CFP: Hamilton College Summer School in Philosophy


Hamilton College Summer School in Philosophy
Call for Teaching Proposals

Exciting Opportunity for Innovative Philosophy Teachers

Do you want to try a new pedagogical technique? Do you have an idea for a new approach to some particular text, or a new text? Do you lack the opportunity to experiment with strong, intrinsically motivated students? The Summer School in Philosophy at Hamilton College may be your chance!

The Summer School in Philosophy seeks proposals from three creative philosophy instructors for teaching a two-week undergraduate summer seminar, June 24–July 10, 2018. We expect twenty students, about half drawn from Hamilton College and half from other schools, to take all three classes concurrently. We are open to proposals for teaching any kind of philosophical content. Proposals will be evaluated by our estimation of their likelihood of generating an exciting, pedagogically innovative, productive, and fulfilling experience for the student participants. No college credit will be awarded.

The Summer School will culminate, for faculty, with a presentation of your work in a one-day interdisciplinary conference focused on pedagogy, on Monday, July 9, 2018. Housing, meals, some office space, and up to $500 of reimbursement for travel will be provided, along with a $4000 stipend.

In addition to faculty and students, we expect to bring in teaching assistants, probably graduate students, for each course. Suggestions for assistants are welcome. All students and teaching assistants will also receive stipends and some travel reimbursement.

Send proposals for one two-week class, along with any relevant evidence of teaching experience and excellence, to Russell Marcus,, by September 30, 2017.

We expect to notify applicants by the end of October, so we can proceed to invite applications from students.

For more information, contact Russell at the same email address.


16. August 2017 by AAPT
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