Union College — Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

1-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy, beginning September 2023, with the possibility of extension up to 3 years. Areas of expertise: Ethics with a particular interest in Social and Political Philosophy. Areas of competence: Open. The ideal applicant will have a Ph.D. in philosophy, but advanced ABDs in philosophy will be considered. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in their area of expertise and of teaching competence at all undergraduate levels, from introductory to advance with the hope that some of these courses will also contribute to our General Education Curriculum (please see: https://www.union.edu/common-curriculum/general-education-union). Teaching load is 2 courses per term; Union College’s academic year consists of three 10-week trimesters.

Founded in 1795, Union College was the first college chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York, and it continues to be one of the premier Liberal Arts Colleges in the country. Located in the heart of New York’s Capital District, Union College’s stunning campus is only a short drive away from New York City, Boston, and Montreal (all at around a three-hour drive away). For more about Union College please see: www.union.edu. The Department of Philosophy itself hosts one of the most impressive Speaker Series of any undergraduate institution in the country; for some of our recent guests please see: https://www.union.edu/philosophy/speaker-series.

Interested candidates should submit the following via our portal at http://jobs.union.edu. Applications due March 10. Please submit the following with your application: 1) Cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) two sample syllabi. Candidates who are selected for an interview will be asked to also provide a (i) statement of research interests, (ii) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (iii) at least two reference letters. Please apply at the online application system: http://jobs.union.edu.

Union College is committed to helping students think across boundaries of disciplines, connecting and integrating their studies in order to make broad contributions to humanity for social change on a local or global scale. In the service of this goal, Union has a vibrant set of interdisciplinary programs, such as our Law and Humanities minor, Africana Studies, American Studies, and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, to which the ideal candidate might also contribute. The successful hire can develop courses in their area of expertise that may contribute to one or more of the interdisciplinary programs, a complete list of which may be found at: https://www.union.edu/interdisciplinary-studies. Applicants are invited to describe in their cover letter how they may contribute to interdisciplinary studies at the college.

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status.

All materials should be sent using Union’s web portal: http://jobs.union.edu. Further information on the position may be obtained from Prof Krisanna Scheiter at scheitek@union.edu.