General Statement of Duties
The department of philosophy at Salem State University invites
applications for a full-time, temporary position starting in the
Fall of 2021. The department is seeking a candidate who can help to
develop new courses that will add to the university's Diversity,
Power Dynamics, and Social Justice General Education requirement
and complement the courses already offered by the department. A
successful candidate will have a proven track-record in the
above-listed areas, along with enthusiasm for our young major
Salem State University values, celebrates and appreciates
diversity in all its forms and endeavors to create a space that
reflects the campus community population which it serves. Our
students come to Salem State University from 38 states and 48
countries and reflect the demographics of the greater Boston
community in which we live. We are passionate about providing an
experience for them and our fellow staff and faculty, where
everyone can feel supported while they explore, learn, and
celebrate their identities, similarities, and differences. We
welcome you to come celebrate with us and become a member of our
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates are required to perform duties in accordance with the
MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, and contributions
to continuously improve the department and university. The standard
teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. The position is
subject to available funding.
A PhD in Philosophy and college-level teaching experience in at
least two of the following areas: LatinX Philosophy, Non-Western
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Critical Race Theory,
Social justice issues concerning LGBTQIA+ communities, and Legal
Studies or Philosophy of Law.
Experience in and enthusiasm for teaching in multiracial,
multiethnic environment with students of diverse backgrounds and
learning styles; experience in distance learning and instructional
technologies; experience serving as role a model and mentor for a
diverse student body.
As an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Salem State
University seeks to enrich the faculty ranks by actively
encouraging candidates whose lived and scholarly experiences
directly address issues regarding the health, welfare, and
representation of Latinx populations in the United States.
Candidates who meet this strongly desired qualification should
present documented activities in Latinx-related teaching,
scholarship/research, and service, including community-based
endeavors in each of these three areas
Salem State University complies with the Americans with
Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to
qualified applicants and employees with disabilities. For
accommodation information or requests please email
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter,
(unofficial) transcripts, a statement teaching philosophy and
evidence of successful teaching experience.
Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI
check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not
subject to a background check.
This position is not eligible for H1B visa sponsorship.
EEO Statement: Salem State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women,
and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.
Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with
a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is
removed, additional applications will not be accepted.