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Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R8759
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Start date Fall 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for one post-doctoral position to teach undergraduate courses in the university core curriculum. Area of specialization is open. The position consists of a one-year term with the possibility of renewal up to three years total. The post-doc should be within 1 year of earning the Ph.D. The objective of this post-doctoral program is to facilitate professional development as teacher-scholars in a Jesuit and Mission driven institution. Fellows will have the opportunity to meet with other post-doctoral fellowship holders in other disciplines and their LMU faculty mentors, and to form an intellectual and social community during their time at LMU. In addition, mentoring and support for research and publication is a key part of this fellowship.

Area of specialization is open. The successful applicant will be expected to teach in the Jesuit context of Catholic higher education. One course is of particular importance, “Philosophical Inquiry,” which is described in our Bulletin as “an introductory exploration of central questions and interpretations of human existence, with special emphasis on theory of knowledge and theory of reality, carried on in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition.” The post-doc may also be asked to teach a core course in ethics described as “a study of the questions which a person must ask, and the answers one must consider, in forming an intelligent philosophy of moral choice, carried on in the light of the Catholic intellectual tradition.”

We seek a dedicated teacher-scholar with demonstrated or the potential of teaching excellence in accordance with LMU’s Mission and justice-driven commitments grounded in our Jesuit and Marymount traditions. The position has a six-course teaching load for the academic year (3-3).  

Applicants must include: 1) a cover letter (outlining area of expertise, teaching and research interests, and support of LMU’s distinctive mission); 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy that demonstrates your approach to teaching in the liberal arts tradition at a Catholic university, 4) teaching evaluations and/or sample syllabi, 5) a writing sample. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Catherine Peters at [email protected].

Only online applications will be accepted.

Please direct questions to the search chair, Dr. Catherine Peters at [email protected] will begin our review of applications on March 15th but will consider applications beyond this date until the search is concluded.  A PhD in Philosophy or related field is required; ABD applications who anticipate completion of the doctorate by Fall 2024 will be considered. 

Reasonable expected salary: $68,000.00

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit www.lmu.edu for more information.)

How to apply
Application type Online
Only online applications will be accepted. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Catherine Peters at [email protected].
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Deadline for full consideration: March 14, 2024, 11:59pm PST

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Contact name Dr. Catherine Peters
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Time created March 7, 2024, 4:25pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 1, 2024, 10:45pm PST
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