Professorial Lecturer - College of Arts and Sciences American University
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Friday, June 18, 2021 08:29 AM

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at American University invites applications for a full-time, academic year appointment in African and African diaspora philosophy and religion, or ethics and moral philosophy at the rank of Professorial Lecturer beginning August 30, 2021. Teaching duties include introductory courses in ethics as well as at least one MA-level course in African and African diaspora philosophy and religion or comparative ethics. In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities may include participation in department, school, and university activities.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D.; however, ABD will be considered. Salary and benefits are competitive for a full-time term appointment. The teaching load for the year is three courses per semester (fall and spring). Funding for research and/or travel to participate in academic conferences is available. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via Interfolio at Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Please contact Lauren Hughes, Senior Administrative Assistant at [email protected] if you have any questions.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies and graduate degrees in Philosophy, including the M.A. in Philosophy (including Philosophy and Social Policy) and a joint MA in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at

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