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Assistant Professor of the Practice in Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Fairfield University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Start date September 1, 2023
Job description

Fairfield University’s Department of Philosophy invites applications for a three-year renewable appointment as Assistant Professor of the Practice in Philosophy to join the faculty cohort of the new Fairfield Bellarmine initiative that is set to launch in Fall 2023. While the area of specialization within Philosophy is open, the successful candidate will be well-prepared to teach introductory 1000-level courses that engage broad questions in philosophy. There is also some opportunity to teach 2000-level courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. The Philosophy Department is a significant contributor to the University core curriculum. Candidates are invited to consult the Magis core description on our website and to address their interest and ability to teach in the Social Justice (SJ) and/or Writing Across the Discipline (WAC) signature elements of the core.

https://www.fairfield.edu/undergraduate/academics/the-core/index.html

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in the field of Philosophy, be prepared to demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, and be committed to advising students. The individual selected for this position should be experienced with serving a diverse student body, including underserved, minoritized, non-traditional and first-generation college students. The teaching load is 3/4 on a semester schedule.

Professors of the Practice have teaching, advising, and service requirements; they are eligible for professional development funds.  Faculty will be members of the Department of Philosophy of Fairfield University’s College of Arts & Sciences and assigned primary teaching responsibilities at the Bellarmine campus.

This position comes with the opportunity to help build a new academic program that is at the forefront of improving access to liberal education. Fairfield Bellarmine, a new two-year Associate degree program located at the new Bridgeport, CT campus, seeks to expand liberal arts education in an area currently underserved by higher education opportunities. The program offers small class sizes and individualized advising. The curriculum will include core classes in the humanities, which are foundational to Jesuit higher education, as well as majors in professional fields of engineering, health studies, business, and liberal arts. Students who graduate from this program will matriculate into four-year degree programs at Fairfield or elsewhere, or enter directly into the professions.

As the curriculum at Bellarmine includes summer coursework, Fairfield Bellarmine Professors of the Practice will have the option for paid teaching in the summer.  At this time, projected curricular demands are such that not all Fairfield Bellarmine faculty will be needed for summer teaching.  Also, there will be some professional development during the summer, which new faculty are expected to attend (and for which they will be paid).

For more information about Fairfield Bellarmine, consult our website: www.fairfield.edu/bellarmine

Applications should be received by February 10, 2023 in order to receive consideration for preliminary interviews. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late February or early March and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Application instructions

For full consideration, please click “https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/jobs/details/Assistant-Professor-of-the-Practice--Philosophy_JR0001586” and upload the following materials:

1) a letter of interest,

2) a curriculum vitae,

4) two/three letters of recommendation

3) a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi, and a statement of teaching focused on serving a diverse student body

References should send their letters of recommendation electronically to [email protected]

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. 

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Deadline for full consideration: February 10, 2023, 12:00am EST
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