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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy at Vassar College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor position, beginning in August of 2017.  Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

AOS: Continental Philosophy.  AOC: Open.  Five courses over one year, including at least two introductory courses and one 200-level course in Aesthetics.  The rest to be determined in consultation with the department.

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2450 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City.

Salary and benefits add to a competitive package. PhD expected by time of appointment. To apply, please visit


to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference.  For full consideration, please submit applications by May 21, 2017.  Please direct any questions to Jeff Seidman, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Vassar College, Box 736, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.  

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Vassar College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.