute to a vibrant departmental culture.

Qualifications

The Ph.D. degree is required at time of appointment, along with evidence of teaching excellence and promising research. We especially welcome candidates who seek a rigorous liberal arts environment, will enhance the diversity of the department, and will build bridges to other College departments and programs.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter, addressed to Professor Daniel R. DeNicola, Chair, Department of Philosophy. The cover letter should address interest in a liberal arts institution, expected research trajectory, and evidence of teaching excellence. Additionally, applicants may also submit additional supplementary materials if they wish including: Research Goals/Statement, Teaching Statement, Teaching and/or Research: Supporting Material, and/or a Sample Syllabus. In addition, applicants will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of three professional references. At least one individual should be able to speak to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. After the search committee’s preliminary selection of candidates, professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College via email to submit letters of recommendation electronically. The committee will begin reviewing applications no later than November 1, 2017 and continue until an appointment is made. Inquiries can be addressed to Professor DeNicola: ddenicol@gettysburg.edu

EEO Statement

Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.

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Candidate Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Research Goals/Statement
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Teaching and/or Research: Supporting Material
  4. Sample Syllabus