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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Franklin College | March 22, 2023

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: 101 Branigin Blvd., Franklin, IN, 46131

Employer: Franklin College

Position Summary:

Franklin College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy appointment with possibility of renewal to begin in August of 2023. Responsibilities include teaching courses ranging from Introduction to Philosophy and Logic as well as Ethics and the Philosophy of Language. An ability to teach courses on the history of philosophy, the intersection of philosophy and pop culture, and contemporary trends in the study of the discipline is also highly desired. Most vitally, Franklin College seeks applicants who are passionate about teaching philosophy, who teach well, and have an active interest in contributing to student development in and outside of the classroom. All courses are taught in person pending public health guidelines.

Teaching responsibilities are 12 credit hours each semester (generally 3 courses), plus one intensive January term every three years. We provide a strong, active, and tailored liberal arts education through small class sizes and intentional relationships between students and their faculty mentors. Located about 20 miles from downtown Indianapolis, we support purposeful and practical academic experiences in and out of the classroom that leverage this location as students pursue personal, intellectual, and professional growth. This position is eligible for benefits. See for details.

Ideal candidates should have a Ph.D. in Philosophy, however ABD status and master's degrees will be considered. Candidates who can demonstrate excellence and dedication in teaching and a genuine interest in working with undergraduates in a small-college liberal arts setting will be given preference. We seek applications from individuals with an ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to diversity, especially those with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

How To Apply:

Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a complete application including letter of application, vita, contact information for three references, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching via the application link – Franklin College Faculty Application.

Questions may be submitted to:

Jim Alexander, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Search Chair
Chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department
Franklin College
101 Branigin Blvd.
Franklin, IN 46131

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