Assistant Professor - Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language

Posted on Oct 15, 2020

Macalester College, Philosophy

Saint Paul, Minnesota  |  #faculty #academic


The Macalester College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy to begin fall semester of 2021.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Philosophy (in hand or expected) and show potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind; Philosophy of Language.

Areas of Concern: One or more of: Philosophy of Neuroscience; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Philosophy of Biology.

The department is interested in strengthening its curricular offerings in World Philosophies.

Ability to engage and make connections with disciplines such as Psychology, Linguistics, Biology, Economics and Environmental Studies is also desirable.

The standard teaching load is five courses per year, with usual non-teaching duties expected.

The first year typically carries a one-course reduction in teaching.

Salary and start-up funds, and other benefits are competitive.

Submit letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of commitment to inclusive excellence (see below) to

Online applications only.

Complete applications received by November 16, 2020 will be given full consideration.

Questions should be addressed to Geoffrey Gorham:

Initial round of interviews (via Zoom) will be arranged for mid-December, 2020.

Macalester College is committed to student and faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching diverse students.

In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should submit a diversity statement (no longer than 2 pages) that discusses past experiences and/or potential future contributions to inclusive excellence in the areas of research, teaching, service, and/or outreach.

In their diversity statement, applicants should reflect upon their experience and vision regarding the teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds.

As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, with a population of approximately three million people and home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota.

Macalester's diverse student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and 95 nations.

The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

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