Macalester College, Philosophy

Position ID:Macalester-Philosophy-VAP1 [#24485]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Philosophy / Philosophy of Science
Appl Deadline: finished (2023/03/07, finished 2023/11/15, listed until 2023/09/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Macalester College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track appointment, to begin in the fall semester of 2023. Reappointment for a second year may be possible. The successful candidate should have a PhD in Philosophy (in hand or expected by time of appointment), but advanced ABD candidates may also be considered. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. The teaching load is five courses per year. Salary and benefits are competitive. We expect (but are not yet guaranteed) to run a national search for a tenure-track position in Philosophy of Language and/or Philosophy of Mind in either the ‘23-‘24 or ‘24-‘25 academic year

Area of specialization: Philosophy of Language and/or Philosophy of Mind. Area of competence: open.

To apply, submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness (including a statement of teaching philosophy, at least one sample syllabus, and sample course evaluations), three letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement (see below) to Online applications only. Complete applications received by April 10, 2023 will be given full consideration. Questions about the position or application should be addressed to Samuel Asarnow (

At Macalester College, diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to our educational mission and values. We are committed to the institutional change required for visioning and realizing a more equitable and socially just college and society. Strong candidates will have a record of experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching students of multiple and diverse backgrounds with attention to structural barriers that limit access to educational opportunities. In addition to the materials noted above, applicants should submit a diversity statement that discusses past experiences and demonstrated activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in their teaching, advising, and mentorship.

Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant and diverse Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, which has a population of more than three million and is home to numerous colleges and universities, including the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s student body comprises over 2000 undergraduates (14% international and 32% US students of color), who hail from 45 states and over 70 nations. The College maintains a longstanding commitment to academic excellence, with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in teaching and research/creative activity within a liberal arts college community. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve diversity among its faculty, Macalester College strongly encourages applications from women, non-binary people, and members of historically underrepresented groups. We acknowledge that Macalester College is located on the ancestral homeland of the Dakota people, who were forcibly exiled because of aggressive and persistent settler colonialism.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105