Department of Philosophy

Amie Thomasson & Peter Lewis join Philosophy faculty

Among the 35 new teacher-scholars who joined the Dartmouth faculty in 2017-2018 are Professors of Philosophy Amie Thomasson and Peter Lewis. Professor Thomasson, who will be teaching Phil. 1.01, "The Problems of Philosophy," in the Spring 2018 Term, asks in Dartmouth News, "In the age of modern science, what can philosophy still contribute to human knowledge, and to human life? In the view I have been developing, the real contribution we can make in philosophy lies not in discovering facts, but rather in deciding what sort of language and conceptual scheme we should use in interacting with the world and living our lives." Professor Lewis, who will be teaching Phil. 27, "Philosophy of Science," in the Spring 2018 Term, comments, "I work on the interpretation of physical theories, particularly quantum mechanics. Is quantum mechanics intended to describe the physical world?

Faculty Search

Dartmouth College Department of Philosophy (Hanover, NH) invites applications for 2 full-time, tenured or tenure-track positions. Appointment to begin as early as July 1, 2016. Rank: Open. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. Course load: 4 courses per year (0-2 per quarter over 3 quarters), undergraduate teaching; normal department service. Competitive salary, benefits and research support. Candidates should have a record of outstanding scholarship and teaching. Applicants for the level of Assistant should submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, writing sample, teaching portfolio, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants for the level of Associate or Full should submit a cover letter, CV and names of three references who can be contacted by the search committee for letters of recommendation. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity.  The College is interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and members of other groups under-represented in higher education.