Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Non-western), Tenure-Track

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Non-western), Tenure-Track

Date Opened: 8-31-2009
Closing Date: 11-31-2009

Assistant Professor, tenure-track, beginning Fall 2010.

AOS/AOC: Non-western philosophy, such as Latin American, African, Asian, or Indigenous philosophies. Candidates who can also teach courses in race theory will be given special consideration. All applicants should be able to contribute to a broad, historically-grounded program that includes a variety of critical lenses on the philosophical tradition. In particular, we are seeking candidates who can actively take part in our sequence of courses in the history of philosophy. Six courses/year, undergraduate, including introductory philosophy and ethics and upper-level history and topics courses. Usual non-teaching duties after first year.

Qualifications include Ph.D. prior to appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential for interdisciplinary collaboration, which may include contributions to one or more of the university’s interdisciplinary degree programs (Feminist Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies and International Studies), and a research agenda that is commensurate with a liberal arts educational program. Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and commitment to providing a broad-based liberal arts education are essential. Candidates who can contribute to the department’s strong commitment to enhancing diversity and creating an inclusive community are also preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,250 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1. In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia. For information concerning the University, visit our Web site at www.southwestern.edu.

Send CV, three letters of reference, teaching statement, and a letter of interest which explains the candidate’s understanding of the liberal arts and the role of a philosophy department/course in a liberal arts education to: Corlee Bosch, Faculty Secretary – Philosophy Search, P.O. Box 770, Georgetown TX 78627-0770. We also welcome syllabi for proposed courses in our areas of interest.

Deadline for applications is November 30, 2009. Interviews at Eastern Division meetings will be prearranged.