Human Resources

Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies (Tenure Track)

Overview

Ursinus College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will have competence in areas that would contribute to one or more of the college’s interdisciplinary programs and encourage our students to appreciate diverse perspectives—such as Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, Queer Theory, Post-Colonial Philosophy, and Feminist Philosophy.

Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.

Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities include upper- and lower-division classes in Philosophy as well as the college’s first-year seminar, the Common Intellectual Experience. We seek candidates who are comfortable with student-centered learning and able to work closely with students on independent projects. Moreover, faculty are expected to sustain scholarly production. Ph.D. expected by fall 2022.

More information about our department can be found at https://www.ursinus.edu/academics/catalog/courses/philosophy-and-religious-studies/. Further questions may be addressed to philosophysearch@ursinus.edu.

Anticipated Start Date

Fall 2022

Application

Submit applications through Interfolio by December 1, 2021. Candidates should submit the following specific documents:

  • a letter of application addressed to Prof. Kelly Sorensen, chair of the search committee, addressing the candidate’s scholarly agenda;
  • a curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a statement covering their experience and commitment in support of an inclusive community
  • a statement addressing teaching experience, practices, and goals.

Ursinus is an EO/AA employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.