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Instructor, Philosophy - Tenure Track (Fall 2023)* (EXPIRED)

College of Southern Nevada

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Start date 2023 fall semester
Job description

Instructor, Philosophy - Tenure Track (Fall 2023)

Job Description

This position is contingent upon ongoing and available funding

Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

The College of Southern Nevada is currently seeking one (1) full-time tenure track philosophy instructor beginning 2023 fall semester. AOS and AOC: Open. The primary teaching assignment involves teaching our core courses: Introduction to Philosophy and Critical Thinking. Sections of other philosophy courses will be available as determined by departmental need. The candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester (i.e., a 5/5 teaching load) and keep five office hours per week. In addition, the candidate will be expected to participate in department and division meetings, college and department committees, and participatory governance activities. The candidate is expected to assume leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole and to leverage student support resources. The college also has a requirement of participation in ongoing professional development.

The teaching assignment may be multi-campus, and may include day, evening, or online (although the primary need is for on-ground daytime classes). The candidate must have the ability to work with a diverse student body, non-traditional students, and with underprepared students.

The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) and is committed to excellence in teaching directed towards student learning and success through the study of philosophy and is committed to ongoing research in philosophy. The ideal candidate will also have an interest in and willingness to lead and direct CSN's philosophy club (which was featured on The American Philosophical Association blog November 09, 2022; and named club of the year).

Required Qualifications

• Possess an M.A. in Philosophy from a regionally accredited college or university.

• Experience teaching college-level philosophy courses.

• Have a minimum of one year (two semesters) of experience teaching critical thinking or equivalent courses at the college level within the last three years; OR a minimum of one year (two semesters) of experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy or equivalent at the college level within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications

• Possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy from a regionally accredited college or university by the time of appointment.

• Have a minimum of one year (two semesters) of experience teaching critical thinking or equivalent courses at the college level within the last three years AND a minimum of one year (two semesters) of experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy at the college level within the last three years.

• Experience teaching philosophy at an regionally accredited community college.

• Evidence of research in philosophy (within the last three years), which consists of conference paper presentations and/or publications.

• Understanding of, and support for, the community college mission and ability to design curricula and learning activities that address diverse learning levels.

• Interest and willingness to participate in department, divisional, and cross-college committees, and activities.

• Possess philosophical research interests that meet the needs of the department. Currently, the department has needs in: Critical Thinking theory/pedagogy, Latin American/Latinx Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, Native American/Indigenous Philosophy, Philosophy of Disability, and Religious Studies (including the history of the Old and New Testaments).

• Experience working with or serving as faculty advisor for philosophy club, ethics bowl, or similar student organizations.

Starting Salary Range

Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full-time equivalent teaching experience. For example, for an instructor with a Master's degree the salary range would be $46,691 to $59,768 annually. The entire salary range is up to $71,123 annually with a Doctorate and 10 years' experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for the initial salary placement purposes.

CSN offers a generous benefit package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long term care, short term disability, and legal). Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance programs, tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents. Perks encompassing on campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs. Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.

This position is eligible for relocation assistance contingent upon available funding as defined in the CSN-NFA 2022-2025 Collective Bargaining Agreement.



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

• Cover Letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications listed above.

• Curriculum Vitae.

• Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team).

• A minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.

• Statement of applicant's teaching philosophy.

• Sample syllabus for (i) Introduction to Philosophy AND (ii) Critical Thinking or equivalent.

National Search

Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59 pm the day prior to the position close date.

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3863537

About Us

The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/3863537
Hard deadline March 3, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information http://www.csn.edu/
Time created February 6, 2023, 5:16pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 3, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Expired on March 5, 2023, 12:46am PST
Last updated May 5, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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