Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure-Track)
Date Opened: 9-7-2021
Closing Date: Full consideration will be given to those applications submitted
by November 1, 2021.
The Department of Philosophy at Southwestern University invites applications
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy with an emphasis in
Feminist Theory to begin August 2022. We are particularly interested in
applicants whose teaching and research includes Black, Chicana, or other non-
white/western feminist traditions. The successful candidate will actively
contribute, as teacher and scholar, to our small but dynamic department, which
seeks to model critical, historically grounded encounters between the
Continental European tradition of philosophy and other philosophical
traditions, between philosophy and other academic disciplines, and between
theory and social, political, and cultural issues in the present. We are
seeking applicants interested in contributing to a range of interdisciplinary
programs, including Latin American and Border Studies, Race and Ethnicity
Studies, Feminist Studies, Environmental Studies, and/or International
Studies, who are passionate about being a teacher-scholar in the liberal arts
context, and who have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion as intrinsic aspects of excellence in teaching, mentoring, and
The annual course load includes five sections on a 3/2 schedule. We welcome
novel approaches to traditional classes, as well as ideas for new courses.
This position includes opportunities for both. Faculty are also expected to
participate in university governance, departmental collaboration, and academic
advising. We are committed to providing support and mentoring for our new
assistant professor and to helping enable their future career.
The Philosophy Department and Southwestern University are committed to
recruiting candidates who both excel in teaching and research/creative work
and can best serve our diverse student population. As of the fall 2020
semester, 40% of students enrolled at Southwestern are members of groups
traditionally underrepresented in higher education and we are committed to
further increasing and supporting the diversity of our students, faculty and
curriculum. The Department seeks candidates who have a demonstrated commitment
to, and will take an active role in, enhancing diversity, inclusion, and
equity across the University, including fostering a sense of community and
belonging for students. Please include specific and detailed information about
how you have worked to enhance diversity and inclusion through your teaching
practices, research, and/or service experiences within the college or
For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1st,
2021. Candidates must have a PhD or ABD in Philosophy or a closely allied
field (with at least 18 credits of graduate coursework in Philosophy), a
demonstrated record of commitment to and excellence in teaching undergraduate
students, a demonstrated commitment to mentoring students from
underrepresented groups, including racially minoritized students, and
cultivating inclusion and belonging, and an active research agenda.
Southwestern University (Georgetown, Texas) is a selective undergraduate
residential liberal arts institution located in the greater Austin area.
Established in 1840, Southwestern enrolls approximately 1,500 students and
maintains a student–faculty ratio of 12 to 1. The university provides a highly
interdisciplinary and holistic education that values high-impact learning
experiences, such as study abroad, internships, and faculty-student research.
A member of the recently formed Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership
Alliance, Southwestern is committed to fostering a diverse educational
environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally
underrepresented in academia. Additional information about the university can
be found at our website: www. southwestern.edu.
The University will only accept application materials through Interfolio at
apply.interfolio.com/94047. Qualified applicants should submit a CV, two
letters of reference, writing sample, sample syllabi, and a letter of interest
that includes brief descriptions of teaching, commitment to diversity and
inclusion, and research. The department will begin reviewing applications
immediately and continue until the position is filled.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the
University's Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an
Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F
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