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Visiting Assistant Professor, Philosophy (non tenure track) (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Ohio University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 20162437F
Location Athens, Ohio, United States
Start date August 16, 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Ohio University invites applications for a full-time, one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position (from August 16, 2024, to May 15, 2025). The position is a visiting position and not tenure track. Depending on departmental requirements, funding availability, and the candidate’s successful performance, there is a possibility of extending the position for up to two additional years.

The expected teaching schedule of this one-year position requires the teaching of seven courses at Ohio University, with four courses in one of the semesters and three in the other. AOS and AOC are open; however, the department needs the candidate to teach introduction to philosophy, introduction to ethics, and introduction to philosophy of religion. 80% of the successful candidate’s effort will be in teaching, with a focus on teaching large introductory philosophy courses—such as intro philosophy, intro ethics, intro logic, and philosophy of religion—that serve Ohio University general education requirements. There is also the opportunity and expectation for limited work serving on M.A. thesis committees and/or running independent studies. 20% of the successful candidate’s effort will be in service to the department.
For details about the department, see https://www.ohio.edu/cas/philosophy

Ohio University is a research-extensive institution, enrolling more than 22,000 students on the Athens campus and more than 10,000 students on five regional campuses. For further information about Ohio University, see http://www.ohio.edu.   Salary will be commensurate with education and experience, while also considering internal equity. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package including paid holidays, sick time, a tuition waiver up to 100% for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to health, prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan with up to a 14% company contribution, a 12-week parental leave program, adoption reimbursement, transgender care, flextime and flexplace policies, counseling and mental health care, access to professional development programs and more. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits.  

Minimum qualifications:  PhD in philosophy by the time of appointment.   An ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, in English, at a native or near native level.   A minimum of two years of teaching philosophy at the college level.

Preferred qualifications: Experience and demonstrated excellence teaching Intro Philosophy, Intro Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion.

Experience and demonstrated excellence teaching large in-person classes with enrollments > 80.

Experience and demonstrated excellence teaching asynchronous online classes.   To apply, please visit our website at 


Application deadline is April 7, 2024.  

How to apply
Application type Online
Please complete and submit the online application and submit the required documents and information. Attach the following documents: 1. Detailed cover letter describing interest in the position 2. Current curriculum vitae 3. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (uploaded under the document type titled, “Teaching Philosophy Statement” 4. Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts Additionally, you will be prompted to enter contact information for a minimum of three professional references. These referees will receive a unique link inviting them to provide a reference letter on your behalf. Review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled; for full consideration, please apply by the posting close date.
Web address to apply https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/49202
Hard deadline April 7, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.ohio.edu/cas/philosophy
Contact name Joey Pierce
Contact email
Contact phone 740-593-4565
Time created March 8, 2024, 8:54pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 7, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Expired on April 9, 2024, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 9, 2024, 4:46am UTC
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