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November 25, 2019 / societyforhumanecology

College of the Atlantic — Faculty position in Philosophy

AOC (Area of Concentration): Open

AOS (Area of Specialization): Open 

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time permanent faculty position in philosophy. This position will be the primary faculty member in philosophy for the college. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of philosophy courses or can show strong potential to provide such breadth in their teaching. The College wants a faculty member who can teach from strength in a philosophical tradition or traditions while also providing students with courses in other areas of philosophical thought. The successful candidate will teach courses that provide students with a grounding in both Non-European and European philosophies and intellectual traditions. 

College of the Atlantic is committed to increasing diversity, fostering inclusion and achieving equity in all aspects of its work. The search committee especially encourages candidates who demonstrate that their teaching, advising, institutional service and research could contribute to making the College more inclusive, equitable and diverse. We are particularly interested in an individual’s record working with students, colleagues and/or communities who identify with the experiences of those historically excluded, under-represented or marginalized in higher education. The search committee encourages applications from those historically under- represented in higher education. 

College of the Atlantic is a small, liberal arts institution with 350 students and 35 permanent faculty. COA is an interdisciplinary college, faculty are not organized via departments, and all students design their own major in human ecology (BA, MPhil). The average class size is 13. Our educational approach integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and seeks to understand and improve the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and cultural environments. We encourage applicants with interests across the sciences, arts, and humanities who are comfortable working collaboratively – and at times team teaching – with colleagues from different disciplinary traditions within the interdisciplinary curriculum of the College. In addition to teaching 5 courses over 3 ten-week terms, other responsibilities of faculty include advising and mentoring students, directing senior projects, supervising independent studies, and contributing to college governance and service. 

Required: Ph. D. in Philosophy or related field and a demonstrated ability to teach philosophy effectively 

How to apply: Interested candidates should to send a cover letter, teaching statement, a CV, and 3-5 proposed courses. 

● Cover Letter: Please address qualifications for the position with an emphasis on your experience with teaching, advising and mentoring. Candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community seeking to directly address the combined legacies of exclusion, marginalization and under-representation in higher education. It would also be helpful to know where you saw the job ad. 

● Curriculum Vitae: Please include contact information for three professional references. 

● Teaching Statement 

● Proposed Courses: Applications should include a list of 3-5 proposed courses (with one or two paragraph description for each) on a variety of topics within the area/s of philosophy within which the candidate has expertise and interest in developing at COA specifically. These should include foundational courses in philosophy, as well as more advanced and topical offerings. 

Review of applicants will begin on December 1st. Final candidates will be invited for extended interviews and job talks on campus in the winter term of 2020. For full consideration applications should be complete by December 30th. Please submit a pdf with all of the above materials in a single file to philosophy@coa.edu. The anticipated start date for the hire is September 2020. Questions may be directed to philosophy@coa.edu. 

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