Dartmouth College — Assistant Professor in Government and/or Philosophy

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The Departments of Government and Philosophy at Dartmouth College invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Government and/or Philosophy. Primary appointment will be in the Government Department, or the Philosophy Department, or it will be a joint appointment in both Departments, depending on fit and the applicant’s preferences. Area of Study: Social and Political Philosophy. We are especially interested in candidates whose research concerns philosophical issues related to race and ethnicity and/or African American Political Thought. We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching, scholarly work, engaging students in research, and building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Successful qualified candidates will have the option of being appointed initially as a Faculty Fellow, a two-year residential postdoctoral appointment. After this two-year period, the position will convert to a regular tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor. Faculty Fellows are part of a cohort of faculty committed to increasing diversity in their disciplines. Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities, women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities, individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college students and graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter, or a separate statement, how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD in Philosophy, Political Science, or a related discipline, or be ABD with a PhD expected before the start date of their appointment as a Faculty Fellow or Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to applicants who have held a PhD for less than 3 years.

Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter, including overview of research areas and teaching interests; please also describe how your teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare you to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  2. CV
  3. Dissertation abstract or research statement (maximum two pages single spaced);
  4. At least three confidential letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the dissertation advisor.
  5. Writing sample

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Application instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, dissertation abstract or research statement, at least three confidential letters of recommendation, and writing sample. The review of applications will begin on November 5, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to: Sonu.S.Bedi@dartmouth.edu or Timothy.P.Rosenkoetter@dartmouth.edu. Applications must be submitted electronically at: http://apply.interfolio.com/77981

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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