The Amherst College Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in philosophy beginning July 1, 2018. The area of specialty is open.  Given Amherst College’s commitment to cultivating a rigorous and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can teach, mentor, and inspire students of different sexual orientations, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.  In addition to teaching two courses per semester, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise senior honors projects and participate in the life of the department.  Candidates must have the Ph.D. degree in hand or all requirements for the degree fulfilled by the start of the appointment.   To apply, please submit as PDFs or Word documents to, a CV, letter of application describing research and teaching interests, one writing sample (twenty-five pages maximum), and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college with 1800 students and more than 200 faculty members. Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.  Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.