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Faculty, Philosophy, Full-Time, Temporary, Fall 2021

Company: Salem State College
Location: Salem
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

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 program.

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 community.

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.


Required Qualifications:

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Working Conditions:

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.

Keywords: Salem State College, Salem , Faculty, Philosophy, Full-Time, Temporary, Fall 2021, Other , Salem, Massachusetts

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