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Continuing Non-Tenure Track Teaching Faculty in the Humanities (EXPIRED)

Villanova University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
Job description

Continuing Non-Tenure Track Teaching Faculty in the Humanities

Posting Number: 2022991F

Position Type: Faculty

Location: Villanova, PA

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: Full-time/9-months

Department: 151-Augustine and Culture Seminar Program

Position Summary:

Villanova University’s first-year seminar program, the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program (ACSP), seeks to hire two full-time continuing non-tenure track (CNTT) faculty members to teach its two-semester humanities seminar. With a reading list grounded in the Augustinian, Catholic, and liberal arts tradition, the Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) is reading-and-writing-intensive and also facilitates student engagement in the intellectual, cultural, and artistic life of the University and the greater Philadelphia area. Students from all four of Villanova’s colleges (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Engineering, and Business) take the two courses (1000 Ancients and 1001 Moderns) in this program taught by 20+ full-time faculty from a wide range of disciplines. A signature feature of the first-year experience at Villanova is the Communitas: First-Year Learning Community program that is a result of the coordinated effort between ACSP and the offices for Residence Life and Student Involvement.

Villanova is a Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro area. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of the University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. The University is committed to fostering, maintaining, and celebrating a community of teachers and students that includes people of all ages, genders, abilities, races, ethnic origins, religions, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, creeds, and political views.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The positions are renewable 9-month academic appointments at the rank of assistant teaching professor with a 4/4 teaching load (enrollment is capped at 17). The successful candidate will have PhD in the humanities or social sciences, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a willingness to explore and teach the Augustinian and Catholic intellectual traditions as well as texts outside of these traditions and one’s discipline and areas of expertise. The positions are primarily and essentially teaching positions, and ACSP cultivates a community of teachers dedicated to meeting the perennial and changing needs of our students through an ongoing program of faculty development activities. After a one-year probationary period, ACSP faculty are eligible to teach for other departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. There is an expectation of service in the program, college, and university. There are no research expectations, but there is funding available to CNTT faculty at the program, college and university levels for research, curricular development, and conference travel. Full-time CNT faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching and service are eligible for promotion. Villanova offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time faculty, including tuition remission after a qualifying period of employment.

We especially encourage applications from candidates with expertise in one of the religions, philosophies, cultures, or literatures of the Global South and candidates with expertise in history, philosophy, or sociology of science. We will consider qualified candidates with expertise in the areas encouraged above, or others not represented in the program, before we consider qualified candidates who build on our current strengths, which include: English literature, political theory, continental philosophy, Augustinian studies, Catholic theology, and Ancient Greece and Rome.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline or social science.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Candidates who have demonstrated effective inclusive pedagogy.

• Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

Special Message to Applicants:

Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu. All materials must be received by January 31, 2023. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Gregory Hoskins, Director, The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at [email protected].

For more information about ACSP and about Communitas: First-Year Learning Community, please see the respective websites:



Applications must include:

• A cover letter that first addresses the candidate’s teaching philosophy before addressing the candidate’s area of expertise and research interests.

• Current and complete curriculum vitae.

• Statement of Contribution to the University’s Augustinian Catholic Mission.


• Statement of Contribution to the College’s ongoing efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in and outside the classroom.


• Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (e.g., a Teaching Portfolio that includes syllabi, sample assignments, teaching observations, etc.)

• Contact information for three references.

• Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Posting Date: 12/09/2022

Closing Date (11:59pm ET): 02/17/2023

Salary Posting Information: Competitive

Job Classification: Faculty

If interested, please apply: https://apptrkr.com/3800806


How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/3800806
Hard deadline February 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.villanova.edu
Time created January 24, 2023, 7:09pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 17, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on February 19, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 21, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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